Garland County, Arkansas Passes Breed-Specific Ordinance Using Dubious Breed Determinations and Specious Statistics
As we noted in a June post, Garland County, Arkansas, was considering a breed-specific ordinance after a Bull Mastiff mauled a child in a misguided attempt to protect its owner. Garland then decided to tack on “pit bulls” to their breed-specific ordinance after suddenly realizing the Bull Mastiff also just so happened to be […]
BSL not working? Maybe more impotent legislation will help. Not!
Here’s a new trend in some municipalities: Adding to existing breed-specific legislation (BSL) because the existing BSL isn’t working. We saw this with Bluefield, West Virginia. Bluefield recognized its existing breed-specific ordinance wasn’t effective, but instead of repealing the ineffective ordinance, they just went on to ban the prior restricted breeds, which also […]
Manton, Michigan to Consider Breed-Specific Ordinance for “Pit Bulls”
Editor’s note: If a resident’s dog was attacked by a “pit bull” (though “pit bull” is not a breed) then the issue is a free-roaming or uncontained dog problem, not a breed problem since the same scenario is possible with any breed of dog. Please contact the Manton City Commission here and politely inform […]
Xenia, Ohio to Consider Breed-Specific Ordinance Tonight!
Editor’s note: Once again a city points a finger at breed (though “pit bull” is not a breed) instead of identifying the real threat: free-roaming dogs. Please contact the Xenia City Council as soon as possible and politely inform them that breed-specific legislation (BSL) is ineffective, unenforceable, and unconstitutional. (For those writing letters, consider […]
Seward County, Kansas May Consider Repeal of 20-Year Old “Pit Bull” Ban
Editor’s note: It is unfortunate that there is so much disinformation out there. City councils and city attorneys are repeatedly misinformed by those with an agenda about the supposed effectiveness and constitutionality of breed-specific legislation (BSL). The constant stream of repealed BSL nationally and internationally of late illustrates the ineffectiveness of BSL, and […]
A Clarification about BSL on Military Bases and that Pesky CDC “Study” Again
Due to recent dog attacks in Piney Green, N.C., Onslow County, N.C. Sheriff Ed Brown is calling for a ban of what he calls “aggressive dog breeds.” Putting aside for the moment that no one dog breed has been scientifically proven to be inherently aggressive (and certainly not that non-existent “breed” “pit bull”), Sheriff […]
Parker, Florida Needs an Enforced Leash Law, Not BSL!
After a so-called “pit bull” attack has occurred in a city, citizens and often elected officials alike are quick to knee-jerk and request or even demand a breed ban or some other form of breed-specific legislation (BSL). For instance, after a dog, Annie, was attacked in her backyard by two so-called “pit bulls” (though […]