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

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

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

Special Event at the Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing Honoring National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day, October 21, 2019

If you can only love a pit bull, you’re not a dog lover
Barbara Kay, National Post, October 10, 2019

Pit bull attack victims: who speaks for them?
Phyllis M. Daugherty, City Watch, June 17, 2019

Study identifies dog breeds, physical traits that pose highest risk of biting children
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, May 22, 2019

Who’s afraid of pit bulls? Everybody but Lise Vadnais
Montreal Gazette, March 22, 2019

Oh, Baby
John Ramos, March 7, 2019, Duluth Reader

Editorial: Pit bull bans are still justified
The Denver Post Editorial Board, January 28, 2019

The Canine Good Citizen Test May harms Dogs and People
Jessica Pierce, December 27, 2018

Opinion: Pit Bull Bans are Good Policy
Mia Johnson, Montreal Gazette, April 10, 2018

Re-balance worth of humans against dangerous dogs
Bonny Lee, The Roanoke Times, September 13, 2018

The Pit Bull Controversy
CBC Radio Canada, January 23, 2018

With mishmash of dog laws, response to bites a matter of geography
CBC News, November 8, 2017

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

Pit bull attack spurs call for provincewide dangerous dog registry
Paul Henderson, Surrey Now, October 25, 2017

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

Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight, October 27, 2017

Pitbull ban would have prevented dog attack
Lori Welbourne, Kelowna Daily Courier, October 27, 2017

Pit bull attack spurs call for provincewide dangerous dog registry
Paul Henderson, Surrey Now, October 25, 2017

Time for a BC ban on pit bulls
Bill Tieleman, The Tyee, October 24, 2017

Is “Pit Bull Awareness” becoming mandatory?
J. Thomas Beasley, Animals 24/7, October 18, 2017

Pit bull lobby put on its heels by Quebec’s dangerous dog bill
Barbara Kay, National Post, October 11, 2017

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

Laura Marchand, CBC News, October 26, 2017

Pit bull advocacy exposed by the CBC Fifth Estate with host Mark Kelley
Merritt Clifton, Animals 24/7, September 23, 2017

Pit Bulls Unleashed: Should They Be Banned?
Mark Kelley, The Fifth Estate, September 22, 2017

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
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Promoting “Nanny Dogs” is a threat to public health
Barbara Kay, Animals 24/7, August 6, 2017

Pit bulls are not our friends
Barbara Kay, The Walrus, May 1, 2017

Pit bull bylaws make sense
Barbara kay, The Suburban, November 16, 2016

Canada is importing pit bulls by the hundreds from the U.S., worrying dog advocates
Tom Blackwell, National Post, July 7, 2016

Pit bulls are different – they can maim and kill
Supriya Dwivedi, Toronto Sun, June 23, 2016—they-can-maim-and-kill

Don’t wait on public opinion to ban pit bulls
Jesse Ferreras, Huffington Post, June 13, 2016

There’s no argument pit bulls kill
Barbara Kay, National Post, June 11, 2016

Dog attacks surge 76% in England in 10 years
Merritt Clifton, May 31, 2016

Why wasn’t California pit bull fatality sent to county grand jury?
Merritt Clifton, April 4, 2016

An open letter from Beth Clifton to Best Friends, the ASPCA and HUSUS
March 25, 2016

How the Americans with Disabilities Act has become the “Pit Bull Pushers Act”
Merritt Clifton February 19, 2016

Pit bulls killed 24,000 other other dogs and 13,000 cats in 2015
Merritt Clifton, January 31, 2016

Elected leaders must protect against pit bulls
Lori Welbourne, January 29, 2016

Stronger dog laws help protect the community
Lori Welbourne, January 21, 2016

Should it take a mauling to keep us safe from dogs?
Daily Times Editorial Board, January 15, 2016

Attacks Keep Coming, Ban Dangerous Dogs in BC Now
Bill Tieleman, January 5, 2016

Port Huron Official Blames the Victim
Sudden, Random, Unprovoked and Violent, December 13, 2015

Pit Bulls – just like any other dog?
Taryn Blyth, December 12, 2015

Pit bull-type dogs have no place in civil society
Lori Welbourne, December 11, 2015

Pit bulls were never meant to be household pets
Lori Welbourne, December 8, 2015

Should Pit Bulls Be Trained As Police K9s?
Sudden, Random, Unprovoked and Violent, December 6, 2015

