Osawatomie, Kansas Considers Repealing “Pit Bull” Ban
From the Osawatomie Graphic:
…After hearing statistics that show pit bulls are no more dangerous than other breeds, that media reports of pit bull bites tend to go national and other dog bites remain local news, a veterinarianâ€™s testimony that dispels the rumor of pit bullâ€™s locking jaws that clamp and will not release a victim, and further testimony that blamed bad owners for turning good dogs vicious, the [Osawatomie] City Council agreed to give the breed ban a second look.
â€œThis is an ordinance that has been in effect long before we were here,â€ Mayor Mark Govea said, â€œand now we can take a look at it.â€
Councilwomen Maichels and Karen LaDuex were appointed to a committee to study the issue and bring back recommendations.
â€œBy taking time on this issue,â€ Maichels said, â€œit will give our constituents a chance to voice their concern or approval.â€
Maichels said she plans to bring recommendations to the May 9 council meetings, with hope that at the May 23 meeting the council will be able to vote on a new ordinance…