In a time where LGBT rights, bullying and other human issues are front and center, making headlines is an animal issue that the world is finally starting to take notice of in hopes of ending right away: Breed Specific Legislation.
Back in 2013, President Barack Obama began a campaign to end this legislation in states and areas around North America, proudly announcing, “[The White House] does not support breed-specific legislation. Research shows that bans on certain types of dogs are largely ineffective and often a waste of public resources.”
And Walter Jones, known for his anti-bullying ways as the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers spoke from experience stating, “I have been in the presence of many Pit Bulls who were loving and loyal animals. The power they possess to be dangerous is intimidating, but it depends on the owners. They possess the power of sweetness and affection, that is also up to the owner to condition.”
Legendary country singer Willie Nelson further commented, “Dogs, like people, are individuals and should each be judged on his/her own merits.”
So why do we judge a dog based on his/her breed? Is this not like judging a person based on his/her skin color? The time to end BSL is now, and the only way it will stop is by public awareness that these laws do exists in certain areas, and that the proper government officials are informed and pleaded with to sign off on ending this legislation.
As Morton said: “BSL is simply BS!”