In the 16-year period of 2005 through 2020, canines killed 568 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 67% (380) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
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]
Luke Westerman, a Self-Appointed "Animal Welfare Expert"
Luke Westerman, 37, is facing 19 felony counts of securities law violations and theft.
Westerman Pleads Guilty
UPDATE 10/04/21: On October 4, 2021, Jeffery Luke Westerman pleaded guilty to 19 securities-related fraud and theft charges during a hearing in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. Westerman is scheduled to be sentenced on November 18. The prosecution and defense jointly recommended to the Court… [Read full blog post]