Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Lakewood, OH - At a recent public hearing about a proposed pit bull ban in the City of Lakewood, a group of pit bull owners spoke against it. These same pit bull owners, it turns out, were also lawbreakers. Ohio state law declares pit bulls as "vicious" and owners must comply with several rules including: registration, liability insurance and a special containment pen.
After the public hearing, Councilman Brian Powers asked the director of animal control to verify that the activists were compliant with current Ohio state law. Four of the pit bull owners who testified were not. Lakewood Animal Control agents then cited the pit bull owners, who then puckered up and said that their First Amendment rights had been violated. Powers had unjustly targeted them!
Pictured is noncompliant pit bull owner, Jason Brown.
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| 7/16/2008 9:31 PM |
"These regulations only punish responsible, law abiding pit bull owners."
Exactly what you'd expect to hear from an irresponsible, law breaking pit bull owner.
"You're going to chase all these good citizens out of here."
| 7/17/2008 3:12 PM |
These idiots are a perfect example of why a complete Ban is required.
Give them an inch and they'll take a mile! I can't believe someone could see all the six figure maulings and not carry insurance.
Pit owners are truly the drunk drivers of the dog owning world.
| 7/17/2008 8:37 PM |
Another uninsured and unregistered Pit attacks a kid in Toledo. You would think the nutters would be on their best behavior...