Florissant officials vote to repeal pit bull ban - KMOV.com

Florissant officials vote to repeal pit bull ban

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Pit bull dog (Credit: AP Images) Pit bull dog (Credit: AP Images)
FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The Florissant City Council voted Monday night to end the city’s ban on pit bulls and pit bull mixes.

The new ordinance that passed states it "allows pit bull dogs in the city with mandatory spaying and neutering".

The city council chambers were packed as lots of residents attended to voice their opinion. Extra chairs were brought in, and some residents sat on the floor.

Some people called the ban “canine profiling” saying any breed can be responsible for an attack. Opponents of the ban added that it breaks up families and repealing it will make individual owners more accountable.

A former vet tech in attendance said pit bulls are bred to fight and that she believes the dogs pose a safety risk.

The city council also passed a stricter dangerous dog ordinance which supporters said will add accountability for dog owners and not punish a certain breed.

The ban had been in place since 2005.

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