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#555 Nov 11, 2012
Annie wrote:
What would you know about moral character of anyone? Who died and left you the judge and conservator of all? Do you think you need to think for everyone in the country, that they could not make up their own minds about pet ownership?
When animal control officers in Kansas City, Kansas, seized Mike and Amy Johnson’s dog Niko in 2007 for violating the city’s ban against harboring pit bulls, it took eight months of legal wrangling and a DNA test on Niko before the city agreed with what the Johnsons and their paperwork had been saying all along—that Niko was a boxer mix. During that time Niko waited in an animal control kennel, separated from his family, losing weight and fur, and picking up a cough. It’s hard not to draw comparisons between the Innocence Project, which has used DNA evidence to free from prison hundreds of wrongly convicted persons, and the case of Niko the dog. The case of the wrongly accused Niko and his eight–month imprisonment for being judged as something he was not provides a good illustration of many of the controversies currently surrounding the topic of “breed” bans, also know as “pit bull bans” or “breed–specific legislation”(BSL).
One of the few known instances in which a breed ban’s effectiveness was examined and reported on in the United States occurred in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where a task force was formed in 2003 to look at the effectiveness of its pit bull ban. The task force concluded that the public’s safety had not improved as a result of the ban, despite the fact that the county had spent more than $250,000 per year to round up and destroy banned dogs. Finding that other, non–breed–specific laws already on the books covered vicious animal, nuisance, leash, and other public health and safety concerns, the task force recommended repealing the ban.
https://www.americanbar.org/newsletter/public...
Pit Bull Bans: The State of Breed–Specific Legislation
By Dana M. Campbell
GPSOLO July/August 2009
i can tell an idiot when i see one they are working on better and faster dna as we speak and they have already isolated the genes responsible for frankenmaulers explosive unpredictable aggression it is caused by a genetic brain dysfunction and once a test is developed for it you are going to see a lot pits put down and the ones that don't have it will be allowed to breed and reshape this breed away from aggression AND BSL DOES WORK AND I CAN PROVE IT
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#556 Nov 11, 2012
HERE'S INFO ON THE GENETIC BRAIN DYSFUNCTION

Alexandra Semyonova
This is only a matter of time. In 2002, the specific brain dysfunction behind the explosive aggression the pit bull has been bred for was identified. In 2006, it was shown that this brain dysfunction -- which has the same effect in all mammals that suffer it -- is strongly heritable in dogs. This means that centuries of selection based on performance at the task of baiting bulls and bears and killing other dogs in the pit has functioned as an indirect genetic selection for unpredictable explosive, unbridled aggression. In other words, it has already been firmly established that this behavior has a genetic basis.
Even if VanKavage and her friends succeed in stopping research in the United States, they’d have to have a stranglehold on the entire world-wide scientific community to prevent identification of the genotype associated with impulsive aggression in dogs from happening -- and soon.
The big question is why VanKavage would want to prevent this. You’d think she and her cohorts would be greatly pleased to be able to identify which pit bulls do and which don’t carry the genes that underlie this pathological explosive aggression. This would enable the fans to start breeding only pit bulls that won’t pass the brain disorder on, thus completely circumventing the need for BSL within just a few years. It would also mean we could stop euthanizing ‘innocent’ pit bulls, because we could indeed identify which individuals were likely to viciously attack in future, thus only euthanizing dogs that present a high genetic risk. Why isn’t VanKavage interested in the pit bull lives such progress might save?
When the genotype is identified -- and this is inevitably going to happen -- it might well turn out that 90% of pit bulls carry the nasty genes. Even so, this wouldn’t necessarily lead to BSL beyond a demand not to breed pit bulls that do carry the nasty genes. Why would VanKavage et al be opposing this kind of insight? It makes one wonder whether their goal is to preserve the pit bull as a peaceful household companion, or whether it’s really to preserve fitness for dogfighting and scaring one’s neighbors.
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#557 Nov 11, 2012
HERE'S INFO ON BSL WORKING AND NOTICE HOW WELL DOCUMENTED IT IS

Monday, November 14, 2011
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Cities with Successful Pit Bull Laws; Data Shows Breed-Specific Laws Work

The lives of children, adults, senior citizens, beloved pets, horses, and livestock.

