Georgia ranks 32nd in the nation for the breadth of its animal laws, according to the Humane Society. That standing was aided last year when the state Legislature passed a law that helped define vicious dogs and held owners responsible for them. But there’s a long way to go. Today, animal-law experts talk about a dog-related bill introduced in this year’s session, and we hear from a Dallas, Ga., reader who wonders why so many irresponsible people own pit bulls.
Q&A with animal-law experts Claudine Wilkins and Cindy Wiemann
We need better-informed pet owners by Steve Anderson
Today’s moderator: Tom Sabulis
A 20-year veteran of the AJC, Tom Sabulis has covered news, politics and the arts during a career that has taken him to newspapers across the country. Since 2008, he has coordinated many of the newspaper’s pro/con debates and first-person guest columns.
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