Category Archives: Pit Bull Controversy

A Hero? A Villain? No, Just A Dog

Here are two stories plucked from the media, in one the dog is portrayed as a hero, in the other the dog is the villain. The fact is, both dogs are doing exactly the same thing. Story 1: “A heroic

A Hero? A Villain? No, Just A Dog

Here are two stories plucked from the media, in one the dog is portrayed as a hero, in the other the dog is the villain. The fact is, both dogs are doing exactly the same thing. Story 1: “A heroic

Compelling Vets To Report Pit Bulls Will Only Help Hide The Problem

It is a fact that currently Veterinarians are not required to report illegal (unregistered, undeclared) pit bull to authorities. I regularly see pit bull -type dogs and my policy is to care for the animal and keep my mouth shut

Compelling Vets To Report Pit Bulls Will Only Help Hide The Problem

It is a fact that currently Veterinarians are not required to report illegal (unregistered, undeclared) pit bull to authorities. I regularly see pit bull -type dogs and my policy is to care for the animal and keep my mouth shut

Here Is A Classic ‘Chicken-And-Egg’ For You: Owners Of Aggressive Breed Dogs More Aggressive Themselves

I have to say, this doesn’t come as huge surprise to me: ‘Owners of stereotypically aggressive dog breeds such as German Shepherds and Rottweilers are more likely to be hostile and aggressive themselves compared with owners of typically laid-back pooches

Here Is A Classic ‘Chicken-And-Egg’ For You: Owners Of Aggressive Breed Dogs More Aggressive Themselves

I have to say, this doesn’t come as huge surprise to me: ‘Owners of stereotypically aggressive dog breeds such as German Shepherds and Rottweilers are more likely to be hostile and aggressive themselves compared with owners of typically laid-back pooches

Innocent Will Pay For Police Dog-Handling Incompetence

I have long argued that Police officers needs compulsory training in handling aggressive dogs. Ultimately if those skills are lacking, it’s not just the dogs that will pay dearly. Today this kind of incompetence almost claimed one victim: ‘As the

Innocent Will Pay For Police Dog-Handling Incompetence

I have long argued that Police officers needs compulsory training in handling aggressive dogs. Ultimately if those skills are lacking, it’s not just the dogs that will pay dearly. Today this kind of incompetence almost claimed one victim: ‘As the

A Deadly Dog On The Loose Is Not An ‘Accident’!

In a culmination of a story that gripped Australia, the owner of a Pit Bull that killed a 4-year-old girl last year was fined $11,000. There was no conviction recorded. The judge has called the event a ‘relatively minor breach

A Deadly Dog On The Loose Is Not An ‘Accident’!

In a culmination of a story that gripped Australia, the owner of a Pit Bull that killed a 4-year-old girl last year was fined $11,000. There was no conviction recorded. The judge has called the event a ‘relatively minor breach

Could Dog Shelters Be Fabricating Torture Stories To Drum Up Donations?

Something fishy is going one when an animal shelter publicizes a story of a dog’s abduction and torture, only to change it to a car accident: ‘MARS issued a statment on its website and Facebook Thursday seeing help with Cesar’s

Could Dog Shelters Be Fabricating Torture Stories To Drum Up Donations?

Something fishy is going one when an animal shelter publicizes a story of a dog’s abduction and torture, only to change it to a car accident: ‘MARS issued a statment on its website and Facebook Thursday seeing help with Cesar’s

Some Pit Bulls Save Lives

Despite what you may have heard in the news, not all Pit Bulls kill and maim people. Some Pit Bulls save lives: ‘The six-year-old pit bull named Titan initially won the award for his actions when owner Gloria Benton suffered

Some Pit Bulls Save Lives

Despite what you may have heard in the news, not all Pit Bulls kill and maim people. Some Pit Bulls save lives: ‘The six-year-old pit bull named Titan initially won the award for his actions when owner Gloria Benton suffered

What Are The Laws For, If Not For This ‘Monster’?

‘The Bronx building superintendent who remains behind bars for allegedly keeping 50 pit bulls in a canine chamber of horrors is refusing to hand them over permanently to the ASPCA, which has been caring for them since his June 21

What Are The Laws For, If Not For This ‘Monster’?

‘The Bronx building superintendent who remains behind bars for allegedly keeping 50 pit bulls in a canine chamber of horrors is refusing to hand them over permanently to the ASPCA, which has been caring for them since his June 21

Maybe I Will Just Quit And Let A Judge Perform Surgery Instead!

I do a lot of writing, as the pages of this publication will attest. And all of you, my loyal readers know not many things get me upset. Well, other then innocent animals being put down that is. But this

Maybe I Will Just Quit And Let A Judge Perform Surgery Instead!

I do a lot of writing, as the pages of this publication will attest. And all of you, my loyal readers know not many things get me upset. Well, other then innocent animals being put down that is. But this

Five Factors In Dog Attacks

‘There are five key things that contribute to a dog attack, there’s failure of early socialisation, failure of later socialisation, genetics, a pre-existing medical condition and victim behaviour,” he says. “And they’re the five things which we need to influence

Five Factors In Dog Attacks

‘There are five key things that contribute to a dog attack, there’s failure of early socialisation, failure of later socialisation, genetics, a pre-existing medical condition and victim behaviour,” he says. “And they’re the five things which we need to influence

Breakthrough News On Dog Breed Testing – It Doesn’t Work!

