Norwich, CT - YouTube artist Zupf captured pit bull owner David Holland, Jr., on video, who represents exactly why policymakers must regulate pit bulls. His list of offenses include: owning a pair of pit bulls that attacked a Meals-on-Wheels Driver, owning two offspring that severely mauled postal carrier Jeff Glen, 28 visits from police officers to his home, zero remorse for these attacks and being "judgment proof," the inability to be sued for medical recourse due to lack of assets.
It's time to place the rights of actual and potential victims over the rights of individuals like Holland.
We encourage readers to share this video with friends, family and city council members. Persons like Holland live in every city across the U.S. Existing dog laws in the vast majority of these cities treat "Holland types" the same way as Norwich: a slap on the wrist and the freedom to own and breed more dangerous dogs after multiple attacks. The victims these dogs create suffer thousands of dollars in medical bills and often lifelong injury. Cities need laws to prevent these attacks.
Prevent the deed, regulate the breed!
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