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Perhaps the most compelling argument with respect to why breed specific legislation fails is that it simply does not address the issue of irresponsible dog ownership. BSL places all the blame on the dogs and removes the responsibility from the dog owner. Dog ownership is a responsibility, and dog owners must be held accountable for the actions of their dogs. Restricting breeds of dogs does not address the real issue of irresponsible owners. Only when such owners are held accountable for the actions of their dogs, will adverse dog incidents be reduced.