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Thread: Does BSL Have a Role in Our Society?

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    Default Does BSL Have a Role in Our Society?

    Well - does it?

    We so often get people running through forums like they work for Amnesty International for Dogs. All dogs deserve a life...all dogs deserve this and that. If you pick one breed it will be breed after breed. Anyone who believes in BSL is a Nazi etc etc.

    How about we think about this with some emotion removed

    Is there a place in society for dogs bred to fight with other animals?

    I have friends with pit bulls and nearly all of them say their dogs have behavioural problems - especially with other dogs

    IMO - and you may not like this, but it is my perogative to think as I do - there are breeds that are not suitable for city living and dogs that are not suitable for any part of our society.

    The exact breeds is something that may come up for some conversation later but I would be interested in what people think.

    This isn't about peoples RIGHTS to own breeds - it is about whether or not BSL has any place in our society as it is and as it is becoming.

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    That's an extremely good observation Occy. Will need to get back with my opinion as this one requires some thought.

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    I think that BSL needs to be better modified but I agree with it existing.

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    im confused at the moment.. What does BSL mean?

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    Breed Specific Legislation. The laws against pitties and stuff.

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    well i dont know much about it.. Sorry ill do my research before i comment..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    im confused at the moment.. What does BSL mean?
    Breed Specific Legislation.

    It is the law that bans certain breeds from import/export, breeding and owning. It is the law responsible for the misconception about pitties, SBT's and Amstaffs.

    BTW The law was brought in on AMERICAN stats... Not Australian. So the stats from a country that has easily 5 times the number of pit bulls owned there, is the country that they have taken the bite statistics from.

    Retarded IMO. I would be far more agreeable about it if it was based on Australian numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Breed Specific Legislation.

    It is the law that bans certain breeds from import/export, breeding and owning. It is the law responsible for the misconception about pitties, SBT's and Amstaffs.

    BTW The law was brought in on AMERICAN stats... Not Australian. So the stats from a country that has easily 5 times the number of pit bulls owned there, is the country that they have taken the bite statistics from.

    Retarded IMO. I would be far more agreeable about it if it was based on Australian numbers.
    Really? That's so strange. Do you have a site I could read about that?

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    BSL was introduced when a Bull Terrier killed a child. That's how farked the law is!

    No, I don't think there's any place for BSL. It's been proven in other countries to not work. The bite statistics haven't gotten any lower since it was introduced! Responsible ownership is the key. I would even support needing a licence to own certain breeds, but not just Pitties. Dobermans, Huskies, Shar Peis, etc. Any headstrong breed that needs a copped on owner.

    DA dogs can still be perfect family pets, they just need to be managed responsibly. It's not rocket science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    Really? That's so strange. Do you have a site I could read about that?
    You won't find it on any website. I was unlucky enough to see the same presentation that is given to local councils on why they should bring it in. An ACO is responsible for it. It is full of emotive pictures of children who have been bitten by dogs, only one of whom was bitten by a pit bull. The first child who appears in the presentation was actually bitten by a labrador....

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