Louisiana Police Chief Wants Pit Bull Ban
In what may be the first US police chief to support a pit bull ban, Gary Pelican of Kinder, Louisiana has asked his town to consider such a ban. He cites several incidents involving the dogs, including one in which an officer shot one that attacked him.
"It's time to put an end to this," he said, saying he has the support of residents, many of whom are concerned for their children's safety."
DogsBite.org hopes that Pelican's brave stance catches on to police forces nationwide. It's not just adults, seniors, children, and postal workers that are victimized by pit bulls, it is most certainly police officers as well. These dogs and other dangerous breeds are frequently used in criminal enterprises.