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BSL

BSL
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Tony Gee Gomez

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"Man's best friend" is a catchphrase for dogs, generally referring to the category as a whole. The popularization of the term is said to have occurred in a courtroom speech by George Graham Vest in Warrensburg, Missouri in 1870 who said, "The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog." The phrase was later shortened to "man’s best friend". Vest's speech came at the closing of a trial in which he was representing a farmer who was suing for damages after his dog Old Drum was shot[vague] by a neighbor.[1][2][3] History



In the time of Queen Anne of Great Britain, bull-baiting was practiced in London at Hockley-in-the-Hole, twice a week – and was reasonably common in the provincial towns. At Stamford and at Tutbury, a bull was tied to an iron stake so that it could move in an area of about 30 feet. The object of the sport was for the dogs to immobilise the bull.

Before the event started, the bull's nose might have been blown full of pepper to enrage the animal before the baiting. The bull was often placed in a hole in the ground. A variant of bull-baiting was "pinning the bull", where specially-trained dogs would be set upon the bull one at a time, a successful attack resulting in the dog fastening his teeth strongly in the bull's snout. The bulldog was bred especially for this sport.

A Bill for the suppression of the practice was introduced into the British House of Commons in 1802, but was defeated by 13 votes, and it was not till the year 1835 that it was finally put down by Act of Parliament, called the Cruelty to Animals Act 1835, which forbade the keeping of any house, pit, or other place for baiting or fighting any bull, bear, dog, or other animal.

In Britain these bloodsports began to be officially eliminated in 1835 with the introduction of animal welfare laws. Since dogfights were cheaper to organize and far easier to conceal from the law than bull or bear baits, bloodsport proponents turned to pitting their dogs against each other instead. Dog fighting was used as both a bloodsport (often involving gambling) and a way to continue to test the quality of their stock. For decades afterward, dog fighting clandestinely took place in pockets of working-class Britain and America. Dogs were released into a pit, and the last dog still fighting (or occasionally, the last dog surviving) was recognized as the winner. "He keeps me in chains in his filthy back yard, he starves me, and beats me. He trains me to fight and keep on fighting even if my legs are broken, even if my guts are hanging out. If I win, I live to fight another day. If I lose, I Die. To him I'm just a dog...But who's the Animal? I am a Pit bull, that doesn't mean I'm a monster, being a pit bull means loyalty is my top priority, even if it means being hurt, and forgotten, I can push pass the pain and hurt and FORGIVE I am not dangerous. I am not evil I believe in friendship. I believe in friendship forever. I am your best friend"- What is BSL?
“Breed-specific” legislation (BSL) is the blanket term for laws that either regulate or ban certain breeds completely in the hopes of reducing dog attacks. Some city/municipal governments have enacted breed-specific laws. However, the problem of dangerous dogs will not be remedied by the “quick fix” of breed-specific laws—or, as they should truly be called, breed-discriminatory laws. How long has the Israeli-Palestinian conflict been going on?
3,000 + - years from the time God gave the land to Israel. Why do we stereotype?

We stereotype people when we are unable or unwilling to obtain all of the information we need to make a
fair judgement about people or situations. In the absence of the so called 'total picture,' to stereotype people in many
cases allow us to 'fill in the missing pieces of information." Our society often innocently creates and perpetuates
stereotypes, but these stereotypes often lead to unfair discrimination and persecution when the person been stereotype
is unfavorable.
http://www2.und.edu Pit bulls’ bad rap: how much is the media to blame?

You don’t need to look very hard or be very bright to come to the conclusion that pit bull attacks sell papers. The National Canine Research Council recently issued a report that shows how similar attacks over a four-day period involving four different types of dogs resulted in significantly different media exposure. And the ASPCA issued a statement that the media has repeatedly told them that they have no interest in reporting attacks involving non-pit-bull-type dogs.

http://blog.sfgate.com By the end of this presentation we will
have a clear understanding of:

