In a Star Tribune article from last summer new legislation that Rep. John Lesch wants to ban pit bulls, chows, wolf hybrids, Akitas and Rottweilers is outlined.
They want to ban these dogs because of ‘bad things happening’ with these dogs. First off, yes, there are bad people that do bad things. Does this mean you should reach into the rights of everyone in the entire state and exclude their rights & the rights of their animals when they have done nothing wrong?
There are no bad dogs, just bad people. I have no problem with making the owners accountable. I have a big problem with BSL (Breed Specific Legislation). I have a problem with this because it’s a huge infringement of rights AND it doesn’t address the problem of people being attacked by dogs.
If you are interested in more on this topic, visit the A Rotta Love Plus web site breed specific legislation section which is providing many links and information about the activity around the legislation.