Pit Bull Laws Save Lives
DogsBite.org - Cities and counties in at least 11 U.S. states report successful results after enacting a breed-specific pit bull law. These states include: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington. The providence of Ontario also reports successful results since it's 2005 adoption of a pit bull ban. Pro-pit bull groups frequently say, "BSL doesn't work." The below city and law enforcement officials disagree.

In addition to fewer humans and pets being victimized by pit bulls after the adoption of such laws, shelters and pit bulls also benefit. Currently, pit bulls hugely dominate shelter resources across the U.S., despite nearly one million being euthanized in 2009. This overpopulation causes considerable burden for shelters, including: increased impounds, euthanizations and less housing space. Unlike other dog breeds, pit bulls often must be segregated in individual pens due to pit bull dog-aggression.
Municipalities that have implemented successful pit bull laws, please share your results with DogsBite.org by emailing: bslresults@dogsbite.org.

Toronto, Canada
Population 2,503,281 | View Ordinance
In a November 2011, public health statistics published by Global Toronto showed that pit bull bites dropped dramatically after Ontario adopted the Dog Owners Liability Act in 2005, an act that banned pit bulls:
The number of dog bites reported in Toronto has fallen since a ban on pit bulls took effect in 2005, public health statistics show.
A total of 486 bites were recorded in 2005. That number fell generally in the six years following, to 379 in 2010.
Provincial laws that banned 'pit bulls,' defined as pit bulls, Staffordshire terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, American pit bull terriers and dogs resembling them took effect in August 2005. Existing dogs were required to be sterilized, and leashed and muzzled in public.
Bites in Toronto blamed on the four affected breeds fell sharply, from 71 in 2005 to only six in 2010. This accounts for most of the reduction in total bites.(See: Data chart)
Patrick Cain, "Toronto dog bites fell after pit bull ban," Global Toronto, November 14, 2011 ( www.globaltoronto.com )
URL:http://www.globaltoronto.c om/toronto dog bites fell after pit bull ban/6442521422/story.html. Accessed: 2011-11-20.(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/63Ll2TyBC )
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#558 Nov 11, 2012
San Bernardino County, California
Population 2,035,210 | View Ordinance
In August 2011, San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control, which oversees unincorporated areas and Highland and Yucaipa, reported a 9.6 decrease in dog bites after enacting a pit bull sterilization law in 2010.
The law, approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors last week, expands upon an ordinance approved last year that requires pit bull owners to spay or neuter their pets.
Supervisor Neil Derry introduced the original proposal in response to an increasing number of attacks by pit bulls in recent years that resulted in four deaths -- two of them young children -- in the last five years.
The county saw a 9.6 percent decrease in dog bites in the year since the spay/neuter program was instituted, said Brian Cronin, the county's animal care and control division chief.
Imran Ghpri, "SB: County: Spay/neuter law expanded," The Press-Enterprise, August 2011 ( www.pe.com )
http://www.pe.com/local-news/local-news-headl...
URL:http://www.pe.com/local-ne ws/local-news-headlines/201108 30-sb-county-spayneuter-law-ex panded.ece. Accessed: 2012-07-13.(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6980NiTHO )

Omaha, Nebraska
Population 408,958 | View Ordinance
In September 2010, the Nebraska Humane Society provided bite statistical data to city council members and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the pit bull ordinance adopted by the City of Omaha in late 2008.
"It is the position of the Nebraska Human Society that this ordinance has been effective in reducing bites involving dogs defined as "Pit Bulls" in the ordinance."
Judy Varner, President and CEO, Nebraska Human Society
-- analysis --
Varner's attached statistical data shows that bites by pit bulls dropped 40% after one year of the adoption of the ordinance, 121 bites in 2008 down to 73 bites in 2009. The bite rate dropped even further in 2010.

