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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May 1911, Jefferson County, IL John Doe Yearwood, 4 Fatal dog attack involving bulldog (pit bull-type) View related map BULLDOG INJURES BOY Mount Vernon, Ill. May 8 — A savage bulldog attacked the 4-year old son of Robert Yearwood and … 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