Whose "Freedom" Exactly?

By Boni A guest writer for the DogsBite.org Blog. When it comes to pit bulls and other dangerous dogs, much heated debate revolves around opposing concepts of “freedom”. The freedom of a citizen to buy whatever dog they choose vs. the freedom of every other citizen to walk around free of violence inflicted by someone else’s choice of breed--notorious for a history of dangerous outbursts. The freedom of a dog to roam free vs. terrorising the neighbours imprisoned in their hous… [Read full blog post]

What Are Pit Bulls Good At?

By Boni A guest writer for the DogsBite.org Blog. I’m sure dear readers you thought I was going to say {insert vicious pit bull joke, here}. Nope, not today. What we’re going to try and figure out, is what can pit bulls do, that another dog cannot do better? Pit bulls, since their inception, have been bred to fight. A pit bull that doesn’t fight, is a failed pit bull. Now, before all our pit bull aficionado friends get their Black Sabbath or White Claw t-shirts in a wad, let me clarify.… [Read full blog post]

Former Owner of Rescue Pit Bull Shares Story After Unprovoked Attack: 'Still Very Shaken' by the Experience

The former owner of a rescue pit bull shares story of an unprovoked attack. Atlanta, GA - The former owner of a rescue pit bull recently wrote into our nonprofit and shared a powerful story with us. This individual is "still dismantling the beliefs I previously held about these dogs." Beliefs this person learned by "networking with other pit bull owners." This person did not expect the level of "fear, regret and guilt I would feel when the attack happened." This former owner is s… [Read full blog post]

Why Aren't Dangerous Dog Owners Charged With Animal Cruelty? by Dog Lover - Perspectives of Advocates

Guest Writer Dog Lover asks, "Why aren't dangerous dog owners charged with animal cruelty?" This editorial is part of our ongoing series: Perspectives of Advocates. Every day I see news articles about pets and farm animals being mauled or killed by pit bulls or other dangerous dog breeds. Touching pictures of other people's pets or farm animals mauled or killed are often featured in the articles and never fail to bring tears to my eyes. When you read the details of the article,… [Read full blog post]