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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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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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1896 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Johnnie Martin

June 1896, Albemarie County, VA Johnnie Martin, 11 Fatal dog attack: bulldogs (pit bull-type) Boy Killed by Bulldogs Last Friday evening, Johnnie Martin, 11 years of age, son of J. Martin, Tax-collector, near Carter’s Bridge, in Albemarie county, was sent … Continue reading

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1896 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Harry Acklam

June 1896, Racine County, WI Harry Acklam, 7 Fatal dog attack: bulldogs (pit bull-type) View: Victim’s memorial website View: Related DogsBite.org blog post The police began an investigation and an hour later found the remains of the lad in a … Continue reading

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