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A possible pit bull ban is coming to the City Of  Breaux Bridge, the current ordinance considers them to be dangerous. The past few years, there have been attacks and other issues experienced by police that have encouraged the mayor to take the breed specific legislation to his council. The council, over the past two months, have been taking a total ban of the breed into consideration, or reworking the current ordinance. The ordinance states right now, that the owners of pit bulls must have $100,00 insurance, an 8 foot tall fence and must muzzle the dog when out for a walk. Council members, Terry Thibodeaux, Gary Champagne and councilman, Menard, all have agreed that they don’t want to ban the breed, however, they do want the problem under control to protect pit bulls and their owners. The mayor, Delhomme, plans to put the item in the agenda in October for the council to discuss and he hopes the issue will be resolved then.

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In the Vancouver Sun there was an article written titled “Certain dogs and owners combine for violence” and underneath it, it read “Pit bulls, Rottweilers and dog-wolf hybrids are responsible for most attacks – so why aren’t they more restricted?” Basically Stephen Hume, the writer who wrote the article, is an uneducated, biased and ignorant. He wrote “Pit bulls, Rottweilers and wolf crosses are the bazookas of the dog world. Perfectly safe as long as they don’t go off; devastatingly lethal when they do. And nobody, least of all their owners, seems to be able to predict when they will go off.” Really? Another article was published in the Vancouver Sun in response to the article written by Hume, Kathy Powelson who is with Paws for Hope Animal Foundation wrote the response article. To what he said that I stated above, she wrote “Huh? This is an issue of responsible pet guardianship, not inherently aggressive breeds” I was pleased to read her response to Hume’s previous article. She also said how the Paws for Hope Animal Foundation and Hug-A-Bull have partnered together to bring Vancouver a documentary called “Beyond The Myth” There will also be a panel of experts to discuss issues such as dangerous dogs, breed bans and responsible pet ownership. They’re screening the documentary at the Vancity Theater on October 20th and 28th at 2pm. I’m excited to attend this screening and meeting others who have the same passion to pit bulls and other misunderstood breeds.

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Why do children seem to be the victims of most Pit bull attacks? I read so many news stories everyday about pit bull attacks and a lot of them are small kids being the victims of it. There is a lot of reasons like the dogs were trained to kill, attack, socialized, or not even trained, but also NEVER leave a dog alone with a child, IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT BREED. I once read a story about a Pomeranian who killed a child while the owner left the dog alone with the child for just a few minutes. It should be common knowledge that you never leave a child alone with a dog. No matter what breed, shape or size, you just don’t. Pit bulls do make wonderful companions for family’s with children! Pits and children go great together, however please make sure you socialize your pit bull and train and raise it properly because its possible to run into these problems. EVERY dog should be raised and trained, no matter what the breed. I stress this because most people think that only the “tougher” breeds should be trained and sometimes people are careless with training.

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Occupants of Plumsted are now being forced to muzzle their Pit Bulls if they go out at all times IF the animal control officer has his way. Their have been “too many” bites that this animal control officer feels the need that he wants to have ALL pit bulls (aggressive or not) to wear muzzles when they go out and even in their own yards. This officer is not doing anyone a favor like he thinks he is. He thinks by muzzling only and all the pit bulls, the bites and attacks will reduce. This animal control officer is supposed to be educated about animals and clearly is not. Instead of muzzling every single pit bull he should investigate how these dogs were raised, what the owners are like, if these pit bulls have been neutered, vaccinated, trained (that’s a big one) or poorly bred and if they were provoked at all! Their are so many simple solutions that this officer should have and still do instead of muzzling every dog, because that’s not fair, especially if the pit bull isn’t aggressive at all.

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