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Breed Specific Legislation

LOOK: Pit Bulls Are Just About The Nicest Dogs There Are

Katy Hall | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green

Most pit bulls would rather babysit the kids than be forced to fight, which is just one reason breed-specific legislation is a cruel waste of resource...

Huge Win For Maryland Pit Bull Advocates

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green

Pit bull advocates won a big victory in Maryland last week, when a county with a breed ban was ordered to return a disabled woman's service dog. B...

LOOK: 17 Pit Bulls That Prove Breed Specific Legislation Doesn't Know What It's Talking About

Posted 09.19.2013 | Good News

Breed Specific Legislation would have us believe that all pit bulls look like this: But pit bull owners, you're probably a lot more accustomed ...

Obama Joins The Fight For Pit Bulls

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green

Tails are wagging in Washington this week. Not only did the Obama family introduce Sunny the puppy to her adoring country, but the White House also...

Nevada Bans Discrimination Against Pit Bulls

Posted 05.30.2013 | Good News

Nevada pit bull lovers, get ready to celebrate. Governor Brian Sandoval recently signed a bill that will prevent local governments from passing le...

Pit Bull Lovers Plan March On Washington, With Dog Kissing Booth

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.16.2013 | DC

The kind of person who finds a pit bull kissing booth appealing -- and, for the record, we at HuffPost DC are those kinds of people -- should get read...

Maryland Pit Bull Owners Still Forced To Choose Between Pets And Eviction

The Baltimore Sun | Michael Dresser | Posted 05.10.2013 | DC

A compromise in the General Assembly over legislation to undo a court ruling that declared pit bulls inherently dangerous has unraveled, turning what ...

Solving L.A.'s Homeless Dog Epidemic, Part One: The Rescuers

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green
Xaque Gruber

After adopting his first dog last year, a pit bull named Trooper, Emmy-nominated television producer, Michael Levitt, felt compelled to go further, and added animal rescue -- specifically pit bulls -- to his slate of productions.

Move Over, Romney and Obama: The Barbi Twins' 'Green Tea Diploradical Party' Speaks for the Real 99 Percent

Joan K. Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Joan K. Smith

Shane and Sia Barbi, the animal activists and legendary Playboy celebrities, would like us to understand that humans as a species represent "the 1 percent," with animals and the environment making up the 99 percent.

Pit Bull Shot, Killed By Off-Duty Cop In Logan Square

Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

An off-duty police officer shot and killed a pit bull in the Logan Square neighborhood after the dog attacked a German Shepherd Wednesday. The off-...

Lennoxgate? Outcry for Investigation of Belfast After Lennox's Death

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

The story of Lennox the dog took a final, tragic turn on July 11 when Belfast City Council announced he had been killed, after a desperate legal fight by the family and in spite of a worldwide "Save Lennox" movement.

One Last Plea to the City of Belfast: Save Lennox and Save Face

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.07.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

The saga of Lennox, the non-aggressive Belfast family pet sentenced to death under the U.K.'s "Dangerous Dogs Act" based not on any misdeed but simply on his appearance as a "Pit Bull Type," has riveted the world.

No Justice, No Mercy for Lennox the Dog in Belfast

Joan K. Smith | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Lennox -- a family pet, a young girl's "bestest friend in the world," an animal who has committed no crime other than having the physical traits of what is known as "Pit Bull Type" -- is to be put to death.

An Outrage in Belfast: The Sad Case of Lennox, the Dog

Joan K. Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Those of us living in what we consider free societies often feel secure that if we comply by laws, pay our taxes, and maintain other civic duties we s...

Tricky Commissioners: Pit Bull Ban May Get County-Wide Vote

Posted 04.16.2012 | Miami

Elected supporters of Miami-Dade's long-time ban on pit bulls appear to have found a way to stop a state bill that would end the county's breed-specif...

Pit Bulls May Be Legal In Miami-Dade Once Again

Posted 01.23.2012 | Miami

In 1989, a pit bull ripped apart a young Miami girl's face and torso. In response, Miami-Dade made it illegal to own the short-snouted breed. Off...

Thought Provoking Surprises in Breed-Specific Legislation

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pam Spaulding

So many dogs that could brighten lives end up euthanized or ignored for purebred purchases from breeders or pet stores.

Beware of Dog: Five Things You Need to Know

Carrie Pollare | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carrie Pollare

How did we take something so simple -- the joy of finding and caring for a dog -- and turn it into such a mess?

Getting Bullish Against BSL

Carrie Pollare | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carrie Pollare

Breed-Specific Legislation means entire breeds of dogs are being banned from cities and states, or even worse, euthanized because of the acts of a few "dangerous" dogs. It's not the solution.