A couple of weeks ago, Miami Veterinarian Ian Kupkee wrote a very nice column for channel 10 about BSL and fears surrounding pit bulls. It's compelling throughout, but had a really nice comment toward the end.
"So back to the original question. Why am I doing this? Because I've studied the evidence, and I've reachd a verdict. Because I know the facts and therefore the truth. Becaue pit bulls are just dogs. Because in fifteen years of poking them, palpating them, sticking my fingers in their mouths, I've never met a pit that didn't lick my face or plonk its goody head in my lap. Most importantly, because it's the right thing to do."
Almost universally, people who have hands on, professional experience working with dogs have the same point of view and oppose laws targeting breeds of dogs. While the movement to have legislation targeting breeds is centered around a handful of people who got their information from Google.
It's not the same.
We need to let experts in the field of animal care and handling, like Dr. Kupkee, lead the way in determining the type of dangerous dog legislation in this country -- which should be targeting canines (and owners) based on behavior, and not body type.