A newspaper quoted someone today as saying, “Breed-specific legislation is racism against dogs.” No, it is not. Invoking the fight against racism is not only irrational but also a slap in the face of anyone who seriously opposes discrimination against people based upon the color of their skin.
The term “racism” refers to human races, not breeds of dog. The making of such a comparison is a tip-off to the extreme lengths that the dog lobby will go in order to avoid the common-sense regulation of killer dogs and their dangerous owners. Such statements should be roundly condemned.