In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
The Good, The Perverse and The Uplifting
DogsBite.org - Last year during National Dog Bite Prevention Week, we noted that there is no National Dog Mauling Prevention Week, an even weightier public health matter than dog bites. The tips and tricks offered up during this national week to prevent a dog bite hardly address horrific dog maulings, mainly inflicted by pit bulls, which will attack indiscriminately and continue attacking until shot to death or nonlethal human inte… [Read full blog post]
Stands by Pit Bull Ban
Lakewood, OH - Councilman Brian Powers responds to non-constituent critics about Lakewood City Council's efforts to make their city a safer place to live.
When I agreed to serve as a member of Lakewood City Council, I vowed to strive to do the right thing for our residents, not necessarily the popular thing. Since introducing legislation to ban those dogs know as “pit bulls” from Lakewood, all members of Council have been deluged with e-mails arguin… [Read full blog post]
Councilman Addresses Ban
Lakewood, OH - On May 19, councilman Brian Powers of the City of Lakewood proposed a pit bull ban. The current administration, including Mayor Edward FitzGerald, City Prosecutor Richard Neff, and animal control officers, are supportive of the legislation. Since the introduction of the proposed ordinance, a number of Lakewood residents have approached Powers with questions. Powers writes a brilliant summary of these questions, along with his… [Read full blog post]