Updated: Nov 14
September 12, 2020
Why's Everybody Always Picking On Me? Dog Bans & Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)
Per the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS):
There is no evidence that breed-specific laws reduce dog bites or attacks on people and they divert resources from more effective animal control and public safety initiatives. Breed-based policies are based on myths and misinformation, rather than science or credible data.
-Multiple peer-reviewed studies have concluded that breed-specific dog bans are ineffective and have no impact on public safety.
-Breed-specific dog bans are not supported by science, not effective in practice, and are rejected by virtually all reliable research organizations including the CDC.
-Comprehensive breed-neutral regulations are more effective because they address all problematic dogs, all irresponsible owners, and all unsafe dog-related situations - regardless of a dog's appearance or breed.