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Breed Specific Legislation

What is Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)

Breed specific legislation is regulation of your right to own or not own a dog, based solely on the breed or "type" of dog. These laws declare an entire breed "dangerous or vicious" based on the actions of a few members. Breed specific laws are often a knee-jerk reaction from politicians who want to say they are "doing something" to stop dog bite incidences and fatalities after a highly publicized dog attack. Unfortunatley Breed specific laws have proven not to be effective in the reduction of dog bite incidents. Where dog biting incidents are concerned, every breed of dog is involved. There is no such thing as a breed of dog that won't bite.

The threat of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) making its way back to NJ!Senator Sharpe James has yet again introduced his Responsible Pit Bull Ownership Licensing Act (S1718). S1718 is nearly identical to a bill sponsored by Senator James in 2003, which died in committee following strong opposition to its companion bill-Assemblyman Burzichelli's A2906. We must rally again to stop this bill! click here for more information on how to stop this bill>>

THINK IT'S NOT YOUR PROBLEM NJ? Dont think your breed wont be affected! First the bill singled out piit bulls and "pit bull type dogs". Next they included Rottweilers, then they took them out, but then they talked about the Dobermans and the German Shepherds being included too. Once legislation of this manner is passed, it leaves the door open to include any breed they choose. Dont wait until its too late and your breed is on the list!

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