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Posts Tagged "breed discrimination"

When it comes to pit-bull-terrier-like dogs, the public leads

Public perception shifting on how we view dogs who look like pit bull terriers.

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Delta chooses discrimination over public safety and science

Airline plans to stop allowing individuals with disabilities to travel with “pit bull type dogs.”

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Good news for dogs in Lakewood, Ohio, and the people who love them

City repeals decade-long breed-discriminatory law and replaces it with a safety-focused dangerous dog ordinance that treats all dogs as individuals.

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Removing breed labels from adoptable pets

All dogs are individuals, so Best Friends and other shelters are working to see if removing speculative breed identifications help or hurt the adoption process.

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Viral adoption story highlights absurdity of breed discrimination

Best Friends working with Make Michigan Next coalition on legislation to insure that all dogs in the state are evaluated as individuals, not categories.

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You’ll laugh, you’ll cry: The Champions, the documentary about the Vicktory dogs, releases today

Award-winning film celebrating the canine victims of Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels now screening in select cities and available for purchase.

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The absurdity (and tragedy) of breed-discriminatory laws

After her pit bull terrier saves her from an abusive boyfriend, woman is forced to rehome her dog because of a breed-discriminatory law.

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South Dakota, that howling you hear is the sound of independence

It’s time to celebrate South Dakota Pit Bull Independence Day, as Senate Bill 75 bans breed discrimination.

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United Airlines’ breed ban is a big step backward in customer service

Americans love their pets and view them as family members. United’s new arbitrary and unfair restrictions, adopted since acquiring Continental, represent a giant step backward from their formerly progressive policy, which treated dogs individually, based on behavior.

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