STOP/END BSL (Breed Specific Legislation)

SAVE OUR PIT BULL DOGS, AND ALL OTHER DOGS

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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Public Comments (9,604)
Apr 12th, 2018
Paige G. from Seattle, WA writes:
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I too was afraid of "pitbulls" until my brother and his wife started fostering them many years ago after they had their two daughters and had too many of their own dogs and cats to take on any more fosters. It's not the breed, it's the humans who raise the dogs who determine their temperament. And even abused pitbulls can be salvaged and rehabilitated! Pitties are among the best dogs in the world.
Apr 12th, 2018
Mary E. from Leavenworth, WA writes:
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My bulldog was not allowed to my sons football game in Omak Wa because the officer said he was “one of those dogs”! Dozer was the sweetest dog ever and loved by all that met him. Small children loved him for his big head and smiley face!
Apr 12th, 2018
Colleen H. from Edgewood, MD writes:
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It's not the breed, it is the owner and the environment in which the animal lives. I had two American Staffordshire Terriors, also known as Pit Bulls, and they could not be any more loving, silly, goofy and did I say Loving? End BSL now!
Apr 12th, 2018
Marlena L. from Lancaster, CA writes:
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I agree that the difficulty lies with the owners not the dogs. I do not own a pit bull but some friends of mine have the sweetest dog you can imagine and she is a pit bull.
Apr 12th, 2018
c b. from Colorado Springs, CO writes:
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How many great family pets have been euthanized or abandoned because of ignorant laws such as these? To take an appalling, heartless, and draconian way to end this problem is short-sighted. It does nothing to stop the real issue. BSLs are ineffective and punish great dogs and their families. They are driven by the media, whipping people into a frenzy to sell more advertising. Education, tie-out laws, spay and neuter programs, ending of back yard breeding, and harsher punishment for dog abusers will all really help the issue. Feel good laws like BSLs don't really do much. Let's get some honest to goodness results and end BSLs now. Here's a good story about the effects of breed bans, and Internet research will back this up http://www.care2.com/causes/what-actually-happens-when-a-pit-bull-ban-goes-into-effect.html
Apr 12th, 2018
Nancy Q. from Pocatello, ID writes:
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I had pitbulls and there sweet loving dogs its the owner and how there raised
Apr 12th, 2018
Nancy Q. from Pocatello, ID writes:
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I had pitbulls and there sweet loving dogs its the owner and how there raised
Apr 12th, 2018
Patsy R. from Ball Ground, GA writes:
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The problem is the owners, not the dogs!
Apr 12th, 2018
Patrice F. from Westport, MA writes:
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It's not the breed it's the owner who is usually at fault. Dogs don't start out vicious, they are taught to be whether they be Yorkies or "pit bulls"
Apr 12th, 2018
Kathleen C. from Venice, FL writes:
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I have known Pits that have been the sweetest dogs and I knew a rat terrier who was vicious and hated me and tried to bite me every time I saw him. I depends on how the dog is raised and treated.

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