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I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

Is it a Doggy World?

Crime, Cudahy, pets, Safety, Talk Back

Day 8 – Tuesday May 13th 2008 - Still No response from the Mayor

  

Pitbull ordinance considered in Cudahy

 

Codification - the act, process, or result of arranging in a systematic form or code, Law a. the act, process, or result of stating the rules and principles applicable in a given legal order to one or more broad areas of life in this form of a code. 

b. the reducing of unwritten customs or case law to statutory form. 

 

Local Pitbull owners are preparing to fight a proposed ordinance addressing Pitbulls and other vicious dogs.

 

The Cudahy Rules, Laws and Ordinance Committee will consider the proposed ordinance at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at City Hall, 5050 S. Lake Drive.

 

The Web site www.nopitbullbans.com is urging local residents to fight any breed specific ban by contacting Cudahy legislators and attending the meeting.  The site has already generated a number of posts from local dog owners upset about the possibility of a ban.

 

A reader emailed me asking me how I feel about this subject.

 

I must admit, I feel guilty for not having my usual strong opinion on this subject.

 

I went to the website above and read the comments.  Here is what one of them had to say.

 

Pam Brown said,April 29, 2008 @ 1:05 am.

 

This issue was brought up about 3-4 yrs ago in the City of Cudahy and it was voted down because there is/was a vicious dog law on the books in Cudahy that had not been used once at that time.

http://www.nopitbullbans.com/?p=659#comments

 

I am in total support of reducing Gangs and any tool that can help I am for.  Is Pam Brown correct that it has not been used in the past?

 

So if this is true that is a vicious dog law on the books in Cudahy that had not been used once at that time, will this do anything new or just be another law unused?

 

What is the difference from the old law?

 

How will you know what a Pitbull dog is or is it just any vicious dogs? 

 

What is vicious?  Barks a lot?  Bites?  What?

 

I am told it is a dog that bites or moves in threatening manor.

 

With the Mayor doing the codification, are there any others ordinances that maybe on the books that already cover this?

 

It is my understand that St. Francis and South Milwaukee have already passed a ban on Pitbulls, which makes Cudahy an island.  The ban in South Milwaukee has already been upheld by the state supreme court as constitutional.

 

Maybe Pitbull owners can show proof of insurance and pay a higher licensing amount to help curb gangs from using them, yet allow people to still own them.  This has been done in other cities.

 

Sorry people that I don’t have that hard in your face thought on this one.  I am not a dog person, but I like dogs.  Big or small.  I had dogs growing up.  My daughter’s sitter has dogs.  Including puppies for sale.  Three female purebred chocolate labs with papers for $600 each.  Email me if interested.

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