Media articles about BSL and pit bulls

Pit bull that killed Nova Scotia owner had shown violent tendencies before: documents
“Friends, though, say her pit bulls were the great love of her life.”
Bruce Fisko, August 18, 2020
https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/dog-that-killed-n-s-owner-had-shown-violent-tendencies-before-documents-1.5069895

The editorial board of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette writes about the dangers of pit bulls: It’s the pits, all right
“We’ll no doubt hear from all those pit bull apologists who will say that their dog is sweet and kind. Certainly. And that’s the first comment made by all those owners who talk to the papers after their pit bulls have killed somebody: “He was such a sweet dog. Never hurt a thing. Until, of course, he killed that child.”
August 8, 2020
https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/aug/08/its-the-pits-all-right/

Victims’ group decries proposed lifting of pit bull ban
“It’s like listening to the tobacco industry about the safety of smoking,” the NPBVA said about animal rights groups lobbying the province for change. “Studies in medical journals on the dangers of pit bulls are rapidly piling up.”
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