BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION
PUNISH THE DEED NOT THE BREED
It's time to wake up folks!
Breed Specific Legislation is killing our beloved breed. If you own a pit bull or are considering acquiring one, it is imperative
that you read all you can and become informed about the issues
concerning BSL. BSL is sweeping the nation and in its aftermath is
leaving death, destruction and heartache. BSL is especially important to
anyone who owns a "bully" type breed. It's not isolated to
just APBT's, AST's, SBT's, it happens to Rottweilers, Doberman's,
Akita's and other breeds. As owners of these great
dogs we can't keep sitting back
and saying "it will never happen to my dog" because it will, and when
it does you will not like the end result. It is up to you, as a
responsible dog owner, to become proactive and educate yourself. So dig
in and join the fight, the breed needs all the help it can get.
The following links are provided to allow you to do your
own research and have a better understanding of Breed Specific Legislation
and the adverse affects it has on responsible dog owners. If you
have other links you would like to add to the list please email.
Ohio Valley Dog Owners
Practicality of Breed
The New Breed of Municipal Dog Control
Laws - Are They Constitutional?
American Dog Owners Association
Stafford Mall - BSL
Dog Bite Law
BSL E-MAIL LISTS
If you would like to keep up to date about BSL
issues around the world you may subscribe to these lists...
State By State
4 Anti BSL
AN APOLOGY TO
BREED BAN ENTHUSIASTS
I'm sorry you are
frightened of my dogs and are trying to have them killed
sorry you lack the understanding of this breed's true history,
with people, wonderful temperament, intelligence and behavioral
I'm sorry you won't read the ATTS stats regarding our breed's
temperament, putting it in the top four for temperament, scoring better
breeds like Golden Retrievers, and cocker spaniels.
sorry that you side with and protect animal abusers by marking the breed
dog, and not the irresponsibility of the owner. I'm sorry that by your
I could steal a car, run some people over with it and then you can
the make of car for the accident, as I walk free.
sorry you generalize one breed of dog with one group of people. I'm
you can't see the love and determination that many often highly
non-criminal and "normal" types of people show towards this breed
the great personal sacrifices that they make to take care of their dog
sorry you cannot go into the shelters and see the hundreds of abandoned
bulls, dying only for the insane "crime" of being born the
they are. I'm sorry you cannot see the look of disappointment in their
as someone walks by their kennel, and refuses to consider adopting them
on an ill educated fear mongering reporter. I'm sorry that you cannot
there when the animal looks at a human for the last time, and in spite of
by all humans they have met, their tail still wags as someone
with the syringe of Euthinol.
sorry you cannot be there when law enforcement shoots one of your dogs dead
it's own home in front of the children it mutually loves for simply
off the dog bed and walking over to say hello with it's tail
I'm sorry you cannot be there to rescue pit
bull puppies from a
bag in a dumpster, dumped there by someone switching their illegal,
inhumane activities to another, more lucrative breed.
sorry you cannot understand the difference between canine and human
in the way that this breed can. Yes, I'm saying my pit
sorry that the medieval witch-hunting
genetics of intolerance,
and racism make you feel the need to vilify a breed of dog.
sorry that justice, equality, tolerance, common sense are all things you
dear as a fellow Canadian, and expect from others, but do not yourself
them towards a pit
bull or its caregiver. I'm sorry that you don't take
constructive time to petition changes in the Canadian animal cruelty
and in the criminal code that would deal out serious punishment to the
sorry you cannot see the disappointed look on a puppy's face when the
petting it quickly frown, and walk away when you tell them it is a
bull. I'm sorry you feel the need to terrorize my family and my dogs for
we never have and never will commit. I'm sorry you don't have to live
fear of your dog's safety from hysterical, and mentally unstable people
to inflict all manner of evil upon your dogs.
sorry that you cannot see my breed working in some of the best Search
Rescue groups in the world, saving countless lives each year. I'm sorry
media censors and refuses to print the breed name "pit
bull' when in
with a positive act such as saving a person or child from a
house, drowning, wild attacking animals, etc. I'm sorry you cannot
the many pit bulls registered as therapy dogs and bringing so much joy to
misunderstood, neglected demographic in our society, the senior
sorry you can't see a pit
bull kiss a child, step carefully over a
or play in a sunbeam. I'm sorry you cannot wake in the morning to
warm pit bull
cuddled next to you in bed, and know that you are their
world, and even if the house caught fire and trapped you, they would
with you to the end.
now that I really think about it, I'm not at all sorry you don't own a
bull--you do not deserve one.
By: Rob MacBean
Mongrel Hordes Lake
granted by me the author to crosspost as long as it stays
intact, and with my name on it)
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