Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Media case study – Savaged by The Daily Hive

As part of the resource library on our site, we are working to develop a “Media Report Card” – because even though reporters have excellent information available about dog behaviour and breed-specific legislation, we still come across articles like this…

What can we do about Montreal?

Are you outraged by Montreal’s breed ban? Any animal lover should be. The new legislation makes pet ownership very onerous for any citizen. While the City and the Montreal SPCA will be back in court November 25 to determine the outcome of the…

Critical Thinking

According to Dictionary.com, Critical Thinking is: a noun – 1. Disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded and informed by evidence. It is essential to use critical thinking about any news topic – especially controversial ones that draw opinions from both sides of the debate. Breed-specific legislation (BSL) is…

Brain bias and breed-specific thinking

When you talk to people about why they fear certain breeds, or why they support breed-specific legislation, you will often hear statements like, “I’m always hearing about pit bull attacks in the news” or “Certain dogs are bred to be…

Stress management and BSL

Written by Steve Barker of the Dog Legislation Council of Canada. Shared with permission. How To Manage Your Stress When Fighting Breed-Specific Legislation 1. Do not read online comments under news articles. Online comments are made by two types of…

Clickbait – and those terrifying kittens

7 Things You Don’t Know About Kittens That Will Make You Shake With Fear!!! By Leigh Oxley, HugABull Volunteer and Online Marketing Professional. Shared with permission from the HugABull blog. I have good and bad news for you. The good:…

You Can Help

What to Do Speak up. Your voice is important. Unfair legislation exists because people become complacent or they think it doesn’t affect them. It affects all of us. Currently, it seems that pit bulls are being focused on, but it…

Resources

We have lots of great information for you in this section. Click the pages below. Bylaws Municipal Bylaws Strata Bylaws Communication Templates Correspondence to Mayor/Council Correspondence to Media Correspondence to Strata BSL Presentation Handouts for Policymakers Best Practices Helpful Links…

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions We realize that there are many questions about breed-specific legislation (BSL). If you have a question that is not included here, please e-mail us at: info@dogbitefacts.org. Q: Breed-specific legislation often targets “pit bulls.” What is a “pit…

BSL

Overview Breed-specific legislation (BSL) is a law that bans or restricts certain dog breeds or types that are perceived as “dangerous.” A dog does not have to be a purebred of the breed to be included in BSL; it just…