Wednesday night's Wentzville aldermanic meeting was filled with a variety of surprises. The New Wentzvillian apologizes for not having brought this pitbull discussion to its readers' attention sooner.
These folks were passionate. It reminded me of a quote from Star Wars that really has no relevance, ''I've never seen such devotion in a droid before." It is really interesting to see pitbull owners step up and go to bat for their dogs. They are pushing for a breed-neutral dog behavior policing ordinance that places the responsibility of a dog's actions on the owners of any misbehaving dog.
Here is a link to the video of this mother's compassion for pitbulls along with a long printed partial quote. She touches on the nature of her neighbor's dog along with her previous run-ins with Jack Russel Terriers (among other things):
"This dog literally curls up in [neighbor's name] lap like a baby and, I mean, there is nothing like this dog. I mean, I took my time tonight, from my children to be here. I want you guys to understand that, um, we had a Jack Russel that would chew your arm off, um, because of breeding that just these dogs have been interbred . . . this really needs to be considered . . . you should go after the people that raise these dogs and fight them . . . I was actually raised in Virginia, Mike Vick, um, you know there's a little, you know, there's irony there, but, um, you know, those are the people you need to go after and it shouldn't be just a generalization on the breed . . . I just wanted to speak on behalf of Rosco (neighbor's dog's name I believe)"