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BDL in North Dakota, Dec. 2, 2014

Rally in the Valley to Defeat BDL

taking on BDL in Minot, ND

December 2, 2014

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Attorney Fred Kray, cohost Kris Diaz, and the rest of the PBLNR crew welcome Will of Rally in the Valley to Defeat BSL, Director of Defender of Animals, a plaintiff in the successful litigation against the city of Pawtucket, which is attempting to get breed-discriminatory legislation off the books in Minot, North Dakota. The town, which is experiencing an influx of new residents due to the petroleum industry, has had a breed ban since 1987. It has never had a "pit bull problem." Minot's law defines viscious dogs as nuisances and pit bulls as viscious per se. Minot's law follows a 1% rule (i.e., any amout of pit bull blood) and identification of a pit bull is up to the animal control officer. So far town officials have resisted calls to replace the law with a breed-neutral approach and have met the suggestions and complaints of "imports" with scorn.

In BDL news, updates on the situation in Moreauville, LA.

In training, Yvette Van Veen addresses dogs that present signs of being aggressive to other dogs when on leash but friendly and well socialized with other dogs when off leash.

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