Category: Dangerous Dog Owner Law

  • Help Save Indiana Pit Bull Who Defended Family & Will Be Killed in Days

    Help Save Indiana Pit Bull Who Defended Family & Will Be Killed in Days

    An incident that occurred in Hendricks County, Indiana recently illustrates perfectly what I mean when I say that dangerous dog laws (DDLs) can be just as deadly as breed-specific legislation (BSL).   Jo Zickmund says she and her mixed-breed Labrador, Jessie, were attacked by her neighbor’s pit bull, Klove, twice.   Zickmund said, “Shes a […]

  • British Columbia Woman Says Dangerous Dog Law Too Severe

    British Columbia Woman Says Dangerous Dog Law Too Severe

    As I have been writing for a while now, there are many citizens who have expressed concern over dangerous dog laws and the extent of powers given to Animal Control Officers and law enforcement who enforce dangerous dog laws (DDLs).   Dangerous dog laws and dangerous dog registries have the potential to be just as […]

  • Springdale, Arkansas Opinion Editorialist Ponders Pit Bulls, BSL, and What’s in a Name

    Springdale, Arkansas Opinion Editorialist Ponders Pit Bulls, BSL, and What’s in a Name

    While Springdale, Arkansas is poised to consider breed-specific legislation (BSL), opinion editorialist Richard Drake in his piece “Springdale: Dont ban pit bulls – ban morons, instead” opined about his dread at not only reading about a so-called pit bull named Damian who mauled a Peke-a-poo named Chewie to death on Nov. 4, but also about […]

  • Yakima, WA Pit Bull Ban Study Session: It’s Complicated

    Yakima, WA Pit Bull Ban Study Session: It’s Complicated

    The Yakima, Washington City Council met Tuesday, November 12, 2013, for a study session.   Under consideration was whether to repeal Yakima’s 26-year old breed-specific legislation (BSL), a pit bull ban, or whether to simply tweak it or leave it as is.     While  Yakima’s Code Administration Manager Joe Caruso staunchly supported leaving Yakima’s […]

  • Springdale, Arkansas Pursues Breed Ban, Yet Has Dog Containment Problem

    Springdale, Arkansas Pursues Breed Ban, Yet Has Dog Containment Problem

    Springdale, Arkansas is again considering breed-specific legislation (BSL), a pit bull ban, as they did in 2010, and 2007.   With places like Dardanelle, Dover, Garland County, Caddo Valley, West Memphis, and Marion, Arkansas, who have passed BSL or considered it, perhaps Springdale thinks it will be in good company.   Yes, indeed, notice that […]

  • Yakima, Washington Will Consider Pit Bull Ban Repeal

    Yakima, Washington Will Consider Pit Bull Ban Repeal

    After months of lobbying by animal advocates, the Yakima, Washington City Council will, on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, hold a study session to consider repealing Yakima’s 26-year-old pit bull ban.   In lieu of the long-standing breed-specific legislation (BSL), it is hoped that Yakima will consider a dangerous dog (owner) law instead.   Yakima has, […]