Denver, one of the well known Pit Bull bans, has had a lot of buzz lately concerning lifting the ban. Since 1989, responsible Pit Bull owners have had to deal with the fact, that the breed they love is unobtainable. This ban is well known for the attack On May 8, 1989. 59-year old Rev. Wilbur Billingsley of Denver was attacked by a Pit Bull in the alley behind his home. The victim suffered serious injuries with over 70 bites and two broken legs. His neighbor, Normal Cable, stopped the assault by firing a shotgun at the dog.
I would just like to say, looking at the circumstances, there is no excuse for this attack, and the dog never should have been allowed out of his property, especially in a place where people walking in dark alleys will look threatening. If a dog is in a threatening situation, they are going to react one way or the other. This could have all been prevented if the Pit Bull was confined to his property.
The event was sponsored by Any Given Breed, which supports Pit Bulls, obviously. Rachelle Richardson and Nick Dickson co-founded Any Given Breed, which is seeking to overturn Denver’s Pit Bull ban. Attendance at Saturday’s event required a $10 donation. The evening included music from 10 bands and free food.
The literature displayed at Saturday’s event included a poem that read:
“There is no creature on this earth
Who will ever make you merrier.
The animal I do speak of
It’s the American Pit Bull Terrier.”
Christopher N. Osher