publication . Other literature type . 2016

Evaluating the prevalence and effectiveness of breed-specific legislation

Trembath, Felicia E;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2016
  • Publisher: Purdue University
Abstract
Dog bites pose a persistent public health problem, which some jurisdictions pass breed-specific legislation (BSL) to address. However, very little non-anecdotal evidence regarding the efficacy of BSL has been presented. Currently, BSL research is hampered by the absence of standard terminology, an established prevalence, or a scientific consensus on its effectiveness. The purpose of this study is to propose standardized terminology for BSL, establish the prevalence of each type of BSL in the USA, and conduct a systematic review of the effectiveness of BSL. After review of terminology currently in use, as well as review of the regulatory actions of 100 breed-s...
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free text keywords: Social sciences, Biological sciences, Health and environmental sciences, Breed-specific, Canine, Law, Legislation, Pit bull, Regulation, Epidemiology, Law, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine
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