2008 Pit Bull Bites: 121 Total
2009 Pit Bull Bites: 73 Total
2010 Pit Bull Bites (through August): 28 Total
Nebraska Humane Society Bite Statistic Report, September 23, 2010 ( cityofomaha.org )(Archived by DogsBite.org )

Ottumwa, Iowa
Population 24,998 | View Ordinance
In July 2010, Police Chief Jim Clark said there had been no recorded pit bull attacks since the city's 2003 pit bull ban. Between 1989 and 2003, the city had a pit bull ordinance, but still allowed pit bulls as "guard" dogs.
"Police Chief Jim Clark says since the ban, there have been no recorded attacks by the animals.
"We haven't had any attacks since then for one thing because it is illegal," said Clark. "Most people are keeping their dogs inside their house or inside their basement and not letting them out loose so therefore they're not around other people to attack them."
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"In the two-and-a-half years before the 2003 ban, Ottumwa police recorded 18 pit bull attacks, including the death of 21-month-old Charlee Shepherd in August 2002. There were at least three other attacks on children during this time."1
James Buechele, "Police chief supports pit bull ban," KTVO3, July 12, 2010 ( www.heartlandconnection.com ) URL:http://www.heartlandconnec tion.com/news/story.aspx?id=48 1775. Accessed: 2010-08-31.(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5sPLFk9CY )
"Factfinder: Pitbull attacks and citations," KTVO3, July 12, 2010 ( www.heartlandconnection.com ) URL:http://www.heartlandconnec tion.com/news/story.aspx?id=48 1570. Accessed: 2010-08-31.(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5sPLHxxRE )
1Ottumwa city officials correctly determined in 2003 that the 1989 pit bull ordinance, which still allowed pit bulls as "guard" dogs, did not sufficiently protect children or the public.
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#559 Nov 11, 2012
Salina, Kansas
Population 47,707 | View Ordinance
In March 2010, a subsequent article was written about the effectiveness of Salina's pit bull ordinance. Rose Base, director of the Salina Animal Shelter who lobbied for the ordinance, told the Salina Journal:
The ordinance has made a difference, she said. Records at the Salina Animal Shelter indicate there were 24 reported pit bull bites in 2003 and 2004, and only five since -- none from 2009 to present.
Salina has 62 registered pit bulls, Base said. Before the ordinance she guessed there were "close to 300." Since the first of this year three of the registered pit bulls have died of old age.
"We definitely haven't had the severity of bites that we had in the past," Base said. "Our community has been somewhat safer because of the law that was passed."2
Tim Unruh, "Inspiring change," Salina Journal, March 15, 2010 ( www.salina.com )
1Osh Gosh, the heroic golden retriever that gained fame for intervening in the 2004 pit bull mauling that prompted Salina's pit bull ban died in March 2011.

Council Bluffs, Iowa
Population 58,268 | View Ordinance
After two serious and separate pit bull maulings occurred on March 4, 2010 in the City of Indianapolis, the assistant city attorney of Council Bluffs spoke to a local radio host about Council Bluff's 2004 pit bull ban:
"We passed a ban and started enforcing it in January of 05, at the end of 05 our numbers had dropped down to 19 people injured by pit bulls. In 06, the numbers dropped to 7 people injured by pit bulls. In 07, 2007 we only had two people injured by pit bulls and we haven't had a person injured by pit bulls since. So in 2008 and 2009 we had zero attacks. As of March 5th, 2010 we have yet to have a pit bull injury here in Council Bluffs."
"Radio Show Interviews Assistant City Attorney Don Bauermeister," Greg Browning Show, March 5, 2010 ( wibc.com ) Transcript provided by DogsBite.org

San Francisco, California
Population 808,977 | View Ordinance
When the City of Auburn debated enacting a pit bull law in January 2010, Sgt. Bill Herndon of the San Francisco Police Department weighed in about the success of San Francisco's 2005 pit bull law:
"Since requiring all pit bulls to be neutered, they say they are finding fewer pit bulls involved in biting incidents.
Sgt. Bill Herndon, of the San Francisco Police Department's vicious dog unit, said the numbers and severity of pit bull attacks are down since San Francisco enacted an ordinance in 2005 after the mauling death of 12-year-old Nicholas Faibish.
"The number of complaints of mean pit bulls has dropped dramatically," Herndon said.
San Francisco's animal control department reports more than 30 percent fewer pit bulls at the shelter or being euthanized."
Ed Fletcher, "Auburn seeks ways to prevent another pit bull attack," The Sacramento Bee, January 30, 2010 ( www.scabee.com ) URL:http://www.sacbee.com/2010 /01/30/2500818/auburn-seeks-wa ys-to-prevent-another.html. Accessed: 2010-08-31.(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5sPLO97oa )
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#560 Nov 11, 2012
HERE'S SOME STATS ON PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY

