One of the things that we do at Animal Farm Foundation is to provide the resources to pay for attorney's fees for individuals who are suing their municipality over breed-specific legislation.
Right now, in Sioux City, Iowa, there is a lawsuit alleging that the city's breed-specific ban violates their rights to due process and equal protection and that no rational basis exists for the ordinance's enactment or existence.
In this episode of the Individual Animal, we talk with attorney Gene Summerlin who is representing the dog owners in the case. Gene discusses the problems with visual breed identification and the vagueness of the law, as well as what might make the law unconstitutional.
It's an important listen for anyone interested in standing up for dogs and people.