Elgin had been considering breed specific legislation but has decided against it.
But council members will be vigilant. So dogs who may remotely resemble a bulldog - be on high alert, the council members are watching you!
There is some salient information in the article:
142, 120, 119.
The first is 2007 dog bites, next is 2008, last is 2009. See a trend?
For a town of 104,000, 119 reported dog bites a year is not all that significant. Even if there really are ten times that many bites, only about 1% of the population is bitten by a dog annually.