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Cities and towns would be prohibited from passing laws that target specific breeds of dogs under legislation debated Tuesday in a Missouri Senate committee.
The bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Brian Nieves, allows for local ordinances prohibiting dogs from running at large, as long as the regulation is not specific to breeds of dogs. If passed, it would undo any local ordinances already in place, including one in Kansas City that mandates pit bulls be spayed or neutered.
Courtney Thomas, president of Great Plains SPCA, said breed-specific laws are ineffective.
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