Manila, Arkansas Considers BSL
The Manila, Arkansas City Council is considering banning “pit bulls.” Please write Manila city officials and politely urge them to enforce the ordinance they have instead of passing breed-specific restrictions that they can’t enforce: City Clerk Susie Parker P.O. Box 895 Manila, AR 72442 Phone: (870) 561-4437 Fax: (870) 561-4438 Mayor Clifford Veach P.O. Box […]
Centerville, Iowa Considers BSL
The Centerville, Iowa City Council is considering passing a breed ban against “pit bulls” and Rottweilers, or possibly restricting them. Read the KTVO article about the possible ban here. Please contact Centerville City Council members at the following e-mail address to voice your opposition to any breed-specific bans or restrictions the council may consider: email@example.com
Bluefield, WV Considers BSL
From WVVA-TV: “A recent event where a pit bull attacked and killed a residents pet in Bluefield, Virginia has one group ready to do something about the growing problem.
Coeur D’Alene, Idaho Considers BSL
After complaints about free-roaming “pit bulls” Coeur D’Alene, Idaho is considering restricting or outright banning “pit bulls.” How does a free-roaming dog problem, which is usually due to irresponsible owners and a lack of Animal Control personnel, become a “pit bull” problem? And since “pit bulls” aren’t really the problem, the real problem of free-roaming […]
Rolla, Missouri Considers BSL
At the Rolla City Council meeting Monday, the following considerations were discussed, including a possible ban on “pitbulls” and/or breed-specific mandatory spay/neuter:
Was He Potentially Negligent Because His Dogs Were Free-Roaming or Because His Free-Roaming Dogs Were “Pitbull” and Rottweiler Mixes?
Update: Jose Hernandez was acquitted of criminally negligent homicide on March 22, 2007. “He should have known better. He ought to have been aware of the unreliable and substantial risk that the dogs posed to their neighbors and their families”… These are the words of Dan Cervenka, an assistant district attorney for Milam County, Texas. […]
If At First You Don’t Know, Blame the Dog That Most Closely Resembles a “Pitbull”!
*Update: The dog reported to be a “pitbull” in the following story was actually discovered to have been a Catahoula/American Bulldog mix. Doesn’t matter. The cops still shot it and it’s still dead. You know, Texas officials just aren’t even trying to be stealthy anymore about turning every dog attack into a “pitbull” attack (all […]
Possible BSL in McFarland, Kansas
Widdled down from thirteen breeds to three — “pitbulls” (which is not a breed), Rottweilers, and wolf hybrids — McFarland City Council is considering breed-specific legislation of some sort. Worse, the city council arrived at these three “breeds” in particular based on the opinion of a local veterinarian, who according to McFarland City Clerk Effa […]
Hillsborough County, Florida to Petition the State to Overturn Statewide BSL Prohibition
If Hillsborough County is successful in their request to overturn the statewide prohibition of breed-specific legislation in Florida the county will seek to ban “pitbull-type dogs,” Rottweilers, Dobermans, German Shepherds, and any mixes of these breeds.
Amory, Mississippi Proposes Breed-Specific Registration of Bully Breeds and Their Mixes
Amory, Mississippi city officials are considering a breed-specific ordinance. According to the proposal, “Certain dangerous breeds of dogs will…be required to be registered in the city. Some of those breeds include American pit bull terriers, Staffordshire pit terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, mixed breeds from these breeds and some others that will be named specifically in […]