CINCINNATI - An Ohio law takes effect Tuesday, declaring that pit bulls are no longer "vicious" dogs.
Since 2003, pit bulls have been considered vicious dogs and banned within the city limits of Cincinnati. That rule was changed when the city council approved a motion last week that will remove pit bulls from the language of the ordinance that defines a vicious dog.
Ohio lawmakers have followed suit. They overturned a state law that defined pit bulls as "dangerous and vicious" dogs. The Ohio senate voted 27 to five in favor of house bill 14, which changes the 20-year-old definition of “dangerous and vicious” dogs, by removing the reference to pit bulls.
Pit bull owners may now be eligible for standard insurance premiums and shelters will be able to promote pit bulls for adoption.
Click here to read the full text of the law or go to www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_14 .
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