MOREAUVILLE, LA — The town council has passed an ordinance declaring an outright ban on two so-called “dangerous breeds” of dogs: rottweilers and put bulls.
Dog owners have been put on notice that the impending ban will compel them to hand over their pets for destruction, leave town, or face legal repercussions. A recent letter to dog owners read:
TO ALL PITT BULL AND ROTTWEILER OWNERS:
PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE VILLAGE OF MOREAUVILLE IS ENFORCING THE ORDINANCE THAT WAS PASSED ON OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 THAT BANS PITT BULLS AND ROTTWEILERS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF MOREAUVILLE, LA.
YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE THAT YOU HAVE UNTIL DECEMBER 1, 2014 TO REMOVE YOUR PITT BULLS OR ROTTWEILERS FROM YOUR PREMISES. IF YOUR PITT BULLS OR ROTTWEILERS ARE NOT REMOVED BY THIS DATE, YOUR ANIMALS WILL BE IMPOUNDED AND TRANSPORTED TO A VETERINARY CLINIC FOR FURTHER DISPOSITION. YOU WILL ALSO BE FINED FOR VIOLATING THE ORDINANCE.
After an expression of national outcry, the town of Moreauville repealed its outrageous ban on “dangerous breeds” of pets.
“We got so many phone calls and threats that it was our best interest to do this,” Moreauville Mayor Timmy Lemoine told KATC.
The quick repeal of the law is a testament to citizen activism, and example of successfully fixing an injustice on a small scale. If citizens put as much energy into defending other liberties as they do in defending their pets, the police state would quickly crumble.