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]
Fatal Dog Attack Statistics
DogsBite.org recorded 46 fatal dog attacks in 2020. Pit bulls contributed to 72% (33) of these deaths, over 16 times higher than any other dog breed. During this pandemic year, media reports of fatal dog maulings fell by 45%. In response, our nonprofit sent out 30 FOIAs to various offices and uncovered 6 unreported deaths in 2020. The last time the CDC collected breed data about dogs involved in fatal human attacks was 1998. Pit bulls have killed ove… [Read full blog post]
The Department's final rule allows fighting breeds as service animals in the aircraft cabin.
Final Rule Issued
Washington DC - On December 2, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued its final rule on Traveling by Air with Service Animals. It is now absolute that the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) no longer recognizes emotional support animals (ESAs) as a service animal. Passengers claiming to have a disability and needing to fly with one or more ESAs in the aircraft cab… [Read full blog post]
Steffen Baldwin, a Self-Appointed "Dog Whisperer"
Steffen Baldwin, 39, faces 42 charges related to animal abuse and fraud in Ohio.
UPDATE 05/02/21: On March 29, 2021, a superseding indictment was filed against Steffen Baldwin. Since the initial indictment, 14 misdemeanors were dropped during court proceedings due to statute of limitations. Eleven of those counts -- all animal cruelty charges -- have now been re-added to the amended indictment as felony animal cruelty… [Read full blog post]