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    04.07.10 Breed-Specific Legislation: The Pit Bull Placebo
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    Wednesday, April 7
    1:00 pm

    Student Lounge
    250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn

    Sponsored by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

    Bloodhounds, German Shepherds and Dobermans, were once vilified earlier in our history. The same dynamics now operate against the vaguely defined group of dogs called pit bulls. We have stripped these dogs of the traits that we value in dogs, leaving only monster myths and urban legend in their place. Some jurisdictions, in a frenzy of panic policy making, have outlawed them. Changing our attitudes toward animal abuse, including toward criminals who fight dogs, and recognizing the difference between a resident dog and a family dog, can produce more enlightened public policy, as well as deepen the human-canine bond.

    Featured speakers include Donald Cleary, Director of Communications and Publications for the National Canine Research Council, and Stacey Coleman, Foundation Manager of the Animal Farm Foundation. They will be accompanied by Hector, one of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick's home and later rehabilitated. Vegan lunch will be served.

    For more information about the event, contact Thaddeus Stringer.

    Learn more about the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

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