Animal Farm Foundation on Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)

Animal Farm Post Animal Farm Foundation November 24 at 10:05am · Edited · It’s time to clear something up: BSL is not a “pit bull” dog issue. It’s not something that only affects “pit bull” dogs and their families. BSL denies all of us the opportunity to live in a safe, humane community. BSL affects us all, no matter what kind of dog we have. In fact, it affects everyone, whether or not they even own a pet. As we’re seeing in Louisiana now, where local veterinarians are taking a stand against BSL by refusing to euthanize healthy, safe…

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U.S. communities increasingly ditching pit bull bans – Aamer Madhani for USA Today November 18, 2014

Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY 1:10 p.m. EST November 18, 2014 (Photo: Steve Hebert for USA TODAY) Three decades after officials in more than 700 cities throughout the country began passing bans and other restrictions to keep pit bulls out of their communities, state and local governments are increasingly reconsidering their approach to what not so long ago was America’s most vilified pet.Since June, at least nine communities in the Midwest have overturned pit bull bans that were on the books. Last week, Hallsville, Mo., became the latest to lift its ban after a family successfully appealed to the City Council…

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Loudoun VA Lifts ban on adoption of Pit Bulls from Shelter!

Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 4:00 pm | Updated: 5:17 pm, Thu May 8, 2014. By Erika Jacobson Moore | Leesburg Today | Loudoun County supervisors this week approved a big change for the animal shelter, reversing a long-standing and controversial policy not to allow pit bulls or pit bull mixes to be adopted. The new policy is effective immediately. The proposal came as a recommendation from the Animal Advisory Committee, with support from the Department of Animal Services, and supervisors said they were happy to see the change. “We should not have breed discrimination,” Vice Chairman Shawn Williams (R-Broad…

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Massachusetts bans breed specific legislation AND the gas chamber!

In a landmark move by the state of Massachusetts, animal advocates everywhere are celebrating a major win: the ban of gas chambers as a method of euthanizing dogs and cats, and the ban of breed specific legislation. Thanks to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Advocacy team and countless animal welfare advocates, veterinarians, dog owners, animal control officers and officials, a new animal control bill was introduced and passed. Continue reading…

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Are pit bulls “inherently dangerous”?

A ruling this week in Maryland’s highest court puts certain dog owners and landlords on a tighter leash. The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled in a case involving a pit bull attack that it is no longer necessary for those attacked by a pit bull or a pit bull mix to prove that the dog is violent—the owner or landlord “is strictly liable for the damages caused” by nature of the breed. Do you think the Maryland Court of Appeals was right in its recent ruling that pit bulls are inherently dangerous?  Click here to vote and see the results!

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Adoptables: Brie

Bri is a special girl, petite, energetic, food and toy motivated, crate trained and housebroken. She sounds like the perfect package, but does take sometime to... more

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