After 25 years of ineffectiveness, the State of Ohio finally eliminates statewide breed-specific law

Posted on February 22, 2012March 18, 2021Categories News   Leave a comment on After 25 years of ineffectiveness, the State of Ohio finally eliminates statewide breed-specific law

After 25 years, the State of Ohio has eliminated its statewide breed-specific law. Gov. John Kasich signed the bill Tuesday morning eliminating the law that automatically declared the “pit bull” to be an inherently vicious dog. Ohio’s breed-specicific law was enacted in the summer of 1987, but never resulted in the improved community safety it sought. The law did result in discrimination and unjustified shelter killing. The new law will take effect in 90 days. In addition to dropping any reference … Continue reading “After 25 years of ineffectiveness, the State of Ohio finally eliminates statewide breed-specific law”

Canine Companions in Life Honored in Death

Posted on January 9, 2012March 18, 2021Categories News   Leave a comment on Canine Companions in Life Honored in Death

In an October 2011 essay in The New York Times, Kelly Oliver, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, observed that, “love and emotional dependence – most especially the love of animals – are still seen as too feminine, too lightweight, to be serious philosophical issues.” “Loving animals as friends and family is seen as quirky at best and at worst, crazy,” Professor Oliver wrote.[i] Whatever our contemporary cultural bias, there is archeological evidence that thousands of years ago, … Continue reading “Canine Companions in Life Honored in Death”

Outstanding new resource for police officers who encounter dogs in the line of duty

Posted on September 23, 2011March 18, 2021Categories News, Research & PublicationsTags ,   Leave a comment on Outstanding new resource for police officers who encounter dogs in the line of duty

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) just published a new manual for police officers entitled “The Problem of Dog-Related Incidents and Encounters.”

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) just published a new manual for police officers entitled “The Problem of Dog-Related Incidents and Encounters.”