Friday, June 13, 2008
Lakewood, OH - The typical black and white debate took place in Lakewood this week regarding a proposed pit bull ban. Supporters of the legislation say there's been a sharp increase in complaints about pit bulls in the city in recent years. Opponents say the problem is not the dogs but irresponsible owners.
The opponent's stance is so obtuse; it is hardly worth reporting.The upshot is that one of our favorite city councilman attended the debate. Lakewood City Councilman Brian Powers, who is sponsoring the ban, says, I wish it was just the owners, this is specifically a breed of dog that has been bred over the years and a very long period of time to be a fighting dog."
One pit bull owner, Melissa Braun, says if the proposed pit bull ban becomes law, she will keep her dog and leave Lakewood.
May the rest of the people in Lakewood live happily ever after.Related articles:
06/01/08: Pit Bull Ban FAQ by Councilman Brian Powers
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| 6/14/2008 6:35 AM |
The "responsible pit bull owner" featured in this news clip is clearly non compliant with her local law. Lakewood requires a muzzle on all pits and she chose a "Gentle Leader" instead. This equipment offers absolutely no protection from an attack. If this is the best they can do for a "responsible pit bull owner" it's just sad.
| 6/14/2008 11:27 AM |
It's generally accepted that genetics play a massive role in dogs bred for complex behaviors such as pointing, retreving and herding. Yet, the Pit Bull lobby wants us to believe that genetics plays no role in the outrageous and sustained maulings inflicted on humans, other dogs and livestock by these creatures.
The problem is that many simpleton pit bull owners buy into the "It's the owner" lie, then subsequently don't safeguard the public from their bull baiter.... It's a vicous cycle!