I recommend following the article link to read the full article. It clearly identifies the numerous reasons why the pit bull ban was rejected by the city council, including loud opposition from the public, unfavorable news media coverage, and statistics that demonstrated that “pit bulls” were not a problem in Smithville.
Remember, however, that state law already considers all “pit bulls” to be “vicious”—and Smithville will enforce the special restrictions placed on pit bulls by state law.
Pit bull ban option hits the bone pile in Smithville
By STEVE HUSZAI
SMITHVILLE — Council, while not taking an official vote on the matter, nonetheless decided to stop consideration of a pit bull ban within Smithville’s limits after an onslaught from (local and national) opponents of breed-specific legislation.[…]
Instead, the village will enforce the minimum requirements in the Ohio Revised Code regarding pit bulls, such as having liability insurance for owners.[…]
Full article retrieved 1/14/11 from http://www.the-daily-record.com/news/article/4963050
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