Many of the communities around Kansas City have passed into law what some call "bully breed bans"—restrictions on specific breeds thought to be dangerous, like pit bulls and rottweilers. Kansas City does not have any bans, but the city does require all pit bulls to be spayed or neutered.
The following area communities do have pit bull bans:
• Independence, Mo. • Leawood, Kan. • Liberty, Mo. • Marion, Kan. • Overland Park, Kan. • Platte City, Mo. • Prairie Village, Kan. • Roeland Park, Kan. • Shawnee, Kan.
Kansas City, MO – Missouri Proposition B squeaked in last night by two points.
Supporters say the measure will require dog breeders to provide safer and cleaner conditions for animals.
At the 75th Street Brewery, a group of nearly forty had dwindled to seven when Proposition B was declared victorious just before midnight. Dispelling some campaign rumors, a spokesperson for the Missourians for the Protection of Dogs says they have no other plans to set up rules for the treatment of animals in business or agriculture in Missouri.