“It’s something we deal with all the time. It’s getting old. It’s a mess.”

The City of Troy, Missouri, has enacted an ordinance that bans pit bull ownership. The ordinance calls pit bulls “dangerous and potentially hazardous” because “the breed possesses characteristics of aggression, strength, gameness, viciousness, predaceousness, unpredictability and savageness” that are not common in other breeds. Violators can be fined $200 to $1,000 and spend up to 30 days in jail. (Click here to read the article.)