The town of Royal Oak Michigan has been having some issues recently and according to one City Commissioner these issues are breed specific.
The “Observer & Eccentric” reported that Royal Oaks is seeking to redraft their dangerous dog laws in response to a series of dog related incidents. Commissioner David Poulton is pushing for the changes to include breed specific legislation. He is quoted in the article saying “Other cities have enacted these, I think it’s time for Royal Oak to do the same” in reference to breed specific laws.
Mayor Jim Ellison is cautioning the council against breed specific legislation during these conversations.
The city attorney is researching the matter.
Residents and locals: Please reach out and stress the importance of remaining breed neutral as the best path to public safety. Contact information for officials can be found here.
Commissioner Poulton is quoted saying “Other cities have enacted these, I think it’s time for Royal Oak to do the same”. That it the type of thinking our mothers cautioned us against: “if your friends jumped off a bridge would you?”.