Transcript for Pit Bull Sterilization Mandate Approved in California
-- Riverside County animal shelter is the last stop for many pit bulls. The -- is often euthanized because they are rarely adopted. And I just get very very tired of their meetings about hearing how many pit bulls we have to. Put down -- kill. Today Riverside supervisors passed an ordinance requiring all pit bulls more than four months old be spayed or neutered. At a public hearing people on both sides of the issue spoke out. Including Linda -- -- -- two year old granddaughter was killed by a pit bull in 2003. That seems like. Through all these tragedies -- people would wake up and see that these dogs are not meant to be kept. Riverside resident Clifford Duncan held up newspaper articles other recent mauling. Point out the death of two year old -- -- -- who was killed by his grandmother's pit bull mixes. -- big -- passed this ordinance and I tell you if you do will be in front of the Riverside City Council. Pushing it to be passed for the city as well. But all owners say the -- is not to blame. It is more about the people that are getting ahold of these dogs and you know we're always gonna have problems of people and we got to understand how to address those instead of wiping out an entire street. Opponents of the ordinance -- stories a pit bull attacks have unfairly targeted the animals. Comedian does. Likely sentence based on -- a lot of -- -- breeds. And -- -- -- they're based on media attention and ratings. Beaumont city councilwoman -- -- a victim all of pit bull attack herself disagrees. We are seeing tables in the news because. -- -- When they attack the injury inflicted may be catastrophic. The ordinance will only apply to pit bulls and the -- incorporated area of the county supervisors are hoping cities within the county will follow suit.
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