Monday, September 11, 2006


here's an article from the new york times on breed specific bans, specifically, bans on pit bulls.

Opponents of breed-specific laws say it is difficult to know how many communities have such laws because keeping tabs at the local level can be difficult unless laws are highly publicized. According to the American Kennel Club, last year it tracked 105 communities around the nation where breed-specific legislation was pending, enacted or defeated. The group had tracked another 76 through July. Among the municipalities in the region that have breed-specific laws are Larchmont, Sands Point and Hempstead in New York and Millville and Atlantic City in New Jersey.

Numerous communities across the United States have such laws. One of the most controversial is in Denver, where authorities have euthanized more than 1,000 pit bulls since the reinstatement of a ban on the breed in May 2005. The city’s animal control division had suspended enforcement of the ban in 2004 after the governor signed a bill restricting local governments from outlawing certain breeds. But the city successfully sued, arguing that the bill violated its home-rule authority.

it's a real shame that dogs have to suffer for the sins of some irresponsible owners. if you'd like to read a blog of a smart amstaff girl who seems to have quite nice human roomates, check out lulu's blog. the miss kitty jokes have kept me laughing for days.

my favorite:

Did you hear about the dog who missed Miss Kitty?
He took another punch!


Blogger Sid the Dog said...

The pit bull ban... Yet another reason why Denver sucks. Lulu's excellent wit should illustrate that her breed has been unfairly maligned.

8:37 PM  

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