Bowling Green, Missouri Considers BSL

By Editor
In BSL
Aug 9th, 2007
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From KHQA Online:

“The Bowling Green city council has asked for a ban of vicious dogs. Other options may include making owners carry liability insurance, muzzling or restraining the dogs when in public, or keeping them in a fenced in yard.”

Please contact Bowling Green city officials and tell them that breed-specific ordinances are ineffective and unenforceable and that all dogs regardless of breed have the potential to bite which is why it is best to focus on dog owners rather than specific breeds of dog:

City of Bowling Green
16 West Church Street
Bowling Green, MO 63334
573-324-5451

3 Responses to “Bowling Green, Missouri Considers BSL”

  1. Caveat says:

    How about a ban on vicious, moronic politicians who like to publicly demonstrate their lack of reasoning ability?

    Now, that’s something I could support.

  2. Jason says:

    Well, as to pit bull not being a breed, I disagree…the American Pit Bull Terrier is the ONLY breed able to actually be called a pit bull. More to the point of this article, pittys are the greatest dogs in the world. PUNISH THE DEED, NOT THE BREED!!! There is a reason why people say this…pits are great animals that are punished because a few bad people do bad things with them. There is no more loyal dog, or loving, than the APBT. I hope that Bowling Green, MO has a change of heart because I want to have a pit…if I haVE TO LEAVE THE CITY, OR COUNTY, to accomplish this, then they will lose my tax dollars.

  3. Moderator says:

    Yes, American Pit Bull Terriers are a breed, and yes, people call APBTs “pit bulls” but people also refer to Boxers, Mastiffs, American Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, and even Labradors as “pit bulls.” So in this day and age where every dog that attacks that isn’t a Chihuahua or a Poodle is called a “pit bull” it’s best to be clear. “Pit bull” is street slang and certainly should never appear in a proper article or news report as a reference to an actual breed. Nor is there any recognized breed “pit bull” in any breed registry.

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