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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You mean "Bully Slaughter Law"!
They are discriminated against all the time. I actually worry more about my friend poodle and chihuahua then I do the bully breeds.
I was afraid of them at first,only because I was never around one...always Shepard's. When I met my first one he was lovable, cute, had a whole personality of his own. Eventually he became my fur baby.
My family and friends are true pit lovers . They are great dogs and also I will say our would be licked to death). STOP BSL! YOU DON'T EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THE LITTLE ANKLE BITERS OUT THERE THAT YOU HAVETO WORRY ABOUT.
BSL is like racism, not every dog is the same just like not every person is the same. My dog who never hurt anyone can't live here with me but the pedophile and the rapist down the street has the ability to live there? Where are my rights?
BSL is wrong ! Any breed can be mean , it's wrong on every level to discriminate because of size or breed . Look at all the evil humans in our world yet they keep on living ! But they want to kill and murder animals just because a human deems them to death only because of the breed !
I just want to beable to get homeowners insurance and not be afraid to say i have a pitbull because A, They won't give it to u, or B, they will charge u extra!!
BSL is every bit as manipulative, vile, and socially useful as the KKK or Black Panthers. Human equality and animal equality is my stance.