I went to a local city counsil meeting last night to listen to their proposed ordinance concearning BSL, breed specific legeslation. As a dog owner I felt it necessary to be savvy to their intentions. I was shocked when I heard some of the dogs on their list, and the restrictions placed on the people who own those dogs. There is of coarse the good dog/bad dog arguments that I have, and have had, no intentions of engaging in. What is wrong is the unreasonable financial burden these measures impose on regular innocent folks, and their pets. In effect people will be found guilty for owning a vicious animal without due process. Provisions that I remember include: proper signage on property indicating that you have a vicious dog on your property; micro chipped and tattooed at owners expense; muzzeled and kept on a 3' or less leash when not on your property; to be kept in an "approved" enclosure inside an additional fence when on your property; $50 licensing fee; $750 escrow account "just in case" Those of you who own dogs registered with AKC, UKC, or ADBA, I strongly urge you to keep an eye out for these types of ordinances, as this is an unconstitutional movement that is sweeping the nation. This legeslation not only covers fighting dogs, and security dogs, but also many hunting, working, and sled breeds also. No dog should be deemed vicious unless proven to be so. On even the dog hater side of it, these measures or a constant financial drain on communities as the ordinance will be difficult an expensive to enforce. The lawful, responsible dog owners and breeders will be the ones who suffer, while the unscrupulous people are business as usual. Blame the deed, not the breed. Even if you don't own any of the restricted breeds I encourage you to stand up for your rights, or they will be snatched away!!!