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Re: “"Richmond Pitbull Project" Hopes to Shine a Light on a Misunderstood Breed

I have read that article and he fails at proving any specific information is false on

Give me the names of the victims killed by misidentified pit-bulls.

I'd love to know how you discredit a website that is nothing but a collection of information from thousands of independent sources. Are YOU suggesting each individual source cited has been discredited? If so, how exactly? And by whom? I always see the claim that dogsbite is somehow inaccurate but have yet to actually see any proof.

If you can prove any information is false on DBO with evidence, they will remove it. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks. It is the only nonprofit committed to putting the safety of humans before dogs, as it is the only source of information on this topic that is not owned, controlled, or funded by dog breeders, owners, veterinarian or animal welfare groups. is a non-profit organization to raise dangerous dog awareness, promote safety and archives ALL serious dog attacks. The related blog and Facebook group sometimes include commentary in a post, but the primary focus and bulk of a post in evidentiary, factual and statistical details. Though pit bull fanatics would have you believe the entirety of the site is fabricated or invalidated because the founder is a pit bull attack victim, the truth is that;

Victims status should not be grounds to disqualify the experiences and professionalism as it pertains to their particular issue. If anything, are not victims of domestic violence best testimony about what it entails? Are mother against drunk driving (MADD) not well versed in the horrific aftermath of drunk driving? Is their data gathering any less valid just because they lost a loved one?

Even so, issue with the founder itself is not relevant here because the charity organization is composed of data and facts not issued by her individually but by other people and groups (detailed below)
It provided accessible and easily traceable citations for every assertion.

It cites hundreds if not thousands of external sources. Its a collective of external information, much like a library. To discredit the information therein requires going to any of the numerous external sources cited above and discrediting each to invalidate data of epic proportions. credentials include their statistical data cited in a scientific peer-reviewed medical journal, The Annals of Surgery, and supplying the amicus brief in the landmark Maryland Court of Appeals decision Tracey v. Solesky, which declared pit bulls "inherently dangerous." The high court sided with not the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who supplied the brief to deny the near fatal pit bull mauling victim any compensation.

Research and statistical data from has exceptional credibility with appellate court justices, surgeons and medical practitioners, attorneys who champion and represent dog mauling victims, the many local, national and international news agencies which cite their data and of course the victims themselves. (See official response:

Also, as J. Thomas Beasley states in his new book, Misunderstood Nanny Dogs?, she does not let the name calling stop her, nor would it stop any organization dedicated to saving human lives from the most miserable and preventable death imaginable -- bones snapping and muscles ripped away in the vice-like grips of the powerful jaws of a pit bull.

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Posted by Roary on 11/16/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “"Richmond Pitbull Project" Hopes to Shine a Light on a Misunderstood Breed

Just because you would like the American Temperament Test Standard to be a temperament test for a balanced pet, it is not. It was developed by Alfons Ertelt in 1977 as a screening test for potential Schutzhund candidates - ie dogs that do bite work like police dogs. He was not an animal behaviorist, he was a schutzhund fan. He wanted a quick way to screen dogs to see if they were bold and aggressive enough to do police work. As much as you wish otherwise, it is not in any way an indicator of a safe pet. The test itself only takes 15 minutes and as a screening test, was designed only to weed out the most unlikely candidates for attack dog training. A dog that panics when it hears a gunshot will fail this test. A dog that balks when asked to walk on wire fencing will fail this test. No part of this test looks at how the dog reacts in a home or with children or with other animals. These are things that are immediately obvious to anyone who takes even a cursory glance at the test. Why would you be attempting to prove pit bulls make great pets based on this test?…

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Posted by Roary on 11/16/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “"Richmond Pitbull Project" Hopes to Shine a Light on a Misunderstood Breed

NEW Warning From Pediatricians: "Strong consideration to avoidance of any interaction between pit bull breeds and young children, particularly infants. Pit bull bites were implicated in half of all surgeries performed and over 2.5 times as likely to bite in multiple anatomic locations as compared to other breeds."…

Medical peer-reviewed: Level 1 trauma center dog bite studies from all geographical regions in the U.S. are reporting a higher prevalence of pit bull type dogs injuries than all other breeds of dogs. In many cases, the studies (2009 to 2016) also report that pit bull injuries have a higher severity of injury and require a greater number of operative interventions.…

Pit-bull type dogs are responsible for 95% of severe attacks on people, pets and livestock. Please follow for one month. You will be shocked at all the people and pets that are severely maimed or killed by pit bulls.

Please spend some time witnessing to the victims of pit bull attacks. Most attacking pit bulls are not due to bad owners but nave owners who do not understand the dangerous pit bull breed traits. From 2005-2016, 252 people killed by pit bull type dogs.…

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Posted by Roary on 11/16/2016 at 8:20 AM

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