Pit Bulls Unleashed: Should They Be Banned? "This map keeps people safe and the public educated," says Van Zant. r/PitBullLogic: Because nutters just don't make sense. "On one hand, it shows people how big the problem of BSL is," says Ronnie Van Zant, a dog trainer and founder of the group Pit Bull Advocates of the United States, who is one of two researchers who have spent the past two years putting together the BSL Census. To anyone questioning, yes, this is a real book series by Robin Hobb. I am so sick of authors using their novels to lecture on whatever social ills they feel are important. The hope, of course, is that, in not too much time, the map will be filled with massive patches of green, representing a country in which well-behaved dogs of all varieties are welcome with open arms (and maybe a biscuit or two, but let's not too greedy). National Pit Bull Victim Awareness advocates for Get in touch at arin.greenwood@huffingtonpost.com if you have an animal story to share! [–]rheasylvia81 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (1 child), I'm liking Darci Coates these days but I'm afraid all her books might end up being the same too, [–]CelebrateNat1 1 point2 points3 points 2 days ago (0 children). What a psychopath. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 19659 on r2-app-0165bb2bdcaf9b660 at 2021-01-11 01:19:32.300895+00:00 running d8cca48 country code: US. Sponsored By. Every damn story. The states in which at least some jurisdictions have breed bans are shown in those big, big swaths of blue. Because the BSL Census tracks a rapidly changing landscape -- communities week by week are reconsidering and scrapping these laws in favor of breed-neutral dog regulations -- Diaz and Van Zant are asking folks to get in touch if they know about any laws their project is missing. ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Andover became the latest city in Kansas to overturn ordinances banning pit bulls within city limits, when the city council voted this week to repeal a decades-old ordinance banning the dog breed. The extent of BSL can be clearly seen in this tri-state map of pit bull bans in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Today is National Voter Registration Day! [–]gobbolingEscaped a Close Call 1 point2 points3 points 1 day ago (1 child), Exactly! The issue gained momentum after the city annexed land last year where some pit bull owners lived, said City Administrator Jennifer McCausland. Castle Rock is the latest municipality to revisit its ban on pit bulls. Follow Us Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Reddit … "We know otherwise though, so through our effort to provide them with the most detailed database of BSL out there we are also providing them with the ways they can help in their own communities to educate and fight against existing or proposed BSL.". I was reading Dean Koontz's novel Devoted on Kindle when I came across this sentence: a badly abused pit bull that understandably turned savagely against all humankind. Diaz and Van Zant are asking for help from people who know of instances of BSL, or changes in the law, that aren't now accounted for on their site. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Pit bull advocates overturned the ban in Vancouver in 2005 and in North Vancouver in 2006. Part of HuffPost Environment. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. One of the hardest parts of this is contacting small towns to get an actual copy of the law," says Diaz. — The city of Independence held a meeting for people to sound off about pit bulls Wednesday night. INDEPENDENCE, Mo. The BSL Census will be a visceral reminder of this, as we see the lists shrink year by year.". Sometimes Odd would open his mouth and the screed of a 60 year old man came pouring out complaining about the YOUTH OF TODAY or some shit... [–]rheasylvia81 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago (3 children), All his stories have the same plot and characters. - The Fifth Estate An investigative look into the pitbull menace and their ridiculous advocates. The Denver City Council voted to end the 30-year ban on pit bulls within city limits. Koontz is a dog loony to begin with but he usually blathers on about Golden Retrievers all the time. Aurora Pit Bull Ban: City Council Debates Competing Ordinances To Repeal Breed Restrictions By Audra Streetman December 7, 2020 at 10:16 pm Filed Under: Aurora News , Mike Coffman , Pit Bull Ban [–]AzryhaelParamedic 21 points22 points23 points 2 days ago (1 child). "The science is better, our understanding of canine behavior is better and common sense is prevailing. Odd Thomas wasnt bad but yeah it prob went to crap after book 3-4 am I right?, [–]CelebrateNat1 1 point2 points3 points 2 days ago (2 children). I'll have to check them out sometime. Dogs like Rottweilers, Dobermans and chows are also frequently also affected by the laws. Koontz is a weirdo; I doubt even he knows what he meant. A few years ago, I was reading one of the last books in a massive, multi-book, multi-world fantasy series (which in my defense, I began reading when I was in my 20s and way more of a sucker for overly dramatic fantasy series) and suddenly, there's a minor character that's an abused fighting dog. While pit bull biting incidents varied between three and four annually in the three years leading up to the end of the ban, the town recorded two pit bull biting incidents in … "I have been tracking BSL for some time now and I can say with an absolute certainty that the tide is turning," says Diaz. Dean Kootnz has become increasingly whiny and conservative as he ages so this isn't shocking he gained another unscientific half-baked emotion-based viewpoint. All rights reserved. In Canada, 660 cities and towns are covered by breed-specific legislation that bans or