Hot on the heels of the news of the release of Stella, a pitbull-type dog, who was seized and locked up without exercise for two years, UK dog owners, campaigners and those who care are being asked to unite in a global day of protest against Breed Specific Law (BSL) on Saturday 16th of July 2016.
Peaceful protests have been organised around the world for July 2016 – the Westminster event takes place on the 16th July at Old Palace Yard, Westminster, SW1P 3JY at 1pm to 5pm. Other UK events have been organised for Wales, Northern Ireland and the South West of England.
Ontario, Quebec (which has had heightened debate about tighter regulations for pitbulls) and Winnipeg in Canada and Germany have planned anti-BSL events for the 16th July as part of the global anti-BSL movement.
The London event is organised by DDA Watch and will mark 25 years of failed legislation – the UK introduced breed specific legislation in 1991 Act and campaigners say the law continues to cost millions of pounds in tax-payers money to enforce and does nothing to protect people nor dogs alike, neither does it promote responsible dog ownership.
Thousands of pets continue to be put to death or deemed ‘dangerous’ based on their physical appearance, the law makes no sense and is long overdue for repeal.
People are coming together, making a stand and speaking out in defence of ALL dogs regardless of what shape or size they happen to be.
Leading animal welfare charities have disagreed with and openly discredited BSL for many years, outlining the fact that dogs cannot be labelled ‘dangerous’ for their looks alone and they have called for an end to this outdated legislation.
Find out more about the London event on Facebook here – join in and make your voice count in the fight against this shameful law.