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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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