Breed Specific Legislation

The Subject of BSLThe Subject of BSL

This series of articles charts Australia's Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) journey against breeds declared dangerous purely by their physical characteristics.

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What is an American Pit Bull Terrier?

This article explains how the name American Pit Bull Terrier came about and why this type of dog is not a pure breed recognized by pedigreed dog organizations anywhere in the world. »» Read more...

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ANKC Hands over to Politicians (1997)

Written in 1997, this article charts Australia's history of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) with German Shepherds and now threatens our pure breed dogs again. »» Read more...

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The Terrifying Reality of BSL

This article describes the impracticalities of enacting Breed Specific Legislation in Victoria (Australia), both for the State Government and the dogs' owner. »» Read more...

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Supreme Court Findings

This article deals with the problems of enacting Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and outlines and discusses the problems of identifying a Pit Bull Terrier. »» Read more...

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Rally Speech July 2013

Jane’s Rally Speech against Breed Specific Legislation delivered outside the Victorian Parliament House on July 13th, 2013. This speech was also read out at a similar rallies held in other States on the same day. It is published here to give an overview of some of this campaign against Breed Specific Legislation. »» Read more...

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The End of BSL?

'The best Xmas present I could possibly have' cried Brodie when her dog 'Mylo' was returned into her arms just before Xmas. Mylo is one of the hundreds of mixed breed dogs which had been declared to be Restricted Breed dogs ('American Pit Bull Terriers') under Victoria's Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) brought in by the Coalition Government around three years ... »» Read more...


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