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  • #202528

    kessler
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    Mercurius wrote There have been 921 bills introduced by this General Assembly. 850 of which will never see the light of day, this is one of them.

    Oh, yeah good point Merc! I guess I can calm down then, can’t really seeing this happen it’s just too over the top. Still goin to email my thoughts in to them though.

    #202529

    Anonymous
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    Funny I was just around 18th and Main yesterday, and 2 guys were letting their pitbulls not fight but sort of tangle together.

    #202530
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    Well, if they’re looking for support for this bill they can go to PETA to get it. They’ve supported the extermination of pit bulls for a while now.

    #202531

    kessler
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    Coremodels wrote Well, if they’re looking for support for this bill they can go to PETA to get it. They’ve supported the extermination of pit bulls for a while now.

    I didn’t know this, hmm i’m almost speechless. Infurated and shocked.

    #202532

    Cookie
    Member

    Coremodels wrote Well, if they’re looking for support for this bill they can go to PETA to get it. They’ve supported the extermination of pit bulls for a while now.

    I don’t even like PETA, but come on.

    #202533

    jazzypants
    Member

    Pretty sure pit bulls already have special restrictions, like shelters are not allowed to put them up for adoption and I think owners are supposed to have crazy amounts of insurance out on them.

    I think that stuff is already crazy. It’s sad that shelters just automatically have to put down any pit bull they receive because some are actually really sweet dogs.

    Interestingly, today the dispatch has an ariticle about a crazy little feral dog on the loose in Columbus!

    #202534

    mrmonnin
    Member

    michaelcoyote wrote

    captain janks wrote its a pity that responsible dog owners get lumped in with all the pieces of shit who mistreat and fight their dogs.

    but what about the children!!

    This is a very good point. Let’s treat parents of children that display staulking, bullying, or any other percieved threatening behavior as owners of “vicious” dogs. This is a slippery slope we approach. Be careful for what you wish for.

    #202535

    Bear
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    Sassy Steph wrote

    captain janks wrote its a pity that responsible dog owners get lumped in with all the pieces of shit who mistreat and fight their dogs.

    Kind of like Gun owners. :wink:

    Kind of not, actually. There are about 30,000 firearm-related deaths per year in the US, and, despite the hype, according to the CDC, about a dozen dog-bite-related deaths. I’ll grant that there are quite a few responsible gun owners. They’re responsible for ensuring that gun regulations are so lax that guns end up in the hands of people who kill other people with them. But that’s one form of responsibility that, in my experience, gun owners tend not to own up to. If they did, they’d push to make gun ownership both legal and very, very difficult — a privilege that has to be earned by people who have proven by their actions that they can handle the responsibility.

    Sorry for the digression. But seriously. No.

    #202536

    Mercurius
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    Bear wrote

    Sassy Steph wrote

    captain janks wrote its a pity that responsible dog owners get lumped in with all the pieces of shit who mistreat and fight their dogs.

    Kind of like Gun owners. :wink:

    Kind of not, actually. There are about 30,000 firearm-related deaths per year in the US, and, despite the hype, according to the CDC, about a dozen dog-bite-related deaths. I’ll grant that there are quite a few responsible gun owners. They’re responsible for ensuring that gun regulations are so lax that guns end up in the hands of people who kill other people with them. But that’s one form of responsibility that, in my experience, gun owners tend not to own up to. If they did, they’d push to make gun ownership both legal and very, very difficult — a privilege that has to be earned by people who have proven by their actions that they can handle the responsibility.

    Sorry for the digression. But seriously. No. In other news, Castle Doctrine is a bill that is on the move.

    http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/analysis.cfm?ID=127_SB_184&ACT=As%20Passed%20by%20Senate&hf=analyses127/s0184-ps-127.htm

    #202537

    captain janks
    Participant

    hopefully that one DOES see the light of day.

    #202538

    gramarye
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    mrmonnin wrote

    michaelcoyote wrote

    captain janks wrote its a pity that responsible dog owners get lumped in with all the pieces of shit who mistreat and fight their dogs.

    but what about the children!!

    This is a very good point. Let’s treat parents of children that display staulking, bullying, or any other percieved threatening behavior as owners of “vicious” dogs. This is a slippery slope we approach. Be careful for what you wish for.

    The law does draw a sharp distinction between animals and children, not surprisingly. In more ways than not, animals are treated like property. Like possessions. That means that a bite from your dog is a hurt flowing from an object under your control more than a member of your household. While children aren’t presumed fully capable of mature decision-making, it’s recognized that they are at least intelligent, sentient beings, even those who watch Teletubbies and Hannah Montana. With a judge’s permission, they can be witnesses in court, for example; your dog, no matter how intelligent, can’t.

    #202539

    Bear
    Participant

    Mercurius wrote In other news, Castle Doctrine is a bill that is on the move.

    http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/analysis.cfm?ID=127_SB_184&ACT=As%20Passed%20by%20Senate&hf=analyses127/s0184-ps-127.htm

    Very interesting. And thanks for the heads up. I’ve never understood the obligation to retreat under those circumstances — seems to me if I’m in my home, I’ve pretty much already retreated.

    #202540
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    Cookie wrote

    Coremodels wrote Well, if they’re looking for support for this bill they can go to PETA to get it. They’ve supported the extermination of pit bulls for a while now.

    I don’t even like PETA, but come on.

    Try reading up on Ingrid Newkirk.

    http://www.nokillnow.com/PETAkillPitbulls.php

    breeding ban + 100% euthanasia policy = extermination of pit bulls.

    #202541

    somertimeoh
    Participant

    Thanks, Core. That blurb on PETA’s website is complete BS because that’s NOT how they really feel.

    I didn’t bring Zina with me from because Ohio terrified me. When I was moving I read somewhere that I would have to register her which means that if a law like that passed, they’d know exactly where to go to pick her up. I just couldn’t risk it so she stayed with my parents. It still kills me to leave her every time I go home, but I know that she’s safe there. When I grow up and learn how to be home on a consistent basis I will get another dog and I will rescue another pit because they need good homes too.

    People that are scared of pits shouldn’t own them. As with any animal, dominating them is the only way to keep them, yourself, and others safe. This does not mean mistreating them, but it does mean that they have to know they are not in charge. There are bad people that own every type of breed out there. For some reason it became sexy to hate pit bulls. Many times when you see news stories about a pit bull hurting someone it’s not even a pit, it’s some other breed. Try it http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findpit.html

    It’s easy to jump on the bandwagon, but just remember there’s a lot of people who provide loving homes to these animals and they are a part of our families just as Bugsy, Kirby, Moose, Monkey, Charlie, etc. are :)

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    #202542

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    Mercurius wrote There have been 921 bills introduced by this General Assembly. 850 of which will never see the light of day, this is one of them.

    +1 Seriously, Tyrone Yates introduced about ten bills last week, and the General Assembly is about to leave for the summer. They will probably come back for a short lame duck session after the elections, then the GA is dissolved and all the bills go away and require re-introduction. I don’t see this bill as a priority in a Republican-led legislature in a short session post-November. In other words, don’t panic people. There was also a bill introduced to banish the income tax and another that would legalize medical marijuana. Much as it may disappoint everyone, I’m pretty sure those will not go anywhere either :)

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