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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My puppy is the sweetest, friendliest, the most gentle animal I know. She loves unconditionally. She's not just a dog, she's one of my children. Don't band and punish breeds, punish the people that mistreat the breed.
I have the sweetest pitbull that is constantly giving kisses and cuddles, it's completely unfair to stereotype an entire breed based on how a few were raised. These are loving pups.
Proud pitbull owner and feel like this is just another one of these bs laws its so and unfair my dogs r the most loyal companions ever and have never been vicious at all my 1 yr old would take naps with them :(
It's not the breed of the dog. It's the owner of the dog.
I believe people should be judge not the dogs. It's definitely how you raise your dogs. If people would get charged instead of taking it out on dog. There would be change. If they put a banned breed on a certain dog dog fighters are going to find another breed to fight that isn't banned. I've been bitten by more smaller dogs than big dog. I've seen more aggressive Chihuahua than anything else if a Chihuahua was also two hundred pounds it would make a big difference.
I am a proud and responsible owner 4 pitbull rescues. My dogs are the sweetest and most loyal dogs. When I heard about the recent banning of all pitbulls in Quebec City, my heart broke! There is a better way to deal with the problem they are having. BSL is wrong! Dogs should not be discriminated against, that's too easy to do; instead, owners should be held accountable for their dogs' actions.