#BSLbytes #26: BC SPCA

Posted by Chantelle Mackney on

Breed specific legislation is not evidence-based and lacks support by reputable academic or professional groups. We will be talking about some of these groups as part of our @BSLbytes campaign.

Perhaps the best known animal welfare organization is the SPCA. While SPCAs across Canada operate independently, none support breed specific legislation. The BC SPCA’s position statement is a great read and does a good job outlining the failings of BSL and better alternatives.

“The BC SPCA recognizes that inappropriate aggression by dogs against people and other animals is a serious threat to public safety, and that this issue must be addressed if we are to create humane societies where humans and dogs co-exist and enrich each other's lives. The BC SPCA opposes breed banning as a strategy for addressing incidents of aggression and reducing dog bites. Rather, the Society believes that the most effective way to address public safety concerns is for humane organizations, other animal stakeholder organizations, municipalities and the provincial government to work together on multi-faceted strategies that identify and address dangerous dogs of all breeds…”

Excerpted. Read the full position statement here:
http://www.spca.bc.ca/assets/documents/welfare/position-statements/dangerous-dogs.pdf

#endBSL #notoBill128 #Canada150 #BSLbytes
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