Friday, July 15, 2011

Blog the Change - BSL

Blog the Change

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


Two French Bulldogs said...

Spread the word. You make a good Blog for Change hoster
Benny & Lily

Peggy Frezon said...

Thanks for getting up on your soapbox to help spread the message. BSL is so wrong...makes me want to growl! Thank you for sharing on Blog the Change.

K9 Katastrophie said...

Thanks for sharing! We went and posted about it!


Anonymous said...

Great post! Too few people understand the huge risk of passing BSL... the list of dogs being banned continues to grow and includes breeds that people would be shocked by. Even if someone has concerns about a breed of dog, banning them does nothing but risk ALL dogs in that community because these lists grow (since banning a specific breed does NOTHING to reduce the number of attacks).

Corbin said...

Thankfully, I live in NY and the laws are starting to give harsher punishments to the PEOPLE who mistreat animals... the number of dog bites will lessen when dogs are well cared or and properly taken care of. I wish other places would realize this too. I would be very sad if I caused my family to move because of a BSL. People who believe in it are just looking to put a bandaid on the issue.
ps. Thanks for mentioning me :o)

The Daily Pip said...

This whole BSL movement is SO INSANE - I can't hardly believe people are stupid enough to buy into this. I am totally sickened by this ...ban stupid people, not dogs!

Your mad as heck pal, Pip

BtC4animals said...

BSL is a ruthless witch hunt. Thanks for standing firmly against it.
I've got a word for people who kill dogs based on appearance - and it's NOT goober. ;)

Thanks for spreading the word and blogging the change!

Scooter said...

Hey Road Dogs!
Wow, great post. I thought most peeps tried to stop discrimination, but that's exactly what this is! I agree with Corbin... they should spend more time trying to punish nasty peeps who hurt animals. Thanks for helping get the bark out about this.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your wonderful words.

Mom has always known that it is NEVER thd dog but ALWAYS the hooman who is at fault for a mean and nasty dog.

woos, Tessa

Oskar said...

Great post. We hate BSL. Pits are illegal in the county where we live and that makes us angry.

Nubbin wiggles,

Debby and Kirby said...

Good post! Our very first Foster girl was a Pitt mix. Sweetest girl ever!

Wyatt said...

We are with you Road Dogs!! Why don't these towns adopt bad people legislation and just ban bad dog owners!
We wanted to tell you about the 'Road Trip' table cloth. We found it at a local fabric store here in Oregon, but we see that it is available online at Moda Home (www.unitednotions,com) It would be perfect for you!


♥ Sallie said...

You rock!


Daisy Dog said...

It's a great soapbox to be on! Its why we started Daiy's blog in the frist place, to bring around pittie awareness!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Road Dogs...what a most Wonderful Blog the Change postie. Isn't it the ker-aziest thing in the world that doggies who look like me can't live in or even visit certain places? I tell ya - sometimes humans come up with the kookiest ideas. I sure hope someday, peoples will judge doggies based are who they ARE, not on what they look like.

Sending you all big, wet brindle kisses!

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. Thank you for saying such nice things about me.

Anonymous said...

Thanks guys :) Just say NO to discrimination!

Waggin at ya,

Pup Fan said...

Sorry I'm late in swinging by... great BtC post - you can get up on your soapbox anytime, as far as I'm concerned!

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