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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Banning certain breeds is not the answer. Educating owners and providing low cost or free obedience training will go a lot further.
Saved my 2 pit mixes from going to the pound within 2 days time.. best choice I have ever made. People who want this I gurantee have never owned, been around, or gave any pit bull a chance . Yes they can be very aggressive and mean but can't a damn weiner dog to!? My point here is these people are like critics .. they need to be shown how they really are.. not just what's reported or shown on social media. They are gentle, loving giants πŸΎπŸ’š #ENDBSL
My staffy was a rescue, she was used as payment in a very bad situation. She came to my family with fear in her eyes and would quiver around my husband, as a sign of former abuse. She is now 2 years old and has a Good K-9 Citizen Certificate and her best friend is a 4 year old little girl. It is a shame that these animals have such a bad reputation. Yet an American sport of football promotes players who physically abuse their wives or children, where is that legislation.
The dog's breed is not the issue! It's the environment and horrific monsters who are cruel to them! Do not blame the breed!
Dogs are not born aggressive, they shouldn't be condemned based on breed
It is a horrible way in portraying the dog as a bad breed.