Lowell, MA: BSL passed

On June 14, Lowell, MA city council voted 5-4 in favor of BSL.

Councillors voting in favor: Rodney Elliott, Edward “Bud” Caulfield, Kevin Broderick, Bill Martin and Franky Descoteaux

Councillors voting against: Mayor James Milinazzo, Rita Mercier, Patrick Murphy and Joseph Mendonca

City Council votes to muzzle pit bulls

By Lyle Moran, lmoran@lowellsun.com
Updated: 06/15/2011 06:41:20 AM EDT

LOWELL — The City Council voted 5-4 last night to approve an ordinance that requires all pit bulls to be muzzled and leashed when off their owners’ properties.[…]

Last night’s public hearing on the ordinance sparked impassioned debate from the councilors and the handful of public supporters and about a dozen members of the public who spoke in opposition.[..]

The ordinance requires that all pit bulls be spayed or neutered to reduce their aggressiveness, and does not let anyone in the city own more than two pit bulls.[…]

Full article retrieved 6/19/11 from http://www.lowellsun.com/ci_18277011?IADID=Search-www.lowellsun.com-www.lowellsun.com

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One response to “Lowell, MA: BSL passed

  1. Aggressiveness? My American Pit Bull terrier is human friendly (all ages), loves dogs, and loves all animals. Try telling him he’s aggressive, but then again all he’d do is lick you.

    I am training my “Pit Bull” to be a therapy dog after I gt him his CGC. There isn’t an aggressive bone in his body!

    Btw, what even is a “Pit Bull” because “Pit Bull” isn’t even a breed.