Ohio HB 25 no longer repeals BSL; HB 14 stands alone

Ohio has statewide breed-specific language that declares all “pit bulls” (defined as “any breed commonly known as a pit bull”) in the state to be “vicious” and places restrictions on ownership.

Ohio HB 25 and HB 14 both contained language that would repeal Ohio’s BSL. HB 25 has been revised so that it no longer repeals BSL. HB 14 stands alone as the only bill that would repeal BSL. Unlike HB 25, which revises the state’s animal control laws in various ways, HB 14 is a very short bill and its sole purpose is to repeal BSL.

Ohio residents, please write your state legislators and urge them to pass HB 14. The statewide BSL has been a nightmare for citizens, animal control, and humane organizations alike. Repeal is vital if Ohio hopes to move forward and improve public safety and humane treatment of animals.

Contact the Criminal Justice Committee and urge them to pass HB 14 out of committee:
district41@ohr.state.oh.us; district91@ohr.state.oh.us; district29@ohr.state.oh.us; district88@ohr.state.oh.us; district55@ohr.state.oh.us; district76@ohr.state.oh.us; district66@ohr.state.oh.us; district63@ohr.state.oh.us; district40@ohr.state.oh.us; district20@ohr.state.oh.us; district28@ohr.state.oh.us; district27@ohr.state.oh.us; district11@ohr.state.oh.us

Find your state senator and representative using the legislator locator:
http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/index.cfm

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4 responses to “Ohio HB 25 no longer repeals BSL; HB 14 stands alone

  1. Jessica Jones

    I live in New York City, and I would NEVER visit a place that bans any breed of dog, specifically those that fall under the “Pit bull” blanket. My tourist dollars will NEVER support an area that seeks to ban and murder my favorite type of dog. In history, they were The Nanny Dog, and were the FIRST War Dogs. Shame on Ohio for being an IGNORANT state!!!!

  2. Zbyszek ,,Poland" - Warszawa

    BSL is nothing good, I never gave any benefit. BSL is directed against the dogs because of their appearance, not a disposition. BSL should fight with bad people, not the dogs who behave like a man tells them, too often, bad man. And one more thing .. NO PIT BULL BREED. And the men of law should know about this, and not just listen to the media, which are not objective. Boyet sergeant with the Police maiami series, it is one sided and shows the whole world what a Pit Bull is bad and terrible. Fewer and fewer people now believe in that stuff sucked from the finger.
    Zbyszek

  3. BANNING BREEDS DOES NOTHING OTHER THEN SLAUGHTER INNOCENT DOGS!! ANY DOG is CAPABLE of “attacking” or being “vicious” ESPECIALLY IF IT IS TAUGHT TO DO SO! Ban Bad owners ! BAN BREEDING!! ENOUGH DOGS ARE KILLED ON A DAILY BASIS WITHOUT ADDING BSL TO THE SLAUGHTER!! Dont BAN BREEDS BAN IGNORANT UNFIT IRRESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS!!

  4. amanda mott

    As a pit bull owner in Ohio this will be a huge relief. Not just for pit bull owners in ohio but all breeds. People need to stop pointing their fingers at pit bulls and start pointing their fingers at the owner. for those people who point fingers, do you watch those poor neglected, hurt, starved animals on those aspca commercials? do you point at the animal thinking the dog/cat/horse, etc did that to themselves itensionaly? um, no….. those animals owner is to blame. when you decide to get a dog you are also signing up for a thing called “responsibility.” a good owner realizes what he/she must make sure his/her dog gets trained, has regular vet checks, proper food/diet. etc…. if the blame wasn’t on pit bulls then what breed would be next? pit bulls weren’t the first breed to be picked on for being “viscious.” The first breed was the blood hound followed by other breeds after. The rotti, german shepard, and doberman ( not in that order ). so please stop bsl!! blame the owners not the breed of the dog!!