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Re: “Springdale: Don’t ban pit bulls - ban morons, instead

Of the 4,568 dogs involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks on humans occurring in the U.S. & Canada since September 1982, when I began logging the data, 2,932 (64%) were pit bulls; 541 were Rottweilers; 3,705 were of related molosser breeds, including pit bulls, Rottweilers, mastiffs, boxers, and their mixes. Of the 524 human fatalities, 270 were killed by pit bulls; 84 were killed by Rottweilers; 392 (75%) were killed by molosser breeds. Of the 2,602 people who were disfigured, 1,761 (67%) were disfigured by pit bulls; 319 were disfigured by Rottweilers; 2,176 (83%) were disfigured by molosser breeds. Pit bulls--exclusive of their use in dogfighting--also inflict about 10 times as many fatal and disfiguring injuries on other pets and livestock as on humans, a pattern unique to the pit bull class. Surveys of dogs offered for sale or adoption indicate that pit bulls and pit mixes are less than 6% of the U.S. dog population; molosser breeds, all combined, are 9%.

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Posted by Merritt Clifton on 11/13/2013 at 10:00 PM


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