Petition Update

Court of Appeals changes ruling to only "pure-breeds" August 21

Jamie Hardin
Bethesda, MD

Aug 22, 2012 — On Tuesday, August 21, the Court of Appeals amended their opinion to change the ruling from pure and cross breeds of pit bulls to only pure-breeds of pit bulls.

It's a shame that they don't allow any animal experts or even an educated layperson in the rulings, because then they would learn that pit bull is not a breed. They would also have learned that one of the three breeds commonly associated with the nickname "Pit bull" is not even recognized by the AKC. Yes, that's is correct, the American Pit Bull Terrier is not a breed recognized by the American Kennel Club. They only recognize the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier. We're unsure when the Court of Appeals will learn from their mistakes, but certainly in the meantime we do know that this frivolous lawsuit has caused unprecedented suffering in Maryland.,0,4806033.story