According to the Beebe News in Beebe, Arkansas, Mayor Mike Robertson and the city’s attorney Barrett Rodgers, may combine the ordinance language that bans so-called pit bulls with the ordinance language related to vicious dogs.
Beebe already has a breed-specific law (BSL) banning so-called pit bulls, or “Pit Bulls and others in that category of terriers,” yet their BSL is not working since, as the Beebe News acknowledged:
The gist of the changes may be – when they come to the council table at the December meeting – that whenever one of those dogs gets picked up by the city, it will not be able to be adopted and may be euthanized.
If there is a pit bull ban in the city, then why would there be so-called pit bulls free-roaming?
In other words, underlying the need for more BSL is an automatic acknowledgement that Beebe’s current BSL isn’t working. So why add more?
Why not instead remove the breed-specific portion of Beebe’s vicious dog law? Or better yet, pass a dangerous dog (owner) law and take the onus off of dogs or breeds of dog, and put it squarely where it belongs: on the irresponsible owner.