Breed Specific Legislation Persuasive Speech Outline

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Troy Gladney Persuasive Speech Outline Comm 110 I. Introduction A. Attention getter: A lot of times Breed Specific laws ban pit bulls and even require that a pit bull be put down. In this game, you are giving a death sentence to one dog. Will you choose the right one? [Can you find the pit bull on line game] B. Relation to audience: By a show of hands, how many of you have a pet you consider to be part of your family? Think about how you would feel if a law banned the breed of your pet and you had two choices: 1. Hand your pet over to animal control or 2. Move somewhere else. C. Credibility: As you all know, I am the proud owner of an American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT). [Show pictures of my pit bull Ocean and me]…show more content…
i. In the case of City of Toledo v. Paul Tellings, Dr. I. Lerh Brisbin, Ph.D. an expert in behavior, training, and handling of pit bull terriers and their anatomy; as well as the other experts, testified that pit bulls do not have locking jaws. Based on actual dog dissections and measurement of their skulls, the evidence demonstrated that pit bull jaw muscles and bone structure are the same as other similarly sized dogs. (antibsl.com) ii. According to the Pit Bull Rescue Central web site, pit bulls have never been bred for human aggression. In fact, Pit Bulls were bred to be loyal, tolerant, and loving toward people, especially children.(Pit Bull Rescue Central website, accessed April 4, 2012) iii. In temperament testing completed by the American Temperament Test Society, pit bulls showed equal or better temperament than some of our most trusted breeds. Let’s take a look at the data from 1977 – June 2010 [Show table from mr.pitbull.com, 2010, accessed April 10, 2012] As of February, 2012 the pit bull has a passing rate of 86.8%. (ATTS website, February 2012, accessed April 10, 2012) Transition: All dogs bite and we want to keep our communities safe. So, what’s a better alternative to BSL? C. Better alternatives to BSL. 1. Dog bite prevention programs a. To date, there are no

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