Great news released in Ohio on May 22nd that reads:
"Ohio removes pit bulls from 'vicious' dogs list
Ohio state law labeled specific breeds, such as pit bulls, as 'vicious.' Now the law defines a dangerous dog based on behavior not breed."
This is the start of a new way of thinking. A mind state where the breed is not punished for a single owners choice to train his/her dog to fight, or neglect the dog to the point where its animal instincts take over causing frustration and agression. After all it is a dog right? Some think that banning the dog will solve bites and attacks in these areas but actually that is completely backwards.This argument can work just the same as on would argue for gun rights. Ban the guns and only the criminals have guns. Ban Pit Bulls and only the criminals have pit bulls leaving the vicious dogs still in banned areas and forcing responsible owners to move out of the city limits.
Instead of banning pit bulls outright there should be rules and conditions to owning ANY DOG
These conditions should include:
Having a completely fenced-in or walled-in yard in which the dog is kept, and from which it cannot escape.
The owner must not leave the dog tied up. It must have proper socialization and human interaction. This breed of dog should not be used to guard, for example, boat yards or warehouses because of the absence, in that role, of any meaningful socialization.
The dog must be neutered or spayed by the age of six months.
The owner must agree to inspections by animal welfare officers.
There is a saying that there is no such thing as a bad dog, only a bad owner. That is more than a grain of truth in that, and dog owners must in the future be made to realize that they are liable for creating the conditions in which a dog is allowed to become aggressive, and liable for the damage the dog may cause.
Finally, Why is this important to EVERYONE and not just Colorado residents?
The answer is simple, Punish the deed and not the breed!