Beatrice, NE city council discussed the proposed animal ordinance revisions at their council meeting on April 4. Although there was a suggestion to remove the breed-specific language, it was NOT removed. The director of the local humane society has spoken against the breed-specific language at every previous meeting, but there appears to be little public reaction other than that.
Council will likely hold a third reading at the next council meeting (April 18). They may vote on the ordinance at that time. Residents and locals are strongly urged to contact the council and attend the next meeting to respectfully oppose the breed-specific language.
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COUNCIL HEARS SECOND READING PROPOSED ORDINANCE
Discussions over new animal ordinance continue
By Scott Koperski/Daily Sun staff writer | Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 6:00 am
The Beatrice City Council heard the second of three readings of a proposed animal ordinance Monday night.
The proposed ordinance has several key differences from the one currently in place, most notably breed-specific laws (BSLs) that would automatically qualify pit bull breeds of dogs for “potentially dangerous” pet status.
The possibility of instituting BSLs in Beatrice has meet met with mixed reactions from the public dating back to last summer when the issue was first brought up.[…]
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