Dramatic Decline in Attacks by Pit Bulls Since Pawtucket Adopted Pit Bull Ban in 2004

Bites Drop Dramatically Pawtucket, RI - The Valley Breeze recently published over 13-years of pit bull bite data showing the long-term success of Pawtucket's 2004 pit bull ban. The Breeze gained the data through an open records request to the Pawtucket Police Department and Pawtucket Animal Control. After enforcement of the ban began in 2004, attacks inflicted by pit bulls on people and pets in the city quickly plunged into scarcity. Citizens and their pets enjoy this same… [Read full blog post]

Beyond the Interview: Father of Child Killed by Babysitter's Pit Bulls Speaks Out After Attack

'Believing the Myth is What Left Us Without a Son' June 10th Interview Walworth, WI - On March 6, Daxton Borchardt, 14-months old, was savagely killed by two pit bulls while under the care of his babysitter. Susan Iwiki, 30-years old, was babysitting Dax at her home on North Lakeshore Drive when her two pit bulls attacked. In his first interview about the deadly attack, Jeff Borchardt, 39-years old, spoke candidly about his son's death. He said that after hearing about a toddle… [Read full blog post]

Blogger Nails Uncomfortable Truth About Animal Control Agencies: Introducing Occupy Maul Street

Occupy Maul Street DogsBite.org - Occupy Maul Street has been creating posts since June of this year. The most recent post comments on the current state of "Animal Un-Control" in the United States; how many animal control departments1 proliferate pro-pit bull propaganda at the cost of human and animal victims. The blogger consistently embraces a sobering sarcasm and also offers data "mashups" -- pulling source data from multiple places and creating a derivative work tha… [Read full blog post]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 15-21, 2011)

DogsBite.org - The title of this post is suitable for the dog bite prevention tips distributed this week by the U.S. Postal Service, health organizations, animal groups and news agencies. Such tips, like presented on the CDC's Dog Bite Prevention page, "If knocked over by a dog, roll into a ball and lie still (e.g., "be still like a log")," fall a little flat though, and might even result in human death if the attacking dog is a pit bull. Unlike most dog breeds, pit bulls maul. Ther… [Read full blog post]