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Breed-Specific Legislation Map
Geographically view the current status of BSL across the United States
Information about BSL
Breed-specific legislation is on the decline with more areas repealing or rejecting it.
Roughly 20 states have laws preventing towns from implementing BSL. (click the tools on the left of the map to view these states)
Animal ordinances are trending toward science-based, breed-neutral laws. You can see examples of those in our
Breed-specific legislation has its
roots in racism
and is a violation of constitutional rights.
legal action fund
, we’re working to end BSL by helping dog owners take their local governments to court.
How to Use the Map
Data is clustered in pie charts by location. Zoom in or click on a pie chart to uncluster the data.
Click on an individual pin to view detailed information about that location’s BSL history.
Use the map legend on the left to filter the data points based current BSL outcome.
Use the search function to quickly find details about a location.
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