There is no definitive way to visually identify a pit bull, yet laws target dogs that "look" like one. Any blocky head means punishment.
Well-behaved dogs are severely restricted or banned for simply having a pit bull look according to arbitrary rules.
Punished for Appearance
Adoptions plummet due to complex regulations and housing restrictions placed based on presumed breed, not temperament.
BSL punishes an entire breed based on negative prejudice and stereotypes, often not backed by statistical evidence.
Targeting one breed fails to address irresponsible owners and other aggressive dogs still pose risks.
False Sense of Safety
Enforcement of BSL laws is expensive and taxes limited shelter resources needed for programs that make communities safer.
Cities report no decrease in bites after BSL, proving breed is not predictive of aggression.
No Change in Bites