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

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 w
ith 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.


Mark Buehrle is worse than Micheal Vick

Baseball Nutter Mark Buehrle being traded to Toronto: “If he thought a 45-minute commute to the ballpark was inconvenient, it’ll be interesting to see how he handles Ontario’s seven-year-old pit bull ban.”

Pit bulls vs Sharks – who has killed the most people

Did you know sharks have only killed 37 people all up in america excluding Hawaii ?? That means pit bulls have killed more people in the past 2 years then the total number of people getting killed by sharks for 100 years.



Kill a pit bull night PSA

Please stay safe out there , lock pit bulls up in your houses tonight.
To the sickos doing this , this is wrong and you need help , to end the pit bull problem its as simple as writing letters to your government , start petitions , support bsl and join the forums,37.0.html. Killing one persons pit bull does nothing except get you locked up and someones innocent pet dies .

To all the pit bull advocates complaining they have to lock their precious dogs away on Halloween because of kill a pit bull night , i have not seem one of you say any words or show an empathy to cat owners that have to do each and every Halloween to avoid their cats being tortured especially black ones CAT RACISM!!!! , but as i guess none of you care about any animals other then pit bulls so it doesn’t matter if cats have their whiskers cut off or are burnt to death as long as pit bulls live, cats are just pit bull food anyway i guess??

Cop reports show pit bulls bite the most

It’s no secret. There’s a problem with pit bull dogs in our community.

We have the police reports that prove it.

But the reports that we obtained tell a different story too, that’s it’s not just the city where pit bulls attack people and other dogs.

This story started in June after sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a pit bull that they said was charging after them at the dog’s home in Perinton. The next day we heard from pit bull owners accusing us of breed bias. In other words — the only bad dog stories we do are the ones that involve pit bulls.

So we decided to find out what the police reports on dog bites actually show.

There have been high profile pit bull attacks this year.

“So I’m pounding away and pounding away and my right knee was on the chest of the one,” School bus driver David Bliss said describing how he stopped two pit bulls from attacking another dog.

Jayden Forrester was bitten on her face by her aunt’s pit bull. “What I saw when I got there was he had her whole face in his mouth,” Jayden’s father said.

I-Team10 obtained police reports from all of the major police departments in Monroe County over the course of one year. They show pit bulls bite people and attack other dogs more than any other breed.

Click here to see our spreadsheet of dog bites based on the police reports

“Are you surprised that pit bulls are the majority?” I asked.

“I guess I’m not surprised because it’s something you hear a lot,” said Rebecca Lohnes, animal behavior expert at Lollypop Farm.

Lohnes says it’s not a pit bull breed issue. It’s an individual dog and dog owner issue.

“Every dog has an aggression threshold, so every dog could be pushed to be aggressive in the right situation,” Lohnes said.

But right now most of the dog bites in our area involve pit bulls. When we look at the numbers from the the police reports we obtained, we found that pit bulls bite the most and it’s true in the suburbs as well as the city.

The numbers…

…in the city

Of the 436 police calls for dogs in the city, 242 of them were for pit bulls.

…in the towns

Of the 35 dog bites in Greece — 9 were pit bulls.
Of the four in Irondequoit — half (2) were pit bulls.
There were two in Henrietta and one each in Perinton, Hamlin, Parma and Mendon.

Overall, 28 percent of dog bites in the suburbs are by pit bulls, more than any other breed.

“If we banned pit bulls it wouldn’t solve any problem because the people who aren’t socializing, aren’t training, aren’t managing their dogs well are going to get different breeds of dogs who they are also not going to socialize, train or manage,” Lohnes said.

The takeaway

So what do we take away from this report? It’s clear through our investigation that pit bulls live up to their reputation. Is it the breed, or is it how the dog is handled? The cause is debated especially with the owners and experts. But there is no question – our investigation shows that pit bulls are a breed that you should be aware of.

But it’s not the only one.

In the towns at least — 17 percent of dog bites came from german shepherds or some shepherd mix. But it was equalled by a kind of dog that the average person might feel inclined to feel safe around.

