Friday, July 15, 2011
Blog the Change - BSL
We're Blogging the Change for Animals today! Here's what's on our minds today ~
BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) - Many breed specific ordinances focus on the way a dog looks rather than the breed of the dog. Why? Because accurate "pit bull" identification is difficult, if not impossible. These ordinances are worded so broadly in order to include ANY dog that simply resembles a "pit bull." In addition, some towns have restrictions on "dangerous" dogs and include many breeds in this category. Check out Understand-A-Bull for breeds affected by BSL. You might be surprised! We're not moving to Fairfield, IA - that's for sure!
We think of some of our funny, lovable, snuggable furiends that are pitties, or have pittie characteristics, and can't imagine Blogville without them! Ms. M and Mr. B over at Two Pitties in the City who are more well-behaved than most people we know. Roo whose is such a funny guy and a really big ham whose antics always crack us up. Corbin, who loves the water and is such a good playmate and foster brother - and sometimes wears a tie (hey, we can't even get our DAD to wear a tie!) Mayzie, in all her brindle beauty, who is such a good sister to her canine brother Ranger and feline brother Cap'n Ripley. These are just a few of the pawsome pups we've met whose appearance might subject them to BSL. How crazy is that???
If knowing all of those wonderful pups that have pittie characteristics isn't enough to make you want to put an end to BSL, check out Brody's story HERE
So we're blogging today to ask all of you to help put a stop to Breed Specific Legislation. Check out STOP BSL for more info or search "BSL" for lots of info. Once this kind of discrimination gets started, there's no telling where it will go. Who knows, chihuahuas may be next on the list!
Okay, down from soapbox. As you were . . .
The Road Dogs