Breed-specific legislation

A muzzled pit bulls type dog

Breed-specific legislation (BSL)is a law to prohibit or restrict the keeping of particular types of dog.Some jurisdictions have enacted breed-specific legislation in response to a number of well-publicized incidents involving pit bulls type dogs or other dog breeds commonly used indog fighting,and some government organizations such as the united States Army [dead link]and marine Corps have taken administrative action as well.

This legislation ranges from outright an son the possession of these dogs, to restrictions and conditions on ownership, and often establishes a legal presumption that these dogs are prima face legally “dangerous” or “vicious”.In response, 23 of the 50 state-level governments in the United States have enacted laws that prohibit or restrict the ability of jurisdictions within those states to enact breeds specific legislation.

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