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1892 Breed-Specific Pit Bulldog Ordinance – Asheville, NC

With the Alerman Asheville Daily Citizen November 12, 1892 Library of Congress With the Alderman Mr. Starnes promised to have an ordinance prepared by the next meeting, declaring bulldogs a nuisance and condemning them all to instant death, or something … Continue reading

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1844 Fatal Pit Bull Attack: John Dubernard

Local Matters The Sun Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland November 15, 1844 Local Matters. Dead. — We regret to state that the apprehensions expressed by the physicians on Wednesday evening, have proved to be true, and Mr. John A. Dubernard, who was … Continue reading

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1896 Breed-Specific ‘Pit’ Bulldog Ordinance – Sacramento, California

A Savage Dog The Record-Union April 12, 1896 Library of Congress A Savage Dog Attacks Domestic Animals and Causes the Arrest of His Master. A savage bulldog yesterday attacked an inoffensive cat in the neighborhood of K street, between Fourth … Continue reading

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1896: Call to Ban ‘Murderous Bulldog’ Chicago

The Murderous Bulldog Daily Inter Ocean June 6, 1896 The Murderous Bulldog. Within the past two weeks three causes, additional to the multitude theretofore existing, have been assigned in favor of the passage of an act prohibitory of the keeping … Continue reading

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1911: Call to Ban Pit ‘Bulldogs’ in District of Columbia

Banish Bulldogs Says Mr. Gordon The Washington Herald September 29, 1911 Library of Congress Banish Bulldogs, Says Mr. Gordon ——- “Criminal Negligence” to foster the Breed ——- Protest to Commissioners ——- Attack by Canine on Little Anna Hayes Leads to … Continue reading

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1896 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Maggie Gorman

February 1896, Bergen County, NJ Maggie Gorman, 6 Fatal dog attack: bulldogs (pit bull-type) Vicious Bulldogs In New Jersey ——- A Girl Fatally Bitten and a Man’s Hand Badly Lacerated ——- Rutherford, N.J., Feb. 26 – Maggie Gorman, six years … Continue reading

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