Media articles about BSL and pit bulls

Victims’ group decries proposed lifting of pit bull ban
Paul Pedro, November 25, 2019
https://blackburnnews.com/chatham/chatham-news/2019/11/25/victims-group-decries-proposed-lifting-pit-bull-ban/

Special Event at the Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing Honoring National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day
Dogsbite.org, October 21, 2019
https://blog.dogsbite.org/2019/10/responsible-citizens-for-public-safety-michigan-state-capitol-event.html

If you can only love a pit bull, you’re not a dog lover
Barbara Kay, National Post, October 10, 2019
https://nationalpost.com/opinion/barbara-kay-if-you-can-only-love-a-pit-bull-youre-not-a-dog-lover

Pit bull attack victims: who speaks for them?
Phyllis M. Daugherty, City Watch, June 17, 2019
https://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/2016-01-01-13-17-00/animal-watch/17876-pit-bull-attack-victims-who-speaks-for-them

Study identifies dog breeds, physical traits that pose highest risk of biting children
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, May 22, 2019
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190522141825.htm

Who’s afraid of pit bulls? Everybody but Lise Vadnais
Montreal Gazette, March 22, 2019
https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/allison-hanes-whos-afraid-of-pitbulls-everybody-but-lise-vadnais

Oh, Baby
John Ramos, March 7, 2019, Duluth Reader
http://m.duluthreader.com/articles/2019/03/07/16207_oh_baby

Editorial: Pit bull bans are still justified
The Denver Post Editorial Board, January 28, 2019
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/01/29/pit-bull-bans-are-still-justified/

The Canine Good Citizen Test May harms Dogs and People
Jessica Pierce, December 27, 2018
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/all-dogs-go-heaven/201812/the-canine-good-citizen-test-may-harm-dogs-and-people

Opinion: Pit Bull Bans are Good Policy
Mia Johnson, Montreal Gazette, April 10, 2018
https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/opinion-pit-bull-bans-are-good-policy

Re-balance worth of humans against dangerous dogs
Bonny Lee, The Roanoke Times, September 13, 2018
https://www.roanoke.com/opinion/commentary/lee-re-balance-worth-of-humans-against-dangerous-dogs/article_d98c4079-b872-5287-aef8-5cbd7c53ce34.html

The Pit Bull Controversy
CBC Radio Canada, January 23, 2018
https://cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/ombudsman/reviews/2018-01-23

With mishmash of dog laws, response to bites a matter of geography
CBC News, November 8, 2017
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/dangerous-dog-control-bylaws-1.4392071

I’m a Pit Bull! I’m Not a Pit Bull! LA Animal Services Playing Games with
Breed ID Labels!

Phyllis M. Daugherty, City Watch LA, October 30, 2017
https://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/neighborhood-politics-hidden/361-petwatch/14276-i-m-a-pit-bull-i-m-not-a-pit-bull-la-animal-services-playing-games-with-breed-id-labels

Pit bull attack spurs call for provincewide dangerous dog registry
Paul Henderson, Surrey Now, October 25, 2017
https://www.surreynowleader.com/news/pit-bull-attack-spurs-call-for-provincewide-dangerous-dog-registry/

National Pit Bull Awareness Month competes with National Pit Bull Victim
Awareness Day for attention

Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight, October 27, 2017
https://www.straight.com/news/986206/national-pit-bull-awareness-month-competes-national-pit-bull-victim-awareness-day

Pitbull ban would have prevented dog attack
Lori Welbourne, Kelowna Daily Courier, October 27, 2017
http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/opinion/article_87a5a338-bb7a-11e7-927a-6f4839a14119.html

Pit bull attack spurs call for provincewide dangerous dog registry
Paul Henderson, Surrey Now, October 25, 2017
https://www.surreynowleader.com/news/pit-bull-attack-spurs-call-for-provincewide-dangerous-dog-registry/

Time for a BC ban on pit bulls
Bill Tieleman, The Tyee, October 24, 2017
https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/10/24/Time-For-BC-Ban-Pit-Bulls/

Is “Pit Bull Awareness” becoming mandatory?
J. Thomas Beasley, Animals 24/7, October 18, 2017
http://www.animals24-7.org/2017/10/18/is-pit-bull-awareness-becoming-mandatory/

Pit bull lobby put on its heels by Quebec’s dangerous dog bill
Barbara Kay, National Post, October 11, 2017
http://nationalpost.com/opinion/barbara-kay-pit-bull-lobby-put-on-its-heels-by-quebecs-dangerous-dog-bill-cbc-documentary

Projet Montréal has vowed to repeal the pit bull ban. What would happen
next?

