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Kasich gets bill ending 'vicious' pit bull label

Published: Wed, February 8, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Pit bulls in Ohio would no longer be labeled as “vicious” dogs under a bill that is headed to the governor’s desk.

The House voted 67-30 today to agree to Senate changes to the legislation.

State law currently defines a vicious dog as one that has seriously hurt or killed a person, killed another dog or is among those commonly known as pit bulls. The measure would remove the reference to pit bulls from the definition and require evidence to prove pit bulls are actually vicious.

The bill also specifies that the label does not include a police dog that has injured a person or has killed another dog.

Some dog wardens oppose the measure because of frequent pit bull attacks. Others say pit bulls are not inherently vicious.


1jbyrd1960(49 comments)posted 4 years ago

You have got to be joking. This is insane and I hope a loved one gets mulled by a pit bull and than lets see what he thinks.

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2E328(15 comments)posted 4 years ago

Jbyrd, you must be the one who is joking. You can't blanket an entire breed as being vicious. If you're going to do that, then we could just as easily say that all humans are murderers, because some humans have become murderers. There is a pit bull sitting just to my left. She is about as vicious as a bunny rabbit and would not hurt anyone. She's never even so much as growled at the cat. However, when I was a kid, I was bitten in the face by a poodle. We'd better label them as vicious.

By the way, people don't get "mulled"; that is something you do to cider. The word you're looking for is "mauled". Also, "than" is used with words like smarter, faster, bigger, better. You wanted "then".

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3Bman(151 comments)posted 4 years ago

I sometimes wonder if Governor Kasich wakes up and considers..."What could I do today that is completely unpopular?"

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4300(573 comments)posted 4 years ago

E328, the fact you survived your poodle experience is proof that it isn't vicious. What do you think would have been the result if you'd been attacked by a pit bull instead?

Pit bull owners are like those people you see weezing and coughing, but still smoking a menthol. All the while they claim they could run a marathon if they needed to, and there's nothing dangerous about smoking. Certain mentalities just can't be reasoned with.

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5E328(15 comments)posted 4 years ago

Right...because it has everything to do with the breed and nothing to do with how the dogs are raised.

I suppose you also believe that no one should be allowed to carry a gun because they can be used to commit crimes and/or harm people.

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6AnotherAverageCitizen(1180 comments)posted 4 years ago

Well If kasich gets bit in the rearend by a pitbull, I hope the pitbull is nice enough to pull kasich head out.

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7LtMacGowan(695 comments)posted 4 years ago

No Animal is inherently vicious. Its how they are raised and treated. For Example This person who shall remain nameless, abused his pitbull, used to kick it and such, well one day the mail man showed up to deliver the mail and the pit jumped through one of the numerous holes in the dilapidated screen door and mauled the mailman, almost killing him. This person ended up doing 90 days in the county. When he got out he got yet another dog that he mistreats.

We need to enact stiffer penalty for abuse, negligence, and keep better track of the abusers and people that use them for dog fighting.

I mean we have a sex offender database, why not an animal abuser database that pet shops, or ordinary people can call to make sure the animal they are selling or giving away won't end up in the hands of some one that will hurt it.

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8300(573 comments)posted 4 years ago

E328, we do restrict guns. You can't have an automatic weapon, legally at least.

Though, I do think the CCP is woefully short on hours. I feel it should take months of attending classes before we allow people to carry. I visited a CCP session a few months ago, and I watched their target practice session. I also saw what some of the results were from the written test, and it was truly shameful that all those people are now able to pack heat.

Back to issue at hand, the only people I've ever met who had pit bulls were low-brow people. Even though they have different jobs/education/etc. they all shared a huge insecurity problem.

Pit bulls don't make you safe, they make you look like trash for having one.

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