What is Breed Specific Legislation?
BSL is the abbreviation for Breed Specific Legislation, a type of law that a municipality can make to remove dogs of certain breeds from the area in an effort to protect humans from dog attacks.
This is usually aimed at breeds with a reputation of being aggressive, such as pit bulls, rottweilers, German shepherds, and doberman pinchers, but is not limited to these breeds.
BSL DOES NOT WORK.
Studies of areas that have had BSL in place for long periods of time have shown that the number of dog bites has not been reduced. Of course, bites from targeted breeds were reduced since the dogs were not allowed in the area anymore.
INNOCENT DOGS DIE BECAUSE OF BSL.
Thousands of dogs have been euthanized due to breed bans, many of them newborn puppies, family pets, and dogs that have never been agressive in their lives. They are killed simply for being born a certain breed.