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But it’s not a pit bull

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

A city councilman who headed an effort to get pit bulls banned because they are so dangerous is now trying to keep his dog from being euthanized after it bit someone. It’s a Labrador. Perhaps this will illustrate to this bonehead that it’s the owners of the dogs that determine if they’re dangerous or not. […]

Pit bull bleg

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

A reader asks for pitbull rescues near Knoxville. Anyone know?

More on Kilby’s bill to ban pit bulls

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Lots of bloggers react. MKS has a round up. So does AC. Most people seem unhappy. It’s like Kilby did something stupid or something.

More pit bull stats

Monday, June 4th, 2007

A reader emails: Thank you for your article about Pit Bull attacks. In almost every article that I have read where percentages involving Pit Bulls are mentioned I never see percentage of the total US canine population Pit Bulls represent. In searching the internet and emailing people who might know, I have received information that […]

Pit Bull Blog

Monday, March 5th, 2007

The Commercial Appeal has a blog set up to deal with the issue of bad dog owners. No, that’s a lie. They have a blog set up to deal with the issue of pit bulls. Despite the blog’s title (Menace Unleashed) and the scary graphics, the content isn’t completely hysterical. The major factor in dog […]

Pit Bull FAQ

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Aunt B. wants to start one. I don’t think any dog should be treated any differently just because it’s a pit bull. All dogs should be treated like, well, dogs.

This just in: Pit Bull Doesn’t Attack

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

But maybe it should have. Eeew. Via fish or man.

Disappearing pit bulls

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

All week long, the local news was aflutter with the news that two pit bulls attacked and seriously injured their owner. It was on the radio a lot. One expert said that pit bulls are similar to cats (yes, cats) in that they are hard to read and react quickly to stimuli. I don’t think […]

More pit bull blogging

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

I wrote about Christian’s piece here. S/he’s has replied to critics by stating, err, I’m not sure what. Anyhoo, Aunt B. ain’t happy. In comments to his post, Christian non-responds with his tripe: Either owner seems to not care for the dog’s life or the actions taken by the majority, as represented by their elected […]

More on Nashville’s Pit Bull Ban

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Via Brittney, Claire Suddath looks at the Pit Bull ban.

Repealing the pit bull ban

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Looks like Upper Marlboro, MD is looking to repeal its ban on politically incorrect dogs: “Public policy should make sense,” said Councilman Thomas R. Hendershot. “It shouldn’t be overly expensive, and it ought to be fair. The pit bull ban is none of the above.” The county captures and boards about 1,000 pit bulls annually, […]

Pit Bull Stuff

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

The city of Battle Creek has stripped breed specific language from a dangerous dog bill. Good. In Indianapolis, pit bull overpopulation is a problem: Pit bulls were a large portion of the 18,000 dogs and cats euthanized last year in Marion County. Animal activists argue that pit bulls are only dangerous if they are raised […]

Pit Bull Book

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Cool interview with the author of Bully: It’s the Pits, which is a celebration of everything Pit Bull. Oddly, it ends with: It got hold of one of his tapes and went crazy. Later that day, his mom went to walk the dog and ended up having to pull 90 minutes of tape out of […]

Pit Bull Hysteria

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Actual headline: Pit bull chases puppy into house It’s officially beyond sensationalist.

Denver Pit Bull Ban

Friday, June 17th, 2005

The Christian Science Monitor, which is usually full of crap, has a fairly well-balanced piece on Denver’s pit bull ban: Even supporters of the ban, such as Councilwoman Boigon, say that the problem does not include all pit bulls. But they note that generations of breeding the animals to be fighters have imbued the dogs […]

Pit Bull Stuff

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

A good idea: In Frisco, the local Humane Society is paying people $10 to bring their Pit Bulls in to be neutered. Meanwhile, Xrlq notes another pit bull attack and wagers: Once again, watch for ample coverage of the fact that the pit bull was a pit bull, and relatively sparse coverage of the fact […]

Denver Pit Bull Ban

Friday, May 27th, 2005

Actress Linda Blair has taken up the cause of protesting Denver’s stupid ban on politically incorrect dogs.

