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OH House votes to stop calling pit bulls 'vicious'

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio House has thrown a bone to pit bulls, approving a measure to stop the state from singling out the dogs as dangerous.

An Ohio law currently defines a vicious dog as one that hurts or kills a person, kills another dog or is among those commonly known as pit bulls.

The Columbus Dispatch reports a bill that passed the House this week would change the law by removing the reference to pit bulls. Veterinarian and former state representative Shawn Webster tells the Dispatch he sees a lot of pit bulls that aren't the least bit vicious.

But Democratic Rep. Mike Foley of Cleveland says his county dog warden urged him to vote no because of daily problems with pit bull attacks. The bill now goes to the Senate.

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