factU.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 370 since 1998; the last year the CDC studied fatal dog attack data by breed. In the last 8-year period of the CDC study (1991 to 1998), pit bulls averaged 3 deaths per year. From 2011 to 2018, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 25.5 deaths per year, an increase of over 740%.
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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
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
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
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
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
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