- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Officials are researching the possibility of breed-specific legislation following three unprovoked attacks by pit bulls and a pit bull mix in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes since March.

The Lafourche Parish Council will discuss proposed vicious animal legislation at its Aug. 26 meeting, but a breed-specific ban isn’t part of the proposal. Last month, the Terrebonne Parish Council passed an ordinance that increased penalties for owners of dangerous and vicious dogs.

The Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1zZK2qL ) Morgan City and Mamou are among six Louisiana cities that ban pit bulls. Eighteen other cities and four parishes have restricted ownership of the breed and label it as dangerous or vicious.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals argues breed-specific laws are ineffective and expensive.

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Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com

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