We need your help, Aurora!
The city council is voting on whether or not to repeal 14-75 on Monday August 17th, and we need all the help we can get to contact city council and tell them to repeal the ineffective and resource-wasting 14-75!
HELP AURORA END BSL
SIGN THE PETITION
Punishing RESPONSIBLE OWNERS AND DOGS
BSL IS NOT THE ANSWER.
WHAT IS BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION?
Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is a blanket term for laws than restricts or bans the ownership of certain breeds, most commonly “pitbull-type dogs,” thought to be dangerous. These laws judge a dog based solely on their appearance and not their actual behavior.
Aurora’s current pitbull ban
On Oct 24th, 2005, Aurora’s City Council passed BSL which banned 10 breeds from the city limits. 2011, the Council weakened the ban, removing seven of the 10 breeds off the list. Currently, three remain: American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American Pitbull Terrier and any mixes of these three breeds. The City currently uses the Wisdom Panel DNA test to determine if a dog is 51% or more of the restricted breeds. If they are, they must removed from the City or killed.
WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION? (hover below)
I OPPOSE BSL
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BREED
I SUPPORT BSL
It's not about the breed
EVERY GENERATION HAS ITS OWN SCAPEGOAT BREED
See how it has evolved in the last half-century.
- 70's & 80'5
- Late 90's
- 2000s & Now
In the late 60’s and 70’s, Doberman breeds started to unseat Shephards as the aggressive breed of choice, as more shephards were being trained for high-discipline rescue and enforcement and receiving a higher profile as a “good” breed. Dobermans started to become associated with aggression and were the casting dog of choice in the 70’s […]
The term “pitbull” often refers to a host of different breeds, none of which are actually called, “pibulls”. This issue of misidnetification when similar breeds have issue is one of the various reasons why Pitbulls are on the list of aggressive breeds. If you were combining 7 – 10 other breeds and labeling them all […]
HOW DO WE DO IT?
REPLACING THE BSL
Better Access to Training
CITIZEN-participation policy REVIEW
RESOURCES FOR responsible ownership
ENSURE VETinary responsibility (Spay & Neuter)
END AURORA BSL
We believe legislation and enforcement should be based on responsible ownership of ALL breeds. BSL is not effective. Enacting a dangerous dog act will hold all dog owners equally responsible.
We can use all the help we can get! Spread the message, promote awareness, and End Aurora Breed-Specific Legislation!