Another Study Concludes That BSL Is Ineffective
The overwhelming majority of scientific, peer-reviewed studies on the effectiveness of breed-specific legislation (BSL) have concluded that BSL is ineffective. The latest study (December, 2018) on the effectiveness of BSL was conducted to determine the public safety impact of BSL in the city of Odense, Denmark - the third largest city in Denmark with a population of over 180,000. In June of 2010, Odense enacted BSL which banned 13 different breeds including: American Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Tosa Inu, Fila Brasiliero, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Boerboel, Kangal, and several other breeds. After analyzing a comprehensive dataset of serious dog bite-related injures from hospital emergency room records, the study concluded that BSL had "no effect" on serious dog bite-related injuries and that it agrees with "previous studies that have also shown a lack of evidence for breed-specific legislation". Furthermore, the study recommended that "future legislation should be prioritized on non-breed-specific legislation in order to reduce the number and risk of dog bites". This is just the latest of numerous studies that have concluded that BSL is ineffective.