” A town in Louisiana has recently voted to ban all Pit Bulls and Rottweilers, calling them “vicious breeds” of dogs. Current owners of these specific breeds have just one more month to either move out of town, or hand their family pet over to the government to be killed.
While there has traditionally been heavy debate over larger breeds of dogs, in recent years the debate has began to die down, because an overwhelming majority of people now agree that like humans, a dog’s temperament and personality are largely based on their upbringing and life experiences.
Sadly, town officials in Moreauville, Louisiana are stuck in a very immature state of mind where they are basically prejudice against breeds of dogs.
Dog owners were notified of the recent ordinance by mail, in a letter which stated that the dogs will be taken away by the local government and killed on December 1st.
The letter reads:
TO ALL PITT BULL AND ROTTWEILER OWNERS:
PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE VILLAGE OF MOREAUVILLE IS ENFORCING THE ORDINANCE THAT WAS PASSED ON OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 THAT BANS PITT BULLS AND ROTTWEILERS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF MOREAUVILLE, LA.
YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE THAT YOU HAVE UNTIL DECEMBER 1, 2014 TO REMOVE YOUR PITT BULLS OR ROTTWEILERS FROM YOUR PREMISES. IF YOUR PITT BULLS OR ROTTWEILERS ARE NOT REMOVED BY THIS DATE, YOUR ANIMALS WILL BE IMPOUNDED AND TRANSPORTED TO A VETERINARY CLINIC FOR FURTHER DISPOSITION. YOU WILL ALSO BE FINED FOR VIOLATING THE ORDINANCE. “
Readers can read the entire story here and below you can find an update from KALB news that reveals that the town has put the ban on hold temporarily .
” The Village of Moreauville is putting plans to officially enact its pit bull and Rottweiler ban on hold.
They’re saying after an outcry from people around the world about a breed ban that would force a family to get rid of their beloved dog, Zeus, they’re taking a step back to figure out what they should do next.
“I never thought it would get this far,” said O’Hara Owens, owner of Zeus.
It has been a whirlwind weekend for Moreauville residents O’Hara Owens and her mother, Joanna Armand.
Minutes after News Channel 5’s story on a village breed ban that promised to take their beloved pit bull, Zeus, away from them aired, their phones blew up.
” It has become crazy,” said Armand. “Crazy, hectic. But, in a good way.”
On October 13, the Village of Moreauville passed an ordinance banning pit bulls and Rottweilers from village limits.
A letter was sent out saying if you didn’t comply, your dog would be taken away for “further disposition.” “
If you find this idea as appalling is we do you can sign a petition at the link below .
” The Owens family has also started a petition which hopes to overturn the ordinance.
If you are interested in signing the petition, please visit this link. “