Lancaster, California
Population 145,074 | View Ordinance
After Lancaster adopted a mandatory spay and neuter law for pit bulls and rottweilers in early 2009, it was reported just one year later, in January 2010, that the results of the ordinance were very positive:
"City officials said that 1,138 pit bulls and Rottweilers were impounded last year by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. Of those, 362 were voluntarily surrendered by their owners in response to Lancaster’s ordinance.
A year ago, this city was overrun with individuals -- namely, gang members -- who routinely used pit bulls and other potentially vicious dogs as tools of intimidation and violence," Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris said in a statement."
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"Parris believes there is a correlation between the results of the dog ordinance and a drop in the city’s gang crime rate. Lancaster’s violent gang crime, which includes homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, fell by 45% last year, and there was a drop in overall gang crime by 41%, Parris said, citing statistics from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department."
"Lancaster's dog ordinance is cited in helping to drive down gang crime," L.A. Now, January 21, 2010 ( www.latimesblogs.latimes.com ) URL:http://latimesblogs.latime s.com/lanow/2010/01/lancasters -dog-ordinance-is-cited-in-hel ping-to-drive-down-gang-crime. html. Accessed: 2010-08-31.(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5sPLTYBsX )

Omaha, Nebraska
Population 438,646 | View Ordinance
After the City of Omaha adopted a pit bull law in 2008, Mark Langan of the Nebraska Humane Society, who opposed the law, said in September 2009 that pit bull biting incidents were down 35% since its adoption:
"Despite the attack of Haynes, The Humane Society's Mark Langan says pitbull bites are down since new laws went into effect last year. Langan says so far this year 54 bites have been reported compared to 83 last year."
"Woman Recovers From Pitbull Attack," 1110 KFAB, September 21, 2009 ( www.kfab.com ) URL:http://kfab.com/pages/loca lnews.html?feed=122285&art icle=6039792. Accessed: 2010-08-31.(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5sPLd0O5N )

Prince George's County, Maryland
Population 834,560 | View Ordinance
Prince George's County passed a pit bull ban in 1996. In August 2009, Rodney Taylor, associate director of the county's Animal Management Group, said that the number of pit bull biting incidents have fallen:
"Taylor said that during the first five to seven years of the ban, animal control officials would encounter an average of 1,200 pit bulls a year but that in recent years that figure has dropped by about half. According to county statistics, 36 pit bull bites, out of 619 total dog bites, were recorded in 2008, down from 95 pit bull bites, out of a total of 853, in 1996."
Jonathan Mummolo, "Pr. George's Ban on Pit Bulls Resists Tenacious Opposition," The Washington Post, August 17, 2009 ( www.washingtonpost.com ) URL:http://www.washingtonpost. com/wp-dyn/content/article/200 9/08/16/AR2009081601946.html. Accessed: 2010-08-31.(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5sPLfWspL )
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#561 Nov 11, 2012
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Population 71,765 | View Ordinance
When the City of Woonsocket was debating a pit bull ordinance in June 2009, the animal control supervisor in Pawtucket, John Holmes, spoke about the enormous success of Pawtucket's 2003 pit bull ban:1
"Holmes says he predicted that it would take two years for Pawtucket to experience the full benefit of the law after it was passed, but the results were actually apparent in half the time.
"It's working absolutely fantastic," said Holmes. "We have not had a pit bull maiming in the city since December of 2004."
Holmes says the law also capped the number of legal pit bulls in Pawtucket to about 70 animals."
Russ Olivo, "Police push pit bull law," The Call, June 14, 2009 ( www.woonsocektcall.com ) URL:http://www.woonsocketcall. com/content/view/90556. Accessed: 2010-08-31.(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5sPLm1OH6 )
1The proposed Woonsocket pit bull ban, brought by Capt. Kenneth Paulhus of the Woonsocket Police Department and Animal Control Officer Doris Kay, sadly did not prevail. Nine months later, Kay was attacked and seriously injured by a pit bull.

