Van, TX: Resident asks council for breed ban

A resident of Van, TX has asked city council to ban “pit bulls” and Rottweilers.

Texas state law prohibits breed-specific laws, but Van city council says they will give his request “serious consideration.” They plan to discuss the issue during the December 9th council meeting.

Van City Hall, 189 S. Maple Street, Van, TX 75790
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Van man calls for banning pit bulls, after grandchild is mauled

Posted: Nov 04, 2010 5:43 PM CDT
By Jena Johnson

VAN, TX (KLTV)- [The mayor said] “We will give this serious consideration and it will be on the agenda for next month. Thank you for coming.”[…]

The city council is expected to meet December 9th to discuss Wolfe’s concerns.[…]

“An outright ban on the ownership, possession of and breeding of pit bulls and rottweilers in the City of Van,” said Wolfe.[…]

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3 responses to “Van, TX: Resident asks council for breed ban

  1. Thai is horriable. They animals are just like any other animal. It is the owners that are training them to fight and be aggressive. I know many pit bulls that are just as loving and kind just like any otwr dog. Please do not pass that law. These animal can not help that they are pit bulls, do not judge a book by it’s cover.

  2. I agree 100% i own 4 pitbulls myself and they think they are lap dogs! There are some pitbulls that are mean and that is because the way they was raised! I dont believe they should be fought

  3. Christy Lawrence

    This proposed ban is absurd! It is always irresponsible owners behind something like this. Dogs are not to be tethered and it only makes them more aggressive. It is not the breed, it is the human deed. When will officials realize that owners must be punished, not the breed of dog. Also, breed bans are very inefficient and extremely costly, not to mention litigation that will arise from such a ban. Pit bulls and Rottweilers are among the most intelligent and loving dogs.