A Vote Short on the First Reading
Los Angeles, CA - If you can't pass a "breed specific" ordinance that is directed toward a breed whose population is exploding, -- in this case pit bulls -- why not create legislation that covers all breeds, and in this instance, all pets?
On the surface, LA's pet sterilization ordinance makes sense. The problem though, is a few folds deep. To start, not all breeds (of dogs and cats) are suffering from population explosion. They have not created the crisis that is in play in Los Angeles and many other large cities. Secondly, if the "enforcement" of a breed specific ordinance is difficult, how many more resources from city and county animal control departments will be required to enforce a measure affecting all pets?
Talk about an enforcement problem.
DogsBite.org supports mandatory pet sterilization laws. We support these laws more when they specifically deal with breeds that are the root of the problem.