Breed-Specific Legislation: The True Solution? From movie portrayals to our very own news media, that while people fawn over our furry friends they are still being victims to the fatal act of Breed-Specific Legislation. Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL) is the action in which certain groups and breeds of dogs are being pulled into a river restriction and prohibition, some even leading ultimately to death. Although BSL was introduced as a form of preventing bites and the safety of humans; scientists have proven as a fact that BSL does not at all stop nor decrease injuries and fatalities. This made a rise in attention in the early 1980’s when the number of fatalities and injuries rose from aggression by certain breeds which ultimately became
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] http://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-policy-and-position-statements/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
With each passing day, there is unfortunately another dog cruelty case reported on television or posted on the Internet. These pet companions known as dogs are the most common victims of animal abuse and are “accounting for 64.5% of all documented cruelty cases that are media reported” (“Dog Abuse”). Most individuals only define dog abuse as “deliberately inflicting pain or simply the failure to take care of the animal” (“Animal Abuse”). However, as the United States’ population of “man’s best friend” increases up to nearly 80 million, so does the different forms of abuse (“Pets by”). There are countless other types of exploitation including: intentional torture, organized abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, experimentation, puppy mills, greyhound
We wouldn’t subject our pets to burning, starving, and isolation, so why is it okay to subject other animals to this cruel treatment? Animal testing is harmful not only because it is unsafe, but because it poses a question of moral judgement. Testing on animals should be illegal because it is unethical, drugs that pass animal tests are not necessarily safe, and many animals lack the protection required for their safety. Many people are unaware of the torture animals in labs must endure when being tested on.
Even though Pit bulls are great dogs, some people think that pit bulls can be dangerous to the people around them. One afternoon Guy Clairoux was walking his son home from school when a pit bull jumped over the fence from his yard and started to harm the little boy. A few more dogs came and also showed aggressive behavior. Tho, pit bulls can be dangerous if not trained properly (just like any other breed of dog) they only become aggressive when they are at a last resort and feel threatened. Pit bulls have a high pain tolerance level, making it possible for them to fight until the point of exhaustion.
These dogs have again and again proved themselves to be loving dogs, but society does not give them a chance. The people assume things about the Pit bull but they are wrong. The lock jaw theory of Pit bulls is false and has been tested by professionals (Realpitbull.com, n.d.). They are not Crocodiles. (Realpitbull.com, n.d.)
Pit Bulls are not vicious animals. Why are pitbulls feared? These poor animals are beaten, sometimes they are beaten to death. These human beings are making these animals vicious and mean, it’s not the breed that makes them this way, it’s people, humankind destroying these poor animals lives, putting fear and danger in the minds. Dogs are also used as bait for fights, and used for fighting only.
The Animal Welfare Act of 1966, was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, and it’s the only Federal law in the United States that regulated treatment and care of animals in research. Animals like rats, mice, birds and other cold-blooded animals are excluded from this law. Dogs, cats, guinea pig, and warm-blooded animals are well protected under this law. Question is why, are the laboratory experiment animals are not protected and treated well. Should we continue experimenting new drug on these animals and make our life easy on their pain or should we for better meant for our society practice and observe new drug on these animals.
Legislation prohibiting cruelty against animals originated in the English Parliament in 1822, and variations of this type of legislation proliferated over the next century, particularly in countries formerly under English colonial rule. A number of countries continue to have laws on prevention of cruelty to animals that date from early to mid-20th century, before the significant development and internationalization of the animal welfare movement. Animal cruelty legislation prohibits the most extreme, deliberate or willful forms of mistreatment of animals, imposing criminal sanctions for certain acts that constitute "cruelty to animals". This is in contrast to animal welfare legislation, which assumes that some conditions are unavoidable collateral
Should Pit bulls be allowed as pets? “Blame the deed not the breed” says pit bull owners or several people who are for the breed. Several pit bull owners are protesting year after year just so their dog does not get taken away from them or put down. People shouldn’t blame the breed just because of one dog’s action. Numerous Anti-Pit bull protesters believe the whole pit bull breed should be banished because of a few cases of pit bull attacks that have happened around them or their area.
How many people own a pit bull breed dog? I have owned pit bulls for over 13 years and I learned a lesson from a dog I owned. Her name was Precious. She was a outside guard dog and loved children. She became family the day my husband brought her home.
“The breed isn’t the problem, the owner is. 80 percent of the hundreds of Pit bulls seized and killed every year by animal control in Prince George’s County, MD, because of a dog breed- specific ban are ‘nice, family dogs’, 84 percent of dogs involved in fatal attacks were neglected or abused, and 86 percent of fatal dog attacks involve unneutered male dogs” stated by the Reeves Law Group. (Reeves Law Group. “The Pit Bull’s Bad Rap: Dispelling Common Myths About America’s Most Feared Dog Breed”) Although many people believe Pit bulls are dangerous they are no more dangerous than any other dog breed; they are stereotyped, negatively portrayed in the media, and most of their aggression stems from their training.
Should pit bulls be pets? No pit bulls should not be pets Because, they can injure a human and even kill a dog. Pit bulls can be a hazard to us. Pit bulls have even had report call non-stop in Ohio. Pit bulls are very dangerous they can risk a life to someone.