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Is Breed-Specific Legislation on Its Way Out?

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, dogs, BSL )

- 1563 days ago -
Right now, 17 states have banned breed-specific legislation, and six more -- Maryland, Vermont, South Dakota, Missouri, Utah, and Washington -- have laws in the works.

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Alexandra G (250)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 11:25 am
noted, thanks Cher

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 12:58 pm
ty Cher

Justin Vale (13)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:14 pm
not a chance.
it's a fast growing segment of the population.
and! and it's a really big and. there are too many of them. we are losing control. even with shelters putting down over a million per year there are still too many. and they are starting to show up in city and rural packs. there will be an attack in a very bad place with lotsa of children real soon. the numbers will dictate it. pits are showing up in packs. this is just one attack away from blowing sky high.

. (0)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:56 pm
There has been such an out pouring against this for over a year, it sounds like legislators, and local officials are finally, slowly listening to reason.

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 2:45 pm
Noted and read with thanks Cher.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 4:48 pm
Never judge a book by its cover!

Ondine J (134)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 9:33 pm
Noted, thanks Cher. We have all certainly signed many petitions against breed specific legislation, someone is taking note

Sara P (57)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 5:53 am
Thanks for sharing Cher.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 7:22 am
"The factors identified included the victim being a stranger to the dog; the dog having a history of abusive owners; and poor management of the dog by the owner." I would argue that "a history of abusive owners; and poor management of the dog by the owner" is breed specific.

Connie O (44)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 2:47 pm
I hope it is on the way out. Any dog can be raised to be vicious, as well as it can be raised with love and respect to be gentle.
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