Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Logan, IW - Logan, Iowa's pit bull ban is now official. It's pit bull ban ordinance passed on February 18 on the third and final reading at the Logan City Council meeting, which also raised fines for dogs running at large and for unlicensed pets. For the first conviction owners will be fined $100. Upon the conviction of a second offense within a year, in addition to a civil penalty of up to $750, the owner will have 72 hours to remove the animal from the city limits.
No local comments had been received against the policy change at the last two council meetings. According to city administrator Nedra Fliehe, the only comments against the proposed ban had been received from people from out-of-state (pit bull advocates). Logan now joins the Iowa cities of Council Bluffs, Fremont, Maquoketa, Outtumwa and Sioux City with their pit bull ban. Additional Iowa cities are also considering a pit bull ban including Castalia.
01/28/09: Associated Press Comments on the Many U.S. Cities Proposing Pit Bull Laws
01/19/09: More U.S. Cities Proposing Pit Bull Regulations
09/16/08: Pit Bull Ban Passes in Sioux City, Iowa
Labels: Pit Bull Ban
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| 2/26/2009 10:21 AM |
Honestly, any city council that wants to regulate pit bulls should hold a public meeting, and, as in most public meetings,require speakers to give their names and addresses.
Then they must look at all written and e-mail correspondence, and throw out any who do not include a name and address.
Next, must then do two things....take all the pro-pit bull individuals, and check their names and addresses against the registered voter list. Then check to see if the alleged pit bull owners have legally licensed and registered their dogs.
What local politicians will find is that the MAJORITY of voting taxpayers do NOT want these dogs in their neighborhoods. Most of the people protesting will be from outside of the town, or if they live there they are likely young and not registered voters. And they will also find that the MAJORITY of pit bull owners do not license or register their dogs.