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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lawmaker wants to ban pit bull bans.

Lawmaker wants to ban pit bull bans.

SANTA FE (KRQE) - It's a breed with a bit of a branding problem.
According to Animal Humane New Mexico, pit bulls are the second most popular breed in the state, but they're also one of the most controversial.
In 2012, 61 percent of all fatal dog attacks were caused by pit bulls according to , a dog bite victim's advocacy group.
A number of cities across the country have breed specific legislation that imposes special restrictions on pit bull owners or bans the dogs altogether.
Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell (R - Alamogordo) has prefiled a bill that would ban local governments in New Mexico from passing any sort of breed specific legislation.

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