If Rep.King wants to serve the public, have him introduce a bill that increases
the penalty for owners of vicious dogs who attack humans. He seems more
interested in preventing certain dog breeds from social discrimination rather
than protecting his constituency.
@4601 Actually, if Rep. King wants to serve his constituents he needs to serve
ALL of his constituents, and that includes those who have the dogs you
don't approve of who have done nothing but belong to breeds you don't
like. The great majority of them are good dogs and aren't problem:
it's the owners who are the problem. Stigmatizing the breed won't end
the problem because those owners always end up getting other dogs of another
breed, which has been proven over and over again.
Mr. King, what other breeds besides pitbulls have been involved in fatal
malings? Of course there are breeds and pitbulls are one of them.
I applaud Representative King. I am from Wisconsin and am trying to get the same
law passed here. I hope the residents of UTAH will support this decision he is
making. It is for the better. When a city bans a breed, a family loses a member.
A shelter loses an open kenned and a dog loses a life. No good comes from
banning breeds. Thank you Representative King for your courage and passion. God