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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4 2014 4:05 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

If Rep.King wants to serve the public, have him introduce a bill that increases the penalty for owners of vicious dogs who attack humans. He seems more interested in preventing certain dog breeds from social discrimination rather than protecting his constituency.

Winchester, VA

@4601 Actually, if Rep. King wants to serve his constituents he needs to serve ALL of his constituents, and that includes those who have the dogs you don't approve of who have done nothing but belong to breeds you don't like. The great majority of them are good dogs and aren't problem: it's the owners who are the problem. Stigmatizing the breed won't end the problem because those owners always end up getting other dogs of another breed, which has been proven over and over again.

Santee, CA

Mr. King, what other breeds besides pitbulls have been involved in fatal malings? Of course there are breeds and pitbulls are one of them.

Waupun, WI

I applaud Representative King. I am from Wisconsin and am trying to get the same law passed here. I hope the residents of UTAH will support this decision he is making. It is for the better. When a city bans a breed, a family loses a member. A shelter loses an open kenned and a dog loses a life. No good comes from banning breeds. Thank you Representative King for your courage and passion. God Bless!

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