Dog fanatics have been VERY successful in protecting the interests of dangerous dogs and their owners. They have effectively neutered ANY intervention by authorities.
Barking laws? Place the burden on the victim!
Biting laws? Refer to barking laws!
BSL? In the past year or so, we have had TWO DBRF's in Miami where PIT BULLS ARE BANNED! Skeptical? Consider this and this.
Consider that law is downstream from culture. Our culture demands that the interests of dogs and dog owners is the overriding priority in all situations. Fido's interests take precedence over all governing laws as well as the rights, interests and needs of any animal in his vicinity (and that includes us 2 legged "animals"). As long as the culture is completely dog-centric, our laws and law enforcement will be as well.
So, law enforcement is completely owned by dogger interests. Is there any remaining territory for them to conquer?
Political agitators being what they are, they are working on the last bastion of defense that we have. Self defense.
Consider this from the Watch Mickey Beat Cancer Page:
I wonder what their definition of "cruelty" is? The mother beating a pit bull to get it to let go of her 2 year old child. YUP! Again, read the FaceBook page and consider the benefactors. These folks think it is completely legitimate for a dog to rip the face off a toddler at the slightest provocation. These miscreants do not care about any "cruelty" or "abuse" aimed at anything else. This is a Pit Bull Protection Symposium and nothing else.