How BSL Leads to Banned Books

How BSL Leads to Banned Books

For those that do not know what BSL means it is the shortened version of Breed Standard Legislation in Dogs.

How BSL Leads to Banned Books

BSL is a slipper slope that many people don’t realize. It might start with a breed you aren’t too fond of but quickly grows to a larger and larger list of Breeds that a community no longer wants around. There are even some people hoping that the longer BSL stays on the books the more breeds they can add until there are none left at all. While you might not want to believe it there are some groups out there that would like to see just that – no more dogs as pets. Period.

Whether we love a breed or not if you are a dog lover it is up to us to take the reigns back from those who prefer to remain uneducated and create or allow BSL to continue. Education, training, and making sure your dog is not put into a situation that could end in disaster are the only things that can help. It also means that people need to be educated about the breed or mix breed dog they bring home and add to their family and give it the proper environment to thrive.

What else does BSL lead to? Banned Books. Some communities are so serious about not allowing certain breeds into their neighborhoods that they will not even allow you to read about them in effect banning all books promoting those breeds from their local libraries.

Don’t believe me?

In 2008 a library in Australia refused to allow a man to check out a book called Pit Bulls and Tenacious Guard Dogs because it discussed one of the local area’s restricted breeds.

A council spokeswoman confirmed the policy when the local media reached out.

“In 2001, Under Local Law 4 (Animal Management) Logan City Council placed a ban on, among others, pit bull terriers and American pit bulls.’’ “Therefore, Logan City Council libraries do not stock literature on any of the prohibited breeds.’‘

BSL leads to Banned Books.

Apparently when you can’t have a certain dog you also can’t read about them at your local library in order to better educate yourself and learn more about the dog if you ever do come into contact with one. That is one way to make sure that BSL never gets overturned not allow information about the issue to be obtained.

For a list of cities, states, and countries with BSL on the Books please check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breed-specific_legislation


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Comments

  1. It’s about time people realised BSL isn’t working there’s more dangerous owners than dogs out there. I know what the BS should stand for but I won’t repeat it here.

    Sheba.
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  2. Thanks to bad owners, who do not properly train their dogs, we have BSL. Thanks to the ignoramuses out there, BSL just grows and grows. I cannot believe some places even ban books about certain breeds. That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard…but I guess it is the best way to keep the ignorant, ignorant.
    Great dawg…what next.
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  3. Fortunately more and more cities are realizing how self defeating BSL is and using some common sense. Laws banning specific breeds are not allowed in California.
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  4. YES, BSL IS ONLY HURTING THESE INNOCENT DOGS, JUST MAKES ME SICK THAT PEOPLE CAN BE SO STUPID. WE NEED TO WORRY MORE ABOUT THESE EVIL PEOPLE THAT TRAIN THESE HELPLESS ANIMALS TO BE MEAN

  5. When are people going to learn that no dog is bad only the owner is bad!xx Rachel
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