Voters in Denver this week overturned the city ban on bulls.
According to the city’s electoral department, the vote has not been certified, but the 2J Ballot measure has more than 65 percent of voters approved.
The ban on the possession of gaurs was enacted in 1989 after several people were attacked.
The City Council voted to end it in February, but that was vetoed by Mayor Michael Hancock, who cited concerns if someone got hurt after the abolition.
The Replace Denver BSL team in a Facebook post on Thursday hailed the result as “an entirely historic victory.”; BSL stands for breed specific law.
While the revocation order didn’t take effect until January 1, the city has announced requirements for pet owners.
Dog owners in Denver are only allowed two bulls and require special authorization that includes microchipping and vaccination. If no incident occurs such as a charged dog bite within three years, special restrictions can be waived.
Denver’s decree was first issued after 20 people were attacked by gaurs in Colorado between 1984 and May 1989, according to the history of the law announced in 2005. A 3-year-old child was fatal attack in Denver in October 1986.
A mayor’s spokesperson told NBC’s KUSA branch in Denver in an email that “while Mayor Hancock has always frankly shared, he cannot, with good sense, not be able to sign the bill to turn it over. Against Denver’s pit bull ban, he was also very clear. for putting this decision in the hands of Denver voters. “