Massachusetts joins the ranks of states with breed-specific legislation (BSL) preemptions

Posted on August 3, 2012May 31, 2022Categories News, Uncategorized   Leave a comment on Massachusetts joins the ranks of states with breed-specific legislation (BSL) preemptions

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed an historic, comprehensive overhaul of the state’s animal control regulation on Thursday, August 2, 2012.[1] Among the important reforms included in the bill are provisions that a dog may not be declared dangerous solely on the basis of breed, and that no city or town can regulate dogs in a manner that is specific as to breed. In signing the bill into law, Massachusetts becomes the 13th state barring localities from enacting breed specific regulation. The ineffectiveness of breed … Continue reading “Massachusetts joins the ranks of states with breed-specific legislation (BSL) preemptions”