Deirdre Franklin, who founded Pinups for Pitbulls, discusses how she connected Pitbull advocacy with her Pinup work. She is graduating shortly from Drexel University with a Master of Science Degree in Public Policy. Her master’s thesis, which she recently successfully defended, is entitled Public Policy: Community Safety Through Breed Bans?. It is a sixty three page paper, and she discusses the major points of it during the interview. The science that supports breed neutral laws is explored, as well as the overwhelming consensus against breed bans from professional and animal welfare groups. The lack of objective data and any relevant credentialling of Colleen Lynn of dogsbite.org is covered, along with the culture of incivility promoted by “Maul Talk” a sister site of DBO. A thoroughly enjoyable discussion with someone who is obviously highly educated on the topic of breed discriminatory legislation.
May 28, 2013