Areas that try to ban specific breeds run into the problem that the owners of the dog are protected by the fourteenth amendment in the USA.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/duip/dogbreeds.pdf
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Areas that try to ban specific breeds run into the problem that the owners of the dog are protected by the fourteenth amendment in the USA. http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/duip/dogbreeds.pdf

And how exactly does the 14th amendment protect dog owners??

Marcel Beaudoin and Moogli
Areas that try to ban specific breeds run into the ... are protected by the fourteenth amendment in the USA. http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/duip/dogbreeds.pdf

And how exactly does the 14th amendment protect dog owners?? Marcel Beaudoin and Moogli

The dog isn't protected. The owner is protected.
All dogs have teeth. In theory any of them can inflict a bite. If a specific breed is singled out for banishment, it violates the owner's 14th amendment rights giving equal protection. I don't really understand it, but there is a search box on the linked page. Type in "amendment" and it'll take you to the rather brief explanation.
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And how exactly does the 14th amendment protect dog owners??

The dog isn't protected. The owner is protected. All dogs have teeth. In theory any of them can inflict a ... is a search box on the linked page. Type in "amendment" and it'll take you to the rather brief explanation.

First of all, your linked page is a .pdf file, so you might want to check to make sure you linked to the right page.
Second, the 14th amendment is, IIRC, about equal protection under the law being guaranteed to all citizens (or words to that effect). Now I may be Canadian, and so therefore not familiar with all of the ins and outs of the US constitution, but I am pretty sure dog ownership is not protected by the constitution.

Marcel and Moogli
The dog isn't protected. The owner is protected. All dogs ... "amendment" and it'll take you to the rather brief explanation.

First of all, your linked page is a .pdf file, so you might want to check to make sure you ... the US constitution, but I am pretty sure dog ownership is not protected by the constitution. Marcel and Moogli

It is a pdf and as you can see it's from the CDC or The Center for Disease Control. It has the .gov in the address. It's from 2000, but I'm sure they know more about the US constitution and it's application to breed specific legislation than either of us do.
There is a search box for this page under your address bar if you have any doubts.
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It is a pdf and as you can see it's from the CDC or The Center for Disease Control. It ... of us do. There is a search box for this page under your address bar if you have any doubts.

Did you actually read the .pdf??
They say that constitutional questions have been raised, not that it violates the constution. They also say that despite people raising such arguments, BSLs have been upheld.
And as a point, the CDC is not an authority on the constitution.

Marcel and Moogli
That's unfortunate, but it's still necessary. Some breeds of dogs are unacceptably likely to attack somebody, with horrible consequences. You can imagine what went through the mind of a 64 year old woman from my area a couple of years back when she was savagely torn to pieces by
5 pit bulls, those last few seconds when she knew she was going todie, just as she felt her face being ripped off. Think about it. Just think about it.
Of course, there are "nice" pit bulls, too - I've seen many of them - but that's not enough to compensate for their potential danger. Most people wouldn't misuse a machine gun or hand grenade, so they should be legal too, right? You get the point.
Ron M.
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Think about it. Just think about it.

I've thought about it, and then thought about it again (Thanks for the advice!).
Now, let us think about your post.
That's unfortunate, but it's still necessary.

You're referring to BSL, I guess. Quoting is good.
Some breeds of dogs are unacceptably likely to attack somebody, with horrible consequences.

Which breeds? Name them all. Any why. As part of your project, discuss means of identification, enforcement, and disposal.
You can imagine what went through the mind of a 64 year old woman from my area a couple of ... last few seconds when she knew she was going to die, just as she felt her face being ripped off.

My thoughts would certainly involve "Where's the *** owner!"

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Second, the 14th amendment is, IIRC, about equal protection under the law being guaranteed to all citizens (or words to ... ins and outs of the US constitution, but I am pretty sure dog ownership is not protected by the constitution.

Is there a Canadian equivalent to the U.S. 14th amendment? Has it ever been tested, in the sense of a government trying to deny a citizen the protection of the justice system? How's it worded in Canada?
Lia, living with a Canadian and still baffled by them
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