Here are the most common types of BSL:
Breed Ban:prohibits future ownership and reproduction of a specific breed.
Automatic labeling:which declares a breed "potentially dangerous" or "dangerous"
Mandatory spay & neuter: any dog which falls under the mandated breed must be fixed.
Breed-specific legislation is a law passed by a legislative body pertaining to a specific breed or breeds of domesticated animals. Currently, 41 out of 51 states in the U.S have some type of breed specific legislation. Because the only way to implement the law is by proper identificaion, there are many flaws in the system.
The fact is: breed-specific laws were invented to regulate pit bulls. However, they are not the only breed to suffer. Because 'pitbulls' are comprised of several breeds which share many traits, the success of 'BSL' really relies on the ability of police officers to properly identify and catagorize a dog into the 'pit bull' family. The problem is that law-makers are generalizing and discriminating against an entire breed.
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