Friday, September 29, 2006

Best Friends Summit on Dangerous Dogs

best friends summit
Originally uploaded by kfoz.
I just confirmed that I'll be speaking at the Best Friends Summit on Dangerous Dogs, which will be taking place in Colorado October 27-29. They've put together an extensive three day program, which is available at their website. And, of course, Colorado is a hot bed of BSL.

Note to anyone in Colorado: I'd love to talk with you about your experiences with the Denver ban and the underground railroad that people put together to get the dogs to safety.

I'll also be signing books at Borders in Littleton on Sunday October 29th from 2-4pm.


pitbullEmily said...

Ken, you need to read this literature at the Best Friends site, (from their magazine). They promote exactly the same "pit bull kills cat; pit bull is dangerous" hysteria that you attack in a recent blogpost. AND they assert that "there are dangerous breeds".. they don't say WHICH breeds are dangerous, but you can guess, can't you?

I personally can't afford $200 to attend the summit; I hope you will speak for the sensible approach and against the increasingly AR-driven anti-dog attitude Best Friends is promoting. said...

Hi, Ken:
I do believe that the use of the word "dangerous" in the title of the Best Friends summit is ironic. When you couple that word with the picture of one of their top trainers being licked by a rottie...well, I don't believe their intention is to add to the breed banning hysteria. I can't recall that trainer's name but she worked for months with pit bulls in Tylertown after Katrina to get them ready for adoption. She is amazing.

I'm happy that you'll be attending the summit but that means that you will miss Paul and me weaving around the Quarter in costume on the 28th and 29th. You should probably be grateful for that.

Good news! Paul read that there will be a trad jazz set at Fritzel's on the 28th so that's where we'll be, for part of the evening.

Thank you for all your work.

kfoz said...

I'll also be signing at Littleton's Borders Bookstore on October 29th from 2:00-4:00.