Wednesday, 22 November 2017

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  • Media case study – Savaged by The Daily Hive - As part of the resource library on our site, we are working to develop a “Media Report Card” – because even though reporters have excellent information available about dog behaviour and breed-specific legislation, we still come across articles like this one, posted Friday on the Daily Hive Vancouver website. Granted, The Hive is...
  • What can we do about Montreal? - Are you outraged by Montreal’s breed ban? Any animal lover should be. The new legislation makes pet ownership very onerous for any citizen. While the City and the Montreal SPCA will be back in court November 25 to determine the outcome of the proposed legislation, we need your help in providing information and...
  • Critical Thinking - According to Dictionary.com, Critical Thinking is: a noun – 1. Disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded and informed by evidence. It is essential to use critical thinking about any news topic – especially controversial ones that draw opinions from both sides of the debate. Breed-specific legislation (BSL) is one of those topics and you have probably heard many...
  • Brain bias and breed-specific thinking - When you talk to people about why they fear certain breeds, or why they support breed-specific legislation, you will often hear statements like, “I’m always hearing about pit bull attacks in the news” or “Certain dogs are bred to be more aggressive/do more damage/be unpredictable.” There isn’t any substantial truth...
  • Stress management and BSL - Written by Steve Barker of the Dog Legislation Council of Canada. Shared with permission. How To Manage Your Stress When Fighting Breed-Specific Legislation 1. Do not read online comments under news articles. Online comments are made by two types of people: those who agree 100% with breed bans and those...

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Media case study – Savaged by The Daily Hive

As part of the resource library on our site, we are working to develop a “Media Report Card” – because even though reporters have excellent information available about dog behaviour and breed-specific legislation, ...

What can we do about Montreal?

Are you outraged by Montreal’s breed ban? Any animal lover should be. The new legislation makes pet ownership very onerous for any citizen. While the City and the Montreal SPCA will be back in court November 25 to d...

Critical Thinking

According to Dictionary.com, Critical Thinking is: a noun – 1. Disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded and informed by evidence. It is essential to use critical thinking about any news to...

Brain bias and breed-specific thinking

When you talk to people about why they fear certain breeds, or why they support breed-specific legislation, you will often hear statements like, “I’m always hearing about pit bull attacks in the news” or “Cer...

Stress management and BSL

Written by Steve Barker of the Dog Legislation Council of Canada. Shared with permission. How To Manage Your Stress When Fighting Breed-Specific Legislation 1. Do not read online comments under news articles. Online comm...