Little Rock, Arkansas
Population 189,515 | View Ordinance
When the City of Indianapolis was discussing a pit bull sterilization law in April 2009, Little Rock Animal Services Director Tracy Roark spoke about Little Rock's successful 2008 pit bull ordinance:
"There was a day when you could walk down any street in center city Little Rock, you could see several pit bulls chained up. You don't see that anymore," said Tracy Roark with Little Rock Animal Services.
Roark told Eyewitness News over the phone that pit bull attacks have been cut in half and credits their new law with getting them there.
"This is the most abused dog in the city," said Roark.
The Little Rock law passed last year and requires pit bulls to be sterilized, registered and microchipped. Also dogs - regardless of the breed - are also not allowed to be chained up outside."
Mary Milz, "Indianapolis ordinance puts restrictions on pit bull breeds," WTHR 13, April 7, 2009 ( www.wthr.com ) URL:http://www.wthr.com/Global /story.asp?S=10145348. Accessed: 2010-08-31.(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5sPLpDjxR )

Fort Lupton, Colorado
Population 6,787 | View Ordinance
When the City of Fort Collins was mulling a pit bull law in March 2009, Fort Lupton's Police Chief spoke about Fort Lupton's successful 2003 pit bull ban, including zero pit bull biting incidents since the law's adoption:
"Fort Lupton Police Chief Ron Grannis said the city hasn’t had a pit bull bite since the ban was enacted, but it still has the occasional pit bull that is picked up and taken away. Although he said the ban has not been well-received by every resident, he thinks it was the right decision for the city.
"I believe it makes the community safer,” he said.“That’s my personal opinion. Pit bulls are not the kind of dogs most people should have. They are too unpredictable.... These dogs have been bred for thousands of years to be fighters.
You can’t take it out of them. A lion cub may be friendly for a while, but one day it can take your head off."
Erin Frustaci, "Opponents, supporters speak out about breed-specific bans," The Greeley Tribune, March 28, 2009 ( www.greeleytribune.com ) URL:http://www.greeleytribune. com/article/20090328/NEWS/9032 89954. Accessed: 2010-08-31.(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5sPLv53oY )
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#562 Nov 11, 2012
Wapato, Washington
Population 4,582 | City Website
In 2008, the City of Wapato passed an ordinance that bans new pit bulls, rottweilers and mastiffs. Nine months after its adoption, in March 2009, Wapato Police Chief Richard Sanchez reported successful results:
"Nine months into the ban and police calls about vicious dogs have been cut in half. The Wapato Police tell Action News they've gone from 18 reports in January, February and March of last year to seven so far in '09. "Seven calls in three months... that's nothing," says Chief Richard Sanchez, Wapato Police Department.
Chief Sanchez credits local cooperation for the decline of dangerous dogs."
Sadie Malloy, "Pitbull Ban Has Wapato Locals Hiding Their Dogs," March 20, 2009, KIMA CBS 29,( www.kimatv.com ) URL:http://www.kimatv.com/news /local/41542702.html. Accessed: 2010-08-31.(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5sPM0jKKq )

Springfield, Missouri
Population 156,206 | View Ordinance
In April 2008, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department released data to a local TV station showing that pit bull biting incidents declined following the City of Springfield's adoption of a 2006 pit bull ban:
"The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reports that dog bites and vicious dog complaints are declining since the implementation of the Pit Bull Ordinance in the City of Springfield two years ago. In 2005 the health department fielded 18 vicious dog complaints, but only eight in 2007. Bites were down from 102 in 2005 to 87 in 2007."
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"The ordinance, which requires pit bull owners to register their dogs annually, has also resulted in fewer pit bull dogs being impounded at the Springfield Animal Shelter. In 2005 there were 502 pit bull and pit bull mixes impounded, compared to only 252 in 2007.
"Because we are impounding fewer pit bulls, we've also seen overcrowding in our shelter subside," says assistant director Clay Goddard. "It is the natural tendency of pit bulls to fight, so our animal control staff are forced to segregate them in individual pens. When we have several pit bulls in the shelter simultaneously, this severely limits space for other dogs."
"Health Department says "Pit Bull Ordinance Working," KSPR News, April 14, 2008 ( www.kspr.com ) URL:http://www.kspr.com/news/l ocal/17662294.html. Accessed: 2010-08-31.(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5sPM5VAT8 )