The history on Pit bulls
What is BSL?
The public's misconceptions about Pit bulls
Contributing factors to the misconceptions
Flaws to the misconceptions
Harms this has caused the breed
Problems with BSL
Conclusion on Pit bulls and BSL Breed Specific Legislation Dogs currently affected by BSL in the United States
1. American Pit Bull Terrier
2. American Staffordshire Terrier
3. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
4. Bull Terrier
5. Akita
6. Alaskan Malamutes
7. American Bull Dog
8. Belgian Malanois
9. Boerboels
10. Cane Corso
11. Chow Chow
12. Doberman Pincher
13. Dogo Argentino
14. English Mastiffs,
15. Fila Brasileiro
16. German Shepard
17. Great Danes
18. Irish Wolf Hounds
19. Mastiffs
20. Malamutes
21. Presa Mallorquin
22. Presa Canario
23. Rottweiler
24. Scottish Deerhounds25. Shar Pei’s
26. Siberian Huskies
27. Tosa Inu
28. Wolf-Hybrid The public's misconceptions about pit bull terriers.

Pit Bulls are MEAN and VICIOUS
Pitbulls eventually TURN ON THEIR OWNER
Pit Bulls have LOCKING JAWS
Pit Bulls can hold on with their front teeth while chewing with their back teeth
Pit Bulls don’t feel pain
Pit Bulls have more bite pressure per square inch (PSI) than any other breed
The brains of Pit Bulls swell and cause them to go crazy
Are aggressive towards other dogs are aggressive
towards people
Pit Bulls cannot get along with other animals Problems with BSL
Are Breed-Specific Laws Effective?
There is no evidence that breed-specific laws—which are costly and difficult to enforce—make communities safer for people or companion animals.
What’s Wrong with Breed-Specific Laws?
Dogs go into hiding ,Good owners and dogs are punished, They impart a false sense of security , They may actually encourage ownership by irresponsible people What the Public Thinks Truths about Putbulls Jon Stewart All Pitbulls are Mean America's Dog "Eager to Please, Loving, and Intellegent" Objectives: Public's Misconception of Pit Bulls Contributing Factors to the Misconception Flaws to the Misconception Harms that this has caused the breed Problems with Breed Specific
Legislation Conclusion on Breed Specific
Legislation All Pit bulls are good Breed Specific Legislation or "BSL" is exactly what it sounds like...regulation of your right to own or, in many cases, not own, a dog based solely on the breed or "type" of dog - not your responsibility as an owner. BSL can also refer to regulations and/or requirements placed only on a specific breed of dog and their owners. Who would even have a pitbull? Do Ever wonder? All Pitbulls are
human and dog
aggressive Helen Keller Michael J. Fox Jamie Foxx Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Humphrey Bogart Orlando Bloom Jessica Alba Ashley Olsen Contributing factors to these misconceptions:
Media
70's -80's the vicious breed was the doberman
80's -90's was the Rottweiler
2000's the Pit bull Adrian Grenier Bernadette Peters Mary Tyler Moore Rachel Ray Alicia Silverstone Brad Pitt The Little Rascals Barbra Eden Companies for Advertising We rescue them Celebrities Like Steve and Terry Irwin Cesar Millan "I dream of Jeannie" BREEDS COMMONLY CONFUSED WITH PIT BULLS
BOXER
DOGUE DE BORDEAU
ALAPAHA BLUE BLOOD BULLDOG
DOGO ARGENTINO
BULLMASTIFF
FILA BRASILEIRO
AMERICAN BULLDOG
CANE CORSO
PATTERDALE TERRIER
OLDE ENGLISH BULLDOGGE
ALANO ESPANOL What is a pitbull to you? America's Dog "The Pitbull" History

During the 19th century, England, Ireland, and Scotland began to experiment with crosses between bulldogs and terriers, looking for a dog that combined the gameness, speed, and agility of the terrier with the strength and athleticism of the bulldog.[1] David Spade Chili from TLC Serena Williams General George S. Patton Rachel Bilson Adam Brody Boxer Jack Dempsey Rosie Perez RCA Tia Torres "Pittbulls and Parolees" Shorty Rossi And They Rescue Us Hennessey, a 1yr old pittbull attacked an intruder during a home invasion Blitz, a 2 yr old pittbull help save a woman from an abduction attack from her estranged husband. Blitz never attacked the husband. What are some alternatives to BSL

Powerful breeds are NOT for everyone

Educate don't discriminate

Leash laws.

Hold owners accountable.

Low cost/free spay neuter.

Offer incentives to turning in a stray dog.

Require a permit for owning a powerful breed.
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