Bringing dogs and people together to end discrimination
We’re ending exclusionary breed restrictions that are often used to violate people’s rights and discriminate against marginalized individuals and underserved communities
Excluding My Dog Is Excluding Me
Help us end exclusionary breed restrictions in housing insurance.
Dogs and humans live so closely together and share a unique relationship. All of our work is designed to include mutually beneficial roles for dogs and people.
Laws and policies that exclude dogs based on how they look aren’t about dogs at all. Most often, these practices are put in place as a way to uphold discrimination against humans. We won’t stand for racism, classism, or ableism. We challenge these laws and policies with science, facts, and logic.
BSL Legal Action Fund
We help dog owners affected by breed-specific legislation sue their local governments because no one should have to lose their home or their pet based on stereotypes.
Research shows that breed restrictions disenfranchise dog owners and lead to discrimination and they do not make communities safer.
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100% of your donation will go toward ending exclusionary breed restrictions, which often lead to discrimination against marginalized communities.
Welcome to a special edition of the Individual Animal. What follows is a reenactment of the deposition of Cindy Rarrat. She is a private contractor working with Sioux City Animal Adoption and Rescue Center.
Advocating against breed-specific legislation involves a lot of emotion, but we need to focus on facts and solutions to make positive change happen.
The not so surprising answer to all of these myths is that research shows that "pit bull" dogs are just like other dogs.