My take on BSLegislation
It has happened before in Queensland 2002 and the Government had to pay out a huge amount of compensation. DNA testing and results will not be accepted as identification by councils BUT they will be taken into account at a hearing so pretty much IF you have DNA proof (you need to also test the Dam and Sire) you still have to go through a lengthy process of proof. When the BSL was implemented in QLD if you couldn't afford the breed assessment tests then bad luck, in at least one case (A Richards) it was reported that council rangers made people dig up the corpses of dogs to prove the animal pts was in fact a "pitbull" and the grave was not empty.
Council rangers neither have the skills or any real education (last time I looked it was a 1-2 day course but could have changed). When having to identify a dog they have a distinct lack of training as was proven in Dino Da Fre v Logan City Council where one of the three "experts" Deborah Pomeroy (she helped to devise the 22 point check list). Pomeroy who identified the dog Rusty (of Dino Da Fre) as a "Pitbull" (Rusty was in fact a pure bred Staffordshire bull terrier x Kelpie/cattle dog in appearance stray).
Pomeroy was self-trained, had no veterinarian qualifications and could claim no scientific basis for the identification system she had helped devise/implement , gee go figure why it was a huge FAIL considering she was one of the 3 "experts" that ordered Rusty be PTS. I know breed judges that have a problem telling mutts/x/mixed breed dogs and vets wont certify a dog unless they are 100% sure that they are x breed for fear of legal ramifications of doing so.
I use to think our laws were based in Australia on the "innocent until PROVEN guilty" but this is Guilty until PROVEN innocent, even though it is near impossible to prove the breed of a dog that happens to look like a "pitbull" is or is not one.
Pretty much BSL is a huge fail and it is VERY doubtful that there is any proven effect in the positive from BSL but there is a case for BSL making things worse at least initially with dogs being dumped and left to roam by "owners" wishing to avoid having charges associated with a "dangerous' dog, it can be 1k and upward to comply with the dd laws.
Well at least now we can walk the streets free of fear from a dangerous dog, unless of course they got it all wrong and the same type of "owners" that put "pitbulls" on the BSL list own other types of dogs. All dogs left to walk free of a dd tag aren't big cuddly puppies but I am sure some people think if there were no dd's then there will be no more serious attacks by dogs.
I just wish they would assess housing of dogs and ALL OWNERS of ALL dogs yearly maybe even after an initial psychological testing and compulsory set of 12 puppy/obedience training courses to comply with even owning a dog. No more pet shop dogs/cats and no registration for breeders of over x amount of dogs/cats and dogs/cats to be de-sexed. Nahhh that wouldn't help solve the problem would it.
No doubt that would be a stupid thing for the morally uptight media educated ugly Australian that is baying for the blood of a breed to demand, sorry but they are just as ugly as the idiot owners that destroyed breeds in the first place and got them on the BSL. So lets just keep killing out breeds until we have no more dogs that bite. Band aid solution after band aid after band aid. Maybe we could even put the dogs heads on pikes and have public dog beheading's out front of council offices to appease the paranoid upstanding moral savages calling for deaths of peoples pets.
BSL sucks butt that's all there is to it IMHO.
ALL kittens are devil spawn wrapped in cuteness!