Boston lowell lynn worcester and others see. In nutt v florio a ten year old boy killian nutt was bitten by a co tenant s pit bull when he was playing outside.
As you may know not all victims of pit bull attacks in massachusetts have been so fortunate.
Pit bull laws in massachusetts. States with preemption laws 2017 dog bite fatality. Full list the 7 4 vote follows three years of discussion and debate and. The first attack may happen before the implemented law but subsequent attacks generally favor the injured party rather than the owner of the pit bull in massachusetts.
Pit bull muzzle law malden ma on tuesday malden city council approved a measure requiring pit bull type dogs to wear a muzzle in public. Such laws range from outright bans on the possession of these dogs to restrictions and conditions on ownership and often establishes a legal presumption that such dogs are dangerous or vicious. The city now joins a growing number of municipalities in massachusetts to place restrictions on the notorious breed including.
Pit bulls are already banned in prince george s county. She survived only because a police officer was on the scene immediately and was able to distract the pit bulls. It happened again in april.
Some jurisdictions have enacted breed specific legislation in response to a number of. One backer of the law described the nonsense behind targeting specific breeds such as pit bulls in law. Pit bulls kill 7 year old boy in lowell massachusetts.
While maryland sided with pit bull attack victims the state of ohio sided with pit bull owners and in may 2012 they removed pit bulls from the definition of vicious and thereby generalized vicious and nuisance without regard to breed similar to what occurred today in massachusetts. Massachusetts fatal pit bull attacks state map states that protect local control vs. Bsl stands for breed specific legislation laws and regulations enacted at the city or county level that ban or restrict the keeping of dogs by breed typically targeting pit bulls.
Breed specific legislation bsl is a type of law that prohibits or restricts particular breeds or types of dog. A recent case decided by a massachusetts appellate court clarifies some questions surrounding the liability of landlords when one tenant s dog bites another tenant. Injuries inflicted by this breed often are.
The reason these laws exist is because of the greater propensity based on statistics of animal attacks and biting from pit bull dogs. Dogs like rottweilers dobermans and chows are also frequently also affected by the laws. The breed specific thing is a quick reaction to a complex problem state sen.
Controversial pit bull muzzle law passes in massachusetts by dogtime tuesday the city of malden mass passed a bill requiring owners of pit bull and pit bull like dogs to muzzle the animals in. This time six pit bulls attacked a woman in taunton.