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Breed-Specific Legislation Now Illegal in Massachusetts

Breed-Specific Legislation Now Illegal in Massachusetts | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
Finally, some good news on breed-specific legislation: Massachusetts has banned it. It’s the first sensible thing we’ve heard on the subject in recent months.
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The SPCA is Deeply Concerned by the Proposed By-law Dealing with Dangerous Dogs in the City of Montreal

On July 26, 2012, Wicca, a dog deemed dangerous by the City of Montreal, was put to death at Le Berger Blanc pound, after the City refused to consider a report prepared by a certified veterinary behaviorist who had assessed Wicca. Wicca’s story, which caused indignation both locally and worldwide, highlights the inherent flaws in Montreal’s current animal control by-law.

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Brighton “Cop” Threatens Dre Supporter, Says Dog’s Dead

BRIGHTON, COLORADO—The case of a dog named Dre has advanced to a new level, now possibly the focus of a federal investigation after a police officer allegedly made telephonic threats to a Dre supporter across state lines.

 

The dog, seized by Brighton Police and animal control, appears to be the latest victim of breed discrimination, quickly becoming known as doggie racism.

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Newark council meeting to discuss removing pit bulls from vicious dog list

Newark council meeting to discuss removing pit bulls from vicious dog list | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
City council Safety Committee members in Newark, Ohio will discuss removing pit bulls from a breed discrimination classification at a meeting on Monday.
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Abused Dogs Deemed ‘Too Aggressive’ for Adoption find Second Chance with Rehabilitator

Abused Dogs Deemed ‘Too Aggressive’ for Adoption find Second Chance with Rehabilitator | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
Three weeks after they were rescued from an abusive situation, two dogs sentenced to death by a Massachusetts city are starting a new life with the woman who saved them.
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Pitbull's path to death criticized by Montreal SPCA - Montreal - CBC News

Pitbull's path to death criticized by Montreal SPCA - Montreal - CBC News | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
Wicca, a pitbull accused of biting two people last month, was put down on Thursday despite her owner's appeals to the City of Montreal to keep her alive. The Montreal SPCA is now speaking out about the case.

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Northwest Herald | Cary officials: Good owners curtail ‘bad’ dogs

Northwest Herald | Cary officials: Good owners curtail ‘bad’ dogs | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it

Responsible dog ownership is the key to preventing dog bites and dog attacks, officials said Tuesday at a pet safety forum.

The forum meant to educate the public on pet safety and pet regulations in the village attracted about 45 people for a discussion of dog bites.

Police Chief Steven Casstevens reiterated that the village is not considering banning certain breeds of dog.

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Halifax, Don’t Be Cruel: Send Brindi Home

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA—The one absolutely unselfish friend a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog.

A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be at his master’s side.

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Pit bull awareness of Tennessee to protest in Lewisburg

Pit bull awareness of Tennessee to protest in Lewisburg | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
Lewisburg, Tennessee, Ronnie Van Zant founder of Pit Bull Awareness of Tennessee (PBATN) will be holding a peaceful protest in the Lewisburg town square July 28...
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Wayne Pacelle and HSUS flex muscles to help Pit Bulls in America

Wayne Pacelle and HSUS flex muscles to help Pit Bulls in America | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
Every day Pit Bull caregivers and advocates across the United States and the world communicate and interact with each other online in the National Pit Bull Awar...

 

“Most of our efforts are focused in the United States on breed-specific programs,” says Wayne Pacelle, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). “Our hearts go out to Lennox’s family and anyone whose dog is targeted because of breed,” Mr. Pacelle says referring to the Belfast, Ireland case that shook the world.

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Vicious or not?

Vicious or not? | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it

Is a dog of a certain breed more prone to vicious or aggressive behavior than those of other breeds, or is the upbringing of the individual dog the deciding factor?

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Wales This Week - Time to tackle ‘canine racism’? | Wales - ITV News

Wales This Week - Time to tackle ‘canine racism’? | Wales - ITV News | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
Read the latest Wales stories, Wales This Week - Time to tackle ‘canine racism’?

 

Campaigners are calling for a change to the legislation on dangerous dogs.

 

Dangerous dog laws are out of date and amount to ‘canine racism’, according to campaigners calling for new legislation in Wales.

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Pit bull awareness of Tennessee to protest in Lewisburg

Pit bull awareness of Tennessee to protest in Lewisburg | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
Lewisburg, Tennessee, Ronnie Van Zant founder of Pit Bull Awareness of Tennessee (PBATN) will be holding a peaceful protest in the Lewisburg town square July 28...
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Aspiring Therapy Dog Slater Aims To Prove Officials Wrong

Aspiring Therapy Dog Slater Aims To Prove Officials Wrong | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
Slater is an aspiring therapy dog, and so far he's rocking his program. With Humane K9, Inc.

