Senator Eltife weighs in on banning Pit Bulls

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas state senator is now weighing in on proposed legislation to ban Pit Bulls statewide.

This comes just a week after 2-year-old Kaden Muckleroy was attacked and killed by a Pit Bull in Rusk County.

A Tyler attorney drafted the legislation to ban the breed, and gave it to senator Kevin Eltife and state representative Chuck Hopson last week.

Senator Eltife tells KLTV 7, the ban would be difficult to enforce on a state level, and he would rather focus on controlling the dogs on a local level.

"I'm one of these guys, I'm pretty realistic on will pass and what won't pass. I don't see a state-wide ban passing. She sent us additional legislation that would give control to cities and counties and I want to work with her on that.", said Eltife.

Also today, authorities confirmed that the dog that attacked Kaden last week has been put down, along with several other dogs taken from the property.

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