Bristol, CT: City may ban “dangerous breeds”

A brief news snippet in the Bristol Press last week stated that Bristol, CT, is considering banning “dangerous breeds.” Although the snippet promised a longer article with more details over the weekend, the Bristol Press never delivered anything more, and I have been unable to get more info from Bristol council, so unfortunately I cannot offer any further information at this time.

Please keep in mind that journalists sometimes incorrectly report about a “dangerous breed” proposal even when the proposal under consideration is in fact breed-neutral. Bearing in mind that we do not know exactly what is really being discussed in Bristol, please keep your correspondence with city council respectful, friendly, concerned/curious, and informative.

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If you are able to get more information about what is being discussed/proposed, StopBSL would appreciate an update.

City eyes ban on ‘dangerous dogs’

Thursday, October 27, 2011 5:52 PM EDT
By Steve Collins, Staff Writer

BRISTOL – The city is eyeing the possibility of banning “dangerous breeds” of dogs.

Though the city’s Ordinance Committee has only just begun talking about possible approaches to deal with potentially dangerous dogs, officials said there is a real problem that needs to be addressed. […]

Full article retrieved 11/3/11 from



One response to “Bristol, CT: City may ban “dangerous breeds”

  1. This is absolutely ridiculous.
    Simpy because they’re are ‘too many’ we should demolish them all. While you’re at it, just ban STUPID PEOPLE. Execute the owners of any dog that hurts someone. “Bad” dogs are only the result of stupid people.

    The country needs to start IQ testing before anyone is allowed to give birth or own a dog. The first would solve 99% of our budget problems since we wouldn’t have to pay for food, insurance, and housing to all the idiot teenagers who think they’re responsible enough to care for another life.
    No one is going to tell me what kind of dog I can or cannot own.

    All dog’s are loveable creatures, it is the horrible dog owners that are the problem. I have a pit bull and she is the most loving, lovable dog there is. She is also a very biggest baby. Yet she will be deemed “dangerous” because some lawyer/politician says so. Does Hartford, New Haven or Bridgeport ban certain breeds? Is Bristol worse than those cities?