BSL has many failures. It's proposed ideal is one is reflected here with, people seeing it as a best option. Though, there are a lot of educated and
A lot of times people buy and less so adopt-as the dogs are screened as well as the owner prior to adoption-without fully knowing what a breed
requires. Not all dogs are the same. Not all are great with kids.
The real issue is that aggressive Bull breeds; APBTs, Staffies, etc, are badly bred from backyard breeding and puppy mills, where their stock come
from fighting dogs. Fighting dogs, are dog aggressive. Not even to delve into parents should never leave their child alone with a pet. Illegal
ownership and fighting rings in BSL areas, just as with guns in banned areas, will still prevail.
The APBT was once America's beloved breed-One
-, now they fall in with the trendy response of BSL, that happened to so many breeds before, the GSD, the Rottweiler.
If you're not a fan of Pitt Bulls, I implore you to research BSL and history of the breed, before coming to such a conclusion. If you still feel
they should be banned, think of the consequences not only for the owners and the dogs but the community as a whole; what should be done with these
dogs locally in the area of banning? Do you believe shelters can handle such an amount for euthanasia? Can rescues afford to take in so many? Who
says dog a) that is mostly lab but "may" have a bully breed mixed in, is a Pitt Bull or not? Who will pay for the DNA tests?
If you are an owner, please make sure you know the dogs background, don't buy from BYBs. If a rescue than you probably already know the
Here are some examples of the failures of BSL:
Since the Denver Ban for example:
Fatal attack by a chow mix
Pit bull population is not believed to have decreased in Denver
Thousands of “pit bull”-looking dogs have been killed by animal control for no reason other than appearance.
Bites by other types of dogs now exceed the number of bites by pit bull types
Surely someone has had success with BSL?
The effects of BSL on public safety are seriously understudied, especially by the scientific community.
The few scientific studies that exist have indicated that BSL has little to no effect on public safety. In some cases, as in the U.K., dog bites
appear to be a growing problem in spite of BSL.
BSL not only limits one breed, but can limit a whole category of breeds. As reflected by the source above BLS is not the answer here. It is
education in responsible ownership.
edit on 19-2-2012 by dreamingawake because: article