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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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2 days ago
Wanda R. from Hardeeville, SC writes:
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Please end BSL now
4 days ago
Kathleen P. from Wheeling, WV signed.
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Lisdmari M. from NY, NY signed.
6 days ago
Someone from Rochester, NY writes:
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You shouldn't judge or kill these beautiful pets these are not just pets to people these pets are people family/friend/kid/ everything it's all how u train them to be those pits where just in, bad owner ship so therefore punish these bad owners not these beatiful harmless pets .
March 16, 2017
Sydney S. from Fairchild Air Force Base, WA writes:
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All dogs deserve love and a home. Too many times have I gone to a shelter and seen a large number of pit bulls in the kennels. These poor dogs need forever homes, but unfortunately many places restrict the dog breed you can have. This makes adopting a oitbull or any of the other restricted breeds very difficult, and those animals deemed "dangerous" in the shelter that have hearts of gold have a chance of being put down. Let those of us who want to adopt these dogs adopt them. Stop restricting certain breeds.
March 16, 2017
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March 11, 2017
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March 10, 2017
Erin P. from Philadelphia, PA writes:
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There is no such thing as an "aggressive breed". That is proven 100% bull shit. Idiot humans are the ones to get the gold star for creating any aggression in ANY BREED. DONT SINGLE OUT BREEDS. ITS NOT FAIR!!! It's just like racism. How dare you assume any puppy is automatically "aggressive" upon BIRTH. HAHA!!! That's actually hilarious to think! Shows how much common sense these ignoramuses have. HUMANS - YOU- ARE THE CULPRIT. How DARE YOU!!!!!!