Laura Marchand, CBC News, October 26, 2017
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/projet-montr%C3%A9al-has-vowed-to-repeal-the-pit-bull-ban-what-would-happen-next-1.4374155

Pit bull advocacy exposed by the CBC Fifth Estate with host Mark Kelley
Merritt Clifton, Animals 24/7, September 23, 2017
http://www.animals24-7.org/2017/09/23/pit-bull-advocacy-exposed-by-the-cbc-fifth-estate-with-host-mark-kelley/

Pit Bulls Unleashed: Should They Be Banned?
Mark Kelley, The Fifth Estate, September 22, 2017
http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1053062723713

Pit Bulls – Five Part Series
Marie-Claude Malboeuf, August 13, 2017
Investigative report on the Montreal pit bull ban and the influence of the pit bull lobby
English translation from plus.lapresse.ca
Also see: http://blog.dogsbite.org/2016/10/montreal-pit-bull-ban-veterinary-report-pit-bull-lobby.html

Promoting “Nanny Dogs” is a threat to public health
Barbara Kay, Animals 24/7, August 6, 2017
http://www.animals24-7.org/2017/08/06/good-dog-carl-books-should-be-sold-like-cigarettes-with-warnings/

Pit bulls are not our friends
Barbara Kay, The Walrus, May 1, 2017
https://thewalrus.ca/pit-bulls-are-not-our-friends/

Pit bull bylaws make sense
Barbara kay, The Suburban, November 16, 2016
http://www.thesuburban.com/news/west_island_news/pit-bull-bylaws-make-sense/article_9f2276ea-cac0-5a6a-a323-61edb304d358.html

Canada is importing pit bulls by the hundreds from the U.S., worrying dog advocates
Tom Blackwell, National Post, July 7, 2016
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canada-is-importing-pit-bulls-by-the-score-from-the-u-s-worrying-dog-advocates

Pit bulls are different – they can maim and kill
Supriya Dwivedi, Toronto Sun, June 23, 2016
http://www.torontosun.com/2016/06/23/pit-bulls-are-different—they-can-maim-and-kill

Don’t wait on public opinion to ban pit bulls
Jesse Ferreras, Huffington Post, June 13, 2016
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jesse-ferreras/ban-pit-bulls_b_10442948.html

There’s no argument pit bulls kill
Barbara Kay, National Post, June 11, 2016
http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/barbara-kay-theres-no-argument-pit-bulls-kill

Dog attacks surge 76% in England in 10 years
Merritt Clifton, May 31, 2016
http://www.animals24-7.org/2016/05/31/dog-attacks-surge-76-in-england-in-10-years-coinciding-with-exemption-of-staffordshire-pit-bulls-from-the-dangerous-dogs-act/

Why wasn’t California pit bull fatality sent to county grand jury?
Merritt Clifton, April 4, 2016
http://www.animals24-7.org/2016/04/05/why-wasnt-california-pit-bull-fatality-sent-to-county-grand-jury/

An open letter from Beth Clifton to Best Friends, the ASPCA and HUSUS
March 25, 2016
http://www.animals24-7.org/2016/03/25/best-friends-the-aspca-hsus-rethink-pit-bulls/

How the Americans with Disabilities Act has become the “Pit Bull Pushers Act”
Merritt Clifton February 19, 2016
http://www.animals24-7.org/2016/02/19/how-the-americans-with-disabilities-act-has-become-the-pit-bull-pushers-act/

Pit bulls killed 24,000 other other dogs and 13,000 cats in 2015
Merritt Clifton, January 31, 2016
http://www.animals24-7.org/2016/01/31/pit-bulls-killed-24000-other-dogs-13000-cats-in-2015/

Elected leaders must protect against pit bulls
Lori Welbourne, January 29, 2016
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2016/01/29/elected-leaders-must-protect-against-pit-bulls/

Stronger dog laws help protect the community
Lori Welbourne, January 21, 2016
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2016/01/21/stronger-dog-laws-help-protect-the-community/

Should it take a mauling to keep us safe from dogs?
Daily Times Editorial Board, January 15, 2016
http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/01/15/editorial-20160115/78789556/

Attacks Keep Coming, Ban Dangerous Dogs in BC Now
Bill Tieleman, January 5, 2016
http://www.thetyee.ca/Opinion/2016/01/05/Ban-Dangerous-Dogs-in-BC/

