Residents voiced concerns about safety if the law changed.
Unfortunately these residents don’t understand that EVERY dog, if not properly trained and cared for, will pose a physical danger to their community.
The other glaring problem with BSL laws is that just because a dog appears to “be a pitbull”, that is often times not even the case. Many dogs today, especially rescue dogs, have some bully breed features because of the cornucopia of genes that have been introduced into their bloodline.
It is an unfair stigmatization against a breed that can’t really even be defined in the context of enforcement. BSL laws just serve to increase the number of dogs that need to be euthanized every year, with no real, tangible effect on public safety.