Monday, 9 February 2015 advocates on behalf of victims of serious dog attacks

For additional accurate information on the public safety Danger of Pit Bull Type Dogs visit:
Dog bite website defends its credentials

Re: Punish aggressive behaviour of individual dogs, not the breed, Opinion, Sept. 18

The co-authors of the article falsely state Vancouver Sun columnist Stephen Hume "bases his facts and statistics on data that is neither peer reviewed nor published in scientific publications, and is therefore unreliable."

The co-authors then cite as one source of Hume's data.

Both authors ignored the peer-reviewed scientific study Hume wrote about in his article: Mortality, mauling, and maiming by vicious dogs, by John K. Bini, MD, et al., published in the Annals of Surgery in April 2011.

Pit bull injury data from is cited in several areas of this study. Hume indisputably relied upon peer-reviewed data and Dogs-Bite dot org data has been published in a peer-reviewed scientific publication.

The pair next state: "This American-based group is run by an attack victim whose only agenda is to exterminate what it considers to be 'dangerous breeds.'" is a tax-exempt public charity organization with a board of directors, advisers and volunteers with the following mission: "A national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks."

Hume got it right.

Colleen Lynn President and founder,