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Dog lovers rally to oppose proposed city ordinance

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A group of dog lovers met at the State House Sunday to try to end what they call "misconceptions" about certain breeds.

Columbia Bully Walk meets each month and at a rally today, the focus was on pit bulls and a proposed ordinance in the works in the City of Columbia to stop the over breeding.

There were about 100 dogs and their owners at the event.

Members of the group say the dogs are not as dangerous as some people think, but do say, they are not for everyone.

"They can be a very independent dog which takes a lot of training and knowledge of that," says John Willman, founder of Columbia Bully Walk. "How to deal with them, along with the fact that they're a very strong breed."

The potential ordinance could go before City Council soon. Those at today's event say they don't think it's fair to judge certain breeds.

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