These States Have Taken A Stand Against Breed-Specific Legislation

Breed-specific legislation, or the laws in hundreds of U.S. cities targeting dogs that appear to be "dangerous breeds," doesn't reduce dog bites. It is expensive to implement and results in the destruction of many family pets.

Last year the Obama administration denounced BSL, and a growing number of states are working to end it.

Correction: The map originally did not include Massachusetts, which passed an anti-BSL provision in 2012. The headline has also been changed to reflect the fact that these states have all passed provisions against BSL, not outright bans in all cases.