- Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 20:01
What We Talk About When We Talk about Pit Bulls
What impact does the definition of "pit bull" have?
January 20, 2015
Attorney Fred Kray, cohost Kris Diaz, and the rest of the PBLNR crew tackle a surprisingly divisive topic—what the term "pit bull" means. Does it refer to a specific breed? A type of dog? Is it a meaninglessly vague term? What impact does the definition of "pit bull" have on BDL and advocacy?
In news, the family that posted a video of their daughter feeding 6 "pit bulls" is under investigation by a state welfare agency; Gorden Shell is arrested for alledgedly stealing a dog; and a convicted dog fighter is ordered to pay $2m in restituion.
Yvette Van Veen addresses the video in which Sarah Palin's son uses his service dog as a footstool and argues that just because a dog is "taking" something, it is not necessarily comfortable and pain free.