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:
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