Clay, Alabama to Reconsider “Pit Bull” Ban

Editor’s note: While the article excerpted below acknowledges that citizens of Clay weren’t given the appropriate amount of time to respond to Clay’s breed-specific ordinance proposal before its passage in early June, they neglect to add that the whole idea for the “pit bull” ban came about because, as we noted in our prior post, Clay Sheriff Mike Hale said he was approached by a pack of aggressive dogs” which he originally claimed were “pit bulls” but later said he believed to be “Rottweilers, not pit bulls.   It sounds like Clay had intended to ban pit bulls and pit bull mixes all along; they were just looking for an excuse.   Or maybe they fabricated one.   So, yes, the least that Clay can do now is repeal their breed ban.

From the Montgomery Advertiser:

The mayor of an Alabama town says that city officials will reconsider a ban on pit bulls after dozens of pet owners and animal advocates showed up at a city council meeting to protest the decision.

The Clay City Council had approved the pit bull ban two weeks ago, but animal advocates say the public should have been given more warning about the new ordinance. They also contend that laws aimed at specific breeds of dogs dont keep the public safe from being bitten by dogs.

About 75 people showed up at Mondays city council meeting, and many of them spoke out against the ban, WBRC-TV reported. After a heated discussion, Mayor Charles Webster said the council will reconsider the ban on any pit bull dog…

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