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Pit Bull Kills a 55-year-old Woman who was Alone in her Backyard – Part 4

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Español: Pit Bull Terrier Americano Hembra.

Español: Pit Bull Terrier Americano Hembra. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A 55-year-old woman in Montreal, Canada, was killed in her backyard on Wednesday. A neighbor’s pit bull somehow entered her yard, where she was alone, and relentlessly attacked. Another of her neighbors, just after arriving home from work, witnessed the attack after the woman had already become unconscious and called the police. When they arrived at the horrific scene, they had to shoot the pit bull to get to the victim. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Although the officials in Madisonville, Texas, failed to stand their ground and keep in place breed-specific legislation (BSL) banning pit bulls, Denver officials have been successful. The fight to ban pit bulls and keep the ban firmly established has been hard-won. The following is information from the breed-specific legislation in Denver:

Keeping, possessing, exercising control over, transporting, selling, or harboring any pit bull within the city is unlawful for any person. The definition of a pit bull is: Any dog that is one of the following breeds or displays the majority of traits of any one of the following breeds: American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and American Pit Bull Terrier. Also, any dog exhibiting those distinguishing characteristics which substantially conform to the standards established by the United Kennel Club or American Kennel Club for above-named breeds.

Aurora, Colorado, formerly had a ban on all dangerous breeds, but the BSL now regards only pit bulls.

What does it take to win the fight to protect the public from pit bulls? Learn more about the danger of pit bulls in Part 1 and more about the ordinance in Part 2 and Part 3 of this ongoing series.

–Guest Contributor

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