Massachusetts: Bill would prohibit BSL in MA

I think this article is referring to MA S2172. All alerts for S2172 can be found here:

Bill looks to modernize animal control

By Ashley Studley/Daily News staff
The MetroWest Daily News
Posted Oct 20, 2010 @ 12:06 AM 

BOSTON — […] Several cities and towns, including Worcester and Boston, have passed legislation restricting pit bulls and pit bull ownership, but dog bites have not been reduced because any dog can become aggressive, according to the MSPCA. For that reason, the new law would prohibit cities and towns from enacting breed-specific legislation.

[…] “Even if you’re not an animal lover, it’s good for cities and towns and people all around,” Holmquist said. “It’s not perfect, but it’s a start at making these laws more reflective of the world we live in today and gives animal control officers the tools they need to protect animals and people.”

Representatives from the MSPCA will be at the State House tomorrow to ask legislators to support the passage of the House bill.

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One response to “Massachusetts: Bill would prohibit BSL in MA

  1. This is now passed through Senete, must pass the house by the end of the year. Now H. 4956

    MA Residents send a letter you your state rep here: