Responsible Citizens for Public Safety is Holding This First-Ever Event
National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day Event, October 24, 2019 at the Michigan State Capitol.
Lansing, Michigan - On October 24, in recognition of National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day (October 26), members of the Responsible Citizens for Public Safety (RC4PS.org) will congregate on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing to hold a special tribute to the victims who have suffered or died in attacks by pit bulls. The event will include survivor and expert testimony, a live musical tribute, and a presentation about the need for robust Breed-Safety Laws.
Included in the event program is Oneil Colley of Detroit, who was awarded a Hero Award after saving U.S. Postal letter carrier Todd Bridges from a vicious pit bull attack in February. The entire attack was captured on Colley's dash cam. Representatives from S.C.A.R.S. Kids, an organization that supports children suffering trauma level injuries due to dog attacks, will also be present, along with medical professionals, and victims and survivors who will recount their traumatic experiences.
Please join us for our Tribute to Victims and Survivors on October 24, 2019 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on the steps of the State Capitol. Be a part of the change you want to see in the world!
Please also sign the related We the People Petition to the White House to Declare a National Pit Bull VICTIM Awareness Day. It needs many signatures to get a response from the White House.
New Statistics Released
Last week we released new statistics to better understand fatal pit bull attack victim trends. The gender is changing. Women ≥ 30-years old are now the most frequent victim of fatal pit bull maulings. 73% of adult deaths due to dog attacks are inflicted by pit bulls and nearly half of all infant deaths due to dog attacks are inflicted by pit bulls. The other items include a chart showing the most frequent fatal pit bull attack victims and the age, sex and crude rate for these victims.
- Flyer: Pit Bull Fatality Trends Over 14-Year Period (2005-2018)
- Chart: Most Frequent Fatal Pit Bull Mauling Victims (2005-2018)
- Fatal Pit Bull Mauling Victims - Age, Sex, and Crude Rate (2005-2018)
Responsible Citizens for Public Safety releases new video in advance of the upcoming event.
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