Monday, 9 February 2015

Examples of successfully Enforced Pit Bull Type Dog Bans & BSL.

For additional accurate information on the public safety Danger of Pit Bull Type Dogs visit:

http://www.dogsbite.org/

http://www.daxtonsfriends.com/

http://www.animals24-7.org/category/dogs-cats/dogs/
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Examples of successfully Enforced Pit Bull Type Dog Bans & BSL.

Research showing severe dog bites are fewer in Manitoba areas with pit bull bans.

The study, conducted by University of Manitoba scientists, shows the number of dog bites requiring hospitalization have decreased since pit bull bans went into effect in 2005.

It states the number of hospitalization attacks fell from 3.5 per 100,000 population to 2.8 after the legislation took effect.
Many people feel the breed is inherently aggressive.

The study doesn’t purport to be the last word on the issue but does contain some compelling data, particularly when comparing Brandon, which has never prohibited pit bulls and Winnipeg, which has, said study co-author, Dr. Malathi Raghavan.
“I would not claim this is the ultimate study ... all dogs bite,” she said.

But she said the data collected from 16 larger Manitoba jurisdictions, along with recent Spanish and Texas studies suggesting similar results, is compelling.
“We should pay attention to the fact there is something going on here,” said Raghavan.

The Spanish data showed similar hospitalization reductions in the absence of pit bulls while the Texas research indicated higher rates of death, severe injury and treatment costs are linked to the breed.
Raghavan said she was careful to isolate the pit bull factor from others, such as changes in dog populations.

“The legislation was a variable coming out significantly,” she said.
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Pit bull 'fans' don't even care about how many pit bulls get killed as long as those pit bulls aren't their own, and as long as those pit bulls haven't mauled or killed a child yet.

The pit bull 'fans' breed almost a million surplus pit bulls every year, that all end up in shelters and are euthanized because no one -- not even the pit bull fans -- wants them.

The only shelter pit bulls the fans go to extremes to 'rescue' are the ones that will be put down for mauling or killing a child or someone's mother. All the other million pit bulls, well, no pit bull fan cares about them being put down.
Do NOT confuse a pit bull fan with an animal lover. Don't even confuse a pit bull fan with a pit bull lover.
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Repealing bans is BAD FOR PIT BULLS. It always leads to them flooding shelters and being massively euthanized. From a Dutch ex-shelter worker:

Four years after the pit bull ban was repealed in the Netherlands, various Dutch shelters have announced they'll be going bankrupt soon if the government doesn't put (altogether) millions of extra money on the table for them. The average at Dutch urban shelters is now 78% pit-bull type dogs.

When the 'humanes' were fighting for repeal of the pit bull ban, there were - in the entire country - about 180 pit bulls waiting on death row as owners appealed destruction verdicts. All of them had hurt someone. You see, the ban wasn’t a witch hunt. As long as they stayed under the radar by not hurting anyone (or anyone’s animal) or making some kind of trouble (such as attacking police during a warranted search), no pit bull was confiscated.

So in 2008, 180 were awaiting PTS in the whole country, all of which had hurt someone. Now that the ban has been lifted, there are thousands of pit bulls in shelters, almost all of which will be put down in the end because no one wants them. Meanwhile, the humane societies can't help the shelters avoid bankruptcy. They say they don't have that much money, and anyway it's the government's responsibility to pay.
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Reported dog bites down after Sioux City crackdown with BSL pit bull Ban.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014
Pit Bull Ban (BSL) Results in 37 Percent Decline in Dog Bites

In 2008 Sioux City, Iowa, banned Pit Bulls and vicious dogs within the city limits. Since then, there has been a drastic reduction in the number of reported dog bites.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Fewer people in Sioux City are reporting dog bites in the wake of a crackdown on vicious dogs and Ban on pit bulls .

The Sioux City Journal reports that officers responded to 37 percent fewer dog-bite complaints last year than they did in 2007, the year before the city banned pit bulls.
Police statistics show officers responded to 115 bite reports in 2008.
The number declined every year since then with the exception of 2010,
when 113 bites were reported.

Seventy-three bites were reported in 2013.
Sioux City police and Animal Control records do not track dog bites by breed within the city, the Sioux City Journal states.
However, Sioux City is the County seat of Woodbury County, and the Siouxland District Health Department provides a breakdown by breed of all bites within the county.

Twenty-six (26) bites by Pit Bulls or Pit bull mixes were reported in the city in 2007-- the year before Sioux City Council began discussion of a breed ban, according to the Journal.
That number dropped to six bites countywide in the entire year of 2013.

DOES THIS MEAN THAT BSL WORKS?
This dramatic reduction in dog attacks appears to indicate that breed-specific legislation (BSL) is effective in improving public safety—contrary to claims by advocates that Pit Bulls are no more dangerous than other dogs.
Not all bites are reported to police. Less severe bites or those that do not require hospitalization may be handled by Animal Control.

Though he would like more information to determine for sure whether the ban was responsible for the decrease, Councilman Pete Groetken said the declining numbers show something positive is happening.
The ban included an exception for owners who registered their pit bulls, but no new pit bulls were allowed.

More than 550 were registered before the April 2009 deadline.
That number has since declined to 163.