A number of pit bull-lovers are walking around Yakima, Washington telling lies. Town officials are dealing with a minor crisis of law enforcement, as several pet-owners have recently claimed that their pit bulls are service dogs in order to circumvent the municipality's ban on the breed. Because the Americans with Disabilities Act allows pit bulls to act as service dogs, and because it prevents public officials from asking questions about dogs' training, many Yakima residents have started to take advantage of the loophole.
Flickr: Jason Bacon In order to put a stop to the false representation of pit bulls as service dogs, Yakima officials are asking those with service dogs to sign a form indicating that they could be charged with perjury for lying about the necessity of their animals, according to the Associated Press. That's one way to deal with the situation, but there's another option that would be much more effective: don't ban pit bulls as pets.