Proposal To Remove Breed Labels From L.A. City Animal Shelters To Increase More Pit Bull Adoptions


JEFF: NOW TO AN IDEA THAT COULD POSSIBLY INCREASE PITBULL ADOPTIONS. RACHEL KIM IS LIVE AT THE BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SHELTER. SUZIE: SHE HAS DETAILS ON A CONTROVERSIAL PLAN. REPORTER: THAT MEETING JUST WRAPPING UP ABOUT A HALF HOUR AGO WILL ON ONE SIDE FOLKS PIT BULLS SHOULD BE LABELED AS PIT BULLS BECAUSE IT’S A MATTER OF SAFETY. ON THE OTHER SIDE FOLKS ARGUE THOSE DESCRIPTIONS ARE NOT ACCURATE AND WANT TO GET RID OF THE STIGMA OF PIT BULLS. IF YOU LOOK ON HER KENNEL CALLED SHE’S CALLED A MIXED BREED. WHY? THEY’RE TRYING OUT AN IDEA PROPOSED BY TWO ANIMAL SERVICES COMMISSIONERS, REMOVING DOG BREED I.D. EVERY DOG EVERY PET IS AN INDIVIDUAL AND IT’S NOT BASED ON BREED OR LOOKS. TUESDAY NIGHT A MEETING WITH THE BOARD OF ANIMAL SERVICES COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE AND WHETHER IT SHOULD BE APPLIED AT EVERY L.A. CITY SHELTER. PITBULLS HAVE A HIGH RATE OF ATTACK. WE CANNOT DISPUTE THAT. SOME LIKE PHYLLIS BELIEVE THEY SHOULD NOT REMOVE I.D. FROM DOGS. THE PROBLEM IS THEY’RE AN UNPREDICTABLE BREED. THEY ARE GENETICALLY GEARED AND WIRED TO ATTACK. THAT’S WHAT THEY WERE BRED FOR. STAMP DISAGREES. HE AND HIS WIFE JUST ADOPTED THEIR THIRD ONE TONIGHT. WE HAVE A NICE FAMILY AND THE DOG IS RAISED RIGHT THEY’RE GOING TO BEHAVE RIGHT BUT IF THEY’RE IN A BAD ENVIRONMENT THEN THAT’S WHERE THEY GET THEY ARE BAD RAP. THEY HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH A PITBULL BEING IDENTIFIED AS A PITBULL. EVEN THOUGH A PITBULL IS A MIX OF BULLY BREEDS IT’S GOOD FOR THEM TO HAVE A NAME. TONIGHT MEETING WAS ONLY A DISCUSSION.

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  1. The old hag is that is the director of animal services is ludicrous!! Her mentality is what continues to groom and breed that outdated prejudice beliefs alive!

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