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Pit Bull ban lifted leads to parade
June 4, 2012 11:04 am | Filed Under: General
Owning a Pit Bull has been amazing, this is my dog Honey, and she is the sweetest dog I have ever had. She is playful and energetic and very protective. Owning this dog has proved my own mother that Pit Bulls just have a bad name. (Photo Courtesy of Zoe Vanjohnson)

The American Pit Bull Terrier was the number one family dog during the first part of the 20th century. Pit Bulls are family friendly dogs but obtain a bad reputation because of their abusive owners.
On May 16, 2012 City Council repealed the breed specific law banning Pit Bulls, which have been banned since 2003. The voting was 8 to 1 proving that people are not afraid of Pit Bulls in general and are giving the breed a chance without judging their stereotypical myths.
“I think the pit bull just has a bad name, I have never come into contact with a vicious one,” said Sejus Suryadevara, 11.
Pit Bulls have been given a bad reputation from the start. It is not the breed’s fault; it is the owners of the dog that forms the dog’s disposition.
This is not a case of nature but it is of nurture. This breed needs to be loved and cared for just like any other breed and the city of Cincinnati is giving this breed a chance to prove itself. All dogs act the way they are raised, just like children.
A walk through Downtown Cincinnati will be held Wed. June 6, 2012 to represent and promote the responsible ownership of this breed. Cincinnati Pit Crew has organized this event starting at West Grove on Fountain Square at 5:30 pm to finish at Neon's Famous Unplugged cafe on 12th Street in Over-the-Rhine for a dog-friendly after party.
I do not think it is the dog’s fault, I think it is how it is trained…I would take a boxer or pit bull any day of the week,” said Officer Paul Payne.
So far 60 dogs have RSVP’d to attend the walk; this will be a great opportunity to prove that Pit Bulls are a loving and caring breed that just needed a chance.