Earlier this year legislation was passed in Rhode Island that prohibits any municipality from enacting a breed discriminatory law.
Pawtucket is one of the places in Rhode Island with a breed discriminatory law. A ban on pit bulls and dogs resembling pit bulls, was enacted in 1994. As is typical with places that have long-standing breed bans with entrenched officials, Pawtucket has been lauding the success of their ban for sometime. However, a simple google search brings plenty of results of dog related issues. Even officials assertion that bites by targeted dogs have been reduced is questionable considering that with a ban there should be no attacks by targeted dogs and many people have dogs that are labeled as other mixes instead of being put under the legislative catch-all “pit bull.”
Any attacks go to the fact that there are those in the community who do not operate control…
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