Breed Specific Legislation When I initially entered college, I wanted to be a veterinarian. To gain experience in the field I began working at a veterinary clinic. It was there that I met my friend Winter, who made me aware that the social stigma associated with certain breed types is an ill-informed one. She was founder of The Pit Krewe, a pit bull advocacy group, and the proud owner of a pit bull mix. She did not fit the mold of what we are taught a pit bull owner is, and her dog was as loving and well-behaved as any I had met. Through my own work experiences I discovered that some Labradors could be incredibly vicious, and the worst injury I ever saw resulted from a Golden Retriever attack. But the pit bulls I met were very docile in the face of a scary vet visit. They let us poke, manhandle, and restrain them without giving us any reason to fear for our safety. I saw them come into our clinic as service dogs, patiently guiding their disabled owners. They were not monsters, they were best friends. The injustice of biased media attacks which have resulted in legislation against specific breed types is the inspiration for my paper. I want to explore the numbers, such as studies by the CDC on dog bites and reports by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. If I can understand the reporting methods it may help me to understand the results. I will also be reading the positions of different advocacy groups. Dogsbite.org is in favor of legislation, and link to many reports and news stories which support their position. The National Canine Research Council takes a firm position against targeting specific breeds, and also offers many resources in support of their opinion. I believe these will be helpful in showing the opposing viewpoints, but I may have to look elsewhere for hard data. Looking at professionals in the animal field is also important, and I have found that the American Veterinary Medical Association
Breed Specific Legislation, other wise known as BSL, has been a problem that many political officials have been faced with for many years. Although the pit bull breed may be the specific target for the Breed Specific Legislation ban at the moment, throughout the years the targeted breed to blame has changed every decade.…
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Greenwood, Arin. "Obama Comes Out Against Dog Breed-Specific Legislation." The Huffington Post.…
Yes there are dangerous animals but the laws should not be breed specific. “The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) supports dangerous animal legislation by state, county or municipal governments provided that legislation does not refer to specific breeds or classes of animals. This legislation should be directed at fostering safety and protection of the general public from animals classified as dangerous.”…
This article presents information on the United Kingdom’s canine genocide attempt on breed legislation laws under the Dangerous Dog Act. It focuses on why many British people believe that pit bulls are unsafe and should be made illegal or killed. Although, it also shows how there is no evidence to support the criminalization and destruction of the breed.…
To figure this out, one must look at a number of factors that contribute to the dogs’ temperament and their bad reputation, which includes breed confusion and breedism. Breed-specific legislation is wrong, and it is up to animal lovers everywhere to educate people about why this is so.…
Are Pit-Bulls an overly vicious breed or are they just misunderstood by today's American society?
June 04, 2011
When you see a Pit bull, what is the first thing that goes through your mind? For some, it is a sense of fear and for others it is the thought that this breed is misunderstood.…
The goal is to make products, to improve animal welfare and to develop microorganisms for specific agricultural uses. Techniques include crossing diverse strains of animals to produce greater genetic variety. The offspring from these crosses then are bred selectively to produce the greatest number of desirable traits.…
Pick one piece of legislation or court case that you believe should (or simply could) be eliminated.
describe the piece of legislation or case
explain what the impacts were
explain why you think it should be eliminated
Post to Moodle forum by Friday, 1/9
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The only way to stop the breeding of said defined “undesirable” traits would presumably be to have individuals afflicted with these traits not to breed. With the advancements of today’s scientific achievements it would be possible to take the offspring of these individuals and alter the specific genes on their DNA that are afflicted. This right here is where the moral and ethical dilemma comes in to play.…
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