Thursday, July 8, 2010

BSL Updates: Shadyside, Ohio; Crawford County Arkansas; the UK

BSL Updates:
A committee formed in Shadyside, OH to work on banning vicious and dangerous dogs. People in the community of Shadyside have formed a committee to ban pit bulls in the village. The group has met with village council several times to draft legislation against the animals and have also petitioned over 600 residents. Some Shadyside Village Council members agree that the record of calls to police about dogs at one home was enough to consider the animals a public nuisance. Council will discuss the matter further when they meet again on July 9.
City officials in Marshfield, WI might create an ordinance banning pit bulls after last week’s attack on a 5-year-old girl by a Rottweiler-pit bull mixed-breed dog. The injured child, who was attacked and severely injured June 29, was treated at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield and released during the weekend. Her father, a 33-year-old Spencer man, and the caretaker of the dog, a 21-year-old Marshfield woman, also were injured in the attack. They were treated and released June 29. Marshfield police shot the dog twice, killing it, as it was attacking the girl, Police Chief Gary Jepsen has said.
I’d like to know how banning pit bulls would have helped or could possibly help in the future someone who is attacked by a “Rottweiler-pit bull mixed-breed dog?”
The above dog is MUTT thus a ban on ALL MUTTS would have to take effect in order to prevent attacks from MUTT dogs, which would have a lot of people VERY angry. Asinine…..
BSL in Crawford County, Arkansas appears to have been dropped.
Animal welfare organizations, veterinary professionals, and local authorities today joined forces to condemn the much-criticized Dangerous Dogs Act, demanding that it must be replaced by a hard-hitting new Dog Control Bill focusing on prevention rather than cure.
If passed, the Bill will introduce major changes to current dangerous dog legislation, which is widely considered one of the most ineffective pieces of government legislation ever brought into force. These changes include:

*     More emphasis on the owner’s responsibilities – the Bill supports the principle that it is the owner who has the potential to make a dog either well behaved or badly behaved. It gives authorized officers the powers to place Dog Control Notices on irresponsible owners at the first signs of dog aggression.

*    Attacks, which take place on private property, would also become a criminal offence – a large number of dog attack incidents occur within the home and on private property. The Bill includes various exemptions such as being attacked by another animal, provocation, and attacks on individuals committing an offence for which they could be imprisoned.

*     Legislation will no longer be breed specific – since the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, public money and resources have been wasted by already overstretched police authorities seizing dogs simply for being of a particular breed or type. Research now overwhelmingly supports the principle of ‘deed not breed’, and proves that genetics (breed) play only a limited part in the temperament of an individual dog, with environment and training having a far greater effect.
For more information on DDASG, Lord Redesdale’s Dog Control Bill and current ‘dangerous dog’ legislation visit

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