BSL is Breed Specific Legislation aka breed banning. The usual
victims are pit bulls (most bully type breeds), Dobermans etc. No
Puppy Mills Canada does NOT support BSL, why? Simply because it does
not work, it is a band-aid solution to a much bigger problem. What
we feel law makers are missing is the ROOT of the problem,
the root is the irresponsible breeders of any dog regardless of
breed. Because there are no breeding bylaws in Canada anyone can
breed any dog, and sell it to anyone!
Why is BSL ineffective? If an individual has a strong desire
to train a dog to attack, no amount of BSL will stop that person.
Golden Retrievers have been trained to seek out and attack human
beings - the breed is not an issue, rather it is the lack of proper
training/socialization and the dangerous practice of training dogs
to be guard dogs . Why are certain breeds more prevalent in dog
attack statistics? Not because there are somehow more of those
particular dogs existing but that more of the dogs are being owned
by abusive or simply neglectful individuals who do not neuter their
dogs, allow their animals to roam free and never socialize their
animals, or who purchase their animal for the wrong reasons. It is
also impossible to identify dogs via DNA, there is no current
testing so it's based on a persons opinion regardless of what the
dog really is.
What is the solution? For one existing animal control laws
need to be enforced, owners need to be held responsible for their
dog’s behavior, we need anti-chaining laws, anti-guard dog laws, and
a system in place to STOP irresponsible breeding. We feel if you
stop the ROOT of the problem the rest will fall into place.
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