Port Huron Official Blames the Victim
Sudden, Random, Unprovoked and Violent, December 13, 2015
http://sruv-pitbulls.blogspot.ca/2015/12/port-huron-official-blames-victim.html?m=1

Pit Bulls – just like any other dog?
Taryn Blyth, December 12, 2015
http://www.tarynblyth.co.za/articles/pit-bulls-just-like-any-other-dog/

Pit bull-type dogs have no place in civil society
Lori Welbourne, December 11, 2015
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2015/12/11/pit-bull-type-dogs-place-civil-society/77193776/?fb_comment_id=fbc_968389036577449_968721306544222_968721306544222

Pit bulls were never meant to be household pets
Lori Welbourne, December 8, 2015
http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/12/08/pit-bulls-never-meant-household-pets/76970208/

Should Pit Bulls Be Trained As Police K9s?
Sudden, Random, Unprovoked and Violent, December 6, 2015
http://sruv-pitbulls.blogspot.ca/2015/12/should-pit-bulls-be-trained-as-police.html

Detroit should adopt pit bull ban it didn’t 9 years ago
Rochelle Riley, December 5, 2015
http://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2015/12/04/detroit-pit-bull-ban/76747706/

Let local laws determine how to reduce dog attacks, restrict breeds
Mia Johnson and Joan Kowal, December 4, 2015
http://www.mlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/12/let_local_laws_determine_how_t.html

Pit Bulls in Cleveland, Cleveland 19 News, November 2, 2015
Carl Monday Investigation,
https://www.cleveland19.com/story/30412997/carl-monday-investigation-pit-bulls-in-cleveland/

Pit bulls, Trooper & “The personal is political”
Barbara Kay, November 6, 2015
http://www.animals24-7.org/2015/11/06/pit-bulls-the-personal-is-political/

How many more children must die?
Lori Welbourne, November 3, 2015
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2015/11/03/how-many-more-children-must-die/

Pit Bulls Pose in Support of Breed-Specific Protective Legislation
Michelle Kretzer, November 1, 2015
http://www.peta.org/blog/pit-bulls-pose-in-support-of-breed-specific-protective-legislation/#.VjkIix0tFZo.facebook

Parallels between the messages sent by advocates for aggressive dogs, and the messages internalized by victims of domestic violence
Branwyn Finch, October 31, 2015
http://www.animals24-7.org/2015/10/31/parallels-between-the-messages-sent-by-advocates-for-aggressive-dogs-and-the-messages-internalized-by-victims-of-domestic-violence/

Protection for People, Pets and Pit Bulls
Lori Welbourne, October 22, 2015
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2015/10/22/protection-for-people-pets-and-pit-bulls-2/

Do you want to adopt a dog? Reconsider the pit bull
Barbara Kay, October 22, 2015
http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/barbara-kay-do-you-want-to-adopt-a-dog-reconsider-the-pit-bull

The Huffington Post shoots themselves in both feet – Trashes PETA
Lesley Karen Luscombe, October 20, 2015
http://www.daxtonsfriends.com/2015/10/huffington-post-peta-kimberly-stojakovic/

Pit bulls deserve breed-specific protection
Ingrid Newkirk, October 20, 2015
http://sruv-pitbulls.blogspot.ca/2015/11/pit-bull-aggregator.html?m=1

Pit Bull Awareness Month
Sudden, Random, Unprovoked and Violent, October 18, 2015
http://sruv-pitbulls.blogspot.ca/2015/10/pit-bull-awareness-month.html

Selfies & Sharks… and Pit Bulls – commentary on Pit Bull Awareness Week
J. Thomas Beasley, October 12, 2015
http://www.yourlawscholar.com/?p=169

Time to neuter all pit bulls, jail owners for attacks
Douglas Skinner, DVM, October 6, 2015
http://www.jconline.com/story/opinion/readers/2015/10/06/letters-editor-oct/73391442/

“Pit Bull Awareness” Day & Month Mark 33 years of Exponentially Accelerating Pit Bull Mayhem
Merritt Clifton, October 3, 2015
http://www.animals24-7.org/2015/10/03/pit-bull-awareness-day-month-mark-33-years-of-exponentially-accelerating-pit-bull-mayhem/

Censored by pit bull bullies
Lori Welbourne, September 23, 2015
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2015/09/23/censored-by-pit-bull-bullies/

Won’t Back Down
Lori Welbourne, September 10, 2015
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2015/09/10/wont-back-down/

Pit Bull Propaganda is Deadly
Lori Welbourne, September 3, 2015
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2015/09/03/pit-bull-propaganda-is-deadly/

