Help us End Breed Specific Legislation
At Wounded Paw Project, our mission is to help animals in need while also raising awareness of the mistreatment of animals within the United States and around the world. One of the issues our team is working hard to fight is breed-specific legislation or BSL.
Breed-specific legislation is when a law or regulation dictates that certain breeds of dogs are not allowed in an area, and if they are found, the owner can be fined or even go to jail.
In the United States, there are currently 36 states that have some sort of breed legislation in place. Even Washington D.C. has legislation in place that ban certain dog breeds!
Breed-specific legislation does nothing but take away dogs, who are family members, from their loving owners. While also creating a false sense of safety among the public by unfairly targeting certain breeds. Aggression is not something that is bred. Aggression is something that is taught.
Examples of Breed Specific Legislation
How to Get Involved
In order to put an end to this legislation, we need your help. And there are a few ways you can get involved in your community. The first and most important way you can help is by writing to your local representatives and other government officials about putting an end to this legislation.
Our team at Wounded Paw Project has spent countless hours writing to government officials to bring awareness to this mistreatment. Here is the letter our founder and Purple Heart Recipient, Ernesto Hernandez, wrote to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
We implore you to read this letter and use it as a guide to write to the government officials in your community.
Other Ways to Get Involved…
In order to put an end to Breed Specific Legislation, we need your help. Contact us today to get in touch with our team to learn more about the fight. Please help us provide a voice for those that are voiceless.