Lincoln, Nebraska May Consider Breed-Specific Ordinance for “Pit Bulls”
Lincoln City Councilmen have been recieving concerns from residents [due to an] attack. Some residents suggesting that Pit Bull Terriers be banned from the city.
City Councilman Jon Camp says members are carefully considering all options.
Whatever we do, let’s do something that is subsitive in form. In other words (something) that is really going to get to the root of people’s concerns. I don’t want to put something in the books that’s not enforcible just to quickly answer something,” said Camp.
According to the U.S. Center For Disease And Prevention Control, about 4.5 million people are bitten each year. Between 1981 and 1992, 300 people died from dog attacks, only a third of those cases were from pit bull attacks.
According to Bob Downey, Executive of Capitol Humane Society, if the city would ban the breed, many more questions and money matters pop up.
“You are going to need more animal control officers . You will need a bigger budget for the legal department to enforce the bans, and believe it or not, you will need a budget for DNA testing, to prove if a dog is 20% pit bull versus 60% pit bull.
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Please contact the Lincoln City Council here and politely inform them that breed-specific legislation in any form is ineffective and unenforceable.