Tag: BSL unconstitutional

  • Watertown, Wisconsin Final Reading on BSL Proposal

    Watertown, Wisconsin Final Reading on BSL Proposal

    Watertown, Wisconsin will have its final reading on its breed-specific law (BSL) outlawing so-called “pit bulls” tonight, September 3, 2013, at 7 p.m. CST in council chambers at the Municipal Building, 106 Jones St.   For the background on Watertown’s BSL proposal click here, here, here, here, and here. I don’t know what more we […]

  • New Trend? Greenville, Mississippi Sneaks BSL Past Constituents & Dog Lobby

    New Trend? Greenville, Mississippi Sneaks BSL Past Constituents & Dog Lobby

    In what one can hardly believe is an accident, the city of Greenville, Mississippi attempted what looks like an end-around of the dog lobby, and even their own constituents, when they added a request for a “pit bull” ban to their city council agenda at the last minute.   After perusing the Mississippi Open Meetings […]

  • Dover, Arkansas Moving Forward with “Pit Bull” Ban

    Dover, Arkansas Moving Forward with “Pit Bull” Ban

    The Dover, Arkansas City Council is moving ahead with their breed-specific ordinance proposal to ban all “breeds” of “pit bull” at their next meeting August 6 at Dover City Hall, 6 p.m.   As noted in a prior post about Dover’s BSL proposal, Dovers pit bull ban would include American Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull […]

  • Clay, Alabama BSL Work Session July 29, 2013

    Clay, Alabama BSL Work Session July 29, 2013

    The Clay City Council will meet Monday July 29 at 6:30 p.m. to continue discussing modification of the City’s breed-specific ordinance that bans “pit bulls” and other “vicious dogs.”   According to AL.com, Mayor Charles Webster said today City Attorney Alan Summers has proposed lifting the breed specific language. The ordinance might add language that […]

  • Livingston County, Kentucky Meeting to Discuss Breed-Specific Ordinance Tonight

    Livingston County, Kentucky Meeting to Discuss Breed-Specific Ordinance Tonight

    The Livingston County, Kentucky Magistrates meet tonight, July 23, 2013, to discuss County Judge Executive Chris Lasher’s breed-specific ordinance proposal.   As we noted in a prior post, the ordinance would restrict Rottweilers, Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and that non-existent breed pit bull.   Even Lasher himself refers to “pit bull-type dogs” which could […]

  • Maryland: Federal Judge Upholds Strict Liability “Pit Bull” Law

    Maryland: Federal Judge Upholds Strict Liability “Pit Bull” Law

     Those in the dog lobby intent on overturning Maryland’s strict liability law for “pit bulls” (and their owners and the owner’s landlord) “hit a setback” when a federal judge ruled the strict liability law could stand.   Strict liability means that if that non-existent “breed” “pit bull” bites you in the state of Maryland and […]

  • Swanton, Ohio Refuses to Repeal Breed-Specific Ordinance Despite Ohio Having Repealed ‘Dangerous Dog’ Definition for “Pit Bulls”

    Swanton, Ohio Refuses to Repeal Breed-Specific Ordinance Despite Ohio Having Repealed ‘Dangerous Dog’ Definition for “Pit Bulls”

    Despite the state of Ohio removing the dangerous dog definition for so-called “pit bulls” last year, some municipalities are slow to follow suit, choosing instead to continue with their archaic and arbitrary breed-specific ordinances.   Swanton, Ohio, is one such slow-moving municipality that, according to The Toledo Blade, has “decided not to change language that […]

  • Watertown, Wisconsin Discussing Revised Breed-Specific Ordinance Again Tonight

    Watertown, Wisconsin Discussing Revised Breed-Specific Ordinance Again Tonight

    ***The Watertown Public Safety and Welfare Committee will hold a meeting to discuss their breed-specific ordinance proposal tonight, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, starting at 5 p.m. in room 8 in the municipal building, 106 Jones St. (The breed-specific ordinance proposal will be discussed at 6 p.m.) *** As we discussed in our post from February, […]

  • Hoisington, Kansas May Consider Breed-Specific Ordinance on August 12

    Hoisington, Kansas May Consider Breed-Specific Ordinance on August 12

    According to the Great Bend Tribune, Hoisington, Kansas met at its regular meeting on Monday, July 8, 2013, and discussed the possibility of a breed-specific ordinance, including a potential breed-specific mandatory spay/neuter law, for “pit bulls” after a child was recently bitten by a so-called “pit bull.”   I say “so-called” “pit bull” not at […]

  • Collins, Mississippi Passes a Breed Ban, but Then Doesn’t? Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off!

    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 […]