Posts with tag breed-specific legislation

Legislative Updates: BSL Around the World

In my last Legislative Updates article, I looked at a couple of locations where breed-specific legislation has been outlawed, and promised to cover studies that have shown the ineffectiveness of BSL, as well as foreign countries that have repealed legislation banning or restricting ownership of certain breeds. First, a quick word regarding the story from… read more

Christi McDonald

Legislative Updates: An Overview of BSL in the U.S. and Abroad

On Monday, June 3, 2013, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed House Bill 6311, “an act prohibiting municipalities from adopting breed-specific dog legislation,” into law. Effective October 1, 2013, local communities may take steps to prevent dogs from running “at large” in the streets and public places, may prevent cruelty to animals and all inhumane sports,… read more


Legislative Update: Potential Good News for ‘Pit Bulls’ in Florida and Ohio

Summer is typically a less active time of year for new legislation to be proposed or enacted, as many legislative bodies are not in session during the summer months. However, there is a bit of news to report on the legislative front. On July 25, 2012, the American Dog Owners Association reported that the South… read more