White County, Tennessee to Take Up “Pit Bull” Ban Issue Next Month
The sheriff in White County demanded a ban of pit bulls after a string of attacks and confrontations by dogs belonging to alleged law violators.
Sheriff Oddie Shoupe said…”Most of these drug dealers are taking these pit bulls and using them to let them know we’re coming, and they have used them against my officers,” Shoupe told the Sparta Expositor. “I think it’s time we started fighting back.”
…The White County Board of Commissioners will take up the issue next month.
Read this article in its entirety here.
If “pit bulls” (again, a generic term describing any number of medium- or large-sized breeds) are being used for criminal purposes, how is that the dogs’ fault? And if criminals use “pit bulls” what’s to stop them from using German Shepherds, Rottweilers, mastiffs, or heck, even Labradors for the same purposes? With that line of thinking, won’t White County have to keep banning breeds of dog? If even a Poodle can be used as a watch or guard dog (And they can! Look at the breed description for a Standard Poodle!) then seems this is a human problem, not a breed problem.
Please contact the White County Board of Commissioners here and politely inform them that breed-specific legislation is unenforceable and ineffective.