Readers may recall from 2010 that Yazoo City Aldermen discussed altering it’s Animal Control Ordinance concerning vicious animals. Alderman Aubry Brent has been targeting pit bulls specifically for sometime, but without support.
A few months ago a petition was submitted to the Board concerning the presence of pit bulls in the community. Again no action was taken by the City.
According to City Attorney Sarah O’Reilly-Evans the matter is now under review. A report of other breed specific actions in neighboring MS cities is being compiled to submit to the Board for their review.
As was originally reported below in 2010, Board meetings are held the second and fourth Monday each month at 2:00 P.M. at eh Yazoo city Police Department in the board room. We encourage those that are in the area to attend the meetings.
Please send your POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE letters in opposition to breed specific legislation to the Yazoo City Officials via USPS to:
128 East Jefferson Street
Yazoo City, MS 39194
You may contact Mayor McArthur Straughter by telephone: 662-746-3211
City Clerk Shirley Knight
City Attorney Sarah O’Reilly-Evans
Alderman Aubrey Brent says “everyone knows” that pit bulls’ jaws lock.
City Hall, 128 East Jefferson Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194
(The city website does not appear to reflect the most recent Aldermen.)
Board meetings are held the second and fourth Monday each month at 2:00 p.m. They will take place at the Yazoo City Police Department in the board room.
Yazoo City Aldermen Differ on Pit Bull Ban
Reported by: Dustin Barnes
Last Update: 11/17 5:42 pm
[...] That’s why he [Alderman Aubrey Brent] would like a ban on them.[...]
“Everyone knows that when a pit bites down on you, his jaws are made in such a way as to they lock,” said Brent.[...]
No word yet on when — or even if — aldermen will pass a ban.
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