April 14th, 2011 by Editor
Editor’s note: Once again a city points a finger at breed (though “pit bull” is not a breed) instead of identifying the real threat: free-roaming dogs. Please contact the Xenia City Council as soon as possible and politely inform them that breed-specific legislation (BSL) is ineffective, unenforceable, and unconstitutional. (For those writing letters, consider that Toledo’s BSL was ruled unconstitutional in January 2010 as it went well beyond the purview of state law and violated home-rule doctrine, and legislation currently in the Ohio legislature seeks to remove the archaic dangerous dog designation for “pit bulls” via HB 14.)
An proposed ordinance would outlaw keeping pit bulls as pets inside Xenia city limits. Xenia City Council will discuss the issue in a special session Thursday night…
…The proposed ban in Xenia does not mention protecting people who already own pit bulls.
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