1. Welcome to Pit Bull Chat!

    We are a diverse group of Pit Bull enthusiasts devoted to the preservation of the American Pit Bull Terrier.

    Our educational and informational discussion forum about the American Pit Bull Terrier and all other bull breeds is a venue for members to discuss topics, share ideas and come together with the common goal to preserve and promote our canine breed of choice.

    Here you will find discussions on topics concerning health, training, events, rescue, breed specific legislation and history. We are the premier forum for America’s dog, The American Pit Bull Terrier.

    We welcome you and invite you to join our family.

    You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

    If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

    Dismiss Notice

Enumclaw, Washington, considers repeal of breed ban

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by StopBSL.com, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. StopBSL.com

    StopBSL.com StopBSL.com RSS Feed

    A change to the*Enumclaw, WA, ordinance that bans “pit bulls” is working its way through the city council.
    The first vote of the repeal was passed on September 22nd, with only one dissenting vote. *The second and final reading of the repeal is set to be heard on October 13th.
    The current ordinance defines “pit bull” as “any dog over the age of six months known by the owner to be a Pit Bull Terrier. Pit Bull Terrier shall mean any Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dog or any mixed breed of dog which contains as an element of its breeding the breed of Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier so as to be identifiable as partially of the breed Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier.
    Again, we see the use of the “as an element of its breeding” in the ordinance, which has been successfully challenged in court several times. *Because the implication is that even a dog with 1% of the listed breeds is banned, there is a question as to whether, rationally, a dog with 1% of anything could contain the supposed “inherent” behaviors of that breed.
    City administrator*Chris Searcy stated that the city repeatedly receives requests from residents to repeal the law, showing support for the repeal, specific to residents.
    Residents and locals are encouraged to attend the meeting, to show support for the repeal. *If you cannot attend this meeting, you can contact the city council to politely and factually support the repeal of the current breed ban, by finding your council members information on the cities website.

    Filed under: Proposal to Repeal [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]

    More from StopBSL.com...
     
  2. tim

    tim Puppy

    Sigh.. Ban stays on the books for now. :(
     

Share This Page