Makai Williams, 15, was killed by a pair of American bully-mixes in Raytown, Missouri.
Dogs Kill Teenager
Raytown, MO - A teenager is dead after being attacked by two American bully-mixes. On November 14, at approximately 3:30 pm, officers were dispatched to a front yard of a home in the 9300 block of East 77th Street for a report of an unresponsive person. Upon arrival, they found 15-year old Makai Williams suffering from severe injuries. The teenager was transported to a loc… [Read full blog post]
Paul Anthony Striegl Jr., 47, dies while hospitalized after being mauled by a pit bull.
Mauling Victim Dies
San Antonio, TX - A 47-year old man is dead after sustaining severe injuries from a large pit bull on September 5. Paul Anthony Striegl Jr., died at Brooke Army Medical Center on October 1. His attack marks the fifth consecutive dog mauling in San Antonio, which began on February 24, when Ramon Najeras Jr., 81, was killed by two pit bulls in the 2800 block of Depla Street. Fir… [Read full blog post]
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, vows to ban the American XL bully breed.
Vows to Ban XL Bully
London, UK - On Friday, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, announced that the government will ban the XL bully by the end of the year. "It's clear this is not about a handful of badly trained dogs. It's a pattern of behavior, and it cannot go on," Sunak said in a televised statement. The announcement came after two dogs, believed to be XL bullies, ki… [Read full blog post]
Dr. Newport explains the rising violence of the XL bully in the UK and why breed matters.
London, UK - Dr. Lawrence Newport, a law and criminology lecturer at Royal Holloway University, recently published a video about the growing violence of the XL bully in the UK. Last year, we issued a special report calling on the UK to define a status dog phenotype, because too many pit bull-type dogs are evading the "banned breeds" in the Dangerous Dog Act. The Act bans American pit bull terr… [Read full blog post]