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A Biting Proposition: City Councilman Calls For Ban On Certain Canines

Submitted by MiaB

New York may have the reputation of being a “dog-eat-dog” town, but perhaps not for long. In fact, some more aggressive pooches and their (prospective) owners may soon find themselves in search of a “home”.

Once city councilman is making efforts to ban certain canines, such as pit bulls, considered dangerous, and a threat to public safety from our streets and communities.

Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. cites pit bulls as one of the most notorious pets for a number of attacks and suggests that many are defenseless against protecting themselves from this animal he considers more of a weapon than a pet.

And he adds that many criminals and gangs train these dogs as attack dogs.

While they do account for a reported 15 percent of animal attacks in the city, they are also among the most abandoned specie of dog often left in pet shelters across the city.

Still, pit bull lovers refute the notion that these dogs are intrinsically dangerous and remain opposed to the proposed ban, noting that6 their temperament, much like that of a child, depends on their environment and how they are raised.

The proposed ban would disallow pit bulls from being sold or bred in the city, but current owners would be allowed to keep their pets.

Other cities with similar bans include Denver, Kansas City and Miami.

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