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IA: Des Moines Considers Pit Bull Ban

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by Vicki, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Des Moines Considers Pit Bull Ban

    Animal Rescue League Argues Breed-Specific Bans Don't Work

    POSTED: 8:12 pm CDT July 24, 2009
    UPDATED: 8:19 pm CDT July 24, 2009


    DES MOINES, Iowa --
    Des Moines city leaders are considering a ban on pit bulls in the city, but the head of the Animal Rescue League said he thinks it's a bad idea.

    Council Bluffs and Sioux City have already passed ordinances back in 2005, and as a result, dog bites have gone down dramatically," said Des Moines City Councilwoman Christine Hensley.Tom Colvin of the Animal Rescue League said that banning a specific breed is a bad idea.

    "Does that mean that a lot of dogs that would never bite get swept up in that ban? Absolutely. That absolutely happens," he said.He said a breed-specific ban is hard to enforce.

    "Even what sounds simple, ban it, you can't have it, it isn't always that simple," he said. "It takes a lot of resources to do that type of thing."Resources are also a concern with Rains.

    "What I would like to see is whatever regulations they do come up with, that they are enforceable. I don't know how easy it will be to enforce a ban," Rains said.She said she hopes something will be done so no one else goes through what she and her dog did."We don't enjoy our walks together. We always look over our shoulder," she said. "When we see a loose dog, it makes both of us cringe.

    "Des Moines police said that last year, they dealt with 380 vicious dogs. All but nine of those were pit bulls.

    Council members will discuss the ban at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 24 at City Hall and the public is invited to comment. People who already own pit bulls would be able to keep them under a grandfather clause.

    Des Moines Considers Pit Bull Ban - Des Moines News Story - KCCI Des Moines
     
  2. woody d

    woody d Big Dog

    i can assure you, ill be there
     
  3. alexis rose

    alexis rose Little Dog

    I just read about that this morning. It is heart breaking.

    I live an hour away from Des Moines and now there is a petition going around to ban Pit Bulls here too. :(
     
  4. odnarb

    odnarb Little Dog

    I shot one down in my town here in Iowa. I'm sure that you can do it, too!

    Edited to add: And, also Des Moines is in Iowa, not Idaho.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 2, 2009
  5. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Reminder: Des Moines, IA to consider pit bull ban, August 24, 7:30 AM

    Posted on August 22, 2009 by stopbslcom
    Council members will discuss a proposed pit bull ban at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 24 at City Hall and the public is invited to comment.


    E-mail addresses for Mayor and City Council members:
    mahafb@aedairy.com; CColeman@dmgov.org; fcownie@dmgov.org; ColemanSeven@mchsi.com; ccoleman@dm.bbb.org; hensley2@mchsi.com; dirauh@dmgov.org; Vlassis3@mchsi.com; tdvlassis@dmgov.org; mjkiernan@dmgov.org; brianmeyer@sprint.blackberry.net; citymanager@dmgov.org


    City council agendas and meeting dates:
    http://www.ci.des-moines.ia.us/mayor_council/agendas/
     
  6. APBTlover09

    APBTlover09 GRCH Dog

    Des Moines BSL/Ban Supporters can banned themselves :mad:
     

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