restricts pit bull-type dogs. BSL stands for breed-specific legislation -- laws and regulations, enacted at the city or county level, that ban or restrict the keeping of dogs by breed, typically targeting pit bulls. In the U.K., the ban on pit bulls was not because they bit disproportionately to other dogs (to the contrary in fact); pit bulls were picked specifically because of race. His early stuff is good. There's reason for optimism. "If they can provide a copy of the ordinance as well, that would be fabulous. But it's obviously a pit bull from the physical description and the fact that it's described as a former fighting dog. Under a law enacted in August 1989, pit bulls are banned in the city and county of Denver. I don't care what happens to the main character, her pansexual genderfluid parents, her totalitarian magikkal world or the revolution brewing across the dragon seas - you lost me at pit bull. 17.4k Realists Maybe he has a thing for pits now. Pit bulls already living in Independence homes when the 2006 ban was enacted were allowed to stay provided the owners got them sterilized and licenses renewed annually. I quit reading his books long ago when he started going apeshit over dogs and every story had to have one in it. Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter, Animal Welfare Editor, The Huffington Post. Link to the map online and click each marker to view the city and the law. To be fair to her, can you imagine being married to a guy who is in lovethrall to a) his wolf heartdog spirit animal and b) his alien pansexual albino childhood bestie? DENVER (CBS4) – In November 2020, Denver voters overwhelmingly chose to repeal the city’s pit bull ban. SPOILERS FOR ODD THOMAS SERIESI remember the last book I read for this series, all of a sudden Odd was bodyguarding the second coming of Mary carrying the immaculately conceived second coming of jesus. Literally hundreds of towns and cities in these three states have enacted breed legislation or restrictions for pit bulls. Daxton's Friends has a goal to serve as a resource for healthy canine pet ownership, and advocate for public safety and animal welfare. To be fair - only one of her parents is panxsexual and genderfluid. It may seem at times that is not the case, but when we are able to go back and take stock each year, it is clear. ; Fewer than 25% of pit bull owners spay or neuter. [–]FlawlessImperfctnEscaped close calls 6 points7 points8 points 2 days ago (0 children), [–]nomorelandfills 3 points4 points5 points 2 days ago* (1 child). Thanks for the tip! Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. ; Pit bulls are 5 to 8 times more likely to attack than other dogs. She estimated between 80 and 90 pit bull bans still exist in the state. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of … They sure are big swaths! Pit Nutter Bingo Filed Under: Aurora News, Mike Coffman, Pit Bull Ban AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The mayor of Aurora wants to give residents another chance to vote on the city’s pit bull ban. On the BSL Census website itself, clicking on a state brings you to a page listing all the instances of BSL in that state. Reward: "She’s friendly with humans, but to be honest she isn’t socialized around other animals either then our mini dachshund. © 2021 reddit inc. All rights reserved. I mean, sure, if the book is an Important Novel, where you go in knowing that the author's intent is to write a scathing fictional critique of, say, the Bush administration. Lol forever. In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. [–]CelebrateNat1 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago* (4 children). Rendered by PID 19659 on r2-app-0165bb2bdcaf9b660 at 2021-01-11 01:19:32.300895+00:00 running d8cca48 country code: US. We made it easy for you to exercise your right to vote! I stopped reading his stuff when I realized every story was identical but recycled with slight changes: evil or psycho killer vs noble kids/nerds and the goodest boi/ girl ever. Herndon’s proposal would require pit bull owners to obtain a … r/BanPitBulls: A subreddit for discussing the inherent dangers of pit bulls, exposing the pro-pit propaganda lobby, and debunking lies about the … Press J to jump to the feed. ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Andover became the latest city in Kansas to overturn ordinances banning pit bulls … Not called a pit bull, of course, because it's a fantasy series so the author has an out to rename what she likes. Yes, the two people who've spent the past two years making this map are hoping their hard work soon becomes obsolete. This map is part of a project called the BSL Census. [–]rheasylvia81 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago (2 children). Pit Bull Ban: Aurora Seeks Feedback On Restricted Breed OrdinanceThe City of Aurora is seeking feedback from the public about its restricted breed ordinance, which bans pit bulls. And he's super into his Golden Retriever (wrote a book about him) so I was hoping he wasn't going to be a pit bull person. DENVER (CBS4) – Denver is just days away from the rollout of breed-restricted permits after residents voted in November to repeal the city’s pit bull ban. This pit bull was rescued in 2012 from a fighting ring and rehabilitated to be adopted. