Missouri legislator looking to stop cities from banning specific dogs

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(KPLR) – A Missouri house committee is considering a bill to end what’s being called “dog discrimination”. The bill would ban cities from passing breed-specific laws against dogs such as Pit Bulls or Rottweiler’s.

Supporters of the bill say the bill would stop local governments from infringing on the rights of pet owners.

Cities would still be able to pass animal control laws, but not specific to any one breed.

A Fox Files investigation two years ago showed the breed of shelter dogs are often misidentified.

Just last month the city of Clayton reversed its rules on some dog breeds deemed dangerous.