Since November, breed-specific legislation (aka BSL or a breed ban) has been repealed in three more U.S. cities including: Mansfield OH, New Albany OH, and Libby MT. More and more, BSL is being recognized for what it truly is - an inhumane, dark ages policy that is based on fear and stereotypes that even when implemented, is ineffective for improving public safety because of the fact that serious dog bite-related incidents are not a breed-specific issue. Congratulations to Mansfield, New Albany, and Libby for being the latest cities to repeal BSL in favor of stronger, more effective breed-neutral regulations!
Regardless of any personal opinions about specific breeds (or types) of dogs, multiple peer-reviewed studies have concluded that BSL is ineffective and that "pitbull-type" dogs are not "more dangerous" than other strong breed dogs. Furthermore, the risk rates for pitbull-type dogs are fully in-line with other large and strong breeds given their growing population size.
This ban is not working
I would rather have a uniform piece of (breed-neutral) legislation citywide for enforcement
But now, we’re not living in that time ... the pit bull has entered the mainstream pet world
All across the U.S., BSL and breed bans are continually being challenged because:
It's really no surprise that when BSL is challenged by informed citizens and public officials, more and more often BSL is being repealed and replaced with stronger breed-neutral regulations that are based on facts and enhance public safety by allowing public safety officials to address any potentially dangerous dog, any bad owner, and any dog-related situation - instead of being restricted by an obsolete regulation that limits enforcement and penalties based on a dog's appearance or breed.
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