​THE BULLY FREE ZONE

​​​a place to stand up for people and dogs

 ​WHAT IS A BULLY?​​

 ​WHAT IS A BSL?​​

  • A bully is a blustering, browbeating person; especially :  one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others (as described in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

  • Bullying can occur in various forms such as:
    • ​Verbal (name calling, teasing, taunting, etc)
    • ​Social ( spreading rumors, leaving someone out of a group event, embarassing someone, etc)
    • Physical ( hitting, kicking, spitting, breaking someone's items, rude hand gestures, etc)
    • ​Online (cyber stalking, texting, etc)
  • ​​Bullying can occur in various places such as:
    • ​​Schools and Playgrounds
    • ​In a classroom
    • After school or at events
    • ​It can occur anywhere!
  • By definition, Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is a law that bans OR restricts certain types of dogs based on their appearance, usually because they are perceived as “dangerous” breeds or types of dogs.

  • Dogs affected by BSL can include the following breeds:
    • ​American Pit Bull Terrier,American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Akita, Doberman Pinscher, Cane Corso, Great Dane, Bull Mastiff, St. Bernard, Dogo Argentino, Boxer, Shar Pai, Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, American Bulldog, German Shephard, Rottweiler, Chow Chow, English Mastiff, Mastiff
      Wolf Hybrids

 ​WARNING SIGNS

 ​IS BSL EFFECTIVE?

  • Unexplainable injuries
  • Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelry
  • Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick or faking illness
  • Changes in eating habits, like suddenly skipping meals or binge eating. Kids may come home from school hungry because they did not eat lunch.
  • Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares
  • Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to school
  • Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations
  • Feelings of helplessness or decreased self esteem
  • Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about suicide

There is no evidence that breed-specific laws help make areas safer for people or their animals. In a large study of human fatalities resulting from dog bites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided to strongly oppose BSL.

The CDC cited, among other problems, the inaccuracy of dog bite data and the difficulty in identifying dog breeds (especially true of mixed-breed dogs). Breed-specific laws cost tax payers, hurt families and are hard to enforce.

Without having a DNA panel ran, there is no way to accuratly visualy ID a dog and details it's breed.



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