STOP/END BSL (Breed Specific Legislation)

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Breed Specific Legislation(BSL):
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What is BSL?

Breed specific legislation(BSL) is designed to place restrictions on ownership of certain breeds of dogs.
A breed ban usually requires that all dogs of a certain appearance (targeted breed) be removed from the county, city, state, or Province.
Breed-specific restrictions may require an owner of the said targeted breed do any of the following or all.
1.Purchase liability insurance ranging from $100,000-$500,000
2.Muzzle the dog of said breed while in public
2.Mandatory Spay or neuter the breed in question
3.The breed in question may not leave the owners premises
4.The dog must be contained in a kennel with specific requirements (6' high chain link walls, a lid, and concrete floors)
5.Place signs on the outside of the residence where the dog lives with vicious dog on them
6.Make the dog wear a vicious dog tag or other identifying marker
7.Some county municipals require you to buy a special license for each dog ranging from $100-$200 per year
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Why BSL doesn't work?

Breed Specific Legislation is the campaigns to ban dog owners from owning a certain breed of dog deemed dangerous. And it doesn't work. By making these dogs illegal you make them more desirable to criminals and people who want to own the breed for the wrong reasons. This leads to terrible breeding practices which can lead to temperament and health problems and in turn only support the stereotypical version of the breed.

A more effective way to deal with a dog breed deemed to be aggressive would be to use the energy put into Breed Specific Legislation campaigns and redirect that energy into campaigns to enforce ethical breeding practices. Dogs bred from backyard breeders or puppy mills or from other illegal activity, are much more likely to have behavior problems due to poor genetics. Responsible breeders take great care to select and breed only the dogs with the most sound temperaments and sturdy structures. Puppy mills and backyard breeding only furthers the bad genes.

BSL is ineffective. It will not solve the problem. It will only make the banned breeds more attractive to the people who should not have them. An make it where the people who deserve to own them unable to.

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Who does BSL effect?

It is my belief that BSL affects all the good pet owners the ones of us who are doing right by the breed an being responsible pet owners. When I hear the phrase BSL it makes mad it is the same as being racist, And deeming a breed in it self as bad is wrong people only tend to focus on the bad certain BSL breeds have done.....Most people think only the bully breeds are in this category but they are wrong many popular family dogs fall into this category an mor

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Please end BSL , these is important and necessary , BSL is ineffective , it will not solve the problem , please end BSL thanks
BSL needs to be ended. I have Rottweilers and the discrimination and stigmas make me angry and sad. These are awesome dogs that deserve respect and love. Not prejudice and hate.
I am a USAF spouse with a 6 month old son. My family wants to rescue a banned breed from the Human Society. Unfortunately due to the high cost of living in my area we are living on the military base. Both my husband and I grew up with PitBulls and we want our son to have that same bond with them. This breed is amazing good will children and the perfect addition to our family. I do not understand how the United States military can do something as ignorant as banning any breed of dogs from bases. We fight for freedom, well that should go for our dogs too. Hold the owners accountable not the breed!
Bullies are great companions some of the best friends I know.
From being raised around a ton of breeds of dogs, I have learned that it is NOT the breed that gives a dog a bad rep, it's the owner! U, as an owner have all the control wether or not you have a great dog or a very bad dog. They all hash down on Pitts, yet way back in the day, that is what almost every farm had, was a Pitt! They are loyal dogs. If the father of the family had to ride into town for a few days, he put all his trust in that Pitt to make sure his family was protected. My personal opinion, these small yippie little ankle biters are worse than anything. All this failing government wants to do is draw away as much attention from what's really important for this country. What ever happened to our freedom? Telling me what breed of dog I can or cannot have? People used to be proud to be American. Now, this country is a joke, and every other country can see that.
Ban the inappropriate owners, not the dogs!!!
I have known alot of Pitty's and love them. will be renting soon and understand you won't get a place if your best friend is a Pitty. what a shame I would love to adopt an older one but guess I can't