Pit Bulls: Don't Bully My Breed! Let's Remove Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) Laws by Morgan Hawthorne

5 years ago

Pit Bulls: Don't Bully My Breed! Let's Remove Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) Laws

Anyone who owns a pet is aware that they are our children – and my dog is no exception. Unfortunately for my incredibly sweet boy, he was born a pit bull.

When we rescued him from the SPCA he had been found in the basement of a house that was involved in a dog fighting ring. There are laws called BSL laws (Breed Specific Legislation) that ban your ability to own a dog identified as a pit bull, chow, Rottweiler, Doberman or any dog deemed "dangerous" by the government. In multiple states and cities where BSL is enforced it is illegal to own these dogs and shelters are forced to kill these beautiful animals.

My son and I volunteer at the local SPCA and have met so many sweet pit bulls and other "bully breeds." We are fortunate enough to live in one of the 12 states that have banned the enforcement of BSL so these majestic animals are given the opportunity to find a forever home.

Our Apollo is the best family dog and is the most gentle giant in the world. We need to stand up for our fur babies and end BSL once and for all. If you know someone with one of these awesome animals, let them give you one of their huge sloppy slobbery kisses and let them know you are on their side!

Learn more about BSL laws at ASPCA.org.

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Donna John
I had no idea bout BSL laws. My daughter, who is in college to be a vet, owns a pit bull that she rescued with similar circumstances. I think dogs are just like people -- there are good and bad no matter what "breed" you are. Great post, Morgan Hawthorne .
Morgan Hawthorne
Omg what an adorable grand fur baby!!!!💗 I completely agree that dogs reflect the way that they are treated. More people are bit by chihuahuas than any other breed of dog. Pitbulls get such a bad rap!!! They are just very powerful and strong and must be respected. Apollo is just a big silly lazy lap dog!!!!💗
Elisa Schmitz
Aw! I love that photo, Morgan Hawthorne , and I love this post! It is so sad when these amazing animals are forced to fight or otherwise abused. Thank you for raising awareness of BSL laws, and of pit bulls and other "bully" breeds. I didn't know all of this. Give Apollo a hug from me!
Morgan Hawthorne
Thank you!!!! He loved his hug!!!😂 😂💗 I feel like a lot of people fear these animals but they aren't even sure why. Education is key!!!!
Ann Marie Patitucci
Thanks for raising awareness about this, Morgan Hawthorne ! Here's my "bully," sweet Cheyenne, a German Shepard mix, with our family at a pet show where she was a "contestant." :) We almost lost out on a rental place because of her, because the property company has a list of breeds that they don't allow. The only reason they allowed her in the end is because our vet was able to send paperwork saying that she wasn't a full blooded German Shepard. :(
Morgan Hawthorne
Sweet sweet good girl!!!! Our babies are so misunderstood...especially your newest baby!!!! 💗
Charlene Torkelson
Here is my baby, Blue. Such a sweet pit!
Morgan Hawthorne
Awwww he's beautiful!!!!!!! I love his floppy ears!!!!😍
Cassandra Lee Jones
I dogsit for a bully baby and she is so cute! I love her so much
I have a friend that has a Sweet Girl. She has never known aggression and is So Loving. She wants to meet everyone and take a pictures too 🐶

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