East Tennessee State Senator Wants Pit Bull Law In Knox County

Sen. Tim Burchett (R-Knoxville)

Nashville (WVLT) – A state senator wants Knox County to address pit bull ownership after two dogs of the breed killed a woman in the western part of the county.

Sen. Tim Burchett (R-Knoxville) sent a letter to Knox County Commission Chairman Scott Moore asking the commission to look at what other communities have done to cut down on pit bull violence.

“Across Tennessee and now locally we have a story that has ended tragically,” he said in the letter. “Due to the fact that pit bulls do attack humans, I think it is time for us to act before we have another instance like this.”

He went on to write that a countywide ordinance requiring all pit bulls to be spayed or neutered would be the best way to accomplish that.

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