 

Slater is also the face of the renewed fight between animal advocates and lawmakers, thanks to his famous owners and a sly move by county legislators to include a repeal of the ban on the August 14 ballot. In exchange for state lawmakers dropping a bill that would outlaw breed-specific legislation in Florida, the county pledged to leave it up to local voters. The only Florida county to ban any dog breeds, Miami-Dade has outlawed pit bulls since 1989, with local officials arguing that they are inherently dangerous.

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Animal control bill in Massachusetts abolishes Breed Specific Legislation, gaschambers and improves animal safety » DogHeirs | Where Dogs Are Family

Animal control bill in Massachusetts abolishes Breed Specific Legislation, gaschambers and improves animal safety » DogHeirs | Where Dogs Are Family | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
The State of Massachusetts made several landmark changes to its animal control laws this week.

 

The state introduced a new bill that bans gas chambers as a method of euthanizing cats and dogs, bans breed specific legislation (BSL) and introduces protection for pets from domestic violence. Governor Deval Patrick signed the bill into law on August 2, 2012.

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Maple Ridge News - Proposed Maple Ridge bylaw to single out pit bulls

Maple Ridge News  - Proposed Maple Ridge bylaw to single out pit bulls | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
Would charge owners four times more for licensing fee.

 

District of Maple Ridge staff are recommending a new dog bylaw that singles out pit bulls as “aggressive” and would charge their owners a licensing fee four times that of other breeds.

The fee would apply to pit bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, American pit bull terriers, or a cross of any of the breeds.

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Ontario’s pit bull ban: The pit bull underground railroad

Ontario’s pit bull ban: The pit bull underground railroad | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
In post-pit bull ban Ontario, hundreds of dogs have been swept out of the province to avoid euthanasia or use as research dogs.
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The Calgary Model

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In North America we do not have a problem with pet overpopulation, stray animals, nuisance or vicious animals – we have a problem with responsible pet ownership. Virtually every animal that e...
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Wales This Week - Time to tackle ‘canine racism’? | Wales - ITV News

Wales This Week - Time to tackle ‘canine racism’? | Wales - ITV News | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
Read the latest Wales stories, Wales This Week - Time to tackle ‘canine racism’?

 

Dangerous dog laws are out of date and amount to ‘canine racism’, according to campaigners calling for new legislation in Wales.

Attacks by dogs are still making the headlines, despite the Dangerous Dogs Act introduced over twenty years ago.

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Facility refuses to kill Wicca the dog

Facility refuses to kill Wicca the dog | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
According to the Save Wicca campaign and the Lexus Project, the shelter that is housing Wicca the dog, is refusing to kill Wicca stating “she is a good dog and...
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Efforts Today In Montreal Court To Save Wicca

It’s yet another horrific story of animal abuse, of a government targeting an animal, another case of breed specific legislation. Worldwide opponents to breed specific legislation are focused on the city of  Montreal in an effort to save yet another dog on death row.  So far, the dog has been denied its day in court, held to be guilty without proof, guilty until proven innocent.

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South Florida Veterinary Medical Association supports repeal of Miami-Dade County pit bull ban

South Florida Veterinary Medical Association supports repeal of Miami-Dade County pit bull ban | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
The South Florida Veterinary Medical Association, the leading voice of veterinarians in the community, urges citizens of Miami-Dade County to put an end to Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) by voting YES to repeal the County’s breed ban in the...
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Maple Ridge News - Designating one dog breed as dangerous does not create safety

Maple Ridge News  - Designating one dog breed as dangerous does not create safety | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
Proposed bylaw singling out pit bulls as dangerous debated.

 

The proposed breed specific legislation, which would automatically deem pit bull and pit-bull-type dogs dangerous, is archaic and in contradiction to the changes many municipalities across Canada, and the United States, are making.

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Will Maryland politicians gamble away thousands of dogs’ lives?

Will Maryland politicians gamble away thousands of dogs’ lives? | End BSL: Breed Specific Legislation | Scoop.it
They say politics makes for strange bedfellows.

 

Many Maryland animal advocates discovered this first hand in May when they realized their closest allies in the fight against the state’s new pit bull laws were landlords and insurance companies who were also reeling from the implications of the Court of Appeals ruling in Tracey v. Solesky. Now any prospects of overturning the breed-specific law seem to be at the mercy of the outcomes of a political showdown over gambling.

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Sophie’s dog adoption and Wicca taking on breed specific legislation

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Montreal, Canada, Sophie Fournier founder of Sophie’s dog adoption and the Mc Gill’s legal team will be in court tomorrow taking on the city of Montreal in a cl...
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