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Tennessee town bans pit bull dog ownership

Associated Press - July 6, 2007 7:44 AM ET

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Pit bulls aren't welcome in the Tennessee town of South Pittsburg -- near the Alabama and Georgia borders.

City manager Tom Landers says the city has a dog problem generally and that fed into passage of a recent ordinance that bars people from owning pit bull dogs.

The ordinance states pit bulls have a "genetic predisposition to aggressiveness" that makes the breed dangerous.

The law "grandfathers" people who already have pit bulls, but requires them to register the animals and carry liability insurance. Any pups must be removed within six weeks.

Auto repair shop owner Nathan Ellis says it's unfair to pass a law that picks on one breed.
He has two pit bulls to guard his shop, but says he'll have to get rid of them because he
can't find an insurance agent who will underwrite them.

South Pittsburg is 25 miles west of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6753252

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Yess This hit WAY to close to home!!! It really just caught everyone off gaurd. Kind of like it just happened. There was nothing really building up to it.!
 

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Oh man is it ever gonna end. When are people gonna open their eyes and see that it is not the dog or the breed the ignorant one at the other end of the leash. :mad:
 

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What really gets me is that IMO it seemed like an underlying agenda and was just popped on the people. When it went before the council it had nothing to do with APBT's. They were talking about dogs because they have so many running lose in the streets. They have a leash law but even said it wasnt enforced. Thats the issue that went before the council, and when the dust settled APBT's were banned. How do you get there from that???????
 
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Somebody was probably talkin shit about loose dogs and said something about pitbulls being loose and the shit hit the fan from there. :poke:

There should be a law against stupidity! :stick:
 
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