ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Opponents of a Maryland court ruling that says the dogs are "inherently dangerous" are unleashing their criticism.
The ruling by Maryland's highest court means that pit bull owners could be liable for dog bites without previous evidence of a dog being dangerous. On Tuesday, foes of the ruling appealed to lawmakers on a task force about the ruling.
They argue that breed-specific laws are not effective. They also say the Maryland Court of Appeals ruling fails to adequately define a pit bull.
Lawmakers are reviewing the ruling and weighing whether to change the law.