Pit Bull and Other Dog Breed Bans

Pit bull terrier in front of Capitol

Sadly, some breeds of dogs, like pit bull terriers, are often misunderstood and believed to be dangerous. This sometimes leads misguided lawmakers to enact breed-discriminatory legislation (BDL) that restricts particular dog breeds. These breed-specific laws (BSL) perpetuate prejudice against pit-bull-terrier-like dogs that is unfounded. You can read more about it here. All dogs are individuals and the White House, under the Obama administration, agreed. After an online petition opposing breed-specific legislation reached 25,000 signatures, the White House took a stance against breed discrimination and BSL.

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Read about pit bull myths and facts, and how Best Friends is working to end breed discrimination against pit bull terriers.

Learn more about breed-specific legislation at bestfriends.org