Inspires State Law
Phoenix, AZ - In September, we published a post (Craven Desires: Weekly Frankenmauler Round Up Collection) about the many beloved pets who are savaged by pit bulls. The post also wrote of a dog named Fabian, who was killed by a pit bull in 2009, and how its owners, Richard and Sally Andrade, were working to change state law. Today, Fabian's Law became a reality. One can see in the video that this was no minor undertaking by the Andrades.
The new law (HB 2137) increases penalties for owners of aggressive dogs involved in attacks upon pets and humans. Prior to Fabian's Law, there were no civil or criminal penalties in Arizona for pet-on-pet attacks. As Sally states in the video, "This is going to save lives." Readers must understand that an aggressive dog who maims or kills other pets -- not "bites," but maims or kills -- often advances to inflicting similar attacks upon humans, usually children.1
Congratulations Richard and Sally Andrade!
10/17/10: Craven Desires: Weekly Frankenmauler Round Up Collection
07/08/10: Pit Bull Dog Aggression: Pit Bull Knocks Down 6-Foot Fence to Attack Dog
03/06/09: Dog Aggression Equals Human Injury, Bullets and Dead Family Dogs
All dogs can "get into it". The reality, though, for way too many dog owners is the sudden, unprovoked, violent and very serious attack from a pit bull. These folks have to pay the immediate vet bill. Yes, sometimes, the Court is able to intervene and order restitution, but what about the dead dog. What about the pschological damage to those who had to witness the attack. I have seen pit bulls attack and injure other dogs. It is something that you will never forget. A very purposeful bite, indeed. Pit bulls are pros and the rest of the dog world are amateurs. Man made them this way. Good Job, lawmakers…Now, let's talk about BSL.
STATE DOG LAWS NAMED AFTER PIT BULL VICTIMS:
Luna McDaniel Act – Louisiana (2009)
Named after 83-year old Luna McDaniel who was brutally attacked by 3 loose pit bulls and later died from the injuries she suffered.
Lillian's Law – Texas (2007)
Named after 78-year old Lillian Stiles who was killed by loose pit bull-mixes while gardening in her yard.
Anna's Law – Illinois (2005)
Named after 48-year old Anna Cieslewicz who was killed by several pit bulls while jogging in Dan Ryan Park.
Tylers Law – California (2005)
Named after a 6-year Tyler Babcock that was violently struck down and killed by a pit bull named "vicious."
Cody’s Law- California 1999
Cody's Law was passed in August 1999, which provided for felony charges with imprisonment of up to one year and fines of up to $10,000 if a dog that was trained to fight, attack, or kill causes substantial injury
The Pit Lobby glosses over this when discussing the grotesque history of the breed.