Breed-Specific Legislation (ASPCA)

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lets look at each organizations site then The ASPCA is opposed to laws that ban or discriminate against specific dog breeds or breed mixes without regard to the temperament and behavior of individual dogs. [See position statement, Breed-Specific Legislation] AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ADOPTED BY THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AUGUST 6-7, 2012 RESOLUTION RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges all state, territorial, and local legislative bodies and governmental agencies to adopt comprehensive breed-neutral dangerous dog/reckless owner laws that ensure due process protections for owners, encourage responsible pet ownership and focus on the behavior of both owner and dog and to repeal any breed specific legislation …show more content…

Thankfully, once research is conducted most community leaders correctly realize that BSL won’t solve the problems they face with dangerous dogs… Read entire text here. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) (click above for direct link to all position statements) Position Statement on Breed-Specific Legislation (excerpt–please visit the link for lengthy background materials, references, sample breed-neutral laws, and discussion) It is, therefore, the ASPCA’s position to oppose any state or local law to regulate or ban dogs based on breed. The ASPCA recognizes that dangerous dogs pose a community problem requiring serious attention. However, in light of the absence of scientific data indicating the efficacy of breed-specific laws, and the unfair and inhumane targeting of responsible pet guardians and their dogs that inevitably results when these laws are enacted, the ASPCA instead favors effective enforcement of a combination of breed-neutral laws that hold reckless dog guardians accountable for their dogs’ aggressive

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