The APBT and other breeds are being deemed as "dangerous" mostly everywhere BSL is a big problem. Punish the irresponsible owners! not the responsible ones. If these laws are passed people will lose their best friends. A loyal dog, who has no intention of being a "dangerous breed" If we let this happen there will be more dog bans. They will go after all dogs. Every dog can be dangerous. Please stop BSL List of dogs affected by BSL in some places: Akita, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, Kuvasz, "pit bull terrier", Presa Canario, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tosa Inu - any mix of any of these breeds Dogs are our best friends? well why ban them.
Dear Oregon State Legislation We the undersigned believe that To be useful, legislation must be effective, enforceable, economical, and reasonably fair. Recently, a bill has been placed before council that would fail all of these tests. This legislation is motivated by fear and lack of relevant knowledge. . The media and the inexperienced would have you believe that these breeds are vicious and should be prohibited. However, these very breeds as a whole have proven their stability and good canine citizenry by becoming 'Search & Rescue dogs, Therapy dogs working inside hospitals, professional Herding dogs and family companions for years. Our Country was not founded on the restriction and punishment of the masses based on the actions of a few... when has this changed? A five year study published in the Cincinnati Law Review in 1982, vol. 53, pg. 1077, which specifically considered both Rottweilers and "pit bulls", concluded in part that: ...statistics did not support the assertion that any one breed was dangerous, ..when legislation is focused on the type of dog it fails, because it is ... unenforceable, confusing, and costly. .. focusing legislation on dogs that are "vicious" distracts attention from the real problem, which is irresponsible owners. In light of this and other studies, we urge you to take the following actions: 1. Reject the current legislation, which is contrary to fact and distracts from the real issue, that of responsible ownership. 2. Actively pursue legislation that would render owners liable for the actions of their pets, such as a good non-breed specific dangerous dog law. We suggest that the appropriate policy should be "blame the owner, not the dog." Owners can and should take responsibility for their pets. Bottom line: the legislation proposed will not only be unfair for responsible citizens but it addresses the wrong problem. Voting for this proposal as it stands only harms the law abiding responsible dog owner.
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