Vancouver, WA: Council decides against breed ban

Although city council has called off an outright ban, locals should remain involved in the process to ensure that any ordinance revisions are breed-neutral.

Vancouver calls off talk of ban on pit bulls

By Andrea Damewood, Columbian Staff Reporter
Monday, June 20, 2011

[…] During city council communications Monday night, a majority of the council’s seven members said they’re not interested in hearing about breed-specific legislation to ban pit bulls. Rather, the council said its interest lies in adding more bite to the city’s dangerous dog laws.[…]

Most of the councilors said that updating Vancouver’s vicious and dangerous dog laws first would probably address the problem, and if not, they could readdress the issue. The city council will talk about the code updates during an Aug. 8 workshop.

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