Breed Restrictions

BSL (breed-specific legislation) targeted against pitbulls like this black-and-white pit is misguided.
Breed-specific legislation (BSL) affecting pit bull terriers, is ineffective at keeping communities safe because such laws target the wrong thing and ignore the real issue....Read More
States with Legislation that Restricts Dogs Seized in Dogfighting Cases
Legislation in seven states currently restricts dogs seized in dogfighting cases, stigmatizing them as damaged and unadoptable and denying them an opportunity to prove otherwise....Read More
Pit bull terrier in front of Capitol
Sadly, some breeds of dogs, like pit bull terriers, are often misunderstood and believed to be dangerous....Read More
Pit Bull Terrier mix
Breed-specific laws fail to protect public safety, lead to costly litigation and may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)....Read More
Group of pit-bull-terrier-type dogs on a lake
According to a survey commissioned by Best Friends Animal Society, 84 percent of Americans believe citizens should be allowed to have any breed of dog they choose....Read More
Friendly gray and white pit bull dog smiling
We all want safe and humane communities. Scientific studies have proven that pit bull terriers are just as safe and gentle as any other dog....Read More
Pit-bull-terrier-type dog and cat snuggling together in a bed
A few cities and communities may propose outdated breed-specific legislation (BSL), also known as breed restrictions, out of misinformation regarding the issue of dangerous...Read More