Is it because they werent killed by pit bulls aiden

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Is it because they weren’t killed by pit bulls? Aiden McGrew, 8 weeks old – killed/dismembered by a Golden Retriever/Lab Trey Paeth, 11 months old - killed by a Siberian Husky Justin Mozer, 6 weeks old - killed by a Jack Russell Terrier Zane Earles, 2 months old - killed by a Labrador Retriever. Liam Perk, 2 years old - killed by a Weimaraner Theresa Ellerman, 49 years – killed by an Alaskan Malamute
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Media Bias Newspapers were 9 times more likely to include the breed of the dog in the headline when the story involved a “ pit bull Only 8 % of articles reporting on dog attacks by other breeds mentioned the breed in the headline Which helps prevent more future bites – knowing the breed or knowing the reason a dog bit someone? “Beyond the Myth”, 2012 & Newlibrary.com, March 2010
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Pit Bull: Myth vs. Fact
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Pit Bulls Have Locking Jaws Myth or Fact?
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Myth : No scientific basis “We found that the American Pit Bull Terriers did not have any unique mechanisms that would allow these dogs to lock their jaws. There were no mechanical or morphological differences…” Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin, University of Georgia One skull is a pit bull, the other is a Bernese Mountain Dog
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Pit bulls can bite with thousands of pounds of pressure per square inch. Myth or Fact?
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Myth : Humans: 120psi Wild Dogs: 310psi Lions: 600psi White Sharks: 600psi Hyenas: 1000psi Snapping Turtles: 1000psi Crocodiles: 2500psi Domestic Dogs: 200-450 psi
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Dr. Brady Barr from National Geographic The bite pressure of a German Shepherd, an American Pit Bull Terrier, and a Rottweiler were all tested and were within the normal range for dogs The pit bull had the least amount of bite pressure
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While some pit bulls are friendly; they are the exception, not the rule. Myth or Fact?
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Myth : The American Temperament Test shows pit bulls consistently score above average for all breeds tested. Show reliable, predictable behaviors. For a full list: /
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Pit bulls are intolerant to pain Myth or Fact?
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Myth : All dogs are biologically capable of feeling the same amount of pain.
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The majority of pit bull dogs are owned by irresponsible owners. Myth or Fact?
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Myth : Majority owned by responsible pet owners.
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Fear Leads to Breed Discrimination Breed Discrimatory Legislation (BDL) A statute or regulation that is based on specific breed or breed types Also known as Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) Denver, CO : 1989 pit bull ban is the most notable in the country Born out of unsupported fears Dogs were registered, then confiscated and killed Overall dog bites have not decreased
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The Reality of Denver’s BDL
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BDL Effectiveness BSL does not work to prevent bites No studies to show a reduction in bites Many studies have shown no change, or even increases in bite numbers Why?
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  • Dog breed, Pit Bull, American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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