Cincinnati, OH update: Committee approves motion to repeal BSL

The Livable Communities Committee of Cincinnati, OH, approved a motion to repeal the breed ban and breed-specific language in their animal ordinances.

Next, the proposal moves to the full city council for a vote. The below news article says the council will vote this week. However, we do not see the proposal on this week’s council agenda, so we cannot confirm that this is true.

Please contact Cincinnati city council and respectfully show your support for repeal of the city’s longstanding breed ban. We can get this repealed!
City Council, 801 Plum St., Cincinnati, OH 45202-1979
Information Line: 513-352-1576

Council committee votes to repeal pit bull reference in dog law

By Mark Heyne
4/24/2012 2:10:00 PM

A Cincinnati Council committee has voted to repeal the breed-specific language in the city’s vicious dog law. […] Five committee members voted for the motion. Councilman Cecil Thomas voted against it.[…]

The motion now goes to the full council for adoption this week. […]

The motion also creates a task force that will recommend amendments that address spay and neuter, animal treatment, tethering and dog fighting.

Full article retrieved 4/24/12 from

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