Xenia, Ohio to Consider Breed-Specific Ordinance Tonight!

By Editor
In Breed-Specific Legislation
Apr 14th, 2011

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.)

From whiotv.com:

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.

Read this article in its entirety here.

2 Responses to “Xenia, Ohio to Consider Breed-Specific Ordinance Tonight!”

  1. Joshua Long says:


    The above link will take you to the verbiage of the ordinance in an Op-Ed piece, along with some residents feedback/comments.

  2. Kim Casteel says:

    This is crazy! I agree 100% that its against ppls rights 2 tell them what type of dog they can or can not have. This is suppost to be the land of the free!

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