Thu, Aug 18, 2011 -- 9:00 AM
Pit Bulls in the Doghouse?Download audio (MP3)
The fatal mauling of a pregnant woman in Pacifica last week has renewed the debate over regulation of pit bulls. In Sonoma, one city councilwoman is calling for a crackdown on the canines. But defenders say that the breed is being unfairly stereotyped and singled out. Should pit bulls be banned?
Host: Scott Shafer
- Colleen Lynn, founder of DogsBite.org, a public education website on pit bull-type dogs and former victim of an attack by a leashed pit bull in 2007
- Jennifer Scarlett, co-president of the San Francisco SPCA
- Joanne Sanders, Sonoma City Councilmember and mayor pro tem
- John Vinton, San Rafael-based dog trainer
Should more local governments follow San Francisco's lead and adopt a mandatory spay-neuter law? Or should politicians simply stop picking on pit bulls and focus on irresponsible owners?