City Hall will be going to the dogs today, with pit bull protesters converging on the building at 14th and Bannock streets at 11 a.m. today -- if the protesters can get around all that Big Air scaffolding.
But there's already plenty of hot air in the dog-eat-dog world of pit bulls.
In this week's Off Limits, we report on Pit Fest, a concert and fundraiser tomorrow that will feature Shorty Rossi, a former actor and little person who stars in Animal Planet's Pit Boss, a show devoted to bringing pit bulls back into the mainstream of mutts.
But it's going to take a lot more than a TV show to make pit bulls palatable in Denver, where the breed has been banned for more than two decades.
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Hence the protest that will converge on City Hall today, focusing in part on Denver's ban of pit bulls as service dogs. In December, Denver city council rejected a service-dog exemption for pit bulls. But an attorney suing the city argues that the pit-bull service-dog ban violates federal law.
In the meantime, be sure to check out our 2009 feature about the twenty-year pit-bull ban in Denver, as well as the incredible collection of pit-bull-related comments on our website, with references to Nazis and rabid monkeys. And those are the nicer insults.
Rossi will be at today's protest, too; find more details on the pit bull protest here.
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