Thursday, May 12, 2011

Group tries to reverse pit bull ban at Kirtland AFB

By Joe Vigil, KOB

Megan Cooley considers dog bans a form of racism. Cooley says, "If they were humans that's what it would be, it would be racism. They actually have a new word for it now it's called breedism."
Cooley is a member of the pit bull advocacy group called "The Babes and Bullies."
The group is now trying to gather petition signatures to reverse Kirtland's ban of pit bulls and other dogs.
Kirtland officials tell KOB Eyewitness News 4 the dog prohibition was initiated in 2003. This after a dog attacked a child in a government housing area. In a statement to KOB Eyewitness News 4 Kirtland officials said, "Our number one priority is ensuring the safety of our housing residents."
Cooley says dogs from all breeds can be dangerous. Instead of a ban she would like to see each dog tested to determine if it's aggressive.
This is a list of dogs breeds that Kirtland says are deemed dangerous.
Prohibited canine breeds include, but may not be limited to: American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bull Dog, Dogo Argentino, Tosa (Tosa Inu), American Staffordshire Terrier, Canary Dog (Presa Canario), Fila Brasileiro (Brazilian Mastiff), Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Cane Corso, Presa Mallorquin (Ca de Bou), Rottweilers, wolf hybrids or any other breed with dominant traits of aggression.

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