Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Pit Bull Type dog attacks from From 1930 to 1960.

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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From 1930 to 1960

when less than 1% of the dogs in the U.S. were sterilized & most
still were allowed to run free, but far fewer than 1% were pit bulls, the U.S.
had a grand total of 15 dog attack fatalities: 

9 by pit bulls, 2 by Dobermans, four by unidentified mutts. 
The U.S. in 1960 had 611,000 total reported dog bites. 

The numbers of bites dropped to 585,000 by 1966, then
began a steady rise to 4.7 million plus. 

The numbers of fatalities climbed to an average of about 10 per year by
1990, when pit bulls were about 2% of the dog population, rose steadily for the next 15 years or so, consistently reached 20-plus by the end of the 20th century, as pit bulls reached 3% of the dog population, then soared into the mid-30's post-2010. 

Pits & their close mixes are now between 5% and 6% of the dog population. 

Among survivors, pit bulls are responsible for the most serious mauling's, and any
insurance company will tell you that they cause the highest insurance claims as
a pit bull attack is a sustained action that is repeated until someone or something stops the pit bull. 

A bite is a one time action that doesn't need a police officer's intervention. 
Pet ownership is another issue. 

Pit bulls inflicted 99% of the total fatal attacks on other animals (43,000); 96% of the fatal attacks on other dogs (11,520); 95% of the fatal attacks on livestock (5,700) and on small mammals and poultry (16,150); and 94% of the fatal attacks on cats (11,280). 

In 2013 about one pit bull in 107 killed or seriously injured
another animal, compared with about one dog in 50,000 of other breeds. 

Discrimination against pit bulls is not the problem. 
It is normal dogs that are discriminated against. 

Denial of the rights of (non pit bull ) pet owners to safely enjoy, and love a pet is the issue. 

Pit bull attacks on pets leave the pet owners (including children) feeling powerless, depressed, and anxious. 

Some victims experience ongoing post traumatic stress disorder from witnessing pit bull attacks on pets. 

Everyone has to make concessions and share the public space. 

When the actions of pitbulls continue to cause harm and inhibit the safe use and enjoyment of pets, and public and private property, the pit bull dog and its owners are selfishly taking away the liberties of other human beings.