**In no way shape or form do I enjoy getting in to a highly controversy conversation as I believe we all have a right to our opinions, for the next 5 weeks I will be covering the Top 5 topics that create controversy in the dog world. I am a writer/reporter in this case and if I choose to share my opinions I ask for respect and no negativity be brought to this blog. Thanks in advance**
BREED DISCRIMINATION AND BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION
For most animal lovers we are forever beating a dead horse with breed discrimination and laws pertaining to specific breeds. For most we don’t worry about this issue and can brush it off, but for those living with “Dangerous dogs” (Pit bulls, rottweilers, mastiffs, chows, etc) it is something they face daily.
BSL affects where people can live, excluding them from nicer, safer neighborhoods due to the breed they own. Their daily lives are affected by simple tasks such as going for walks and visiting dog parks.
Most cities require a DNA, proper physical exam, behavioral assessments before impounding dogs and fining owners. In most places they simply base the decision on physical appearance (square head, broad chest, short snout). This results in hasty and illegal euthanasia and leave pet parents devastated.
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