SUNDAY, JULY 16, 12:45 pm to 2:15 pm
AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER, ROOM 8A
Don't miss the Animal Law Caucus presentation about breed specific and breed discriminatory legislation (BSL/BDL). Brandy Lord and Lydia Zaidman from Love-A-Bull will be joining us to talk about legislation that prohibits or otherwise discriminates against specific breeds of dogs. BSL/BDL is controversial and ineffective, yet continues to pass in jurisdictions around the U.S., supported by myths about the targeted breeds. Brandy and Lydia will discuss BSL/BDL laws and how to effectively oppose it through education and advocacy, and suggest educational resources we can use in our own communities.
The presentation will occur at the beginning of the meeting at 12:45pm. The business meeting will follow.
Love-A-Bull is an Austin nonprofit formed in 2003 to educate about and advocate for "pit bulls." Love-A-Bull's mission is "to promote responsible guardianship and improve the image and lives of pit bull type dogs through community support, education, advocacy, and rescue." Love-A-Bull's programs include adoption and an award winning therapy dog program, the Pit Crew.
Brandy Lord has been part of Love-A-Bull since 2012, when she adopted a pit bull named Mr. Felix from them. A few years later, she adopted Mama Jade, also from Love-A-Bull. Brandy has been involved with Love-A-Bull's training, foster and adoption programs. She joined the Board of Directors in 2014 and now sits as the Board President.
Lydia Zaidman, an Austin attorney, is the co-founder of Love-A-Bull. She and another advocate for pit bull type dogs transformed an informal walking group in to the vibrant advocacy, education, and rescue organization Love-A-Bull is now. Lydia is also the found of Love-A-Bull's therapy dog program, the Pit Crew. Although she no longer sits on the Board of Directors, she and her pittie, Zoe, continue to participate in the organization as members of the Pit Crew.