Texas Prohibits Breed-Specific Laws
Madisonville, TX - Some legal experts say the pit bull ban is not legal. According to the Texas Health and Safety Code, rules regarding dangerous dogs can be enacted by counties or cities if those requirements "are not specific to one breed." The city attorney for Madisonville, John Bankhead, said he's fully aware of the health and safety code, and that it's time to change it.
Jay Sabatucci, the director of the Texas office for the HSUS said, "It's the same as you can't do a class of people. You can't do a class of breed." The term "racism," however, applies to human beings alone, as does the term "human rights." Mankind created multiple breeds of dogs for multiple purposes, as such, mankind can regulate them. Randall Lockwood, formerly of the HSUS, admits in a training video:
"I also think that it is shortsighted and not biologically or ecologically accurate to deny the fact that dog breed effects behavior and the potential for aggression. Setters "set" because we bred them to do that. Pointers "point" because we bred them to do that. Retrievers "retrieve" because we bred them to do that. Fighting dogs "fight" and guarding dogs "guard," and attack dogs "attack" because we bred them to do that."
02/17/08: Pit Bulls Banned in Madisonville, Texas