Compelling Testimony by Representatives Who Opposed the Bill
Audio from the March 14 House Floor debate regarding HB 1519 in the Arkansas legislature.
Little Rock, AR - On March 14, there was an impressive House Floor debate concerning HB 1519, a bill prohibiting cities and counties in Arkansas from enacting or enforcing breed-specific laws. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. RJ Hawk (R-District 81), was defeated in a 34-45 vote. Representatives who opposed the bill had… [Read full blog post]
Dr. John Fuhrman discusses the risks of dog ownership and dog bite injury studies.
Discussion with Doctor
Prescott, AZ - In July, Dr. John Fuhrman of the Fuhrman Clinic published an informative post and video that discusses risk factors for families that are considering bringing a dog into their home; dog bite injury studies; and breed-related findings within those studies. Some of the medical studies discussed appear in our Level 1 trauma center table. Fuhrman also discu… [Read full blog post]
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]
European study of dog bite fatalities, data from 30 countries over 22-year period.
Open Access Study
Sweden - In January 2021, the first study examining dog bite fatalities in 30 European countries was published. The cause of death data was collected from Eurostat, similar to how CDC collects this data for all 50 states. In 2011, reporting data to Eurostat became mandatory under EU Commission regulations. The study found that the number of European fatalities due to dog att… [Read full blog post]