Monthly Archives: February 2012

After 25 years of ineffectiveness, the State of Ohio finally eliminates statewide breed-specific law

COLUMBUS, OH — After 25 years, the State of Ohio has eliminated its statewide breed-specific law. Gov. John Kasich signed the bill Tuesday morning eliminating the law that automatically declared the “pit bull” to be an inherently vicious dog. Ohio’s … Continue reading

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NCRC reports on an important new study from Maddie’s Fund: Dog breed identification no basis for public policy

An important new study further confirms the unreliability of visual breed identification used in dog adoption, lost and found, and regulation. Read the NCRC commentary: Dog breed identification no basis for public policy. Read more about Breed Identification, Breed and … Continue reading

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Bill lifting “vicious” label from “pit bull” dogs goes to Ohio governor

February 8, 2012 — After 25 years, the State of Ohio may be about to do away with its breed specific law. The Ohio House of Representatives voted 67-30 Wednesday to send House Bill 14 to Gov. John Kasich’s desk. … Continue reading

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