First things first. Having chosen the name Friday Five for this series, I was tying myself into knots trying to come up with five links, initially, and then five headings for every topic I decided to explore. But it’s tough enough figuring out what I think without worrying about a quintuplet presentation. So it’s buh-bye Friday Five, hello Friday Focus. Same in-depth exploration of a topic, same alliteration in the title. The only thing I’m giving up is the numerical straight jacket.
This week, then, the question is: Does breed specific legislation (BSL) serve a useful purpose? In case you’re not familiar with the term, Wikipedia defines BSL as follows:
…a law or ordinance passed by a legislative body pertaining to a specific breed or breeds of domesticated animals. In practice, it generally refers to laws or ordinances pertaining to a specific dog breed or breeds.
Most people I know oppose BSL. Is there any one out there who wants to defend it?
Thanks to my Twitter pal @Kenzo_HW for suggesting this topic (and several other good ones).