It's Time TO

END AURORA BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION!

Breed-specific legislation makes our community more dangerous by prohibiting access for responsible owners to training, socialization, insurance, and veterinary care. 

BSL Info Kit

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!

URORA BSL INFO KIT

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Get the facts about Breed-specific legislation and find out why every national civic, animal welfare group, and legal association do not support this 90s fad legislation.

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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

It's about responsible ownership and training. By acknowledging that the breed isn't the problem, we can, as a community, work to try and identify and adress what any challenges may be. Better access to training, ownership resources and public awareness campaigns are things we can be focusing on, as opposed to prohibition. You can help us by signing up for our newsletter and following us on Twitter & Facebook!

I SUPPORT BSL

It's not about the breed

Perhaps you have had an anecdotal experience or seen too much news about a specific breed being aggressive. We don't want to diminish your experience, but there are various factors at play causing more exposure for specific breeds. Data shows the breeds most often banned are not the most aggressive in behavior. Additionally, different generations define different breeds as aggressive. Click here to view the timeline.

EVERY GENERATION HAS ITS OWN SCAPEGOAT BREED

See how it has evolved in the last half-century.

  • 1950's
  • 70's & 80'5
  • Late 90's
  • 2000s & Now
  • German Shepard

    Shortly after WW2, German Shephards were often maligned as overly aggressive as a result of their documented uses in combat and the attention they got for it. This would continue into the 1960’s, until being unseated by Rottweilers.
  • Doberman

    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 […]
  • Rottweiler

    In the late 80’s, spurred by some negative attention and a spate of action movies featuring Rottweilers as the most aggressive breed for a time.
  • “Pitbull”

    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 […]

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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)

The mission

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.

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End Aurora BSL Committee

Saturday February 29th 2020

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