Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Pit Bull Ordinance

The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled on Wednesday that a Toledo city ordinance that restricts and regulates the ownership of pit bull dogs does not violate the constitutional rights of dog owners.

The majority of the court relied heavily upon a number of verified, negative facts about pit bulls that were proved in the trial court. The dissenting judge gave her approval to the ordinance but said that the overwhelming evidence should lead to law enforcement activity against dog owners who make their dogs more violent.

If you are interested in this issue, you should read the excerpts from the court’s majority and dissenting opinions. Click on the “Read More” link below to see them. To read the court’s comprehensive press release, click here. To download the entire opinion by the court, click here.