Georgia Woman Whose Child was Mauled by a “Pit Bull” Calls for Vicious Breeds Ban
We live in a society today where people not only refuse to take responsibility for their wrongdoing, they are hurriedly trying to pass the buck to someone else. What happened to the days when people like Harry Truman used to say, “The buck stops here”? Perhaps Angela Rutledge of Georgia isn’t familiar with […]
Did Yakima, WA Uphold Its Pit Bull Ban Using Fudged Pit Bull Intake Numbers?
Tell me if you’ve heard this one: How can you tell if a politician is lying? Their lips are moving. How about a Code Enforcement Manager? Because a mere day before Yakima, Washington inexplicably upheld its impotent 26-year old pit bull ban, the Yakima Herald reported that Code Enforcement Manager Joe Caruso’s […]
Reynoldsburg, Ohio Ad Hoc Committee to Review Pit Bull Ban after ACO Confuses Mastiff with a Pit Bull
Just like Denver whose Animal Control Officers are unable to tell the difference between what their own ordinance defines as a pit bull and a Boxer mix, so it would seem Reynoldsburg, Ohio cannot discern between a pit bull as defined by their own ordinance and a Cane Corso/Presa Canario cross, breeds which are both […]
Springdale, Arkansas Pursues Breed Ban, Yet Has Dog Containment Problem
Springdale, Arkansas is again considering breed-specific legislation (BSL), a pit bull ban, as they did in 2010, and 2007. With places like Dardanelle, Dover, Garland County, Caddo Valley, West Memphis, and Marion, Arkansas, who have passed BSL or considered it, perhaps Springdale thinks it will be in good company. Yes, indeed, notice that […]
Watertown, Wisconsin Inflexible on “Pit Bull” Ban; Resident Gets Frosty Reception
When last we heard from Watertown, Wisconsin, it sounded like the Safety and Welfare Committee and the city council were willing to take into account their constituents’ worries about being made to choose between their homes and their dogs. However, Alderman Bob Stocks, who had prior been sympathetic to his constituents’ concerns about the […]
Collins, Mississippi Passes a Breed Ban, but Then Doesn’t? Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off!
On July 3, 2013, it was reported by WDAM NBC channel 7 that Collins, Mississippi had passed a breed-specific ordinance during their July 2, 2013, Board of Aldermen meeting. It was reported that the ordinance banned residents from harboring “pit bulls” and Rottweilers inside the city limits. As noted in the article, Collins […]
BSL not working? Maybe more impotent legislation will help. Not!
Here’s a new trend in some municipalities: Adding to existing breed-specific legislation (BSL) because the existing BSL isn’t working. We saw this with Bluefield, West Virginia. Bluefield recognized its existing breed-specific ordinance wasn’t effective, but instead of repealing the ineffective ordinance, they just went on to ban the prior restricted breeds, which also […]
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, […]
Waterford Township, Michigan Decides to Keep “Pit Bull” Ban in Place for Now
Editor’s note: Once again, here is yet another community who can’t even tell what a “pit bull” is as defined by their own ordinance, and yet they vote to keep their ineffective ban in place anyway. Astounding. From the Oakland Press: The Waterford Township board has decided to leave its 23-year-old pit bull ban […]
Rockaway Beach, Missouri May Consider “Pit Bull” Ban
Editor’s note: As we all know, Springfield, Missouri has had a breed-specific law for many years, but Springfield is now considering repealing the breed-specific portion of their ordinance in favor of a dangerous-dog law. And while Springfield may incorporate AKC and UKC breed conformation standards in their ordinance, AKC and UKC breed standards […]