Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Toledo's "Vicious Dogs" Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Judge Michael Goulding of the Toledo Municipal Court has ruled several aspects of the city's vicious dogs law to be unconstitutional. He cited specifically to the ban on owning more than one pit bull and having to have the dogs muzzled. Judge Goulding also found the statute's ban on it bull mixes to be unconstitutional.

Goulding stated in his opinion that "a more uniform, practical, and humane method of regulating dogs, which both preserves the safety of the public and focuses on the dangers and misdeeds of irresponsible dog owners, would seem preferable to the status quo."

Read more at ToledoBlade

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