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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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Jan 20th, 2017
mesut s. from Killarney, FL signed.
Jan 16th, 2017
Andrea B. from Lanham, MD signed.
Jan 16th, 2017
Leslie T. from Manassas, VA signed.
Jan 13th, 2017
Michael D. from Pacific Palisades, CA writes:
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End dog racism!
Jan 12th, 2017
Lauren S. from Glen Cove, NY signed.
Jan 6th, 2017
Tina K. from Murphy, NC writes:
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I have a German Shepherd and English bulldog and the German Shepherd is the biggest baby I have ever seen. My dog walks in Walmart without a leash because of great training and socializing him. But I can't rent a house because of him being a German Shepherd.
Jan 4th, 2017
Benjamin B. from Maryland Heights, MO writes:
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Breed specific legislation is irresponsible and flat out wrong. My dogs are big babies. They wish they were lap dogs and only want love! I am raising 3 toddler girls and two teenage girls and my dogs love and adore them all. They also protect my girls when I'm working night shift 4 nights per week.
Dec 22nd, 2016
Michael B. from Little Falls, MN writes:
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An animal is only mean and dangerous if the owner raises them to be.
Dec 21st, 2016
Melody M. from Honoraville, AL writes:
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Banning a dog because of it's breed is like judging all people by the color of their skin. It is barbaric and unfair to the dog and the family it lives in. Punish those who make this breed the face of viciousness, do not punish the animal. It was made to fight by a human. It was made aggressive by a human. We need stronger and MORE ENFORCEMENT of the laws. Visit a home with a pit bull and see just how much love that dog has and only wants love.
Dec 21st, 2016
Amy C. from North Vernon, IN writes:
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With all of the evidence disputing BSLs effectiveness, how is this still an option? It does not work. It will never work. Stop destroying families for nothing!!! There are too many slogans out that to list but this one wraps it up nicely, "Punish the deed, not the breed!" Take all the funds WASTED on BSL and EDUCATE people about animals, their proper treatment, and what to do when they need help. Stop murdering these babies!
Dec 21st, 2016
Kimberly W. from Plainfield, IN writes:
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BSL is so stupid!!! Man is the problem not a certain breed of dog! In the 70's and 80's it was Dobermans and Rottweiler s. Then it was German Shepards then chows. When are you going to except the fact that dogs are a product of man. If you are going to have BSL. THEN do this on humans. The morons who murder, abuse children. Abuse animals.
Dec 19th, 2016
Barry B. from Muscatine, IA writes:
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Stop the discrimination!
Dec 16th, 2016
Christine n. from Battle Creek, MI signed.
Dec 9th, 2016
Israel L. from Bellflower, CA writes:
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Animal cruelty must stop
Dec 8th, 2016
Jennifer R. from Oak Island, NC writes:
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I have a pitbull. I have had 4 pit bulls. Never a problem. Very loving. My 1 pit has been attacked twice. 1st by a lab. Ran off its property and just attacked. She was eating a blade of grass. I like to run her on aead when I ride my bike. 2nd attack. Large wired hair terrier. Ran off its property and jumped on her back. Witnessed by owner. So for anyone to say pit bulls are aggressive they need to look at the little breeds that bite. The labs. He'll humans. Humans are the worst.
Dec 8th, 2016
Johnerf B. from Ogden, UT writes:
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My sweet Lacey Mae has saved my life numerous times. If she had not awakened me, I would have slipped into a diabetic coma.
Dec 8th, 2016
Michelle R. from Albuquerque, NM writes:
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It's not the breed of dog, it's the owner. Some owner over breed, mistreat, beat, and make the dogs fight but the dogs are the one you consider "dangerous" and want to ban!? I grew up having a pitbull as a pet and have one now. My kids love him, they're great family pets. They're the most loving and loyal animals.
Dec 7th, 2016
Nadir C. from Washington, DC signed.
Dec 6th, 2016
Diane H. from Germantown, MD signed.
Dec 6th, 2016
jan v. from Saint Louis, MO signed.
Dec 6th, 2016
Danielle L. from San Francisco, CA signed.
Dec 6th, 2016
Catherine D. from Milan, NH writes:
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I was raised to believe that you don't judge a book by it's cover, nor a person by the color of their skin, gender, or their religion. Judging a dog based on its breed is wrong, like children, dogs are often products of their environment so Judge the owners as you would the parents. Take the dogs out of bad homes as you would the children. That is the answer to the problem, instead of banning pit bulls help save them!
Dec 6th, 2016
Claudia G. from New Port Richey, FL signed.
Dec 6th, 2016
Katarina T. from Farmingdale, NY signed.
Dec 6th, 2016
Regina E. from Salisbury, NC writes:
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Breed bans are stupid. I was bit as a child by a neighbor's cocker spaniel.
Dec 6th, 2016
Michael C. from Houston, TX signed.
Dec 6th, 2016
Someone from Brooklyn, NY signed.
Dec 6th, 2016
Flávio A. from Meriden, CT writes:
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Shame!!
Dec 6th, 2016
Mike M. from Wendell, NC signed.
Dec 6th, 2016
Samantha B. from Castaic, CA writes:
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#STOPBSL!
Dec 6th, 2016
Kerri W. from Columbia, SC signed.
Dec 4th, 2016
Someone from Brandon, SD signed.
Dec 2nd, 2016
Sarah W. from Schenectady, NY signed.
Dec 2nd, 2016
Someone from Egg Harbor Township, NJ signed.
Dec 2nd, 2016
Someone from Woodbine, NJ signed.
Dec 1st, 2016
Tracie C. from Sweetwater, TN signed.
Dec 1st, 2016
Someone from Leawood, KS signed.
Dec 1st, 2016
Tara S. from Mankato, MN writes:
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And then you have your breedist websites such as http://www.dogsbite.org/ who only add fuel to the fire!!! Just another reason why I like animals more than humans!
Nov 30th, 2016
Judy L. from Nokesville, VA writes:
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Pathetic this breed is held responsible for horrific owners. There is not a nicer breed available for a family dog. Don't let the media make you fearful.
Nov 30th, 2016
Someone from Miamisburg, OH signed.

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