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Rally cry at Angels for Animals: Don’t throw pit bulls to the dogs

Myth #1: It's the owner not the breed

The outdated debate, "It's the owner, not the breed," has caused the pit bull problem to grow into a 30-year old problem.1 Designed to protect pit bull breeders and owners, the slogan ignores the genetic history of the breed and blames these horrific maulings -- inflicted by the pit bull's genetic "hold and shake" bite style -- on environmental factors. While environment plays a role in a pit bull's behavior, it is genetics that leaves pit bull victims with permanent and disfiguring injury.

September 10, 2011 at 3:11 p.m. suggest removal

Rally cry: Don't throw pit bulls to the dogs

Myth #1: It's the owner not the breed
The outdated debate, "It's the owner, not the breed," has caused the pit bull problem to grow into a 30-year old problem.1 Designed to protect pit bull breeders and owners, the slogan ignores the genetic history of the breed and blames these horrific maulings -- inflicted by the pit bull's genetic "hold and shake" bite style -- on environmental factors. While environment plays a role in a pit bull's behavior, it is genetics that leaves pit bull victims with permanent and disfiguring injury.

September 10, 2011 at 3:06 p.m. suggest removal

Rally cry: Don't throw pit bulls to the dogs

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2011/01/2010...
2010 Dog Bite Fatalities
33 U.S. fatal dog attacks occurred in 2010. Despite being regulated in Military Housing areas and over 500 U.S. cities, pit bulls led these attacks accounting for 67% (22). Pit bulls make up approximately 5% of the total U.S. dog population.3
In 2010, the combination of pit bulls (22) and rottweilers (4) accounted for 79% of all fatal attacks. In the 6-year period from 2005 to 2010, this same combination accounted for 71% (129) of the total recorded deaths (181).

The combined breakdown between the two breeds is substantial. From 2005 to 2010, pit bulls killed 104 Americans, about one citizen every 21 days, versus rottweilers, which killed 25 Americans, about one citizen every 88 days.
2010 data shows that 61% (20) of the attacks occurred to children (11 years and younger) and 39% occurred to adults. Of the children, 75% (15) occurred to ages 4 and younger. Within this same age group, males represented 60% of the victims.
2010 data also shows that 33% (11) of the fatal incidents involved multiple dogs.4 Nearly a third, 30% (10), involved breeding on the dog owner's property either actively or in the recent past, and 9% (3) involved chained dogs.
Dog ownership information for 2010 shows that family dogs comprised 73% (24) of the attacks that resulted in death; 88% (29) of these incidents occurred on the dog owner's property and 12% (4) occurred off the owner's property.
The state of California led fatalities in 2010 with 7 deaths; pit bulls contributed to 83% (6). Florida followed with 3 deaths and Georgia, Illinois, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas each had 2 deaths.

September 10, 2011 at 2:57 p.m. suggest removal

Alleged robber killed at Galaxy Seafood identified

Live by the sword-Die by the Sword!!!
Good Riddance!

April 10, 2011 at 3:31 a.m. suggest removal

Crack leaks radioactive water into sea off Japan

and Godzilla arises from the depths

April 2, 2011 at 10:51 p.m. suggest removal

Stolen dog helps locate suspects

scum of the earth!!!

March 24, 2011 at 5:54 a.m. suggest removal

South Side man charged with home invasion

This worthless excuse for a human being just got out of jail this year after doing 10 years for the same type of crimes.

December 23, 2010 at 10:37 p.m. suggest removal

Struthers man pleads guilty in Fat Man's Auto Sales corruption case

I.m thinking that the only vehicle Mrosko and Smail need worry about over the next 4 years is the prison bus there and back.

September 7, 2010 at 8:41 p.m. suggest removal

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