Published On: Tue, Nov 21st, 2017

Court Ruling Makes Banning Pit Bulls Unconstitutional In Mansfield, OH

MANSFIELD, Ohio – A ban on pit bulls in the city of Mansfield has been repealed, after years of debate and controversy.

Critics of the ban, including the Richland County Humane Society, say the law was generally ignored unless a pit bull attacked a person or killed another pet.

Humane officers say, in some cases, the ban attracted the wrong kind of owners to the breed. Humane Society Executive Director Missy Houghton told FOX 8, “It created a demand for pit bull type dogs by people attracted to a criminal element because these dogs were outlawed and so it seemed a little bit more enticing and those are the people that you wouldn’t necessarily want owning the dog anyway, because they’re not going to be the best dog owners.”

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