Update: Given that Joplin, Missouri was devastated by a horrific tornado over the weekend and that Joplin neighbors Webb City, it is doubtful that Webb City will be having a council meeting tonight as scheduled. The breed-specific ordinance will, of course, still be under consideration so please keep vigilant. Our ongoing prayers go out to those folks in Joplin. Know that we are thinking about you and praying for you constantly.
Editor’s note: Please contact the Webb City City Council here and politely inform them that “pit bull” is not a breed (their own ordinance defines “pit bull” as a handful of breeds, their mixes, and lookalikes!) meaning statistics on so-called “pit bulls” are massively skewed and therefore meaningless. Also, please inform them that breed-specific ordinances, whether restrictions or an outright ban, have time and again shown to be ineffective, unenforceable, and unconstitutional.
From The Joplin Globe:
A recent attack by a pit bull on another dog within the city limits has prompted the City Council to take a look at whether to adopt an ordinance banning the breed.
The topic drew comments from residents at the council meeting May 9, and it is expected to be back before the panel May 23….
Read this article in its entirety here.