The once-scorned Denver Metropolis Councilman Chris Herndon proposed a second time to repeal town’s ban on pit bulls, although this try requires voter approval.
The council voted to ship a repeal measure to town’s Nov. three poll. A second vote is required earlier than the measure’s spot on the poll is cemented.
Solely Councilwoman Debbie Ortega voted towards inserting the measure on the poll.
“That is one which’s been by means of the courts and has been round for a very long time and I’m simply not supportive of placing it on the poll,” Ortega mentioned.
Metropolis Council voted to repeal the ban earlier this 12 months on a razor-thin margin, however the group didn’t have sufficient votes to beat Mayor Michael Hancock’s veto.
Herndon has argued, vehemently, that canine chew information exhibits nobody breed is extra vulnerable to attacking people than another. Breed-specific laws solely drives pit bull homeowners into the shadows, he has mentioned.
The identical as with Herndon’s earlier proposal, poll measure which might repeal Denver’s pit bull ban would require homeowners to register the canine, present two emergency contacts, an outline of the animal and proof that it has been microchipped and correctly vaccinated.
In essence, every pit bull could be allowed on a restricted license. If there aren’t any assaults, situations of animal cruelty, combating or different issues for 3 years, the restricted license could be eliminated and the pit bulls could be licensed in the identical approach as another breed, the measure says.
Homeowners would even be restricted to 2 pit bulls per house and pay an annual payment.
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Whereas Herndon has defended his proposed repeal, others weren’t so positive it might be secure. Amongst them was Hancock, who mentioned he remained terrified of irresponsible pet homeowners relatively than those that would comply with the proposed guidelines.