To further elaborate, Breed-Specific laws as defined by the American Humane Society (www.americanhumane.org) is; "the ...
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...etter use Animal Control resources. Dog laws need to be enforced to the extent of protecting the public without showing bias to one breed of dog. Breed- Specific laws are no more humane than racial profiling and should be treated just the same and eliminated. In the words of Caesar Millan "When it comes to dogs, the beast is often the two legged animal at the end of the leash."
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