Science-Based Research

Fight Fiction with FACTS: Deirdre Franklin’s Master’s Thesis (Case Study) on Breed Specific Legislation is now available online on the HSUS Animal Studies Repository.


The research performed provided several insights and outcomes that were anticipated in the research question. By analyzing the effects of breed specific legislation (BSL) and the statistics relative to dog bites, dog shelters and rescue groups, it became clear that the BSL does not work. This case study provides extensive proof to support this conclusion.

Recommended Citation
Franklin, Deirdre S., “Public Policy: Community Safety Through Breed Bans?” (2013). Animals and Public Policy. 1.

Read it here.