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[Daily Dunklin Democrat]

Owners voice concern over proposed pit bull ban in city limits

Several residents of Senath attended the Senath City Council meeting in support of keeping their family pets, which would be taken from the homes as stated in a recently proposed ordinance banning pit bulls from the City of Senath.

Mayor Joe Lane asked the individuals present at the meeting intending on voicing concerns regarding the pit bull ordinance to choose one individual to represent the group and speak to the board.

The group chose Leslie Brooks as a representative to take the floor and speak to the board.

Brooks informed the council that animal rights has been around since 1635.

"I feel what's happening now is that animal rights is being compared to racist and sexist views of the past," Brooks said. "Animals have rights too, and animal law is now being studied in a majority of law schools."


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