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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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Nov 22nd, 2016
Tamsen H. from Arlington, VA writes:
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It is a shame they take the faults of poor owners out on the dog.
Nov 17th, 2016
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Jordan J. from Duluth, GA writes:
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dogs are a product of their owners, not their blood!
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maria g. from Naples, FL writes:
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My dog is my best friend, my companion, my guardian. No one should take that away from me and my dog.
Nov 6th, 2016
Denice Z. from Miami, FL signed.
Nov 6th, 2016
Soncerae A. from Mt. Pleasant, UT writes:
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Please don't blame the breed for the actions of irresponsible owners. Stiffer penalties for the owners who train them to be mean. Any dog can be trained this way. Eradicating the breed is just wrong. I have owned The Bully Breed For most of my life and I have never had an incident. These are the most loyal, loving and beautiful animal's that I have ever known. They are also the best nanny dog for children. Please stop BSL now.
Nov 6th, 2016
Tiffany W. from Stamford, CT signed.
Nov 3rd, 2016
Connie P. from San Jose, CA signed.
Nov 2nd, 2016
Someone from Lancaster, CA writes:
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Legislation should be including all vicious dogs no matter the breed. Legislation should further be aimed at people not dogs!
Nov 2nd, 2016
Jamie B. from Sedro Woolley, WA signed.
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Nov 1st, 2016
Cameron S. from Langhorne, PA signed.
Oct 30th, 2016
Wendy H. from Quincy, MA writes:
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The breed of a dog doesn't determine whether it's going to be nice or nasty. The temperament of a dog is in the bloodline and, in the treatment/training. A Pitbull is just as nice as a Golden, it's all in the bloodline and/or training.
Oct 29th, 2016
Soncerae A. from Mount Pleasant, UT writes:
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BSL is very unfair to the breed. I have had associations with the Bully Breed for years and they are every bit as loving as any other breed. Punish the owners that train them to fight not the breed. This is the same thing as racism.
Oct 28th, 2016
Nicole L. from Mayville, WI signed.
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Oct 24th, 2016
Robyn C. from Wildomar, CA signed.
Oct 24th, 2016
Lena W. from Lawrenceville, GA writes:
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This law is no different from the discrimination that many women and minorities still face. It is not a Breed Specific Legislation. It should be called Breed Discrimination Legislation.
Oct 17th, 2016
Someone from Lake Geneva, WI signed.
Oct 13th, 2016
Graciela S. from Buffalo, NY signed.
Oct 13th, 2016
Someone from Chesterfield, VA writes:
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This is ridiculous. Shame on you!
Oct 13th, 2016
Someone from Chehalis, WA signed.
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Someone from Chehalis, WA signed.
Oct 13th, 2016
Someone from Chehalis, WA writes:
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It is without question illogical, unfair, and discriminatory to target and ban all Pit Bulls. Any DOG breed is trainable by the right human. Period.
Oct 12th, 2016
Lexi K. from Lehi, UT writes:
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I my self love dogs and one individual breed should be discriminated just because humans are idiots
Oct 12th, 2016
CASSI D. from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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BSL MEANS BANNING A FAMILY MEMBER, SO....... BAN CHILDREN? NO I DONT THINK SO. A BREED IS NOT WHAT MAKES A DOG AGGRESSIVE ITS THE OWNER .... BAN THE OWNER NOT THE BREED.
Oct 12th, 2016
Taylor R. from University Place, WA signed.
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Jessica G. from Seattle, WA signed.
Oct 11th, 2016
Lysa R. from San Antonio, TX signed.

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