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BSL Destroys by KreepingSpawn BSL Destroys by KreepingSpawn
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Wicca
Bear And Kooda
Lennox as a puppy.

None of these dogs ever expressed aggressive/dangerous behavior.

Only one of them [Wicca] ever attacked a person; and that person was not seriously injured. Evidence indicates the attack was a startle response, not a malicious act.

None of these dogs was definitively and scientifically proven to be a "Pit Bull."
Bear and Kooda, siblings from the same litter, were sold as American Bulldog/Bull Mastiff/Staffordshire Terrier crosses. Neither of their parents were considered pit bulls, nor were they recognized to have any pit bull in their bloodlines.
Lennox was determined to be a pit bull based on physical measurements of his body, and general appearance.

It is impossible to determine an animal's bloodlines by visual analysis. Just looking at these four dogs, does Wicca look that much like Bear and Kooda? Or Lennox?
See if you can ID the pit bull in this lineup: [link]

Lennox was licensed/registered, microchipped, housed in a fenced yard [8 feet high], and kept muzzled and leashed when in public.

All these dogs were destroyed as 'dangerous pit bulls' based on... what? That's right, physical appearance.

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Breed-specific/breed-discriminatory legislation doesn't work, because BSL does not address the core problem, the catalyst behind violent dog attacks: the humans who abuse and misuse powerful dogs.
In fact breed-bans make the breeds in question more desirable to the criminal element who want to enhance their tough-guy machismo. Remember that saying "If we outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns."
If we demonize these animals through ignorance and fear-mongering we are only delivering them into the hands of those most likely to abuse them, neglect them, and use them as weapons.
BSL is also very costly to enforce, because animal control teams must respond to every reported sighting, whether the dog actually belongs to the restricted breed or not. This draws resources and personnel away from other important duties.

Communities which have BSL in place do not see any reduction in dog bite/attack incidents, and in some cases have actually seen increases.

12 Reasons to Oppose Breed-Discriminatory Legislation

Blaming a specific breed for violent dog attacks is like blaming a specific flavor of beer for DWI fatalities. Shall we ban IPA?

Responsible ownership is the ONLY cure.

All of this information is readily available on the net.
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Ninchiru Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
I don't understand their intensions anyway. Studies showed that the dog race that is really most aggressive and has the most attacks on humans registered is in fact the German Shepard. But those ain't forbidden. Where is the sense behind that?
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There is no sense.  Only fear.  :no:
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Becky123190 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
the way people ban pitbulls or say pit bulls are not welcome is like the civil rights in the south all over again remember when they said u can be here u cant sit her u cant walk her my friend that of that
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Right on.
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Zephammo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BSL is total BS and it always will be. MOST attacks are at the fault of the people. Either the owner of the dog is not being responsible (neutering/spaying, keeping contained, socializing, training, etc), or the person who was bitten did something stupid (went in the dogs yard, tried to take food/toys/etc from a dog, approached a dog they didn't know, took off running when they saw a dog.) the fact is, a chained dog is more likely to bite. a dog trained to be mean is more likely to bite. a dog that is abused is more likely to bite. And what type of dog has most of all of that? "Pit bulls".

Yes, there are aggressive dogs. NO they are not all a specific breed or even a specific type of dog.

I completely support keeping dangerous dogs under control. I do not support punishing good dogs and good owners for other people's actions.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Right on!

Thanks for having a look.
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:iconzephammo:
Zephammo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the mini-rant xD

I faved this a while ago but I hadn't had the chance to comment until today. I just get really worked up about BSL. It is so dumb.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed! I get the same way.
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:iconzephammo:
Zephammo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes it gets to a point where I cant even speak people say thing that are so dumb. I cant even think of a reply to some things because they shock me by saying them xD
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Becky123190 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
i agree
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:iconzephammo:
Zephammo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconhighfiveplz:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So then you say to them "That is so ignorant and cruel, I don't know what to say to you." ;)
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:iconzephammo:
Zephammo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I say that a lot.

Like when people say pit bull brains never stop growing a snap becuase of it, I can only laugh. They used to say that about dobies. Stupidest thing ever xD
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What? :XD: Do people even think about what they say before it comes out their mouth?
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wahyawolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconclapplz: I LOVE this and totally agree with everything said here! BSL = Bull Shit Law.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Right on!

Thanks 4 the :+fav:
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Skaramine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen!
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! :salute:
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome... and man, I hate Breed Specific Legislation. It's downright wrong and angers me no end.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Right on.
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ForeverYoursMarine Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I hate how the planned pet hood has to bring in these kinds of dogs to our Vet hospital just to have them euthanized! It sickens me!!!! :pissedoff:
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:cling:
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:iconforeveryoursmarine:
ForeverYoursMarine Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
yeah...I balled my eyes out the first time I had to bag a pet after we had euthanized it. :cries:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconcomfortplz: I don't think I could do that job. :no:
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:iconforeveryoursmarine:
ForeverYoursMarine Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Well, luckily I don't have to deal with it on a daily basis. Actually, I don't even do it every week.
What will suck is when I have to actually euthanize my first one with the family there watching. :cries: Can we say..."hand me that whole box of tissues, I'll need them!"
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*hug*
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:iconforeveryoursmarine:
ForeverYoursMarine Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:cuddle: Thank you!!!
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Any time. :)
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TarienCole Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Another example of absolutely pointless legislation. It used to be if a dog exhibited violent tendencies, THEN it was put down, or the owner held responsible, or both. Now? Well, we can't racial profile for terrorists, but we can for dogs. :facepalm:
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You said it. :smoking:
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AislingPeryton Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's it. You get a hug, and a llama. I love you man. So damn much :iconbrohugplz:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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