Breed specific legislation laws are expensive to enforce. the state of Ohio found it cost an estimate $17 MILLION dollars to uphold breed specific bans. They target resposible pet owners, causing them to either give up their family pet (causing over crowding in shelters and more animals to be sentenced to death) or follow strict and costly guidelines in order to keep their animal.In Springfield Missouri alone there have been over 1,500 euthenized due to bans since 2006. These bans are ineffective in preventing bites in children and adults. Laws such as these teach our children that it is okay to be hated and killed simply for what you are regardless of your actions as an individual.
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