DNA testing to identify a dog’s breed has been promoted for a few years now. Now in a new study a bunch of clever Veterinarians decided to submit a few samples of dogs with known ancestry to see if the

Breakthrough News On Dog Breed Testing – It Doesn’t Work!

DNA testing to identify a dog’s breed has been promoted for a few years now. Now in a new study a bunch of clever Veterinarians decided to submit a few samples of dogs with known ancestry to see if the

Let’s Play ‘So You Think You Can Tell A Pit Bull’

Pit Bulls have been in the news lately, for all the wrong reasons, as usual. So with every man and his dog screaming ‘Pit Bull did it!” Let’s see how good you are at spotting a Pit Bull. To play

Let’s Play ‘So You Think You Can Tell A Pit Bull’

Pit Bulls have been in the news lately, for all the wrong reasons, as usual. So with every man and his dog screaming ‘Pit Bull did it!” Let’s see how good you are at spotting a Pit Bull. To play

News Flash: Banning Pit Bulls Reduces Dog Bites… Or Does It?

A groundbreaking study from Canada claims to show that the incidence of hospitalizations from dog bites has decreased after Pit Bull-banning legislation was introduced: “The University of Manitoba-affiliated authors analyzed two decades of data before and after pioneering dog legislation

News Flash: Banning Pit Bulls Reduces Dog Bites… Or Does It?

A groundbreaking study from Canada claims to show that the incidence of hospitalizations from dog bites has decreased after Pit Bull-banning legislation was introduced: “The University of Manitoba-affiliated authors analyzed two decades of data before and after pioneering dog legislation

Innocent Are Killed While The Guilty Goes Free? – Something Is Wrong Here!

The following two news stories illustrate the mess which is the dangerous dogsĀ legislation. First, in Victoria two dogs are declared dangerous and euthanased for nothing more then being Pit Bulls: ‘A YOUNG Cobram couple who were the first Victorians to

Innocent Are Killed While The Guilty Goes Free? – Something Is Wrong Here!

The following two news stories illustrate the mess which is the dangerous dogsĀ legislation. First, in Victoria two dogs are declared dangerous and euthanased for nothing more then being Pit Bulls: ‘A YOUNG Cobram couple who were the first Victorians to

Dog Licences Are A Good Idea But…

Following a horrific dog attack on a young girl, the West Australian RSPCA is flagging the idea of introducing dog licenses: “We’re not blaming the breed, we’re blaming the deed,” Ms Bradshaw said. “Nasty tendencies” could be brought out from

Dog Licences Are A Good Idea But…

Following a horrific dog attack on a young girl, the West Australian RSPCA is flagging the idea of introducing dog licenses: “We’re not blaming the breed, we’re blaming the deed,” Ms Bradshaw said. “Nasty tendencies” could be brought out from

Aggressive People Are Attracted To Aggressive Dog Breeds – Study

A University of Leicester study confirms that aggressive/antisocial people are attracted to breeds with ‘aggressive reputation’: ‘Dogs with a reputation for aggression were more popular with people who were “less concerned with the needs of others and quicker to become

Aggressive People Are Attracted To Aggressive Dog Breeds – Study

A University of Leicester study confirms that aggressive/antisocial people are attracted to breeds with ‘aggressive reputation’: ‘Dogs with a reputation for aggression were more popular with people who were “less concerned with the needs of others and quicker to become

Don’t Blame The Dog – Blame The Animal On The Other End Of The Lead

‘A BALLARAT magistrate has condemned pit bulls being kept as family pets, saying the animals put lives at risk. Magistrate Michelle Hodgson made the comments earlier this morning when sentencing two dog owners in Ballarat Magistrates Court. Renee Reynolds, 22,

Don’t Blame The Dog – Blame The Animal On The Other End Of The Lead

‘A BALLARAT magistrate has condemned pit bulls being kept as family pets, saying the animals put lives at risk. Magistrate Michelle Hodgson made the comments earlier this morning when sentencing two dog owners in Ballarat Magistrates Court. Renee Reynolds, 22,

They Ban Dangerous Weapons…So Why Not Dangerous Dogs?

I don’t live in Texas but my goodness, don’t they have strange Dog Laws down there?!.. ‘June O’Hara was attacked by two pit bulls near her home on Grandview West. At least three bystanders helped to get the dogs off

They Ban Dangerous Weapons…So Why Not Dangerous Dogs?

I don’t live in Texas but my goodness, don’t they have strange Dog Laws down there?!.. ‘June O’Hara was attacked by two pit bulls near her home on Grandview West. At least three bystanders helped to get the dogs off

Pit Bulls? Vicious? Not In Ohio

‘Pit bulls in Ohio will no longer be labeled as “vicious” dogs under a bill that’s been signed into law by Gov. John Kasich. The governor on Tuesday signed the bill that changes a law defining a vicious dog as

Pit Bulls? Vicious? Not In Ohio

‘Pit bulls in Ohio will no longer be labeled as “vicious” dogs under a bill that’s been signed into law by Gov. John Kasich. The governor on Tuesday signed the bill that changes a law defining a vicious dog as