Last week, after nearly a year of review, the city of Reynoldsburg, OH decided to keep its ban on "pit bulls" -- even though police records note that the city has never enforced the ban until residents asks for a repeal.
The Columbus Dispatch notes that the decision flies in the face of scientific research, and recommentdations from the AVmA, CDC, US Department of Justice, every humane organization in the country and the recommendations of its own commissioned committee.
Why'd Reynoldsburg keep the ban?
"It's cheaper and takes far less effort than providing community programs for bite prevention and educating citizens about the real circumstances that contribute to dog aggression. Breed bans are a fear Band-Aid......Fear extracts a price and we all pay it."
That price so far has been nearly 50 well-behaved dogs being removed from their families based on how they looked.