Protests Over Pit Bull Laws Cause New Legislation To Be Sought

January 26, 2009

Wisconsin (ChattahBox) – Nationwide bans on ‘dangerous dogs’ is causing controversy all over the country, as some try to make it a broad law dependent on the dogs themselves, and others try to ‘punish by breed’.

We have all heard the arguments against pit bulls, which seem to cause a rather large number of attacks a year. However, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention estimate 310,000 people are bitten by dogs a year, with many more going unreported, and they are not all by dominantly aggressive breeds.

There is no data available that states any breed of dog is more dangerous then another, says the CDC, and so bans on breeds like pit bulls have been widely fought, although some areas have adopted this ban.

One of these areas is South Milwaukee, which banned pit bulls in the 1990’s, which greatly diminished the number of reported attacks.

When asked about his opinion of the ban, Mayor Thomas Zepecki replied, “I wouldn’t change it.”

The law in that particular suburb bans the purchase or breeding of new pit bulls, and requires those already in the area to wear leashes and muzzles. But this has now been vetoed, and new legislation is being sought.

“I just think that the residents would be better served with a law that would encompass all breeds of dog, all bad dog behavior, and not a specific breed,” said Mayor Dan Devine, of West Allis.


Comments

51 Responses to “Protests Over Pit Bull Laws Cause New Legislation To Be Sought”

  1. Robert Sn;ider on April 28th, 2011 3:15 am

    Pitbulls were bred to attack and maim other dogs. Period. Today, my 8 pound
    Papillon and I stepped out of the house and my dog saw my neighbor:s Pit Bull loose in our yard and ran out to it barking because it was in our yard. The Pit Bull, in response to my little yapper, grabbed it in it;s mouth and ripped my little dog’s side open, spilling it’s intestines out on the ground. I rushed my little dog to the vet’s but it was too badly damaged and had to be put down. I have a picture of my dog with her intestines hanging out but it is too gross to publish,
    I am sure that my story swells the heart of pit bull owners with pride because their dogs also don’t take any guff off of tiny dogs, either. And any tiny dog that has the nerve to bark at a Pit Bull deserves to die, right?

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