Articles and reports | U.S.

Links to important articles and reports on Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) in the United States:

Breed-Specific Legislation FAQ, a national dog bite victims’ group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, releases a Breed-Specific Legislation FAQ on its website. The new in depth FAQ explains what breed-specific legislation (BSL) encompasses, why it primarily involves pit bulls, how cities and counties enforce breed-specific laws and examples of ordinances that produced strong results. The FAQ also dismantles a variety of false myths about BSL.

How behavior testing fails adopters, dogs, volunteers & shelter staff by Merritt Clifton

Banning pit bulls saves lives and protects the innocent by Colleen Lynn

First X, the Y, then Z… The myth that pit bulls pit bulls are simply the latest in a line of maligned, though innocent, victims of bad press

The “nanny dog” myth revealed

The Pit Bull Lobby Machine
Animal Farm Foundation and the National Canine Research Council

Arguments for and against breed specific laws from a legal perspective

Opinion: There is no need for pit bulls

A review of Denver, Colardo’s pit bull ban ordinance

Legislating Pit Bull Bans
Describes pit bull bans in Denver, Colorado; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Little Rock, Arkansas; Fayetteville, Tennessee, and mandatory sterilization of pit bulls in San Francisco, California

Cities with Successful Pit Bull Bans