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Postponed events

One Hour Animal Welfare Webinar: Breed Specific Legislation

Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
CE: one hour
Webinar: This event is only available via live webinar.  If you have never attended an Adobe Connect webinar test your connection.  The webinar is only available live, and it will not be recorded.

Register: online

One Hour Animal Welfare Lecture: Breed Specific Legislation with Dr. van Haaften

Dr. Karen van Haaften is a native of Ontario, Canada and completed her veterinary degree at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. She began her career practicing small animal medicine in Ontario, Canada and Melbourne, Australia. She developed a passion for animal behavior and is finishing up her last year as a resident with the UC Davis Clinical Behavior Service. She has particular interest in animal welfare, anxiety and fear related disorders, and all things feline. 

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand the history and common intentions behind Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL). 
  2. Understand the effects of BSL on community members, dog owners, and dogs of affected breeds. 
  3. Explore the extent to which breed has been shown in scientific literature to predict aggressive behavior in dogs. 
  4. Explore the extent to which BSL contributes to public safety from dangerous dogs. 
  5. Explore other strategies for protecting the public from dangerous dogs on a community level.