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Published On: Tue, May 8th, 2018

Yakima Taking Another Look At 30-Year-Old Ban On Pit Bulls

YAKIMA, Washington – As Yakima considers whether the pit bull ban should end, city staff is looking at Tacoma’s dangerous-dog ordinance as a possible replacement. A dog’s behavior, not breed, is the focus in Tacoma.

Under Yakima’s ban, the following breeds are included: American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American bulldog, American Staffordshire terrier breed and dogs mixed with any of these breeds.

But in recent years, many bans have been replaced with dangerous-dog ordinances that focus on dog behavior.

Yakima has a pit-bull ban and a dangerous-dog ordinance. Now some council members, like Mendez, favor a tougher dangerous-dog ordinance and an end to the pit-bull ban.

Full story: www.seattletimes.com

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