Proposed pit bull ban in Michigan bites dust; won’t get hearing, committee chairman says
The American Kennel Club says a Michigan bill aimed at banning pit bulls will not make it through committee.
The bill would have, over the course of ten years, banned ownership of what it described as the American pit bull terrier, the American Staffordshire bull terrier, the Staffordshire bull terrier and any “dog displaying the majority of physical traits” of those breeds.
The bill was introduced Tuesday by Rep. Timothy Bledsoe
A Facebook page called “Say NO to the Pit Bull Ban” was established Thursday morning.
The AKC statement thanks Rep. Hugh Crawford, chairman of the committee, for “listening to the concerns of responsible Michigan dog owners and agreeing to not proceed with this legislation.”
Posted by jwoestendiek June 10th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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