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 »
Compromise Bill Fails
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Annapolis, MD - On April 8, the last day of the Maryland General Assembly's 2013 Legislative Session, after weeks of discussion, amendments and name calling from Delegate Luiz Simmons,1 the House killed the final negotiated bill that would have reversed the high court ruling and set forth a new dog bite liability standard. For months, the difference between the two cham… [Read full blog post]
8-Year Old Frankie Flora
New York, NY - On June 14, dog bite victim Frankie Flora and others in favor of overturning the One Free Bite1 rule in the State of New York will host a news conference on the steps of the state capitol building. In 2009, Frankie was horrifically attacked by his aunt's adopted pit bull. Now, 25 surgeries later, designated the 2010 New York Ambassador for The Children's Miracle Network and with a visit to the Whitehouse under his belt, Frankie Flora hopes to… [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]