by No Dogs Allowed
Baker County, OR - A five-year-old boy was killed by a pit bull yesterday morning in Baker County, Oregon. Details are sparse, but the Baker City Herald reported the attack did not occur at the child’s home.
So that makes three children killed by pit bulls in a week. Way to go, nannies! I think you’ve earned your place in the Guinness Book of World Records for child-killing.
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Of the 4,098 dogs involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks on humans occurring in the past 30.5 years,
2,540 (62%) were pit bulls;
530 were Rottweilers;
3,295 were of related molosser breeds, including pit bulls, Rottweilers, Cane Corsos, mastiffs, boxers, and their mixes.
Of the 507 human fatalities,
256 were killed by pit bulls;
84 were killed by Rottweilers;
378 (69%) were killed by molosser breeds.!
Of the 2,264 people who were disfigured,
1,455 (61%) were disfigured by pit bulls;
304 were disfigured by Rottweilers;
1,861 (82%) were disfigured by molosser breeds.
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Pit bull type dogs represent 3000% the actuarial risk compared to other types of dogs.
Insurance companies will have calculated the risks the other listed breeds represent based on what they’ve had to pay out through the years.
This isn’t ‘prejudice’, this is cold statistical reality. Actuarial realities don’t yield to sentiment or a feeling of entitlement — they just are what they are.!
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In January 2009, the Wichita Department of Environmental Services released a number of pit bull statistics. The figures are based upon the Wichita Animal Control department’s investigation of 733 dog bites in 2008.
Included in the data are pit bulls encountered by the Wichita Police Department. In the 1-year period, 95% of police encounters with aggressive dogs were pit bulls.
The report also showed that the percentage of pit bull encounters had increased from 66% in 2004 to 95% in 2008. Subsequently, four months after the release of this data, the City of Wichita enacted a mandatory pit bull sterilization law.
55% of all dogs deemed dangerous were pit bulls (41 pit bull dogs deemed dangerous).
34% of attacks and bites involved pit bull dogs (246 pit bull attacks/bites).
28% of dogs found running at large were pit bulls (1,279 pit bulls found running loose).
25% of dogs impounded were pit bulls dogs (1,575 pit bulls impounded).
37% of all dogs euthanized were pit bull dogs (1,255 pit bulls euthanized).!
23% of dog complaints involved pit bull dogs (2,523 complaints involved pit bull dogs).
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