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Pit Bull Ban Discussion in Yakima Causes Strong Emotions

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YAKIMA, WA.--Keeping tabs on a story that NBC Right Now has been following for months that continues to spark controversy.

More than 20 years ago, Yakima's City Council adopted a Pit Bull ban following three unprovoked attacks. Now, people are asking the city to lift the ban and consider other alternatives. One group is suggesting adding a provision, requiring Pit Bull owners within city limits to follow certain criteria for dangerous dogs.

Emotions ran high during Tuesday's city council discussion on the topic. For every good story, there seemed to be a tragic one.

"I've had a Pit Bull before, and it's been the most loving thing that I've ever had," said Keisha Sick. "It's been the protector of my family."

"Darla {his daughter} was four months pregnant at the time, and we don't know what caused it or what prompted it, but the dog killed Darla and also the baby," said Doug Robinson.

The city council decided to wait to make any possible changes to the ordinance until they can do further research.

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