Legislation Of Breed Specific Legislation

1195 WordsNov 29, 20165 Pages
In a perfect world there would be no need to create legislation to control dogs, because all dogs would be perfectly trained and would never attack humans. However, we do not live in a perfect world, we live in a world where dogs do attack and do cause harm. We do have legislation that has been passed to try and control certain breeds of dog called Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). It has proven to be a kind of murky area for most people, as those against it believe that targeting certain breeds does not help control the fact that dogs of all breeds have the ability to attack and/or bite. While they are not against finding a way to gain control over these attacks, they are against the idea that just a couple of breeds should be singled out for the legislation’s use. I feel that Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) should not be the only plan we have in place to help keep dogs from attacking. There have been studies done that show that Breed Specific Legislation does not work as well as originally thought. I propose a plan that I feel would help bring about a bigger change than breed specific legislation, because it includes all breeds of dog not just certain breeds. I propose that we instill a process that all people who want to adopt or own any breed of dog must go through. This plan includes different classes, testing, and training of both the dog and owner as well as yearly checkups. Background Information I will be giving you a little bit of background information on breed
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