Pit bulls are disproportionally dangerous. Why is Calgary importing more of them?
Barbara Kay, August 11,2015
http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/barbara-kay-pit-bulls-are-disproportionally-dangerous-why-is-calgary-importing-more-of-them

Vancouver Needs to get a grip on pit bulls
Mia Johnson, July 10, 2015
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Opinion+Vancouver+needs+grip+bulls/11205203/story.html

We’re not the answer to U.S.’s pit bull problem
Naomi Lakritz, July 3, 2015
http://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/lakritz

Love your pit bull. but pay the price
Chris Nelson, June 26, 2015
http://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/nelson-love-your-pit-bull-but-pay-the-price

Pit Bull Bans Work
Barbara Kay, June 19, 2015
http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/barbara-kay-pit-bull-bans-work

As family mourns, propaganda hides danger of pit bull attacks
Steve Blow, April 22, 2015
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/steve-blow/20150422-as-family-mourns-propaganda-hides-danger-of-pit-bull-attacks.ece

Our View: Start protecting us from dangerous pit bulls
March 21, 2015
http://www.modbee.com/opinion/editorials/article15374450.html

Famous Dog, infamous owners
Lori Welbourne, March 10, 2015
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2015/03/10/famous-dog-infamous-owners/

Denying a Dog’s Danger – Pit Bull Advocates In Denial But Ban On Breed Has Wide Support
Bill Tieleman, January 21, 2015
http://billtieleman.blogspot.ca/2015/01/denying-dogs-danger-pit-bull-advocates.html

Enough with Attacks, BC Must Ban Pit Bulls Like Ontario and Winnipeg do
Bill Tieleman, January 10, 2015
http://billtieleman.blogspot.ca/2015/01/enough-with-attacks-bc-must-ban-pit.html

What pit bull activism says about our culture
Barbara Kay, January 2, 2015
http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/barbara-kay-what-pit-bull-activism-says-about-our-culture

Pit bulls, Ann Landers & Dr. Laura
Barbara Kay, December 24, 2014
http://www.barbarakay.ca/articles/view/967

Victims of Canine Attack Issue Open Letter to Arianna Huffington During Inaugural Canine Victims Awareness Week
November 13, 2014
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12317103.htm

OUR VIEW: Pit bulls can be deadly; hold owners accountable
October 31, 2014
http://www.modbee.com/opinion/editorials/article3499964.html

Open letter to Arianna Huffington
Bereaved Families, Awareness for Victims of Canine Attack – AVOCA, August 2014
http://www.daxtonsfriends.com/wp-content/uploads/open-letter-to-arianna-huffington-regarding-promotion-of-pit-bulls.pdf

Dog Bites Man – Again And Again
Heather Clemenceau, July 27, 2014
https://heatherclemenceau.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/dog-bites-man-again-and-again/

There is no need for pit bulls
Dr. David Billmire, June 29, 2014
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/06/29/doctor-says-ban-pit-bulls/11709481/

Attack of the pit bull advocates
Barbara Kay, May 13, 2014
http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/barbara-kay-attack-of-the-pit-bull-advocates

Are Pit Bulls Really Dangerous?
Marc Lallanilla, February 14, 2013
http://www.livescience.com/27145-are-pit-bulls-dangerous.html

Woman loses half her face in assault; judge rules it’s her fault
Barbara Kay, May 10, 2013
http://princearthurherald.com/en/culture-2/barbara-kay-woman-loses-half-her-face-in-assault-judge-rules-it-s-her-fault

Dogs that bite and people that don’t listen
Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C., April 3, 2013
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201304/dogs-bite-and-people-dont-listen

Pit-bull owners are right. They are the problem.
Barbara Kay, October 24, 2012
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2012/10/24/barbara-kay-pit-bull-owners-are-right-they-are-the-problem/

The myths of multicaninism
Barbara Kay, October 24, 2012
http://www.barbarakay.ca/articles/view/695

Mother of Two Responds to “Pit Bull Awareness Day” in Massachusetts
Branwyne Finch, October 22, 2011
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2011/10/mother-of-two-responds-to-pit-bull.html

Pit bull stereotypes rooted in fact
Martin Dunphy, April 16, 2009
http://www.straight.com/blogra/pit-bull-stereotypes-rooted-fact

Pit bull terrier has only one solution
Ann Landers, January 21, 1989
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1989-01-21/entertainment/8902270230_1_pit-bull-pit-bull-dear-ann-landers

Pit bulls a national menace
Ann Landers, October 26, 1987
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1356&dat=19871026&id=3uY0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=mw4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=6858,4883924&hl=en