On Monday, Florida legislators in Tallahassee are expected to vote on whether to move a bill that would eliminate Miami'-Dade county's 20-year-old ban in pit bulls.
This isn't the first time this kind of bill had been introduced in the statehouse – last year bills in both the House and Senate were introduced but didn't go anywhere – but advocates seem pretty organized this year, and the bills have the support of Best Friends Animal Society, which is behind this effort.
It'll be interesting to see what happens this year, considering the fact that Gov. Rick Scott is desperately trying to curry the public's favor (he's got some super-low approval rankings here in Florida) and will probably throw his support behind anything that he thinks is popular. Last summer, he did sign a law that would give dogs suspected as former fighting dogs a chance to be evaluated and potentially placed in homes rather than immediately euthanized. So maybe our governor will be on the right side of this one. We can hope.