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 »
Vote No on Pit Bull Ballot Question, Proposition 2D
Vote No on Proposition 2D
Aurora, CO - On October 14, ballots will begin to be mailed to all registered voters in Aurora, Colorado. In a first ever general election vote, the public will be asked the following: "Shall the people of Aurora adopt an ordinance allowing pit bulls back into their city?" We urge residents of Aurora to vote no. The City of Aurora adopted a pit bull ban in 2005. Since this time, serious pit bull maulings ha… [Read full blog post]
Revisiting Important Posts and Pages
DogsBite.org - To help new readers gain stronger footing, we are revisiting important parts of the website. These posts and pages address common questions that are sent into DogsBite.org from across the United States. Other ways to gain an overview of this website is by browsing Sticky Stories and Must Read Posts. For daily updates pertaining to dangerous dogs and pit bull issues, along with its growing blog sphere, readers can follow t… [Read full blog post]
High Court Upholds Pit Bull Ban
Charleston, WV - In a memorandum decision filed January 14, the highest court in West Virginia affirmed the constitutionality of a breed-specific ordinance that prohibited the ownership of pit bull terriers in the Town of Ceredo. In the decision, the high court affirmed the order of Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Darrell Pratt, who had affirmed the Municipal Court of Ceredo's conviction of three defendants for the possession of pit bulls w… [Read full blog post]
Law Not "Arbitrary"Ottawa, CA - It was announced last week that the Canada Supreme Court refused the appeal against the Ontario pit bull ban brought by Catherine Cochrane of Toronto, which leaves the Ontario law untouched and constitutionally sound. In October of 2008, the Ontario Court of Appeal overwhelmingly upheld the law, known as the Dog Owners' Liability Act of 2005, that bans the breeding, sale and ownership of pit bulls in the province of Ontario.
The high court ref… [Read full blog post]
McNeely vs. United States
Washington D.C. - In 1996, for 90 days, the District of Columbia's Dangerous Dog Ordinance was temporarily amended by The Pit Bull and Rottweiler Dangerous Dog Designation Emergency Amendment Act. During this time, two pit bulls owned by Robert McNeely brutally attacked 36-old Helen Avery as she carried a bag of spoiled food to the trash can behind her home. The attack finally ended when Avery’s son, Jerrel Bryant, and two other men chased the dog… [Read full blog post]
Fighting Breed Ban UpheldUPDATE 11/20/08: Chief U.S. District Judge Wiley Y. Daniel has ruled in favor of the City of Aurora. Once again, the American Canine Foundation loses, making their "track record" undeniably horrific. The United States Supreme Court has also spoken on breed-specific law. The court rejected all grounds that a dog lobbying group brought forth: Procedural due process, Substantive due process, Equal protection of the laws and Void for vagueness.
Lo… [Read full blog post]
Pit Bulls Ruled "Unpredictable"
Toronto, CA - Pit bulls are dangerous and unpredictable dogs that have the potential to attack without warning, the Ontario Court of Appeal said today in a decision upholding the province's ban on the animals. The Ontario government enacted the Dog Owners' Liability Act in 2005 to ban the breeding, sale and ownership of pit bulls after several incidents in which the dogs attacked people.
The ruling confirms that the ban is constitutional.
Th… [Read full blog post]
Pit Bull Sterilization Law Victorious
San Francisco, CA - On June 3rd, 2008 the San Francisco Office of the City Attorney released a statement regarding the CHAKO case -- a pit bull advocacy group that sued San Francisco over its mandatory pit bull sterilization law. CHAKO challenged the validity of the ordinance, alleging that it violated numerous federal and state constitutional provisions, including the right to happiness.
US District Judge Maxine M. Chesney granted… [Read full blog post]