I encourage everyone to get educated on this issue because there is an inaccurate impression that breed-specific bans will result in a safer community. Actually, all research, statistics and scientific studies say otherwise.
FACT: Banning certain types of dogs has failed to create safer communities across the nation where it has been enacted.
That's why breed-specific legislation is opposed by the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the National Animal Interest Alliance, the National Animal Control Association, the ASPCA, and a host of national animal welfare organizations...
They have all studied the issue and discovered the reality: targeting breeds simply does not work.
But targeting dog owners does. If one wants to see real change that brings safer communities, become an advocate for effective enforcement of breed-neutral laws that hold irresponsible dog owners accountable for the actions of their animals.
Effective enforcement of laws that have the best chance of making our communities safer: dog license laws, leash laws, animal fighting laws, anti-tethering laws, laws facilitating spaying/neutering and laws that require all owners to control their dogs, regardless of breed.
It is time to raise the standard of dog ownership. This is the way to do it, and the result will be a safer community for us all.