Our Michigan dog bite lawyers are reporting a bill that my be passed to ban pit bulls in Michigan. Rep. Timothy Bledsoe introduced legislation that would regulate and then ultimately ban three breeds of dogs: American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire bull terriers, and Staffordshire bull terriers. This bill would work in three phases. First, the bill would ban the breeding of these three dogs, and mixed breeds which include these dogs within the first year. Second, after four years, no one can own any of these dog breeds which have not been sterilized. Lastly, after ten years, no one will be allowed to own and of those dog breeds.
The main conversation which will be had amongst the legislature regarding this bill is weather or not the increase in aggressive behavior of these dogs is due to breeding or upbringing. This is a key question in determining the outcome of this bill.
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Our Michigan dog bite lawyers see cases involving these types of pit bulls all the time. If you or a family member is a victim of a dog bite, call our experienced lawyers to make sure the rights of the victim are being protected. Contact us now at 800-606-1717 to speak to one of our Michigan dog bite attorneys about your case.