Toronto, Canada
Population 2,503,281 | View Ordinance
In a March 2008 Toronto Sun article, Toronto animal services reported that pit bull biting incidents had dropped significantly since the adoption of the Dog Owners Liability Act 2005, an act that banned pit bulls:
"And reports of bites by pit bull type dogs have dropped dramatically.
In 2004, the animal services department received reports about 130 of the powerful animals biting humans and animals.
The numbers dropped by substantial increments in subsequent years: 71 in 2005; 53 in 2006; and 44 in 2007."
Zen Ruryk, "One endangered species," The Toronto Sun, March 2, 2008 ( www.torontosun.com )(Archived by DogsBite.org )
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#563 Nov 11, 2012
Reading, Pennsylvania
Population 80,560 | City Website
After an 8-year legal battle, pit bull advocates dismantled a pit bull law adopted by Reading in 1998. It was reported in the same news article, in February 2008, that the law had significantly reduced biting incidents:
"Reading’s 1998 law required that aggressive or dangerous dogs [which pit bulls qualified for at this time due to their high bite counts], when outside the home, be muzzled and kept on a leash shorter than three feet long with a minimum tensile strength of 300 pounds. It punished violators with fines of up to $1,000 or 30 days in jail.
The law is credited with helping to reduce dog bites from 130 in 1999 to 33 in 2006. Reading city manager Leon Churchill said the total number of bites has fallen so low that no breeds are currently classified as dangerous."
"Pa. appeals court throws out Reading's aggressive-dog ordinance," The Daily American, February, 27, 2008 ( www.dailyamerican.com )(Archive unavailable)

Salina, Kansas
Population 46,140 | View Ordinance
In a monthly city newsletter, In Touch, published in September 2006, the City of Salina reported that the pit bull ban adopted in 2005 significantly reduced pit bull biting incidents in just a 12 month period.
The number of pit bull bites depicted in the "Salina Pit Bull Bites Reported" graph shows 2002 with 13 pit bull bites, 2003 with 11 pit bull bites, 2004 with 15 pit bull bites and 2005 with only one bite. The newsletter notes that "animal bites reported have remained constant, but the severity of bites have decreased dramatically" since the enactment of the pit bull ban.
In Touch, The City's new monthly source of service information, Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2006.(Archived by DogsBite.org )
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Massena, NY

#564 Nov 11, 2012
YOU CANT ARGUE WITH ALL THOSE FACTS - BSL WORKS
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Massena, NY

#567 Nov 11, 2012
Me Again wrote:
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This is the funniest article that you have ever posted. I remember when it was dobermans that people thought were going to kill everyone. lol I remember the big story of the day from maybe the same peron. You know a well bred Doberman has a smooth, sleak, not terribly large head. Weil some idiot with letters after her/his name said that Dobermans were inherently defective and would grow up to kill because as an adult their brains would grow to big for their heads and drive them crazy. Some people actually believed that too. lol Just goes to show, stupid people still survive. Oh and so did the Doberman. Thanks for the memory. lol
this genetic brain dysfunction has nothing to do with brain swelling it has already been PROVEN to exist and the genes that cause it have already been isolated and it has been PROVEN to be highly heritable in dogs all that is need is for a test to be developed to test for it which is being worked on right now WHAT WAS THAT YOU WERE SAYING ABOUT READING AND COMPREHENDING IT CLEARLY STATES THAT THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN PROVEN TO BE TRUE - TRY COMPREHENDING THAT - THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO MAKE STUFF UP OUT OF THIN AIR IS PITNUTTERS
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#569 Nov 11, 2012
Annie wrote:
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You're trying to argue with a survey done by the lawmakers of he country, all of whom would benefit financially with one more piece of legislation. Yet they, after years of research, state there is no appreciable difference between the enforcement of BSL or not. Leash laws need to be enforced, registration of all dogs needs to be enforced. These are what curb dog bites. Why are you not addressing any of these facts? Once again you are spouting off propaganda from Dogsbite.org , instead of looking for real, unbiased facts.
all the info i posted is all documented verifiable facts with all the documentation listed for each municipality it's not propaganda it is proven documented verifiable facts prove it to be wrong all the stats are right there BSL WORKS AND IT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO WORK SAYING BSL DOESN'T WORK IS PROPAGANDA
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#570 Nov 11, 2012
PROVE THIS TO BE WRONG

