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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It's bull******to say we can have or not I always got told this was the land of the free but it ant it's the land of commey witch our for father's fight against but we are letting them tell as what we can have and how we can live
It's bull******to say we can have or not I always got told this was the land of the free but it ant it's the land of commey witch our for father's fight against but we are letting them tell as what we can have and how we can live
this is ridiculous banning a breed is like banning white people from a town or banning black people from a town it's not about what's on the outside it's about what's on the inside! If you raise any breed rights they are going to treat everybody right!!!!!!!!!! We have had an American bully and German shepherds we currently have a German Shepherd and both of those breeds have been the best breed that we've ever had and yes we have kids!!!!
I am now currently facing BSL in my town of Cherokee County KS in Baxter Springs. I had 2 UCA registered American Bully dogs in town and have since been fined and had to remove them from this county. There was nothing that they had done to bring this on but simply a neighbor calling and saying I was harboring vicious pit bulls. The said neighbor had never even met my dogs. Neither have ever shown signs of aggression of any sort and I have a 5 year old and a 1 year old. My dogs would even guard my kids bed every night. How is that in any way vicious. BSL has gone too far and am hoping it will one day be ended for good across the United States. BSL in my opinion is no different than being racist. My town rather punish good pet owners rather than spend there time on the ones that are neglecting or abusing animals. The reasoning for this is beyond me. So lets make a change! END BSL!