The Shelbyville City Council is toying with the idea of breed legislation. The question is whether or not to ban Pit Bulls within the Shelbyville, TN city limits. This legislation was discussed briefly a while back but tabled. It was brought back up after 2 recent dog attacks in the city (click HERE and HERE). The City Council meeting was packed last night with concerned citizens who suggested that the owners of vicious/dangerous dogs be the target and not breeds themselves. I feel that the citizens made valuable suggestions last night that should be considered. I personally believe that the idea of breed legislation is ridiculous until the basic animal welfare laws are addressed. If the ban on Pit Bulls in Shelbyville is a go, I just wonder who they will appoint to enforce this ban. I know that owners that breed these dogs to fight should be held accountable (which is just one concern). Fighting dogs is illegal in the first place. If they are already ignoring that basic law, then another on the books isn't going to make a difference. What do you all think?