Broward considers ban on pit bulls
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- The Broward County commission is in for a real dog fight as they debate a possible ban on pit bulls just nearly 25 years after Miami-Dade banned the ownership of pit bulls, now Broward County may be next.
Protesters and supporters of the ban packed the Broward County Courthouse on Tuesday to debate the issue.
Commissioner Barbara Sharief introduced a motion to make it illegal to own and keep American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers or any dog that may conform to a pit bull breed.
This possible motion has many pit bull lovers in Broward County angry. Pit bull supporters say, bad owners are to blame for vicious dogs, and not the breed.
However, those who support the pit bull ban consider Broward a dumping ground for the dogs since they are not allowed in Miami-Dade county. Supporters of the ban also hope the action will reduce on-going incidents involving pit bulls and other dogs.
More than 45 people have already signed up to state their side on the issue. It is unlikely that the ban will go for a vote today.
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