Should the Ohio Legislature Remove the Pit Bull Dog from Its Vicious Dog Law ORC 955.11

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Skeldon is targeted by many dog lovers because he championed breed specific legislation that named the pit bull as the only breed named in the vicious dog law (ORC 955.11(A)(4)(a)(iii)). He kills members of this breed whenever there is a violation of the law that brings them into his hands. Many of our problems with the dog warden would be eliminated if the law were changed that this breed was not specifically singled out as a vicious breed. Each dog would have to be proved as vicious.

Old South End Broadway

Yeah really...it's not like pit bulls have ever killed anyone or anything like that......

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I thought any large dog could be trained to kill. This training is done by the owner. If this breed of dog is inherently vicious, then it stands to reason that there should be none in any populated area. But they are here in Toledo. When they run away it is they that are euthanized rather than their owner criminalized. There are laws concerning how dogs are to be restrained by their owners. This breed should not be held accountable more than any other because their owners choose not to restrain their dogs as required by law. Their owners, on the other hand, should face the full weight of the law when they chose to own animals, and not properly restrain them.

Old South End Broadway

The problem with the dogs isn't that they're inherently vicious, it's that they're loyal. Loyal to the point where they will attack if they feel their owner threatened.

Now I have breed that hostility towards humans has almost been bred out. It's one of the oldest breeds to live with humans. However, I know I cannot control my dog.

The difference is if my dog were to bite someone it would only do minimal harm. "fighting breeds" were bred to not just do harm but inflict massive harm. That makes those dogs inherently dangerous despite their manner. Even a even tempered dog can bite during what it thinks is playing but the harm it does is far more severe. The facts support this.

MikeyA