This Michigan City Just Banned Residents From Owning Pit Bulls
After a dog attack in Grosse Pointe Shores earlier this year, the city is banning residents from owning pit bulls. Yes, you heard that right, they're banning one of America's favorite dog breeds.
Why is This Ban Being Implemented?
So, here's a little back story of what happened. According to Bleacher Report, authorities were called to the residence of Detroit Lions running back David Montgomery and his girlfriend, Tatum Causey after their neighbors said the couple's pit bull mix, Lola, attacked them and their dog.
Are Pitbulls Really Banned in Grosse Pointe Shores?
Yes. Earlier this week, the city council approved a measure that would ban residents from owning pit bulls in the future. However, if you already own a pit bull, you're grandfathered in. You don't have to give up your pet. The ban basically just bans residents from owning the breed in the future.
It's crazy to think that they believe banning the dog breed will actually accomplish something. Studies have shown that a dog's breed is not a factor in attacks. Instead, the focus should be on the behavior of the dog and the behavior of the owner.
Are Pitbulls Banned in Other Michigan Cities?
According to DogsBite, there are a handful of cities across the state that have banned pit bulls including Ecorse, Highland Park, Grosse Pointe Woods, and Grosse Pointe Park in Wayne County and Waterford and Sylvan Lake in Oakland County.
The ban isn't as uncommon as I originally thought. Apparently, there are over 700 cities nationwide that have banned or restricted pit bull ownership.