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Minnesota Ban

July 26th, 2007, 03:21 PM

Responding to several recent Metro Area dog attacks, Rep. John Lesch (DFL-St. Paul) today unveiled legislation to ban certain dangerous breeds of dogs. Lesch said that the dogs represent a threat to public safety.

"I'm tired of reading in the paper that another child has been attacked by a vicious dog," Lesch said. "At some point, we have to admit that these animals are just too dangerous and its time to get them off our streets."

Lesch's bill would make the following breeds of dogs illegal: the Akita, the Pit Bull, the Rottweiler, the Wolf Hybrid and the Chow Chow. Owning a dog of any of these breeds would be a misdemeanor. A CDC Report in 2000 identified these breeds as some of the most dangerous, accounting for over half of the dog bite related deaths between 1979 and 1998.

"Certainly any dog can be dangerous if it is poorly trained or mistreated, but these breeds show a disposition towards aggression," Lesch said. "There are dozens upon dozens of different varieties of dogs in the world, there is no reason why anyone has to own a dog as dangerous as a pit bull."

Lesch's bill will be considered when the Legislature reconvenes in February of next year.

Dunno if you guys saw this....:(


July 26th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Just goes to show...morons are everywhere. :frustrated:

Jim Hall
July 26th, 2007, 07:57 PM
for sure he is not a dog person
I used to work in a place that had a rottie he though he was a lap dog
and his favorite toy was a 5 ft 2 by 6