Pit Bulls have been banned in Denver for over 30 years, but yesterday voters overwhelmingly decided the breed was welcome once again in the Mile High City.
From Channel 7 Denver:
The law banning pit bulls was put in place in 1989 after 20 people had been attacked by pit bulls in the previous five years. One was a 3-year old who died from the attack in 1986. Hancock argued in his letter to council that less than 20% of all pets in Denver are currently licensed, which "raises significant questions about the effectiveness of this proposed new system."
Proponents said breed-specific bans do not work and enforcing the ban has cost the City of Denver more than $5.8 million.