"A spokesman for City Council Member Peter Vallone, Andrew Moesel, said the council member hoped the attacks would "show people the dangerous nature" of the dogs. Mr. Vallone has been working to ban pit bull ownership in the city."http://www.nysun.com/new-york/city-sees ... ays/81215/
"Queens Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr., who has previously proposed a citywide ban of pit bulls, urged Albany today to allow cities breed-specific bans, and said, "How many more people must be mauled or killed for Albany to take steps to protect our citizens from dangerous dogs?"http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.js ... =1&stid=11
"After undergoing surgery, Phie Phie Bear is expected to live, but the attack has some residents and Queens Councilman Peter Vallone concerned. Although dog experts say training, not breed, determines whether a dog is dangerous, Vallone wants pit bull ownership banned in the city.
“The city really needs to do a lot more than it’s been doing to protect us from dangerous dogs like these,” said Vallone." http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.js ... &aid=82913