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Mich. Senate approves bill banning dog breed-specific ordinances

The Michigan Senate voted to prohibit cities, counties and other local governments from instituting dog breed-specific regulations, including ownership bans, compulsory neutering, muzzling rules and requirements for owners to carry additional liability insurance. An AVMA study found that specific dog breeds are not more prone than others to aggression, and AVMA animal welfare scientist Dr. Emily Patterson-Kane says human behavior is more to blame for dogs' aggression.

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