National Pit Bull Victim Awareness (NPBVA) represents victims, groups and individuals dedicated to putting an end to the attacks, suffering, and loss of life of both people and animals by pit bulls in North America. We believe breed specific legislation (BSL) is the most effective strategy to solving this issue.
WHAT WE DO
- Support our Friends and Partners
- Network with victims and advise them on what to do if they are attacked
- Encourage victims to tell us their stories
- Make victim stories available on our website
- Support breed-specific legislation
- Correspond with the media to provide information and statistics
- Maintain a Facebook page, monitor comments and reply to questions
- Create and update interactive maps of media reports of pit bull attacks since 2015
- Provide and update a database of attacks reported in the media on our website since 2015
- Make our extensive database searchable by keywords and locations
- Provide updated lists of deaths by name and location
- List articles published in medical journals since 2014
- Archive articles in the media
- Create and support email letter campaigns to legislators in the USA and Canada
- Create memes and flyers for distribution since 2016
- Provide a Facebook feed on our website with daily news reports of pit bull attacks, since 2016
* Education and Awareness
To inform the general public about the pit bull crisis in America today, and to increase awareness of the related scope of issues in the United States and Canada.
* Outreach and Advocacy
To offer comfort to victims of pit bull attacks; to advocate for community safety and awareness of the potential danger of pit bull-type dogs; and to support the goals and projects of our Partners and Friends.
* Legislation and Advocacy
To be pro-active in supporting breed-specific legislation; to ask the media in the United States and Canada for increased coverage of issues related to pit bull attacks and breed-specific legislation (BSL); to ask public and government figures to take action to support our goals.
We value the voices and the memories of victims as we work towards resolution of issues that created the circumstances that allowed them to be injured or killed.
We value victims and their families for their courage, their insight and their unique experiences with events we consider tragic.
We actively and mindfully advocate for victims and their families and support them through a network that hears their concerns. We do not tolerate misleading, negative, or abusive comments on our website, Twitter or Facebook pages about victims, our organization or our partners. We strive to remove all such material as we become aware of it.
We stand with PETA in advocating for mandatory spay-neutering of all pit bulls in the United States and Canada.
National Pit Bull Victim Awareness (NPBVA) accepts no liability or responsibility to/for any person or organization as a consequence of any reliance upon the information contained on their Facebook page or website. We do not endorse statements or activities that go against our mission statement.
“Partners and Friends” and links to their sites are provided on the website for informational and research purposes only. “Partners and Friends” bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the National Pit Bull Victim Awareness website or Facebook page. While Partners and Friends share our concerns about dangerous dogs, they are not necessarily involved in the management and policy decisions of the website content and Facebook posts.
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