Measure would allow Oklahoma cities to ban dog breeds
BY MICHAEL McNUTT NewsOK.com
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY - Cities would be allowed to ban any breed of dog if a bill up for consideration this year becomes law.
Sen. Patrick Anderson said cities should have the right to restrict certain breeds if they or residents determine them to be a threat in their communities.
“If they don't want poodles, I guess they can bring it before the city council and vote not to have poodles,” said Anderson, R-Enid.
State law doesn't allow breed-specific bans. Efforts to ban pit bull terriers in 2006 failed; a state law does define dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs and sets punishment for owners who fail to restrain them.
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