Doggy Due Process: Why Breed Discrimination Doesn't Work

Production Date: November 10, 2014 Practice Areas: Animal Law Estimated Length: 5445 minutes


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A 2014 national survey revealed that 84% of Americans believe that they should be able to own whatever breed of dog they choose. Unfortunately, some cities enact dangerous dog laws that deprive people of their property - their pets - simply on the basis of breed. Many of these ordinances lack due process protections. More and more 42 U.S.C. 1983 A.D.A. and Fair Housing cases are being filed to combat the illegal taking of pets, and many are successful. We all want safe and humane communities, but how do we achieve it?  Join attorneys Elise "Ledy" VanKavage and Fred Kray as they discuss ways to legally combat breed discrimination and make sure cities enact comprehensive breed neutral ordinances that protect people and pets.  Additionally, learn creative means of filing lawsuits to challenge these ordinances and policies to protect people and the pets they love.  


Learning Objectives: 

I. Identify how to fight bad breed discriminatory ordinances through: 

  • Education
  • Lobbying
  • Litigation

II. Explore types of creative ordinances that people can supply to lawmakers as more effective than breed bans, such as:  

  • Breed neutral ordinances
  • Dangerous dog ordinances
  • Reckless owner ordinances


Adam M.
Chicago, IL

A pleasure to learn from these speakers

Ann G.
Schenectady, NY

One of the. best presentations on animal topics

Marshall V.
Greenport, NY

Good presentation & good work.

Daniel B. F.
Astoria, NY

Like a good radio talk show. Made it fun and easy to learn.

Marian H.
Stillwater, MN

good speakers

Katrina P.
New York, NY

Amazing! Loved it!

Andrew P.
Lawndale, CA

Fantastic course Wonderful speakers Excellent information

Constance H.
Penfield, NY

Outstanding presentation. Speakers worked well together and they were extremely knowledgeable.

Mindi S.
New York, NY

I want to practice animal discrimination cases after this course.

Lawrence G.
mokena, IL

good info

Edward S.
east islip, NY

This was a "ruff" class to watch!

Vid B.
San Jose, CA

Very Informative

Francine A.
Gurnee, IL

Great information!

Charles G.
San Diego, CA

great speakers, great topic.

Kelly F.
Pomona, NY

I really enjoyed this topic. I have a chow mix that I rescued from a kill-shelter and I ran into significant issues trying to obtain homeowners insurance. He was discriminated simply because he is part chow and many insurance companies won't insure that

Catherine M.
Statesville, NC

Excellent program and very informative. Great examples and case law mixed into the program.

Siobhan C.
Los Angeles, CA


Florence D N.
Ridgefield, NJ


Lindsay B.
Los Angeles, CA

Such an interesting and informative course. Thank you!

Stephanie D.
Los Angeles, CA

Loved this topic

Susan B.
San Diego, CA

It's a subject very close to my heart. I really appreciate what they do for the dogs.

Rachel T.
Saint Paul, MN

Excellent presentation and speakers

Michael B.
Hull, MA


Ursula T.
Los Angeles, CA

Excellent seminar from passionate dog advocates. Highly recommend!

Suzanne B.
Tucson, AZ

Fascinating information on how to defend against breed discrimination.

Frank B.
Nevada City, CA

I enjoyed the fact that the instructors were passionate about the subject.

Sherry Z.
Loves Park, IL

Informative course on a newer topic. My favorite so far.

Armando S.
Washington, DC

Most interesting CLE that I've crammed in this weekend before my deadline!

Nancy A.
DeKalb, IL

Really, really excellent!

Kimberly M.
St. Paul, MN

Really practical information about litigating breed discrimination cases. Extremely interesting and useful.

Christine R.
Somonauk, IL

Loved it.

Frederick S.
Glendale Heights, IL

Both were excellent presenters, well experienced and the course was well laid out. Thank you.

Veronica B.
Smyrna, GA

Particularly valuable to me being the owner of a "pit bull"/Shepard mix. Kudos to the presenters!

Terresa E.
Mount Holly, NC

Very good program. I learned how difficult it is to determine a breed of dog just based on physical looks.

Angie I.

I enjoyed this course very much.

Briana B.
Kuna, ID

I heartily recommend this course. CLE credit was not offered for my state, but I watched anyway because it sounded like a compelling presentation -- it did not disappoint. Fantastic.

Robin S.
Daphne, AL

good session