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Breed Specific Legislation: Justifiable Discrimination?
Presented by the Committee on Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals
New York City Bar Association, Meeting Hall
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
American Staffordshire Bull Terriers (“Pit Bulls”), Rottweilers, German Shepherds, and Doberman Pinschers have all been the subject of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). Is BSL a solution to prevent dog bites, dog fighting and abandonment, or an over-inclusive policy that wrongly discriminates against certain breeds, penalizing responsible people and their pets? A panel of experts will discuss the law and policy surrounding this controversial issue.
Debora Bresch, Esq. — Legislative Liaison, ASPCA
Deborah DiIorio — In Our Hands Rescue
Michael McGraw —Director of Media Relations, PETA
Heather McManus, Esq.— Senior Attorney, American Kennel Club
Ledy VanKavage, Esq. — Senior Legislative Analyst, Best Friends Animal Society
Bina Ahmad, Esq., Christine Mott, Esq.
If anyone is able to go, I would love to hear about it.