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7 thoughts on “Estimated U.S. Cities, Counties, States and Military Housing with Breed-Specific Laws (2020-2021)

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  1. To provide a source of protection, The U.S. Marine Corps bans the top three dangerous dog breeds. However, the individual states refuse to provide this source of protection to its civilians. Therefore, it is incumbent upon each and every responsible individual to seek and gain protection from the unreasonable risk of dangerous canines at all possibly attainable levels.

  2. If anyone is still donating to the Humane Society of the United States and other lobbying organizations like it, STOP. Just stop.

    Donate to DBO instead. There’s a bright orange link box on ever page.

  3. Landlords still have to deal with tenants claiming that their pitbull is an ESA or service animal Once this claim is made, the land shark is permitted by Federal Fair Housing law in the housing unit. I have no idea what the insurance company would say in these cases. I would like to see lawsuits brought against the mental health professionals that certify the need for these animals. Especially the online companies that have propagated for this purpose.

    I would like to remind readers not to get State Farm insurance. This company continues to cover pit bulls as if they were any other dog. This means that part of your premium is going to cover damage by these breeds. The State Farm website “it’s not the breed it’s the dog bite.” In 2019, State Farm alone paid $146 million dollars for 3,340 dog bite and injury claims. This is a heck of a lot of money and if my math is correct comes out to $43,712 per bite. You can bet most of these are from pits to do this type of damage.

  4. In the 1980s, my home state of NJ became one of the earliest states to accept pre-emption of local authorities’ rights to control dog breeds. Texas, Florida and Texas did the same – and are now the leaders in deadly dog attacks on humans. NJ has relatively few fatal attacks. I was wondering if Dogsbite has any insight into this.

    Two things that do set NJ apart are extraordinary cost of living, and the extreme population density. NJ just does not have the rural/semi-rural poverty in which so many fatal pit bull attacks occur – all the land is too valuable for it, and most of the land is already developed – and you are never really far from a trauma center in NJ.

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