We need laws to protect dog owners from themselves

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The vicious attack on the West bank by several pit bulls that left a woman in critical condition has prompted lawmakers to enact tougher dog laws.  The lawmakers are right.  We do need tougher dog laws.   Not against specific breeds of dogs, but against the dog owners themselves.

Important questions need to be asked … like why were the 4 dogs inside?   Why weren’t the dogs spayed or neutered like the law requires?   If the dogs were going to have puppies, why didn’t the owners have a breeder’s license as the law clearly states?   I can go on and on.

A very concerned Marrero councilman  wants to ban certain dog breeds like pit bulls and Rottweilers.   I guess if we were back in the 70s, we would be banning German Shepherds and Doberman Pinschers.  Next year we might ban Chows because they’ve got a tough bite.

Dogs – and specifically dog breeds – aren’t the problem.  It’s man that is responsible.   Existing laws need to be enforced and new, tougher dog laws should be enacted.   Just make sure those tougher laws apply to the dog owners and not to a specific dog breed.  Specific dog breeds aren’t the problem.  Mankind is.