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After introducing the newest member of the Obama family, the White House has come out against breed-specific legislations.
The laws regulate and restrict ownership of dogs based on their breed with pit bulls being the most commonly targeted dog.
Groups such as the American Bar Association has said the restrictions do harm to dog breeds and their owners without actually improving public safety.
The White House released a statement responding to a petition entitled “Breed-Specific Legislation Is a Bad Idea” which asked for laws that target specific dog breeds to be outlawed on a federal level. The statement read:
We don’t support breed-specific legislation – research shows that bans on certain types of dogs are largely ineffective and often a waste of public resources.
In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at twenty years of data about dog bites and human fatalities in the United States. They found that fatal attacks represent a very small proportion of dog bite injuries to people and that it’s virtually impossible to calculate bite rates for specific breeds.
The CDC also noted that the types of people who look to exploit dogs aren’t deterred by breed regulations – when their communities establish a ban, these people just seek out new, unregulated breeds. And the simple fact is that dogs of any breed can become dangerous when they’re intentionally or unintentionally raised to be aggressive.
For all those reasons, the CDC officially recommends against breed-specific legislation – which they call inappropriate. You can read more from them here.
As an alternative to breed-specific policies, the CDC recommends a community-based approach to prevent dog bites. And ultimately, we think that’s a much more promising way to build stronger communities of pets and pet owners.
Lisa LaFontaine, President of the Washington Humane Society, believes the statement provides a big boost for those who advocate against breed-specific legislation.
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