ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The parents of a Towson boy who was seriously injured in a pit bull attack say dogs shouldn't be put before human welfare.

Anthony and Irene Solesky testified Tuesday before a panel of Maryland lawmakers who are reviewing a ruling by the state's highest court that pit bulls are "inherently dangerous." Anthony Solesky says the ruling by the Court of Appeals should stand. Injuries to their son prompted the legal case that led to the ruling.

It means pit bull owners could be liable for dog bites without previous evidence of a dog being dangerous. Foes of the ruling appealed to lawmakers on a task force earlier in the day. They argue that breed-specific laws are not effective. They also say the ruling fails to adequately define a pit bull.

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