The city of Montreal recently passed breed-specific legislation (BSL) banning Pit Bulls and Pit Bull-type dogs. Many organizations agree that BSL is not based on science. Learn more about what these organizations have to say about BSL.
Protecting Pit Bulls: Speak Out Against Breed-specific Legislation
On October 3rd, Pit Bulls in the city of Montreal will be banned. The city recently passed breed-specific legislation (BSL) banning Pit Bulls and Pit Bull-type dogs. As of the end of this year, the legislation will make it illegal to own a pit bull-type dog, which includes American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers and American pit bull terriers, or any mixed breed dogs with those breeds, or a dog with physical characteristics similar to the breeds listed banned. Current owners of these types of dogs may request to register their dogs under a special ownership permit and follow specific regulations in order to keep their dogs.
Legislation of this kind puts dogs and their owners at risk, and can mean that countless innocent animals in shelters or with owners who cannot afford to pay for the permit will be senselessly euthanized. Many organizations, including animal welfare, government, and health agencies agree that BSL is not based on science. Learn more about what these organizations have to say about BSL.
You can become a voice for change. Speak out against BSL and support the facts. You can start today by signing the petition sponsored by change.org.