WARNING: Below is EXCERPT from what attorney Phillips has published, at http://dogbitelaw.com/press-releases/its-time-for-the-pit-bull-recall-too.html
While we do not necessarily agree with it, nor do we ever condone newspaper “stories” as “evidence” that any specific dog was a “pitbull” when the paper states it was so, nor do we subscribe to the Colleen Lynn theory of all bulls must perish, nor do we believe all bulls are bad or dangerous. We would almost never subscribe to anything merritt clifton [animal people] would say (rabid AR) and his wife who wrote the 12 Steps of Animal Rights, go figure. However, everyone is entitled to their opinion, so this is just one attorney’s opinion, Mr. Phillips’.
It’s Time for the Pit Bull “Recall” Too
June 18, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From the Law Offices of Kenneth M. Phillips, Beverly Hills, CA
“There are those who believe it is at least as important to fix the pit bull problem as it is to fix the Jeep problem. There are between 2.5 to 3.4 million pit bulls in the USA today. (Merritt Clifton, More adoptions will not end shelter killing of pit bulls, Animal People Online, June 18, 2013.) These dogs are responsible for 45% of all fatal attacks and more than half of all disfiguring attacks. (Clifton, ibid.) Attacks by pit bulls are associated with higher morbidity rates, higher hospital charges, and a higher risk of death than attacks by other breeds of dogs. (Bini, John K. MD; Cohn, Stephen M. MD; Acosta, Shirley M. RN, BSN; McFarland, Marilyn J. RN, MS; Muir, Mark T. MD; Michalek, Joel E. PhD; for the TRISAT Clinical Trials Group, Mortality, Mauling, and Maiming by Vicious Dogs, Annals of Surgery (April 2011, Vol. 253, Issue 4, pp. 791–797).”
“Leaving out those who believe there is no pit bull problem at all, there generally are 3 schools of thought about a possible “fix.” Some believe that no new laws are needed because responsible pit bull owners can be relied on to breed a mentally stable model and keep the dog out of dangerous situations. A second cohort favors breed-specific laws that will keep these dogs away from the wrong people, places and situations. The third group wants to reduce the breed’s numbers and/or eliminate it. (Dogbitelaw.com, Arguments for and against breed specific laws, June 13, 2013.)”
NOTE: We have not verified, nor do we intend to try and verify any of the allegations or alleged documentation of anything said in this article. We have been around too long to outright believe data that may or may not be compromised. Thus, each person can do their own research and decide whether it is in fact credible or not.