Pit bull attack database (with keywords, etc)

Severe pit bull attacks documented in mainstream media.

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Note: a typical cynical red-herring question posed to us is “why not a database of [insert other dog type] attacks?” Our response is: when the U.S. and Canada are experiencing an epidemic of life-altering or ending attacks from Chihuahuas or King Charles Spaniels, get back to us.

See also:  Victims’ Stories

Pre-filtered reports of attacks involving pit bulls


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US Canada



Red == fatality.