Lubbock, TX - After a rash of pit bull killing incidents, most recently the destruction of two miniature horses, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal printed views from Lubbock residents. The overriding theme is why the City Lubbock cannot create a pit bull ordinance. The city cannot create such an ordinance because the State of Texas passed a preemptive anti-BSL measure in 1991, which prohibits Texas municipalities from enacting breed-specific pit bull laws.
Your Views, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
February 8, 2008
Why not pass an ordinance to deal with pit bull issue?
Why can't the proper governing body in Lubbock pass a city ordinance to outlaw or eliminate all pit bull dogs from our city and make it a misdemeanor, or possibly a felony, to own one of these dogs? How many people or animals must be badly hurt or killed before something positive is done about this problem? - CHUB BOWYER
Pit bull attack on animal horrible thing to witness
Yet another terrible story of horror by pit bulls in our lovely city. How many stories will we read about before our City Council will attach some kind of stiff penalty for the owners of pit bulls that bring harm to people or other animals? Will the next story be of a child or children being killed or maimed?
The owners of such animals should be held responsible for any medical bills and spend time in jail. My husband and I have witnessed the attack of a pit bull on another dog, and it is a horrible thing to see.
We call on other citizens of Lubbock to contact the mayor's office and City Council to demand that something be put in place to severely penalize the owners of vicious animals that bring harm to others. - DARRELL & SUSAN RADLE
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