STOP/END BSL (Breed Specific Legislation)

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Breed Specific Legislation(BSL):
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

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.


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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Hi, I'm starting a page to put an end to BSL & BDL. Please, take a look at my page. Its called, Miracle's Pit Bulls Advocates. I hope you like my page!Thanks. Let's put an end to BSL and BDL. Thanks for all the supporters!
BSL targets certain breeds of dogs the same way certain races have been a target in the past. BSL is a form of racism. There is aggressive dogs of all breeds, not just certain ones. Actions need to be taken against the owners of vicious dogs. Criminals by definition do not obey the law, so all BSL does is punish responsible owners. Itís time to punish the people who are committing the crime. I should not be punished because I own certain breed, when my dog has not done anything to be deemed vicious.
BSL does not work. Now lets say that the police dept. recommends to women living alone to get a big dog for protection against rapists. Then bsl is wrong what kind of big dog does she get that can or will protect her? Next BSL wants signs all over the place stating a vicious dog live there, next thing you know some thief enters the property to steal things and gets bit, next he or she hires an attorney and sues them because the owner knew in advance that their dog was vicious. so the dog owner now loses everything he or she owns because BSL says they have to place a sign out that says they knew they had a vicious dog. The woman is raped because she can't get a protective breed of dog she has to get a big chump dog, the home owner has lost everything they own because they were forced by law to buy a sign that was wrong to begin with. Just how does any of this make any sense to you supposed guardians of our civil rights and the supposed upholders of the U.S. Constitution?
Dogs in any breed can be aggressive; they are all individuals. It's wrong and ineffective to discriminate against dogs based on what breed they appear to be.
My pitbull has never harmed a fly. She is my baby and my responsibility. We need to punish those who use these dogs for fighting. Not those who love them and care for them as family.
spay or neuter should be mandatory for all breeds