New York City: Bark, You're on Canine Camera

Bark, You're on Canine Camera

If New York City's health commissioner has his way, there will soon be a mug shot on file of every American pit bullterrier in the Big Apple. Hoping to rid New York of a canine breed favored by dope dealers because of its alleged propensity to clamp its powerful jaws on humans, Commissioner Stephen Joseph has proposed to the city's board of health that pit bull owners be required to have their dogs tattooed, muzzled in public, insured for a minimum liability of $100,000 and, yes, photographed for city records. If Joseph's proposal becomes part of the city code, no new...

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