City officials in Dardanelle, Arkansas passed the second reading of an ordinance that would ban “pit bull breeds” in the city limits at their meeting on October 7, 2013.
Three readings are required in order for the proposal to become law. The third (and possibly FINAL) reading will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at city hall.
The ban is being proposed because, according to the Dardanelle police chief, law enforcement has “increasingly seen vicious dogs, especially pit bulls, in drug houses, making the job of his officers more difficult.” In short, rather than target the root of the problem, the city is attempting to control the criminal element by targeting and punishing all owners of a specific breed of dog – not just the reckless and negligent, but the good, responsible owners, as well.
It is imperative that as many people as possible attend tomorrow’s meeting to show their support for those who have been fighting this ordinance extremely hard.
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