San Bernardino County, California
Population 2,035,210 | View Ordinance
In August 2011, San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control, which oversees unincorporated areas and Highland and Yucaipa, reported a 9.6 decrease in dog bites after enacting a pit bull sterilization law in 2010.
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#571 Nov 11, 2012
PROVE THIS WRONG BSL WORKS

Omaha, Nebraska
Population 408,958 | View Ordinance
In September 2010, the Nebraska Humane Society provided bite statistical data to city council members and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the pit bull ordinance adopted by the City of Omaha in late 2008.
"It is the position of the Nebraska Human Society that this ordinance has been effective in reducing bites involving dogs defined as "Pit Bulls" in the ordinance."
Judy Varner, President and CEO, Nebraska Human Society
-- analysis --
Varner's attached statistical data shows that bites by pit bulls dropped 40% after one year of the adoption of the ordinance, 121 bites in 2008 down to 73 bites in 2009. The bite rate dropped even further in 2010.

2008 Pit Bull Bites: 121 Total
2009 Pit Bull Bites: 73 Total
2010 Pit Bull Bites (through August): 28 Total
Nebraska Humane Society Bite Statistic Report, September 23, 2010 ( cityofomaha.org )(Archived by DogsBite.org )
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#572 Nov 11, 2012
PROVE THIS TO BE WRONG BSL WORKS

Ottumwa, Iowa
Population 24,998 | View Ordinance
In July 2010, Police Chief Jim Clark said there had been no recorded pit bull attacks since the city's 2003 pit bull ban. Between 1989 and 2003, the city had a pit bull ordinance, but still allowed pit bulls as "guard" dogs.
"Police Chief Jim Clark says since the ban, there have been no recorded attacks by the animals.
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Massena, NY

#573 Nov 11, 2012
PROVE THIS TO BE WRONG BSL WORKS

Salina, Kansas
Population 47,707 | View Ordinance
In March 2010, a subsequent article was written about the effectiveness of Salina's pit bull ordinance. Rose Base, director of the Salina Animal Shelter who lobbied for the ordinance, told the Salina Journal:
The ordinance has made a difference, she said. Records at the Salina Animal Shelter indicate there were 24 reported pit bull bites in 2003 and 2004, and only five since -- none from 2009 to present.
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Massena, NY

#574 Nov 11, 2012
So you are saying things like this are just propaganda?

Edmonton city council does away with breed-specific bylaw Oct17,2012
http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/10/17/edmonton...
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Massena, NY

#575 Nov 11, 2012
PROVE THIS TO BE WRONG BSL WORKS

Council Bluffs, Iowa
Population 58,268 | View Ordinance
After two serious and separate pit bull maulings occurred on March 4, 2010 in the City of Indianapolis, the assistant city attorney of Council Bluffs spoke to a local radio host about Council Bluff's 2004 pit bull ban:
"We passed a ban and started enforcing it in January of 05, at the end of 05 our numbers had dropped down to 19 people injured by pit bulls. In 06, the numbers dropped to 7 people injured by pit bulls. In 07, 2007 we only had two people injured by pit bulls and we haven't had a person injured by pit bulls since. So in 2008 and 2009 we had zero attacks. As of March 5th, 2010 we have yet to have a pit bull injury here in Council Bluffs.
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Massena, NY

#576 Nov 11, 2012
Or this?

New legislation prohibits breed-specific regulations. Oct26,2012
http://www.wickedlocal.com/wakefield/news/x16...
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Massena, NY

#577 Nov 11, 2012
PROVE THIS TO BE WRONG BSL WORKS

Omaha, Nebraska
Population 438,646 | View Ordinance
After the City of Omaha adopted a pit bull law in 2008, Mark Langan of the Nebraska Humane Society, who opposed the law, said in September 2009 that pit bull biting incidents were down 35% since its adoption:

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