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Repealing BSL (Pitbull Ban) in Parma, OH
Started on Nov 26, 2012 by Keith Demerest
As of May 22, 2012 Ohio State Law designating Pit Bull dogs as automatically vicious has been repealed. The repeal of the State Law, however, did not end Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) throughout the state. Cities have home-rule and there are many Pit Bull bans still in existence, including in Parma, OH- city ord. 618.09 The science on this matter favors repealing BSL and providing community education, over targeting responsible dog owners. However, Parma's Mayor and most of City Council still favor the Pitbull Ban. I feel like there is more interest in lifting the ban, than city council realizes, and I would like to begin the process of repealing this ordinance. Who is in favor of lifting the pitbull ban? Who is willing to help start a movement to lift the ordinance? What else do you have to say? Does anyone need more information on issue, and what questions do you have?
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