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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This legislation does not just discriminate against Pitt Bulls. Don't get me wrong, we have what could be called a Pitt Bull or you could call it an American Staffordshire Terrior. Its all in the eye of the beholder. But my point is that I used to have a Siberian Husky. I was turned down from renting an apartment because of the Husky (this was before we got our Pitt Bull). When I asked why since they are not known for being aggressive, I was told because they are too closely related to the wolf. But aren't most dogs somewhat related through DNA to the wolf, the original canines? Don't take out your fear and insecurities on the dog who would gladly give his life to protect your's.
TOTAL BS!!! You need to have a ban on things that actually make a difference...like STUPIDITY!!
This is totally wrong.
This is wrong !!!
The people that have banded pits should try meeting one. How can you pass judgment on an animal they they clearly now nothing about.
This is communism. This is what this country is coming to. It's a bunch of bs and just a reason that insurance companies want to find a way not to pay. Pitbulls are the sweetest, kindest, most loyal dogs out there. Just bc a few individuals have spoiled it for them bc of doc fighting, gives NO reason to single out the entire breed. Please do some research and see how pitbulls are listed right after labs as being the best family dogs. They were always nanny dogs too since the olden days. Bc they are wonderful with kids. Did you also know there are more reported bites from Chiwawas and other small dogs than pitbulls, but news stations only will take phone calls from pitbull fights bc they want to make a good story? That's ridiculous. And the fact people are feeding into this just shows that people believe everything they are spoon fed. A family who has been paying their policy has every right to get their money back for everything, and that should have nothing to do with if or what breed of dog they own. That's racism at its finest. You are judging a dog by what breed they were born into? That is the biggest piece of stupidity I have ever hear of. Insurance companies that do this do not belong on the market. I would like to know who this insurance company is, bc they will not be in business very long. A bunch of communists, gullible, racists do not belong out there taking care of people when they really need the help the most. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves. If I was the family, I would make sure to get this companies name out there, and sure no other family makes the same mistake to use this insurance and get this to the news and every place you can. Also set up a go fun me page bc supporters will back you up bc this is rediculous! Fight for this, bc if you don't, insurance companies will think it's ok to walk all over us. And keep your dog, take very good care of it, bc you have all our support!