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BSL.. Breed Specific Legislation.

 

This is one of those issues that doesn't have knowledgable dog lovers or any dog experts on the other side of the debate table, so there really aren't two sides to present.  There are those who choose to support BSL because they don't know anything about dogs.. and there are literally all dog experts, who realize that dogs are as individual as people, and it is irresponsible dog owners who are the problem, not the dogs themselves.  So, this will be a one sided argument, but it is an important one, because right now, the ignorant are calling the shots.  They are because most reasonable, responsible dog owners aren't even aware of Breed Specific Legislation and what it actually means, until it is too late.  That is what we are hoping to change.

 

 


 

The White House Comes Out Against Breed Bans
Vetstreet, via Yahoo Shine
There's a new dog in the fight against Breed Specific Legislation, the White House!

American Bar Association (ABA) Urges Repeal Of All Breed-Specific Laws
National Canine Research Council
On Monday, August 6, 2012, the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates, meeting at the 2012 ABA convention in Chicago, approved a resolution urging “all state, territorial, and local legislative bodies and governmental agencies [. . .] to repeal breed discriminatory or breed specific provisions.”

Real Dogs Real People Takes The Gloves Off In The Ongoing Fight Against Breed Specific Legislation
Meg Harris
Most people think of BSL as a Pit Bull issue. Make no mistake, it may begin with Pits, but it is a very slippery slope!

What Would You Do if Your City Banned Your Dog's Breed?
By Corey Van Haaff for Modern dog Magazine
he Heartbreak that is Breed Specific Legislation

Breed Specific Legislation/ BSL Doesn't Just Target Pit Bulls
http://eternalevolution.hubpages.com/hub/Breedspecificlegislation
There are 75 breeds that are targeted by BSL. Could your dog be next?

In Defense Of The Pit Bull
BY Joshua Holland for Salon.com
They used to be considered the perfect "nanny dogs" for children -- until the media turned them into monsters

Owen Courreges: Safe Haven For Pit Bulls
By Robert Morris for Uptown Messenger
New Orleans is the city of the pit bull. Last year Gambit reported that New Orleans has one of the highest rates of pit bull ownership per capita in the country. It is home to the Sula Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at “fostering responsible pit bull ownership” which raises money by selling yearly calendars of the “Pit Bulls of New Orleans.”

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The Happy-Go-Lucky Dog Owners Guide To Breed Specific Legislation
Meg Harris
You may not know what Breed Specific Legislation is, but If you have ever loved a dog, any dog, whether you realize it or not, you do already know why BSL is wrong. Because if you have ever loved a dog, any dog, you know that each dog is as individual as you and I; BSL says that every dog of each breed is exactly the same.

Sensible, Practical Alternatives To Breed Specific Legislation
Meg Harris
Breed Specific Legislation is an ill-thought solution to the problem of aggressive dogs in society. There are practical alternatives that put the responsibility for dog behaviour where it belongs, on the human end of the leash.

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