Ohio state law labeled specific breeds, such as pit bulls, as ‘vicious.’ Now the law defines a dangerous dog based on behavior not breed.
 Pit bulls will no longer be labeled as “vicious” dogs under a new Ohio law.
The measure that took effect Tuesday changes current law that defines a vicious dog as one that has seriously hurt or killed a person, killed another dog or is among those commonly known as pit bulls. The new measure removes the reference to pit bulls from the definition and requires evidence to prove pit bulls are actually vicious.
Ohio has been the only state to classify a dog as “vicious” by breed and appearance, according to Newsnet5.com in Ohio.
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Supporters of the law claim it will improve the ability of dog wardens and police to protect the public from all dangerous dogs, regardless of their breed. 
While the …
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