Taiwan could announce ban on pit bulls by end of September after six attacks so far this year | 2020-09-17 12:06:00
Starting off, I don't like it. That said...
I've been in the USA for a long time, but I'm originally from Taiwan. When this first made news, believe me, it faced opposition. I got a lot of angry texts from my family and friends still in Taiwan who are dog owners and lovers fighting this. So far, this has not been passed. Currently, if you own a "dangerous breed", you have to register it with the government. They don't explicitly ban importing "dangerous breeds", but even if you followed proper dog importing protocol, they probably still won't let you. I'll explain the nuances of the latter later.
This was a little while ago, but it got me thinking about how BSL affects other countries with different dog demographics, dog owning culture, and dog owning history. I'll be back later to explain the nitty gritty of this for Taiwan, and other Asian countries in a similar situation, as there's a lot to cover.
So, to international users of this forum, or users who have lived in other countries, what is or what was the situation like? I obviously know that in this forum of dog owners and lovers, most people are rightfully against it. However, I also know that the effects of such legislation are different in different countries, and BSL intersects with a lot of other dog and animal issues different countries have to deal with. I will be back to explain a lot of this later.