Point Pleasant, WV BSL Passes First Reading
According to the July 14 Point Pleasant Register,
Point Pleasant City Council approved the first reading of a proposed ordinance that would amend the current legislation pertaining to dogs and cats during its regular meeting on Monday evening.
…Section B of the ordinance addresses specific breeds that are prohibited inside city limits. The following dog breeds fall under the prohibited category: Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier and any breeds of dog that “have the appearance and characteristics of being predominantly of the breeds of dogs known as Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier.”
According to the article, this ordinance doesn’t even have a grandfather clause so it is important that folks contact the Point Pleasant Mayor and City Council here and express their respectful opposition to the ordinance proposal. Please politely explain to them that “pit bull” is not a breed and that breed-specific legislation (BSL) is ineffective, unenforceable, and unconstitutional.