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BOSSMAN & IOWA HOUSE PASS BILL TO END DOG BREED BANS

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THE IOWA HOUSE HAS VOTED TO FORBID CITIES AND COUNTIES FROM HAVING ORDINANCES THAT BAN CERTAIN BREEDS OF DOGS, LIKE PIT BULLS.

REPRESENTATIVE JACOB BOSSMAN OF SIOUX CITY SAYS THE BILL WILL HOPEFULLY TURN THE FOCUS TO RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP.

BREED1 OC……..TO THE ISSUE.” :08

BOSSMAN QUOTED THE AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION WHICH SAYS BREED SPECIFIC BANS CAN GIVE COMMUNITIES A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY.

THE GROUP SAYS ANY DOG CAN BECOME AGGRESSIVE AND BITE IF THEY ARE UNSUPERVISED OR NOT TRAINED IN HOW TO INTERACT WITH OTHER DOGS AND HUMANS.

BREED2 OC……THAN SPECIFIC BREEDS.” :21

BOSSMAN SAYS A LOCAL ORDINANCE BANNED PIT BULLS FROM SIOUX CITY LIMITS FOR 11 YEARS. THE ORDINANCE WAS REPEALED IN 2019.

BREED3 OC…..KIND OF FAILED.” :05

THE BILL PASSED THE HOUSE ON AN 82-TO-16 VOTE.

DOZENS OF IOWA CITIES HAVE ORDINANCES THAT EITHER BAN CERTAIN BREEDS OF DOGS OR LABEL SPECIFIC BREEDS AS DANGEROUS OR VICIOUS.