Louisiana Town to Kill All Pit Bulls and Rottweilers: Those Who Don’t Surrender Face Police Action

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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.

@ The Free Thought Project

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.

KALB News channel 5 asked town official Penn Lemoine why the ordinance was put into place, and if there were any documented dog attacks in the area to justify the recent decision. Lemoine responded by saying that there were dog attacks, but they were not documented, and he claimed that these specific breeds of dogs were running the street, and frightening neighbors.

“We had several residents that were complaining about not being able to walk along the neighborhoods because these dogs were basically running along town,” Lemoine said.

When asked about the “disposing” of the dogs, Lemoine attempted to dodge the question saying “I’d rather not elaborate on that.”

When pressed further about whether or not the government was going to be killing the animals, Lemoine finally admitted “If that’s what the ordinance says, then that’s what it says.”

Some local residents are refusing to go along with the new ordinance, and have promised not to back down easily.

“They’re going to have to take him from my cold, dead hands before they get a hold of him,” Pit Bull owner O’hara Owens said.

Brooke Buford of the local NBC News affiliate reports:

O’Hara Owens is trying to spend as much time as she can with her beloved pit bull, Zeus, before the village she lives in promises to take him away from her and dispose of him on December 1.

“If anything ever happened to him, I would just shut down,” she said.

O’Hara suffers from severe neck problems and has been forced to wear a halo brace and use a wheelchair.

She says Zeus acts as a sort of “therapy dog,” providing love and support for her and her other brothers and sisters.

“I can sit here if I’m in pain, he comes and he notices it before I even make any noise,” she said.

But, Zeus has been blacklisted as a “vicious” breed in Moreauville.

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.

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  • Juan Nightstand

    During the 1990’s I lived in Broward County Florida when neighboring Dade County banned pitbulls. As a pitbull owner I was understandably a bit concerned. I spoke with one of the local Ft lauderdale police officers and asked him what kind of dogs were involved whenever they got calls for dog bites. He said it was mostly Collies, Chihuahuas, Poodles and most of all Cocker Spaniels, at least one or two every week. The “vicious” dog breeds, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Pitbulls, Dobermans, etc. very rare, only one or two per year.

  • Instead of sacrificing the dogs, how about making it mandatory that people that wish to won a dog undergo training on what it means to own an animal.

    This is inhumane. Me heart goes out to the owners. It like killing all smokers to get rid of lung cancer.

  • carol

    so dose that mean the police dogs have to go to or do they just like them ones how hard is it to to just have the strays picked up and have people keep there dogs in there yards if thats the promblem i think the thing is that they dont like them breed because the few asses that use them for fighting or dont take care of them there one was a time when pit was called nanny dogs

  • Norma Fynewever

    Try to take my loving pit and I’ll burn the whole f’in city to the ground so no one can live there dog or human….ok maybe not really but there would def be hell to pay! What happened to freedom?

  • buchie

    instead of slaughtering innocent creations of God try to educate the stupid humans who dont know what the hell they are on about. if anyone tried anything with one of my dogs they would wish they were never born.

  • Jill Cogswell

    I saw a post saying the ban has been reversed, is that true?

  • deziree

    Pathetic……. Don’t blame the dog, blame the owners…..
    it’s like “Guns kill people ” NO dumb ass PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE…… your just dumb enough to sell it to some one who doesn’t know how to handle a weapon or how to respect a weapon…. Just saying this is wrong there are extremely good pit-bulls out there…. what if it was your dog people we’re voting on to kill…..
    a different breed of dog. you would be heart broken….. think about the people who are fighting this battle for the love of their dog (pitbulls, or any breed) you should never get to choose which kind of animals stay….. they are here for a reason… and in fact animals were here before us. People just need to treat and train there dogs properly…. owners who can’t shouldn’t have a dog…. in fact put them in jail…. lock them up. BUT do not kill an animal because of it.

  • Barry Lendrum

    Evil ignorant spiteful government town officials. Just who the hell do they think they are? What is going so badly wrong in the USA that they’re not just taking everybody’s rights away, but even their pets too?

  • Kerin

    THIS IS OLD NEWS. IT HAS BEEN RESCINDED!

  • Pama Walker

    Getting rid of Pitt Bulls & Rottweilers is like getting rid of blacks & Mexicans for breaking laws. DUMBASSES!!