If you are opposed to this as I am, please write to the Wilmington City Council and let them know how you feel. One bad apple does not make the whole basketMessage 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2004View Source
If you are opposed to this as I am, please write to the Wilmington City Council and let them know how you feel. One bad apple does not make the whole basket bad! Their website is http://www.ci.wilmington.nc.us/council/council.htm. The following op-ed was recently published in the Wilmington Journal saying that several breeds should be banned. While what happened is horrible ( a little girl was attacked by a Pitbull) it does not mean that all of these breeds are aggressive and will attack people. For the most part people make a dog aggressive not what kind of dog it is. Just as with guns, someone should be held accountable for allowing this to happen – all dogs should not be punished for those that have irresponsible owners.
The Wilmington City Council is working on revising their
dangerous dog legislation now. The Wilmington Journal is
calling for banning pit bulls, Dobermans, Rottweillers, and
===== ORIGINAL ARTICLE ======
BAN THESE DOGS
OUR VOICE, DO SOMETHING PLEASE, WEEK OF NOVEMBER
by EDITORIAL STAFF
The Wilmington Journal
Originally posted 11/24/2004
Little Ty'kee Conyers has a lot to be thankful for.
This three-year old child was mauled by a pit bull terrier last
Friday in the Creekwood housing community.
An animal with jaws so powerful, it could do damage to a decent
piece of metal.
The dog was fatally shot by a police officer as he courageously
carried Ty'kee to safety. Ty'kee is now listed in "good" condition
at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
So now the City Council, at the suggestion of Councilman Jason
Thompson wants city attorneys to come up with ways to legally
control such dangerous dogs. He even wants to require owners
of "dangerous" dogs to carry insurance.
Lots of insurance.
Well, Councilman Thompson, we do commend you for your
suggestion; but, allow us to differ with you.
We don't want dangerous dogs that are a living threat to children
And we don't want their so-called "responsible owners" calling
Allstate for their popular "My Dog Bites" policy either.
We want these four-legged devils banned from our city, period.
By nature, Pit Bulls, Dobermans, Rottweilers and Chows are
aggressive animals. If "responsible" owners can't keep a grip on
these beasts, why should an innocent child, or an elderly
person, or a handicapped person, or even someone else's
properly domesticated pet, fall victim to the teeth and
viciousness of these blood salivating mongrels?
That's right, outlaw these creatures from our city.
We wouldn't be the first to do so.
Prince Georges County in Maryland doesn't allow them.
Neither does Pontiac, Michigan.
ANIMAL RIGHTS FOLKS COUNTER THAT SPECIFIC BREEDS
SHOULD NOT BE BANNED, AND NOTHING WOULD BE
WRONG. WE BAN CERTAIN TYPES OF GUNS-AUTOMATIC
WEAPONS-FROM THE PUBLIC. GET CAUGHT WITH ONE,
YOU GET ARRESTED BECAUSE OF THE DANGEROUS MASS
DESTRUCTION OF SUCH A WEAPON.
If you're a collector, and say you have the right to collect such
weapons, we say no you don't.
Collect pictures of automatic weapons. It's much safer and far
Same with these dangerous dogs.
types of reptiles, no citizen should privately own any animal that's
known to have an aggressive nature.
Unlike professional animal trainers, citizens who own these
animals take them out into the public, where they interact with
what could be their next meal.
It's not worth it, and since the City Council's primary
responsibility is to ensure the protection of all citizens, let's not
beat around the bush like the Council did in 2002 after the last
pit bull attack.
BAN THEM ALL, AND BAN THEM NOW.
Little Ty'kee and his mother would be thankful that you did. So
would we and many others in the Port City.
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