YouTube video artist Zupf recently created a piece that highlights two court rulings concerning a municipality's constitutional authority to regulate pit bulls. In the Vanater v. South Point (Ohio) and Garcia v. Village of Tijeras (New Mexico) cases, Zupf emphasizes statements made by each of the judges. For example, Judge Weber (Ohio) states, "It is clear that the unquantifiable, unpredictable aggressiveness and gameness of Pit Bulls make them uniquely dangerous."
Each of these high court rulings, in addition to others, can be found in the Legislating Dogs > Constitutionality section of DogsBite.org. Since the inception of breed-specific laws (pit bull laws) in the 1980s, U.S. courts have consistently ruled that due to the genetic traits of pit bulls -- distinctive behavioral characteristics brought about by the artificial selection for the purposes of dogfighting -- pit bulls pose a unique danger to the public and can be regulated accordingly.
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