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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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Who should you believe — some reporter or your lying eyes?

Many shelter pit bull terrier identifications are wrong, which can result in grave consequences. Removing labels allows adopters to pick on merits, not stereotypes.

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The Champions: A game changer for pit-bull-like dogs

Documentary chronicles how five dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels have helped spread the message that dogs are individuals, regardless of breed.

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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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The best is yet to come

With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, National Conference, Strut Your Mutt, and many positive trends, 2015 looks to be a great year for animals.

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160,000 animals saved during 2014: Best Friends’ 30th anniversary year

As 2014 and Best Friends’ 30 year anniversary draws to a close, Bela’s arrival is just the latest among many year-end highlights in our effort to Save Them All.

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Holiday hysteria hits again

Don’t perpetrate Internet hoaxes. It’s important to check the facts before sharing inaccurate animal welfare posts online.

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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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If a law doesn’t make sense, it’s probably a bad law

The dictionary defines prejudice as “an adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts.” When prejudice is widespread, it suggests a prevailing environment of fear and ignorance. Institutionalized prejudice with regard to people is illegal. Isn’t it strange then that a law that is so obviously based on a […]

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