In November 2011, cops shot a pit bull that had bitten a 16-year-old boy on Staten Island, then charged at the officers. While pit bull biting incidents varied between three and four annually in the three years leading up to the end of the ban, the town recorded two pit bull biting incidents in … During a city council meeting Monday night, members voted to … - The Fifth Estate. DENVER (CBS4) – Denver is just days away from the rollout of breed-restricted permits after residents voted in November to repeal the city’s pit bull ban. In the U.K., the ban on pit bulls was not because they bit disproportionately to other dogs (to the contrary in fact); pit bulls were picked specifically because of race. [–]FlawlessImperfctnEscaped close calls 6 points7 points8 points 2 days ago (0 children), [–]nomorelandfills 3 points4 points5 points 2 days ago* (1 child). To anyone questioning, yes, this is a real book series by Robin Hobb. ; Fewer than 25% of pit bull owners spay or neuter. "I have been tracking BSL for some time now and I can say with an absolute certainty that the tide is turning," says Diaz. [–]Flywolfpack 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (0 children), [–]SomehowThePitGotOut 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago (0 children). Filed Under: Aurora News, Mike Coffman, Pit Bull Ban (CBS4) — Aurora is one step closer to repealing a ban on pit bulls. Aurora Pit Bull Ban: City Council Debates Competing Ordinances To Repeal Breed Restrictions By Audra Streetman December 7, 2020 at 10:16 pm Filed Under: Aurora News , Mike Coffman , Pit Bull Ban , [–]rheasylvia81 0 points1 point2 points 1 day ago (0 children), [–]gobbolingEscaped a Close Call 0 points1 point2 points 1 day ago (0 children). Get in touch at arin.greenwood@huffingtonpost.com if you have an animal story to share! On the BSL Census website itself, clicking on a state brings you to a page listing all the instances of BSL in that state. It seems as of Mr. Koontz is blaming the owners rather than the breed, imho. Pit bull advocates overturned the ban in Vancouver in 2005 and in North Vancouver in 2006. ; Pit bulls cause two-thirds of dog-bite related deaths. National Pit Bull Victim Awareness advocates for What a psychopath. r/BanPitBulls: A subreddit for discussing the inherent dangers of pit bulls, exposing the pro-pit propaganda lobby, and debunking lies about the … Press J to jump to the feed. The issue gained momentum after the city annexed land last year where some pit bull owners lived, said City Administrator Jennifer McCausland. His early stuff is good. I'll have to check them out sometime. contains useful information, data, studies, and expert opinion about the dangers of pit bulls in communities and the value of BSL to keep communities safe. ; Pit bulls are 5 to 8 times more likely to attack than other dogs. asking for help from people who know of instances of BSL, plain old goofy pets no different from other dogs, except in how they're treated, their depressingly high euthanasia rate in shelters, untrue but persistent negative stereotypes, Utah became the 19th state to prohibit localities from enacting or enforcing BSL, to get in touch if they know about any laws their project is missing. [–]CelebrateNat1 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago* (4 children). Part of HuffPost Environment. Pit Nutter Bingo A few years ago, I was reading one of the last books in a massive, multi-book, multi-world fantasy series (which in my defense, I began reading when I was in my 20s and way more of a sucker for overly dramatic fantasy series) and suddenly, there's a minor character that's an abused fighting dog. It may seem at times that is not the case, but when we are able to go back and take stock each year, it is clear. Koontz is a weirdo; I doubt even he knows what he meant. Daxton's Friends has a goal to serve as a resource for healthy canine pet ownership, and advocate for public safety and animal welfare. ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Andover became the latest city in Kansas to overturn ordinances banning pit bulls within city limits, when the city council voted this week to repeal a decades-old ordinance banning the dog breed. Important conversations are happening now. © 2021 reddit inc. All rights reserved. Add your voice! Pit bulls have become more visible as therapy dogs, police dogs and even plain old goofy pets no different from other dogs, except in how they're treated (including their depressingly high euthanasia rate in shelters). The BSL Census will be a visceral reminder of this, as we see the lists shrink year by year.". [–]rheasylvia81 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago (2 children). And he's super into his Golden Retriever (wrote a book about him) so I was hoping he wasn't going to be a pit bull person. Link to the map online and click each marker to view the city and the law. 17.4k Realists In Canada, 660 cities and towns are covered by breed-specific legislation that bans or restricts pit bull-type dogs. Dogs like Rottweilers, Dobermans and chows are also frequently also affected by the laws. I am concerned about my neighbor's pit; what to do? