NO on statewide Oregon "pit bull" ban

OREGON SENATOR BRUCE STARR has proposed a STATE WIDE BAN ON PIT BULLS.
-BSL bans or restricts dogs based solely on their appearance due to the idea that these dogs are dangerous. BSL does not take into account the actions, behavior, or history of the dog, it only considers the physical appearance of the dog.
-BSL is not only unfair and unethical, it is also ineffective. BSL fails to increase public safety because it does not address the real issue of owner irresponsibility.
-One of the most obvious flaws of BSL is that it requires dogs to be identified by breed based on appearance, which is impossible to do accurately or objectively.
-BSL invariably punishes responsible dog owners, as they are the ones most likely to comply with the law.
-Every single canine welfare organization is against breed specific legislation.

Please sign this petition in opposition of this bill!

Don't forget to send your polite letters to OR legislators, as well.  Contact info here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/senate/

PLEASE keep it respectful!
We, the undersigned, strongly oppose the proposed state wide ban on "pit bulls".
Breed specific legislation bans or restricts dogs based solely on their appearance. BSL does not take into account the actions, behavior, or history of the dog, it only considers the physical appearance of the dog.
BSL is not only unfair and unethical, it is also ineffective. BSL fails to increase public safety because it does not address the real issue of owner irresponsibility.
One of the most obvious flaws of BSL is that it requires dogs to be identified by breed based on appearance, which is impossible to do accurately or objectively.
BSL invariably punishes responsible dog owners, as they are the ones most likely to comply with the law.
It is essential to note that every single canine welfare organization is against breed specific legislation.
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