You failed to point out the example thus...
I did not quote the example... However, I do believe I hit on the subject... currently more than two dozens of different breeds can fall under the "characteristics of a Pit Bull Terrier" The DDA is not "Pit Bull Legislation It is the Dangerous Dog Act which can cover most breeds of dogs. Visual Breed Identification is inaccurate and unreliable... I encourage you to check out the DDA Watch
which is a UK Not-for-Profit Organization who are very much in-tuned with the DDA and similar legislation throughout the UK... They are also fighting for Fair Dog Legislation. DDA as it's written today, is not fair and is outlawing a whole breed... MULTIPLE breeds... BSL can very easily be compared to racism. Deeming a whole culture to be dangerous. DDA implies that all "Pit Bull Terriers" and other breeds are all dangerous therefore they must be exterminated... is like my saying all Muslims are dangerous and are all terrorists. Why would I have this mindset? Well, after 9/11... this way of thinking would be referred to a knee jerk reaction to a horrendous event... Note: No, not all Muslims are dangerous nor terrorists... there are good and bad in all cultures, nationalities, races, etc... Every person is their own individual as are all dogs (regardless of breed) are there own individual and should (logically) be judged accordingly. It's wrong to deem an entire race as bad as it is to deem an entire breed as bad.
Example If your dog matches many of the characteristics of a Pit Bull Terrier, it may be a banned type.
My earlier post was merely a statement but it would be reasonable to assume that if the government decides to impose a ban on these types of dog it is because they do not have a good track record when it comes having a pacific nature.
Yes, I understand your earlier post was merely a statement.
However, it opened the door to better explain BSL. I've already discussed the visual breed identification... so, I'll be blunt. Newspapers (Journalists), Government officials, etc are not able to accurately call a dog a "Pit Bull" solely by its looks. It cannot be done, period. What is happening is the media and others are calling almost every dog they see as a "Pit Bull" and this is wrong and completely unjust in respects to the American Pit Bull Terrier. The American Pit Bull Terrier is being blamed for these attacks when in fact they are not guilty. What most people don't understand or realize or want to know... is the fact the American Pit Bull Terriers are NATURALLY friendly to humans... The APBT is arguably the most abused dog globally. Why is this? How can they be a danger to society AND be the most abused dog? You can't be both! The reason they are the most abused dogs is because they LOVE their humans... which includes their abusers... Now, one thing that does get the APBT into trouble is they are prone to Dog Aggression (meaning they don't get along or play nicely with other animals). Which to me, this is up to their owner to be Responsible and to NOT set their dog up to fail... Pit Bulls aren't your Dog Dogs... they are Human Dogs meaning they prefer being with their human and NOT another "dog buddy"... Give a Pit Bull a choice of being with their human OR another dog.. more often than not, they'll choose their owner. DDA of 1991 was a knee-jerk reaction to a couple of high profile dog attacks that had occurred.