Denver votes to end the ban on pit bulls...and not everyone is happy

Headshot of a Staffordshire bull terrier puppy looking at the camera wearing a black collar on a gray background

The Denver City Council has voted to end its 30-year ban on owning pit bulls. The city council passed a new code in a 7-4 vote that would allow its residents to own pit bulls as long as they register their dog with the Denver Animal Protection (DAP) and get a breed-restricted license. The ASPCA also explained that “dogs of many breeds can be selectively bred or trained to develop aggressive traits,” and not just pit bulls.

Not everyone is happy.

In the video below, the Denver city councilman proposing to end the longstanding pit bull ban in the city to replace it with a licensing system. A local Denver reporter Nicole Fierro spoke with a local woman who lost her grandson in a pit bull attack.

Many communities and housing developements in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire have bans on residents owning pit bulls.

Photo: Getty images

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