Changing Negative Stereotypes Of Pit Bulls
A movement to eliminate negative Pit Bull Terrier stereotypes is underway, and it involves photographs of the dog with their owners; take a look at The Majority Project.
Decade-long ban on Pit Bulls overturned in small Rhode Island Town
Imposed in 2004, the Pawtucket, Rhode Island, law that banned Pit Bull Terriers and Pit Bull mixes, was overturned by the Superior Court — to the elation of dog owners.
Town bans veteran’s Pit Bull therapy dog
After deployment in Egypt, Bo Ready found relief from PTSD through his dog, Diesel; unfortunately, the pooch is a Pit Bull — a breed banned by his city’s BSL.
World’s ugliest dog, the evolution of the mutt, and BSL
Walle was named World’s Ugliest Dog based on his appearance, but where looks in one instance won a dog and award, in another it could have dire consequences.
Nevada says no to breed specific legislation
Nevada dog owners and advocates have something to celebrate this week after the historic passage of Assembly Bill 110, which outlaws Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) in The Silver State. Under the new law, towns and municipalities in Nevada can no longer outlaw dogs based on their breed. American Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and […]
North Carolina legislators file dog breed restriction bill
A bill introduced Tuesday in the North Carolina House of Representatives aims to designate six “aggressive” dog breeds and to regulate the ownership of those breeds and breed mixes. House Bill 956 classifies the Rottweiler, Mastiff, Chow Chow, Perro de Presa Canario, Pit Bull (including the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the […]
Pitcher makes sacrifice for his Pit Bull
Major league baseball pitcher Mark Buehrle expected he’d be spending years with the Miami Marlins when he signed a 4-year contract in December 2011. There was just one problem with his new job — Miami-Dade’s Breed Specific Legislation, which banned Buehrle’s beloved American Pit Bull Terrier mix, Slater, from the county. But the Buehrles made […]
Possible Oklahoma dog breed ban stirs controversy
If Oklahoma State Senator Patrick Anderson (R-Enid) has his way, cities across the Sooner State could have the ability to discriminate against and even ban dogs for their breed. While other states and municipalities across the country have decided against adopting Breed Specific Legislation, Anderson believes that Oklahoma towns should have the option of outlawing […]
Miami ban on Pit Bulls may come to an end
Miami’s longstanding ban against Pit Bull Terriers may soon be repealed after an August 14 vote. The ban includes American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, “or any other dog that substantially conforms to any of these breeds’ characteristics,” according to the Miami-Dade County site. The Miami-Dade County, Fla., ban was first […]
Arkansas town rejects Pit Bull ban/BSL proposal
A small town in Arkansas in need of updated dangerous dog laws has turned down a proposed ban of Pit Bull Terriers, according to Ozarks First News. West Fork, a town of fewer than 2,500 residents in the northwest corner of The Natural State, took Breed Specific Legislation off the table July 10, instead favoring […]
Appeals fail in the fight to save Lennox
A Belfast dog that made headlines around the world will soon meet a sad end after a shocking conclusion to a two-year legal battle. Lennox, a 7-year-old Pit Bull Terrier-like dog, has been deemed dangerous by the high courts in Northern Ireland and will soon be destroyed. Though he had never shown any outward signs […]
The effective answer to BSL: Breed Neutral Dog Laws
This article courtesy of StubbyDog.org. If breed-discriminatory legislation is not the answer, then what is? Perhaps the most shining example of a successful and adaptive set of breed-neutral policies can be found in Calgary, Canada. Their approach includes education and prevention, with a constant focus on owner responsibility – all paid for through licensing fees. […]
BSL and the facts about breed bans
by Jerry Tuccille, StubbyDog.org If, like many people, you pick up stakes and move yourself, your pets and your possessions into a new home in a new town, you may find that you’ve unexpectedly run afoul of the law. In fact, you may face a choice between surrendering a beloved dog to be put to […]
Pit Bulls: a ban in Texas, an anti-dogfighting campaign in Philly
Big news day yesterday for my favorite dog breed. The Huffington Post explored a proposed Pit Bull ban in the state of Texas. Justin’s Law, named for the ten-year-old boy mauled to death by dogs, would make owning a Pit Bull a felony. The piece suggests that the Pit Bull question is one of ”…nature […]
Pit Bulls rescue Colorado Chihuahua from coyote
Pit Bulls are banned in Denver. So it’s a good thing Jodi Robinette and her Chihuahua mix, Buster, live outside the city in Littleton. Jodi and Buster were out early one morning last month when the little dog was seized by a coyote. Jodi describes hearing a blood-curdling scream and remembers seeing the coyote shaking […]