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Defining Pit Bull, Jan. 20, 2015

What We Talk About When We Talk about Pit Bulls

What impact does the definition of "pit bull" have?

January 20, 2015

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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.

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