The statistics provided in this article are interesting, as not only were bite statistics provided, but cruelty case statistics were also provided. “Pit bulls” were involved in about a third of bite cases, but were involved in a much larger percentage of cruelty cases.
Nothing has been officially proposed at this time. Please offer polite, reasonable dialogue and breed-neutral alternatives for the parish council’s consideration.
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Do pit bulls pose a danger to the public?
By Nate Monroe
Published: Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
[…] After Silver was mauled, Terrebonne Councilman Billy Hebert, said he began considering new ordinances to better protect residents from pit-bull attacks, which could bring the debate over breed-specific legislation to the parish. Proponents of breed-specific legislation say such laws are common-sense ways to approach an obvious problem: Pit bulls are widely-owned, powerful and potentially aggressive dogs that pose public-health and safety concerns in communities across the country.[…]
Hebert said he is still researching the issue. While he said he considers pit bulls a public danger, he said he is open to authoring proposals that go beyond targeting pit bulls.
“Even when people have them on a leash they’re dangerous animals,” he said. “I don’t know about you, but I get nervous when I’m around a pit bull.”[…]
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