Pit Bull Owners Sue Louisiana Town over Breed Ban

April 22, 2014

  • April 22, 2014 at 4:15 pm
    Whodathunkit? says:
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    This is a tough case. If you’ve ever owned a pet (we have and have had many) you know they are like a member of family. Being told to just get rid of it is crazy. However, “claiming the town’s ban on pit bulls and pit-bull-like breeds violates dog owners’ equal protection, property and due process rights” might be a stretch on the equal protection part. What if the dna was 49%, would that matter?

    • April 22, 2014 at 5:18 pm
      Baxtor says:
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      I agree this is tough. Maybe a better law would have been if your dog causes harm or death to another person, the dog owner gets put in jail (one year minimum). Or keep the current law but make an exception for military personnel as they really don’t have a choice of where they live. Unlike if someone gets a promotion and has to move here. They could always turn it down or get rid of the dog. AWOL is not as easy.

  • April 23, 2014 at 11:56 am
    Neil says:
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    See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Special Report “Breeds of dogs involved in fatal human attacks in the United States between 1979 and 1998″ dated September 15, 2000.

    During 1997 and 1998, at least 27 people died of dog bite attacks (18 in 1997 and 9 in 1998). At least 25 breeds of dogs have been involved in 238 human DBRF (dog-bit related fatalities) during the past 20 years. Pit bull-typedogs and Rottweilers were involved in more than half of these deaths.

    http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/images/dogbreeds-a.pdf

    • April 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm
      Whodathunkit? says:
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      My wife points out that Pit-bulls are one bite dogs. They don’t let go.

  • April 23, 2014 at 2:01 pm
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  • April 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm
    InsGuy says:
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    Perhaps its more about them being more inclined to go for a “kill” bite – to the throat or head?



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