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts Oh, crap. BSL stands for breed-specific legislation -- laws and regulations, enacted at the city or county level, that ban or restrict the keeping of dogs by breed, typically targeting pit bulls. Maybe he has a thing for pits now. Breed advocates are thrilled, and shelters … Thanks for the tip! Imagine getting someone fired because they don't like the breed of dog you have, and then being proud enough to post about it on reddit. Thoughts? Denver overturns ban on pit bulls But it's obviously a pit bull from the physical description and the fact that it's described as a former fighting dog. Pit bulls represent only 4.5% of dogs in America, but killed 64.4% of 360 Americans who died as a result of a dog bite injury between 2005-2015, compared to Rottweilers at 11.4% and German Shepherds at 3.6%. This is a screenshot of the BSL Census map, so it's non-interactive. [–]AzryhaelParamedic 21 points22 points23 points 2 days ago (1 child). A committee is looking into if the breed ban … A pit bull type dog can be identified by a cluster of attributes by animal experts like veterinarians, animal control, and shelter workers. INDEPENDENCE, Mo. victims of pit bull attacks, breed-specific legislation, and non-profit organizations. Dogsbite.org is routinely slandered by the pro-pit lobby, but the site is informative and its data collection procedures are transparent and well-documented. Every damn story. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 19659 on r2-app-0165bb2bdcaf9b660 at 2021-01-11 01:19:32.300895+00:00 running d8cca48 country code: US. The states in which at least some jurisdictions have breed bans are shown in those big, big swaths of blue. Only pit bull owners , like the Hornish couple are so delusional to deny the reality of the walking weapon they own. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. To be fair to her, can you imagine being married to a guy who is in lovethrall to a) his wolf heartdog spirit animal and b) his alien pansexual albino childhood bestie? I remember the last book I read for this series, all of a sudden Odd was bodyguarding the second coming of Mary carrying the immaculately conceived second coming of jesus. I was reading Dean Koontz's novel Devoted on Kindle when I came across this sentence: a badly abused pit bull that understandably turned savagely against all humankind. Reward: "She’s friendly with humans, but to be honest she isn’t socialized around other animals either then our mini dachshund. BRITISH COLUMBIA Pit bulls are banned in many condos and apartments in all areas of the Lower Mainland. Safety Before Pit Bulldogs 100% right, and it's heartbreaking because it was legit pretty solid before then!! Follow Us Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Reddit … Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. The Denver City Council voted to end the 30-year ban on pit bulls within city limits. But then fantapit's puppy is adopted by the main character and I was like, ok, forget this. Today is National Voter Registration Day! In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. [–]rheasylvia81 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (1 child), I'm liking Darci Coates these days but I'm afraid all her books might end up being the same too, [–]CelebrateNat1 1 point2 points3 points 2 days ago (0 children). Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Here it is, laid out in blue and orange: A map of all the places in this country where folks with pit bulls are best to avoid. All rights reserved. Lol forever. Pit Bull Ban: Aurora Seeks Feedback On Restricted Breed OrdinanceThe City of Aurora is seeking feedback from the public about its restricted breed ordinance, which bans pit bulls. She’s not wearing a collar as she keeps pulling it off", Dating App Experiment Shows Staffordshire Terriers Getting Most Swipes From Men, Least From Women (PitNutter Matchmaking! Because the BSL Census tracks a rapidly changing landscape -- communities week by week are reconsidering and scrapping these laws in favor of breed-neutral dog regulations -- Diaz and Van Zant are asking folks to get in touch if they know about any laws their project is missing. In January, Utah became the 19th state to prohibit localities from enacting or enforcing BSL, which the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Bar Association, and even President Barack Obama, have found to be expensive to enforce, and terrible for families and pets, while providing no public safety benefit. The other was a very, very cranky peasant woman who cheated on him with a fellow peasant. Lol forever. Under a law enacted in August 1989, pit bulls are banned in the city and county of Denver. Pit bulls have been a problem in the city for years. