For 30 years, it’s been illegal to own a pit bull in Denver. That’s about to change.
After more than 30 years, Denver’s pit bull ban will be a thing of the past, following a decision by city council Monday to give this controversial breed a chance within city limits.
This change to the code allowing pit bulls to be licensed passed council on a 7-4 vote. The new law will take effect in 90 days.— Denver City Council (@DenCityCouncil) February 11, 2020
The final vote was 7-4 in favor of the bill.
The vote came after an hour-long public hearing. The courtesy meeting was requested by Flynn. There was an even 50-50 split for and against the bill among the more than 20 people who spoke during the hearing.
This is the best news I've heard in a while. Denver has one of the most heinous BSL laws in the country and is responsible for the deaths of thousands of dogs. The new law is not perfect but it effectively ends the ban. I am ecstatic!https://t.co/vDJJbqJA5X— Pit Bulls Against Discrimination (@pitbullsad) February 11, 2020