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Friday, April 15, 2011

Blog the Change - Stop Breed Specific Legislation

Today is the big "Blog for Change" day and mom and me thought really hard as to what issue to talk about. We have several issues we believe in strongly.

Pet adoption
Spay and Neuter
Chain Free Dogs

But the recent plight of poor Lennox in Northern Ireland made us decide to write about Breed Specific Legislation again.

We have written on this subject even before we heard about the Lennox story but we did not know about the laws in the United Kingdom then. Mom and I think we need to talk about this issue more or we may have more laws in the United States to ban dogs by breeds.

I understand that some humans are afraid of being attacked by dogs. Some dogs too. I know our good friends at Two Little Cavaliers were victims of an attack. But just like there are good people and bad people there are good dogs and bad dogs.

In this great article about famous Hero Dogs there are a lot of dogs on Breed Specific lists. Yes some of these breeds have attacked and even killed people. Yes the same breeds have saved people. 

I also think insurance companies, apartment complexes and neighborhoods need to find a different way to address the issue and deal with bad behavior not discrimination. In Furginia we have dangerous dog statutes that register and list dogs who have bitten humans. Mom knows about this because her sister had a dog that was declared "dangerous." It was rough punishment for a dog that barely broke the skin and we believed that it was even a case of mistaken identity but he had managed to escape the yard with his sisfur. But even as harsh as the result was for my cousin Bear, he was not euthanized.

We have two pitbulls that live in our house with my mom's niece. Here's the picture of me and Honey I posted in my last blog on this subject.


Benny and Lily said...

Good post and info
Benny & Lily

CindyLu's Muse said...

You make an excellent point - decisions should be based on behavior, not by discriminating breeds! We must work for a better solution. Thank you for sharing!

Thanks for blogging the change!

Kim Thomas for

JackDaddy said...

Maybe one day...

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

An excellent and informative post, Yoda. I think that discriminating breeds is the same as discriminating against race or religion, but some hoomans just don't see it


Oskar said...

Thanks for the great info!

Nubbin wiggles,

Bad Andy said...

Yup, mama & I think you're right. Thank you for your work and efforts on this subject. XoX

Pup Fan said...

Great post... BSL sucks!