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: *If you are new to this sub, please familiarize yourself with the rules and FAQ below: *. "If they can provide a copy of the ordinance as well, that would be fabulous. "On one hand, it shows people how big the problem of BSL is," says Ronnie Van Zant, a dog trainer and founder of the group Pit Bull Advocates of the United States, who is one of two researchers who have spent the past two years putting together the BSL Census. This pit bull was rescued in 2012 from a fighting ring and rehabilitated to be adopted. r/PitBullLogic: Because nutters just don't make sense. I liked him. Fatal Pit Bull Attacks: an archive of fatal attacks by pit bulls, 2018 Fatalities: A running total of fatal attacks this year. I don't care what happens to the main character, her pansexual genderfluid parents, her totalitarian magikkal world or the revolution brewing across the dragon seas - you lost me at pit bull. I sighed and soldiered on, because by this point I'd read probably 10 books in this series and they were all of the sort that you could use to prop open a bank vault door so I was heavily invested in seeing WTH happened at the end. "The science is better, our understanding of canine behavior is better and common sense is prevailing. To be fair - only one of her parents is panxsexual and genderfluid. and join one of thousands of communities. I used to read his stuff all the time. — The city of Independence held a meeting for people to sound off about pit bulls Wednesday night. "We know otherwise though, so through our effort to provide them with the most detailed database of BSL out there we are also providing them with the ways they can help in their own communities to educate and fight against existing or proposed BSL.". - The Fifth Estate An investigative look into the pitbull menace and their ridiculous advocates. DENVER (CBS4) – In November 2020, Denver voters overwhelmingly chose to repeal the city’s pit bull ban. Diaz and Van Zant are asking for help from people who know of instances of BSL, or changes in the law, that aren't now accounted for on their site. There's reason for optimism. Sponsored By. Not called a pit bull, of course, because it's a fantasy series so the author has an out to rename what she likes. "This map keeps people safe and the public educated," says Van Zant. Debate & DiscussionDean Koontz and pit bulls (self.BanPitBulls). I mean, sure, if the book is an Important Novel, where you go in knowing that the author's intent is to write a scathing fictional critique of, say, the Bush administration. Dean Kootnz has become increasingly whiny and conservative as he ages so this isn't shocking he gained another unscientific half-baked emotion-based viewpoint. Literally hundreds of towns and cities in these three states have enacted breed legislation or restrictions for pit bulls. One of the hardest parts of this is contacting small towns to get an actual copy of the law," says Diaz. Van Zant and Kris Diaz, who keeps a blog called Stop BSL, say they hope their project will not only help families know where they aren't welcome, but will also light a fire under dog lovers who want to get political, by showing where such efforts are needed. Pit bulls already living in Independence homes when the 2006 ban was enacted were allowed to stay provided the owners got them sterilized and licenses renewed annually. Denver overturns pit bull ban after more than 30 years The ordinance banning ownership of pit bulls was enacted in 1989 after a number of people had been attacked. Filed Under: Aurora News, Mike Coffman, Pit Bull Ban AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The mayor of Aurora wants to give residents another chance to vote on the city’s pit bull ban. I stopped reading his stuff when I realized every story was identical but recycled with slight changes: evil or psycho killer vs noble kids/nerds and the goodest boi/ girl ever. I am so sick of authors using their novels to lecture on whatever social ills they feel are important. BSL stands for breed-specific legislation -- laws and regulations, enacted at the city or county level, that ban or restrict the keeping of dogs by breed, typically targeting pit bulls. Sometimes Odd would open his mouth and the screed of a 60 year old man came pouring out complaining about the YOUTH OF TODAY or some shit... 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