Yazoo, MS: Alderman wants pit bull ban

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:

City Hall
128 East Jefferson Street
Yazoo City, MS  39194

You may contact Mayor McArthur Straughter by telephone:  662-746-3211
Fax:  662-746-6506
ycmayor@yazoocityms.us

City Clerk Shirley Knight
sknight@yazoocityms.us

City Attorney Sarah O’Reilly-Evans
oevanslaw@gmail.com

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Alderman Aubrey Brent says “everyone knows” that pit bulls’ jaws lock.

City Hall, 128 East Jefferson Street, Yazoo City, MS  39194
Telephone:  662-746-3211
Fax:  662-746-6506
ycmayor@cableone.net
(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
Email: dustinbarnes@jxntv.com
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.

Full article retrieved 11/23/10 from http://www.my601.com/news/local/story/Yazoo-City-pit-bulls/244UoU-d_0mF_mYlne73ZQ.cspx

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One response to “Yazoo, MS: Alderman wants pit bull ban

  1. I support banning pit bulls – the evidence proves they are dangerous