Ending Breed-Specific Legislation

Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole urged Overland Park, Kansas city council to repeal the longstanding breed ban on “pit bull type” dogs, stating “There is just no evidence that breed bans make communities safer for people or pets,” and “Breed specific laws also deny citizens the right to determine the animal that best suits their needs.”

The council voted unanimously to adopt a stronger, more effective breed-neutral dangerous animal ordinance, applying the same standards of behavior to all dogs of all breeds, and removed mention of specific breeds in the ordinance, ending the decades old ban on pit bull type dogs in the city.

Read Senator Dole’s letter in its entirety below: