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The sweet sound of victory has finally come for Pit Bull advocates in the town of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The city’s acting mayor, Doug Joseph, signed a bill repealing the discriminatory ban on Pit Bulls that has been in place since 1996. The new ordinance was signed on February 26th and will become active after 30 days. For Pit Bull lovers in the city, it couldn’t have come soon enough.




For those familiar with breed specific legislation (BSL), this is a major victory since more than 937 cities in the U.S. have breed bans, most of which specifically target Pit Bulls. In the city of Reynoldsburg, the fight for this loving and loyal breed has been lead by the group, Pit Bulls for Reynoldsburg. This group was organized by citizens in support of a breed neutral Reynoldsburg, and their relentless dedication has finally paid off. On their facebook page, they posted the simple, yet powerful statement, “It’s over folks. We won!! No more Pit Bull ban in Reynoldsburg.”

We hope that this small town serves as an example to other cities that BSL is not a fix for irresponsible pet ownership. Education and other alternatives are the only way to tackle these issues. BSL does more harm than good as it literally kills innocent dogs and breaks up families. With a more than 90 percent euthanasia rate in shelters, homeless pitties and other bully breeds who are sent back to shelters because of BSL are sent to their certain death. There is no excuse or even proof that this ban on Pit Bulls has any benefits whatsoever and we are so glad that this was realized in the town of Reynoldsburg – let’s hope other cities follow along.

To learn more about breed specific legislation and how you can help stop it, click here.

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Valerie Brown
6 Months Ago

Victory? What victory? The people of this city just lost their rights to public safety so that blood sport enthusiasts can harbor dog fighting breeds in family communities without restrictions. That is not a victory.

13 Jun 2018

Absolutely! My dog has been attacked by 4 pit bulls. Time to ban them again. Especially in my city, there are ZERO good pit bull owners.

Julie Wall
6 Months Ago


Dr. Michael S. Golinko, who completed the largest dog bite study to date, states pit bulls are a danger to children: http://nationalpitbullvictimawareness.org/expert-opinions/

Common Sense: Pit bulls are selectively bred to recognize other dogs as prey to fight in a pit to the death. You never know when it will be triggered. Simple noises and movement can trigger the pit bull\'s prey drive into a deadly attack. This is not a safe breed trait to have in a family pet.

New Warning from Pediatricians about pit bull type-dogs: A University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s largest dog bite study to date at a Georgia hospital in July 2016 came to this conclusion: “The study corroborates the largely negative interactions between pit bulls and children of any age.”

From the abstract: "Pit bull bites were implicated in half of all surgeries performed and over 2.5 times as likely to bite in multiple anatomic locations as compared to other breeds." http://nationalpitbullvictimawareness.org/expert-opinions/

11 Medical peer-reviewed studies that prove pit bull are dangerous dog as pets. Level 1 trauma center dog bite studies from all geographical regions in the U.S. are reporting a higher prevalence of pit bull type dogs injuries than all other breeds of dogs. In many cases, the studies (2009 to 2016) also report that pit bull injuries have a higher severity of injury and require a greater number of operative interventions. http://blog.dogsbite.org/2016/10/table-retrospective-level-1-trauma-dog-bite-studies-2009-2016.html

Correct there are nice pit bulls. The problem is that you can\'t tell them apart from the pit bulls that decide to kill. Would you deliberately choose a crib, car, or helmet with the highest record of fatalities and the worst safety rating? Pit-bull type dogs are responsible for 95% of severe attacks (level bite 4-6) on people, pets and livestock in breed neutral zones. Please follow for one month. You will be shocked at all the people and pets that are severely maimed or killed by pit bulls.

Please spend some time witnessing to the victims of pit bull attacks. Most attacking pit bulls are not due to bad owners but naïve owners who do not understand the dangerous pit bull breed traits. From 2005-2018, 286 people killed by pit bull type dogs. http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities.php

Pit bulls do not lock their jaw but with their \'gameness\' trait they do not let go until their victims are dead.

Pit-bulls are dangerous because they have the capability of inflicting life-threatening injuries in a split second. Pit bulls are zero-mistake dogs.

Two words to prove pit bull type dogs are inherently dangerous: "BREAK STICK".

Does this sound like a normal and safe dog breed to have live in our neighborhoods? Pit Bull Rescue Central recommends ALL pit bull owners to have a "break stick", a wedge-shaped piece of wood used to pry open a pit bull’s jaw during an attack. "Since pit bulls have a strong fighting background, we recommend that pet owners also have a breaking stick as a precaution, even if they don\'t plan to use it in an illegal context. However, please be discreet. Breaking sticks are not something to brag about and the general public might have the wrong impression if you walk around with a stick in your hand. Breaking sticks are not illegal, but they are considered dog fighting paraphernalia in certain states and/or with certain law enforcement agents."

This person demonstrates how to use a break stick on a pit-bull: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfMVH4wY5Pg

08 Mar 2018

Everything you just stated in this is bullshit. I have bred pits for years and have been around multiple pit bulls my entire life there are way more good pits than there are "dangers" and your considered "dangers" pit bulls only act the way they do because of how they were raised as puppies. pit bulls are just like any other dog breeds its all about who the owners are. but pit bulls are not only "fighting" dogs and meant to be put in an arena to fight you literally just pissed me off so much by everything you just said was completely false. pit bulls show more loyalty than most other dogs and will protect their owners and family members no matter what they are no way shape or form dangers unless their owners train them to be.

John Pasqua
6 Months Ago



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