Advice About Breeding Your Pit Bull: Stop Breeding Pit Bulls
DogBiteLaw.com - In 2018, dog bite attorney Kenneth Phillips began a Do Not Adopt a Pit Bull campaign with a Super Bowl-themed video. We most recently wrote about this campaign in late March, noting that a Michigan-based rescue was promoting a free roll of "coveted toilet paper" for the adopter of a pit bull-mix named "Tootie" during their "coronavirus sale." We warned then and continue to warn today, do not adopt a p… [Read full blog post]
Beverly Hills, CA - On June 18, 2013 the Law Offices of Kenneth Phillips, based in Beverly Hills, California issued a hard-hitting news release. Mr. Phillips is widely recognized as the nation's leading authority on dog bite law, and the author of Dogbitelaw.com. He assists legislators in drafting dog bite laws, teaches seminars, and writes books and articles about dog bite law. Mr. Phillips has been a frequent guest on national news shows, CNN, NBC, CBS and mor… [Read full blog post]
A candlelight vigil held for Jennifer on her 22nd Birthday.
The Death of Jennifer Lowe
DogsBite.org - From time-to-time we publish a "blame the victim" comment to show our readers how shameful they are. On March 10, 2010, an anonymous commenter left the following message about the fatal pit bull mauling of Jennifer Lowe. During this lengthily and horrific attack, Jennifer fought back both pit bulls as they tore away her face, neck, shoulder and arms. She died shortly after re… [Read full blog post]
Contributory Negligence DefinedWaynesboro, VA - In Virginia, every dog gets one free bite, even if the first bite severely injures or kills a person. Furthermore, due to a statute called, contributory negligence, if a person is even 1% percent responsible for an accident, they are entitled to no compensation at all.
After a Waynesboro boy was recently mauled by a dog, his mother, Lori Tinsley, expected police to take action. But because the dog was "on-property," and no pre… [Read full blog post]