Months ago, reader Kerri A. contacted us for extra copies of our article: Breed Specific Legislation Punishes the Innocent, Not the Guilty (Nov, 2011). She thought they might help in efforts to remove breed bans from her city.
We recently received this note from Kerri:
After over 15 yrs of Pit Bull BSL, the Wentzville (MO) Board of Aldermen voted 5-1 to remove the current animal ordinance. The new ordinance does not refer to specific breeds and stresses owner/guardian responsibility.
I am proud to live in Wentzville where our aldermen are receptive to change. There was such tremendous support for the removal of Pit Bull BSL, not only through e-mail and social networking, but also through attendance by constituents (both Pit Bull and non-Pit Bull people).
As we believe at TAILS, there is nothing like the power of community! We congratulate Kerri and the city of Wentzville, and we look forward to hearing more successes such as this one.
For more check out “Another One (BSL that is) Bites the Dust!”