The Ohio Governor signed HB-14 today, a bill that repeals BSL in the State of Ohio, BSL that has been around for 25 YEARS! This means all the PB's and their owners are free from this terrible law, free to be normal dogs and dog owners again and free to openly show themselves and to be ambassadors for the breed.
It is only a small thing in the grand scale that is BSL but it is a WIN, and every win is a step closer.
Ohio's Pit Bulls Free of Discrimination with Passage of HB-14 | Life With Dogs
It actually made me a bit emotional this morning. I can only hope that one day this is something we are celebrating here in Australia.
ETA - Ohio was the only State in the US that had BSL that automatically declared a dog dangerous based on how it looked, sound familiar?
It costs taxpayers in Ohio 17 million dollars a year! What a waste.
The new bill also includes new laws on the control of real dangerous dogs, the ones who are actually attacking and biting people and their idiot owners.