The article is–unfortunately–sensational, biased, and poorly researched (how hard could it be to find and interview a service dog trainer who isn’t disturbingly breed biased?), but it does touch on many issues related to BSL, such as deeply ingrained breed stereotypes.
Service or menace? Pit bulls skirt law by being used as service dogs
A growing group of pit bull owners says the animals are ideal service dogs — a designation that exempts them from Miami-Dade’s ban of the breed, which some say is instinctively dangerous.
BY LAURA ISENSEE
Within the past year, Miami-Dade Animal Services has registered about half a dozen pit bulls as service animals for people with disabilities, in what investigator supervisor Kathy Labrada called an emerging trend.
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