Detroit should adopt pit bull ban it didn’t 9 years ago
Rochelle Riley, December 5, 2015

Let local laws determine how to reduce dog attacks, restrict breeds
Mia Johnson and Joan Kowal, December 4, 2015

Pit Bulls in Cleveland, Cleveland 19 News, November 2, 2015
Carl Monday Investigation,

Pit bulls, Trooper & “The personal is political”
Barbara Kay, November 6, 2015

How many more children must die?
Lori Welbourne, November 3, 2015

Pit Bulls Pose in Support of Breed-Specific Protective Legislation
Michelle Kretzer, November 1, 2015

Parallels between the messages sent by advocates for aggressive dogs, and the messages internalized by victims of domestic violence
Branwyn Finch, October 31, 2015

Protection for People, Pets and Pit Bulls
Lori Welbourne, October 22, 2015

Do you want to adopt a dog? Reconsider the pit bull
Barbara Kay, October 22, 2015

The Huffington Post shoots themselves in both feet – Trashes PETA
Lesley Karen Luscombe, October 20, 2015

Pit bulls deserve breed-specific protection
Ingrid Newkirk, October 20, 2015

Pit Bull Awareness Month
Sudden, Random, Unprovoked and Violent, October 18, 2015

Selfies & Sharks… and Pit Bulls – commentary on Pit Bull Awareness Week
J. Thomas Beasley, October 12, 2015

Time to neuter all pit bulls, jail owners for attacks
Douglas Skinner, DVM, October 6, 2015

“Pit Bull Awareness” Day & Month Mark 33 years of Exponentially Accelerating Pit Bull Mayhem
Merritt Clifton, October 3, 2015

Censored by pit bull bullies
Lori Welbourne, September 23, 2015

Won’t Back Down
Lori Welbourne, September 10, 2015

Pit Bull Propaganda is Deadly
Lori Welbourne, September 3, 2015

Pit bulls are disproportionally dangerous. Why is Calgary importing more of them?
Barbara Kay, August 11,2015

Vancouver Needs to get a grip on pit bulls
Mia Johnson, July 10, 2015

We’re not the answer to U.S.’s pit bull problem
Naomi Lakritz, July 3, 2015

Love your pit bull. but pay the price
Chris Nelson, June 26, 2015

Pit Bull Bans Work
Barbara Kay, June 19, 2015

As family mourns, propaganda hides danger of pit bull attacks
Steve Blow, April 22, 2015

Our View: Start protecting us from dangerous pit bulls
March 21, 2015

Famous Dog, infamous owners
Lori Welbourne, March 10, 2015

Denying a Dog’s Danger – Pit Bull Advocates In Denial But Ban On Breed Has Wide Support
Bill Tieleman, January 21, 2015

Enough with Attacks, BC Must Ban Pit Bulls Like Ontario and Winnipeg do
Bill Tieleman, January 10, 2015

What pit bull activism says about our culture
Barbara Kay, January 2, 2015

Pit bulls, Ann Landers & Dr. Laura
Barbara Kay, December 24, 2014

Victims of Canine Attack Issue Open Letter to Arianna Huffington During Inaugural Canine Victims Awareness Week
November 13, 2014

OUR VIEW: Pit bulls can be deadly; hold owners accountable
October 31, 2014

Open letter to Arianna Huffington
Bereaved Families, Awareness for Victims of Canine Attack – AVOCA, August 2014

Dog Bites Man – Again And Again
Heather Clemenceau, July 27, 2014

There is no need for pit bulls
Dr. David Billmire, June 29, 2014

Attack of the pit bull advocates
Barbara Kay, May 13, 2014

Are Pit Bulls Really Dangerous?
Marc Lallanilla, February 14, 2013

Woman loses half her face in assault; judge rules it’s her fault
Barbara Kay, May 10, 2013

Dogs that bite and people that don’t listen
Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C., April 3, 2013

Pit-bull owners are right. They are the problem.
Barbara Kay, October 24, 2012

The myths of multicaninism
Barbara Kay, October 24, 2012

Mother of Two Responds to “Pit Bull Awareness Day” in Massachusetts
Branwyne Finch, October 22, 2011

Pit bull stereotypes rooted in fact
Martin Dunphy, April 16, 2009

Pit bull terrier has only one solution
Ann Landers, January 21, 1989

Pit bulls a national menace
Ann Landers, October 26, 1987,4883924&hl=en