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Q: Do you think BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) shuold be legal?

August 1, 2009 | By Erin R. | 21 answers | Expired: 1708 days ago

Do you think BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) shuold be legal?

BSL - the act of restricting or banning ownership of a specific breed of dog based soley on it's breed rather than individual personalities of a dog.Usually targeting pit bull type dogs, rottweilers, dobermans and other larger breed dogs.

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Lori R.
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Aug 06, 2009

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. DID I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR? NO, NO, NO. Breed Selective Legislation is very stupid. It is like telling someone that is not a criminal; "well your cousin is a murderer and a rapist, so we are arresting you and putting you to sleep". What a joke these fools need some education. Live on Pit Bulls, Rotteweilers, German Shepards, and Dobermans, and every other breed. It is our God given right to own and love whatever dog we want.

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PetsParade
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Aug 11, 2009

No, no, no, no, no...and 1,000,000 times over NO! I'd kill anyone that tried to take away my Sasha, my Sheba, my Baby Girl or my Ceohus while he was around...just because they are a certian breed or mix of a reed. None of those dogs has ever nor ever will harm a single soul! If anyone believes that BSL is right I think they need to look a little farther into the matter rather than believeing the media hype. Go check out www.forpitssake.org www.hellobully.com www.pinupsforpitbulls.com www.pawsitivelypitbull.org www.lawdogsusa.org but most importantly look up these two sites: www.AKC.org (that is the American Kennel Club... you know, in simple terms, the people that set the standards of what a dog is and what a dog isn't.) as well as www.atts.org (That would be the American Temperament Testing Society, the people that are certified by a series of specific tests to determine a well temperamented dog.) So, before you stand up for BSL look at these sites first and then if you STILL think BSL is the best way to protect your family, neighborhood or city against dog bites... You're just as bull headed and stubborn as a 'pit bull'

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Dogweather
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Aug 09, 2009

Yes, I think BSL should be legal. I don't see a big problem with it.

* If it's easy for us to accept that certain breeds have positive or friendly dispositions (e.g., Black Labs), then we should accept that other breeds have inherently bad features, on average.

* We already ban many kinds of wild and dangerous animals (wolves, cougars, etc.) If it's really true that some dog breeds are overly dangerous, then it'd make sense for them to be similarly restricted.

* The cost to society and individuals is low: there are plenty of other dog breeds out there to choose from. No fundamental right is taken away by BSL.

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Lori R.
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Aug 10, 2009

DOGWEATHER you need to to a little research The cost of Breed Selective Legislation is not (* The cost to society and individuals is low: there are plenty of other dog breeds out there to choose from. No fundamental right is taken away by BSL.) as you put it. You only say this because you mght not be affected. If someone told you you could not own a green car or wear a black shirt on tuesday you might take offence. You do not know the extent of BSL. It is unconstitutional. How dare you. Please go to www.understand-a-bull.com, www.badrap.org, www.aspca.org, www.pbrc.net and get a little education on the matter. It is wrong. So wrong.

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daryl b.
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Aug 01, 2009

i think this is a terrile thing. it is the people who should be targeted not the dogs. re: michael vick

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Aug 01, 2009

Yes, I beleive it is animal abuse, especially in some cases where bsl causes pets to be euthanized. Now, if a cockatoo can't live in an apartment because it is too loud, I can understand that :-)

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Lilyrose
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Aug 01, 2009

No I don't think BSL should be legal. It doesn't end the problem of unscrupulous breeders who use these dogs for fighting, ect. My son had a German Shepard that was extremely well trained and he had a very difficult time finding housing because landlords were not allowing that breed. This is simply wrong! Don't blame the breed! Some insurance companies won't write homeowners policies for people with certain breeds.

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Kris
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Aug 01, 2009

I do not believe BSL should be legal. Those who want these types of dogs for fighting will have them anyway and it will just keep people who would provide good homes from having these dogs. The animal needs to be judged on behavior not breed. It is the owners responsibility to socialize and train their dogs.

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Ashley
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Aug 01, 2009

i dont think the legislators should "steroetype" dogs animals are similar to humans each has their own personality in the same breed there could be shy, aggressive, or people loving dogs i saw a rottweiler who is very friendly to my dog and daryl is right too its the humans who should be targeted maybe the legislation could provide funding for more animal behaviorists so they can train more dogs to be home-friendly

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jackie
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Aug 01, 2009

I think it is wrong I feel that they should licence the people make them responsible not the dogs. they should target the illegal acts make harsher punishments hit them not the good people their dogs responsibly

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Sheryl J.
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Aug 01, 2009

BSL is just as ignorant as saying All Whites are, All Blacks are, All Catholics are or All Jews are...... you get my point. Just like humans every animal is an individual and each should be judged on its own traits, temperament and reactions.

Life has always taught me saying ALL to anything will usually be a mistake!

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