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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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3 days ago
Michael D. from Pacific Palisades, CA writes:
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End dog racism!
4 days ago
Lauren S. from Glen Cove, NY signed.
January 6, 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.
January 4, 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.
December 22, 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.
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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.
December 21, 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!
December 21, 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.
December 19, 2016
Barry B. from Muscatine, IA writes:
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Stop the discrimination!
December 16, 2016
Christine n. from Battle Creek, MI signed.