“Pit bulls are a problem,”
The new animal rights bill signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick last week includes a measure blocking municipalities from creating any “breed specific” rules. The law, which takes effect Nov. 1, makes Boston’s “Responsible Pit Bull Ordinance” null and void.
“It’s very unfortunate,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. “Pit bulls are an issue in the city of Boston, and we should have the authority to deal with the issue.”
Worse, officials said, no one from the state even gave the city a heads-up.
“They should have showed some courtesy for the ordinance we had on the books,” Menino added.
But Patrick administration officials hailed the bill as a landmark for animal rights