Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2015 Top Ten

The following posts are our personal choice as top posts of 2015. The posts are  listed chronologically and do not reflect the number of page views. The list is subject to change.

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1/  Advocacy Bullies
     January 4, 2015

2/  A Softer, Safer Pit Bull
     February 1, 2015

3/  Springfield at the Crossroads
     March 6, 2015

4/  By Any Other Name
     April 15, 2015

5/  Debacle of Hazel Park: Part 2
     May 12, 2015

6/  Carnival of Madness: Canada
     June 17, 2015

7/  First X, Then Y, Then Z
     July 2, 2015

8/  A Pit Bull Advocate's Interview with Merritt  Clifton
     August 2, 2015

9/  Carolinas Under Siege
     September 4, 2015

10/  Carnival of Madness: Illinois
       October 4, 2015

11/  Pit Bull Aggregator
       November 3, 2015

12/  Port Huron Official Blames the Victim
       December 13, 2015

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Statistics quoted on SRUV are from the nation's authoritative source for current dog attack statistics, the 32+ year, continuously updated Dog attack deaths and maimings, U.S. & Canada.
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Record 33 fatal pit bull attacks & 459 disfigurements in 2015

Pit bulls killed 24,000 other dogs & 13,000 cats in 2015

2015 Dog Bite Related Fatalities (Daxton's Friends)

Fatal Pit Bull Attacks

Today's pit bull attacks

SRUV uses the definition of "pit bull" as found in the Omaha Municipal Code Section 6-163. As pit bulls are increasingly crossed with exotic mastiffs, Catahoula Leopard Dogs and other breeds, the vernacular definition of "pit bull" must be made even more inclusive.

Sources cited by news media sometimes refer to "Animal Advocates" or sometimes "Experts." In many cases these words are used to refer to single-purpose pit bull advocates who have never advocated for any other breeds or species of animals. Media would be more accurate to refer to these pit bull advocates as advocates of fighting breeds.

Similarly, in many cases pit bull advocates refer to themselves as "dog lovers" or "canine advocates" and media often accepts this usage. The majority of these pit bull advocates are single-purpose advocates of fighting breeds.