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts ©2021 Verizon Media. His older stories were good but he went on this dog kick and that ruined it for me when every story became identical! Denver overturns ban on pit bulls Imagine getting someone fired because they don't like the breed of dog you have, and then being proud enough to post about it on reddit. Here it is, laid out in blue and orange: A map of all the places in this country where folks with pit bulls are best to avoid. Only pit bull owners , like the Hornish couple are so delusional to deny the reality of the walking weapon they own. Fatal Pit Bull Attacks: an archive of fatal attacks by pit bulls, 2018 Fatalities: A running total of fatal attacks this year. Lol forever. Aurora City Council Moves Closer To Repealing Ban On Pit Bulls. This is a screenshot of the BSL Census map, so it's non-interactive. Pit bulls have become more visible as therapy dogs, police dogs and even plain old goofy pets no different from other dogs, except in how they're treated (including their depressingly high euthanasia rate in shelters). Dog Bite Law, a legal resource for people who have been attacked by dogs. contains useful information, data, studies, and expert opinion about the dangers of pit bulls in communities and the value of BSL to keep communities safe. The other was a very, very cranky peasant woman who cheated on him with a fellow peasant. But I object to it being done in the middle of a totally unrelated book, where the action basically screeches to a halt to introduce the author's Very Trenchant Views on some social issue. Cliched excuses and stupid arguments pit nutters use. A pit bull type dog can be identified by a cluster of attributes by animal experts like veterinarians, animal control, and shelter workers. "On the other hand, it can be daunting to look at this map and see how many people are affected by BSL, and get overwhelmed and feel as if there isn’t anything they can do to really fight it, since it is such a huge problem," Van Zant says. - The Fifth Estate. ), Nutter Preemptive Laws Coming To Your State. It seems as of Mr. Koontz is blaming the owners rather than the breed, imho. Denver overturns pit bull ban after more than 30 years The ordinance banning ownership of pit bulls was enacted in 1989 after a number of people had been attacked. Dogsbite.org is routinely slandered by the pro-pit lobby, but the site is informative and its data collection procedures are transparent and well-documented. Despite some untrue but persistent negative stereotypes that keep the fearmongers frothing, BSL is increasingly falling out of favor. , [–]rheasylvia81 0 points1 point2 points 1 day ago (0 children), [–]gobbolingEscaped a Close Call 0 points1 point2 points 1 day ago (0 children). BRITISH COLUMBIA Pit bulls are banned in many condos and apartments in all areas of the Lower Mainland. Pit bulls have been a problem in the city for years. But then fantapit's puppy is adopted by the main character and I was like, ok, forget this. Add your voice! I am concerned about my neighbor's pit; what to do? I used to read his stuff all the time. Forty-two countries have restrictions and bans on dogs like pit bulls. Pit Bulls Unleashed: Should They Be Banned? 100% right, and it's heartbreaking because it was legit pretty solid before then!! During a city council meeting Monday night, members voted to … Pit bull is the common name for a type of dog that includes the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and American Pit Bull Terrier.The American Bulldog and Bull Terrier are sometimes included. I sighed and soldiered on, because by this point I'd read probably 10 books in this series and they were all of the sort that you could use to prop open a bank vault door so I was heavily invested in seeing WTH happened at the end. Debate & DiscussionDean Koontz and pit bulls (self.BanPitBulls). victims of pit bull attacks, breed-specific legislation, and non-profit organizations. She’s not wearing a collar as she keeps pulling it off", Dating App Experiment Shows Staffordshire Terriers Getting Most Swipes From Men, Least From Women (PitNutter Matchmaking! asking for help from people who know of instances of BSL, plain old goofy pets no different from other dogs, except in how they're treated, their depressingly high euthanasia rate in shelters, untrue but persistent negative stereotypes, Utah became the 19th state to prohibit localities from enacting or enforcing BSL, to get in touch if they know about any laws their project is missing. In November 2011, cops shot a pit bull that had bitten a 16-year-old boy on Staten Island, then charged at the officers. ; Pit bulls cause two-thirds of dog-bite related deaths. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: *If you are new to this sub, please familiarize yourself with the rules and FAQ below: *. Thoughts? Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. Oh, crap. Van Zant and Kris Diaz, who keeps a blog called Stop BSL, say they hope their project will not only help families know where they aren't welcome, but will also light a fire under dog lovers who want to get political, by showing where such efforts are needed. A subreddit for discussing the inherent dangers of pit bulls, exposing the pro-pit propaganda lobby, and debunking lies about the supposed "nanny dog". Safety Before Pit Bulldogs In January, Utah became the 19th state to prohibit localities from enacting or enforcing BSL, which the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Bar Association, and even President Barack Obama, have found to be expensive to enforce, and terrible for families and pets, while providing no public safety benefit. Pit bulls represent only 4.5% of dogs in America, but killed 64.4% of 360 Americans who died as a result of a dog bite injury between 2005-2015, compared to Rottweilers at 11.4% and German Shepherds at 3.6%. [–]Flywolfpack 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (0 children), [–]SomehowThePitGotOut 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago (0 children). Important conversations are happening now. (CNN) For 30 years, it's been illegal to own a pit bull in the city of … Filed Under: Aurora News, Mike Coffman, Pit Bull Ban (CBS4) — Aurora is one step closer to repealing a ban on pit bulls. 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