More Vicious Pit Bull Pics

Monday, April 11th, 2005

Truly savage. Oh, the canininity.

Pit Bull Stuff

Monday, April 11th, 2005

Lawmakers in Georgia are again looking to ban Pit Bulls. The news piece even has a hysterical piece labeled Animal Outlaw, though I don’t think the dog listed is a pit bull. The entire article: [16 paragraphs describing one incident where four unrestrained pit bulls killed a horse] A proposed bill would make it illegal […]

Pit Bull Stuff

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

In Michigan, there are calls for a ban on pit bulls. Bans do not work and are fraught with problems. But I guess it’s more important to do something (anything!), even if it’s pointless. Actual statement from the ContraCostaTimes: Responsible pit bull owner an oxymoron, say readers Whoever made that statement is just a plain […]

Another vicious pit bull attack

Monday, April 4th, 2005

Times Dispatch: Three men wearing ski masks burst through the back door and into the kitchen. The first man drew a gun and ordered Travis Rappold, 21, his girlfriend Amanda Searle, 18, and their three friends to lie down. Enter Rock, Rappold’s 75-pound pit bull. The dog jumped up from his seat at his master’s […]

Council Bluffs Pit Bull Ban Update

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Council Bluffs banned dogs based on appearance and nothing that is objectively provable. Now, they’re sending out registration notices: Council Bluffs animal control officers will send out letters next week to pit bull owners. The letters will tell owners they need to register the dog or surrender the animal. The letters come after Council Bluffs […]

Another vicious pit bull attack

Monday, March 7th, 2005

In Canada: It was about -40 C and Noella Mitchell lay helpless on the handicap ramp leading up to her home. She’d soon be staring into the eyes of a pit bull and thinking she was about to die. The 42-year-old woman, who has Graves’ disease, which causes muscular weakness, wasn’t able to get up. […]

Pit Bull Ban Stands

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

Sad news. The Council Bluffs pit bull ban will stand: A Pottawattamie County judge Monday rejected an effort to stop enforcement of a pit bull ban. Dan Curnyn filed the lawsuit in an attempt to stop Council Bluffs’ new ban on pit bulls, saying his dog “Marley” is anything but vicious. “You’ll get hurt if […]

Council Bluffs Pit Bull Ban Update

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

A judge has temporarily put the ban on hold: Pottawattamie County District Court Judge James Heckerman late Monday afternoon granted a temporary injunction to stop the city from enforcing the ordinance, which went into effect on Jan. 1. The petition to grant the injunction was filed by Dan Curnyn, a local pit bull owner. The […]

Facts about Pit Bulls

Monday, December 27th, 2004

Mostly facts about breed specific legislation in Canada.

More Scary Pit Bull Pics

Monday, December 6th, 2004

Yup, he’s a killer.

Council Bluffs Pit Bull Ban Update

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Looks like the ban on politically incorrect dogs passed. The mayor may veto it and a group is challenging the ban: The city’s Health Board recommended a ban on pit bulls earlier this year because of increased attacks on humans. The ordinance would allow current licensed pit bull owners to keep their dogs as long […]

More pit bull bans

Friday, November 5th, 2004

This time in Israel: The law’s regulations determine for the first time a list of breeds that may not be imported and those already here must be neutered by the end of the year. The Ministry of Agriculture is expecting that breeds such as the Rottweiler, the Amstaff and the Pit Bull will vanish from […]

Canada’s pit bull ban

Monday, October 18th, 2004

Noting that the Humane Societies are against breed specific legislation, critics of the proposed dog ban in Canada are calling the proposal unworkable for the reasons I’ve outlined here before: Mr. Roney said that because pit bulls are cross-breeds, Canadian and American kennel associations don’t recognize them as an individual breed. “Most casual observers can’t […]

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