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11 thoughts on “United States Supreme Court Leaves Intact Ohio Supreme Court’s Ruling that Breed-Specific Legislation is Constitutional

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  1. Of course the Court didn’t hear it…They ruled 110 years ago that states may regulate dogs as property for public safety purposes as a valid police power.

    That didn’t stop the charletans at the top of the pro-mauling lobby from collecting legal donations though!

  2. You know this, I know this, now we have to ensure that all other folks are informed about it too. The pit nutters would have common folk believe that breed specific laws are unconstitutional!

  3. This is Really good news. Every one of these pit nuts pulls out this unconstitutional thing and Toledo Ohio. I’m glad this guy was stupid enough to take it that far.

  4. Does any one have an idea why there is very little problem with these dogs in states like, Montana, Idaho, North and South Dakota, Wyoming? Five states with very little or no problem.

  5. The pro-pit community is very well organized online, and they are making an attempt to lobby the Ohio State Legislature to change their state law; I don’t know what affect that would have on Toledo’s municipal ordinance. Beware – the pro-pit groups try to get the State legislator’s bamboolzed with misleading information and get them to pass a state law banning BSL. We had that in Colorado and Denver fought that attempt under the concept of “home rule” authority. The states like Montana, Wyoming,etc. have never really been a hotbed for dog fighting for many reasons. The sparse population, etc. may also be a factor. Maybe the best reason is that the macho men up in the rugged Rocky Mountain region don’t need placebos like dogs to demonstrate our manhood; we climb 14,000 foot mountains in the morning and ski down them for lunch. Dogs may be used for pulling sleds or Avalanche rescues, and as such dogs are our friends and companions during long outings in the rugged outdoors, the idea of fighting them is just beyond our rational comprehension. (Ever see the movie “8 below”?)

  6. korynparker
    Thank you for that explanation. I talked to an outdoorsman friend of mine. He said about the same thing. One thing was they make a different use of the dog and pit bulls don’t fill the bill. He also didn’t think they were that good in the cold weather. I see these people walking there pit bulls off leash all the time. I guess they think it make them look tough. I think it makes them look nuts.
    I have a Black Lab and he is not very tough but he behaves well and he is a good dog. That is plenty good enuogh for me. My dog ” Fox” had a cat of his own and he really loved that cat. They were together from the time he was about four months old. He is now 10 years old. In October a pit bull and a boxer from down the street killed the cat. “KC” was the cats name.

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