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In the Middle or on the Outs: Pit Bulls in Maryland

A pit bull at the Montgomery County Humane Society

But Boutin isn't forgetting about the issue. He says he will conduct a summer study and meet with veterinarians, kennel clubs and as many animal services officials as it takes to try to reach a solution to the dangerous animal problem. 

And Baltimore City Councilman Melvin Stukes said that although the local pit bull ban was voted down, he is certain the issue will be addressed again. While he recognizes pit bulls can make wonderful companions, historically the dog has been used against people, he says. "We have got to do something about this. These dogs are capable of killing. This is a fact nobody can get around. I'm not anti-dog, but you have to look ... kids are getting mauled. They are getting killed." 

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