The video (at the link below) has a little more detail. Note that DNA evidence is not admissable in all jurisdictions that have BSL.
Dog’s DNA saves its life
Last Update: 9/01/2009 6:21 pm
SALINA, Kansas – What happens when you have a dog but nobody seems to know its breed and that dog resembles a pit bull in a city where pit bulls are illegal? […] “It is just our procedure, if it’s a pit bull or looks just like a pit bull, if noone’s claimed it, then they are euthanized,” said Rose Base, Salina Animal Shelter coordinator.
[…] “Everyone was wrong including me,” Cartwright said. “She wasn’t just lab and pit bull. She wasn’t even a Lab. She was like a Heinz 57.”
[…] “I wonder how many dogs passed away because the owners did not know about DNA,” Cartwright said.[…]
Full article retrieved 9/2/09 from http://www.ksn.com/news/local/story/Dogs-DNA-saves-its-life/cwLXohaiok6FK4UW9STZFQ.cspx
Posted in Breed Identification, Kansas, Results of BSL
Tagged animal control, ban, breed id, Breed Identification, dna testing, genetic testing, mixed breed, mongrel, pit bull, veterinarian
Prior posts about Denmark: http://stopbsl.com/?s=denmark
In Brief: Dog cull proposal provokes outrage
Saturday August 22 2009
A proposal in Denmark to cull all mongrel dogs has provoked a furious response from owners, animal welfare groups and MPs.
Denmark is considering a new law that would ban aggressive breeds, such as pit bulls and mastiffs, but an MP has gone one step further and suggested that all cross-breeds be killed. Flemming Moller, from the governing Liberal Party, is steadfast in his calls for a mass slaughter. “We will surely see lots of press photos of sweet puppies being put down but we must be determined,” he said.[…]
Full article retrieved 8/22/09 from Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited at: http://www.independent.ie/world-news/in-brief-dog-cull-proposal-provokes-outrage-1867033.html