BSL, or Breed Specific Legislation, is legislation outlawing specific breeds of dogs in certain cities or jurisdictions throughout the world. The laws most often target “dangerous” dog breeds, and bully breeds, often including breeds and breed groups such as pitbulls, doberman pincers, rottweilers, bulldogs, malamutes, chow chows, and more! Some places will allow you to have these breeds if the dog is confined to a small fenced in or chained areas (which I think is super cruel), but many cities require euthanization of these pups if they are found. How sad! These jurisdictions also go primarily off of appearances, with no DNA to prove it. I’ve heard of a ‘pitbull’ pup being banned because it had some pitbull characteristics, but guess what?!? It had no pitbull type DNA! All because it was short and had a snout similar to mine. OH MY DAWG! What is wrong with these hoomans!
Did you know that BSL can restrict travel arrangements even? For example, because of my charming characteristics like my block head and terrier tail , I couldn’t travel to, or even through, Denver, CO! And there are many more cities like that!
I’m a pup that believes in equality for ALL breeds of dogs (yes, even the tiny yippers!)! Let’s fight together to make sure ALL pups are accepted everywhere – regardless of breed or physical appearance! That’s why I try to advocate for my breed. When I go in public, I wear a colorful bandana and let hoomans pet me. I participate in our local Bully Walk ( a group of mostly bully breeds that walks in public places to get exercise, meet new furiends, and show hoomans we are friendly!)
What can you do to help?
- Look up your local laws to know what they are so you are aware of any restrictions.
- Contact your local government representative – regardless of BSL restrictions.
- Be a positive example in your community.
- Find local breed groups to learn about movements in your area.
- Contact your local shelters or rescues about volunteer opportunities.
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