Wednesday on News10NBC at 6…

Watch out for the small dogs.

Typical pit bull owner – laughs at mauled child in the uk

A mother emerged from court smirking after admitting that her vicious pitbull-type dog mauled an eight-year-old boy, leaving him scarred for life.

Owner Emma Gregory, 20, showed no remorse as she left Manchester Magistrates’ Court after hearing details of the ‘terrifying attack’ which lasted several minutes on the young schoolboy who now needs plastic surgery.

District Judge Wendy Lloyd said allowing the dog out on the street was ‘like leaving a loaded gun in the garden’.
Mother-of-one Emma Gregory laughs after admitting her dog mauled a defenceless eight-year-old boy

Mother-of-one Emma Gregory laughs after admitting her dog mauled a defenceless eight-year-old boy

Pet Tia attacked the boy as he walked home from school with his mother – gouging into his cheek, arm and leg.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, screamed in agony as he tried frantically to fend off the dog.


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His mother used the boy’s schoolbag to hit the dog in a desperate bid to make it stop, a court heard.

The boy’s wounds were so bad that he needed plastic surgery.

Gregory, who has an 18-month-old baby, pleaded guilty to having a dog that was dangerously out of control, as well as a further count of having two fighting dogs.

The court heard that Gregory from Openshaw in Manchester, also owns a second pit bull-type dog called Mia.
The young boy was attacked by a pitbull-type dog, similar to the pitbull terrier pictured, which bit into his face, arms and legs

The young boy was attacked by a pitbull-type dog, similar to the pitbull terrier pictured, which bit into his face, arms and legs

District Judge Lloyd said: ‘The victim was a vulnerable child and an aggravating feature is that this type of dog is a prohibited breed. I have seen pictures of the child’s injuries.

‘It is a mess. This little boy when he looks in the mirror every morning will remember this frightening attack.

‘Hopefully, I am told, the scarring will improve. It was something that should never of happened.’

She added: ‘You knew the type of dog it was and didn’t take adequate precautions.’

Gareth Hughes, prosecuting, had told the court that Gregory was seen shooing Tia out of the house and closing her door just moments before the attack on May 23.

Peter Etherall, defending, said Gregory – the mother of an 18-month-old baby – had never previously had any problems with the dogs.

Gregory will be sentenced at Manchester Crown Court next month.

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Value your ears and hearing … dont go near a pit bull

A teenager had his ear bitten off when he was attacked by two American Staffordshire terriers while walking his dog in Sydney’s south west yesterday afternoon.

The 19-year-old was walking along Lehn Road, East Hills, about 3.20pm, when the dogs ran towards him.

When the teenager tried to save his own dog, the terriers began mauling his legs and he fell to the ground, police said.

Police said the two dogs then began biting his head and tore off his left ear.

Neighbours came to help the teenager, and the dogs ran away.

The teenager’s ear was found and surgeons at Liverpool Hospital worked to reattach it, but a spokeswoman for the hospital could not confirm whether the operation was successful.

The two dogs have been seized and their owner is assisting police.

Police originally said the dogs were pit bull terriers, but have since been given updated information on the breed.

Inspector David Firth, from Bankstown police, said police believed the dogs escaped from their yard.

“My understanding is they actually scaled the colourbond fence,” Inspector Firth told ABC 702 this morning.

He said police were speaking to the owner, who had been of “great assistance” in giving information about the dogs.

“He has owned them both since they were puppies and, in consultation with the council, we will be looking at taking action against him.”

Inspector Firth said the breed is not on the restricted dog list in NSW and the dogs had not been declared dangerous.

“There was not any history of them attacking anyone in the past.”

In 2010-11, there were 252 reported attacks from American Staffordshire terriers in NSW, and 16,503 of the dogs were registered with councils, according to local council data.

The five breeds that were responsible for the highest number of attacks in that period were the bull terrier (Staffordshire), Australian cattle dog, German shepherd, American Staffordshire terrier and rottweiler.

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