Opinion: Humane Groups are Misusing Race Issues to Force Pit Bull Agenda on Insurance Commissioners by Lucy Muir

Misleading White Paper Crafted to Ban Breed Restrictions in Housing Depicted is a sampling of people in leadership roles, disproportionately white and female, at the humane groups that endorsed the white paper, along with authors of works cited in the paper. A misleading white paper was crafted to bully state legislatures into banning insurance companies from using actuarial data to deny housing coverage or charge more for dangerous dog breeds. The white paper is based o… [Read full blog post]

Model Letter: Advocate Writes to Candidates for Virginia Governor Outlining Poor Civil and Criminal Dog Bite Laws

Photo: Virginia State Capitol by Jim Bowen, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Richmond, VA - Back in late September, dog bite victims' advocate Bonny Lee sent a compelling letter to the candidates running for Virginia Governor, Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe. Lee is part of a loose coalition of Virginia citizens (the dog safety committee) who have been attacked by loose dogs or have had their own domestic pets or livestock killed by dogs. Lee has been active in legislat… [Read full blog post]

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]