Elyria, Ohio to Consider “Pit Bull” Ban

From Fox 8:

Calls to the Elyria Police Department about pit bulls have become fairly common. Now the city is researching a ban on the breed.  

…Elyria Police Captain Daniel Jaykel says community watch groups recently brought their concerns to the city. He says people who own pit bulls must keep them confined in a fenced in area, and if the dog is walked it must be on a leash no more than six feet long.

…The city’s law director is researching laws to ban the pit bull breed. He will present the law to the safety committee on August 19th.

Read this article in its entirety here.

This just goes to show that when city officials try to console residents owning restricted breeds about breed-specific legislation by saying that it’s not an outright ban, just restrictions, that those restrictions often do lead to an outright ban.   The problem with breed-specific restrictions too is that, like an outright ban, breed-specific restrictions don’t work and so mere restrictions to specific breeds often lead to an outright ban.   Of course, the ban won’t work either, but it will take a lot of dead dogs before cities figure that out.  

Please contact the Elyria City Council here and politely inform them that breed-specific legislation is ineffective and unenforceable.

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