|DogMomforNow;10704700]Since you asked:
"During the twenty-year study period between 1979 and 1998, pit bulls and pit bull mixed breeds were responsible for 76 out of 238, or 32% of all reported dog bite fatalities"
What does that have to do with what you orginally said????
|When you look at dog bite statistics in the US for the number of pit bulls there are a disproportionately high number of bites (ie. if there are 2 bites per hundred basset hounds or westies, there are 10 bites per hundred pit bulls). So people that say that pits or ASTs are no more likely to bite are misled.
How does the CDC fatal dog attack statistics back up your claim that there are 10 bites per 100 pit bulls vs 2 bites per 100 Westies? Where are your statistics that show the percentage of dog bites in relation to breed in the US?
American Pit Bull Terriers are a VERY popular breed in the US. The UKC registers about 100,000 per year and the ADBA registers about 200,000 per year. Some are dual registered so say 250,000 are born each and every year on top of the already existing ones, that is a whole heck of a lot of APBTs, more than most other breeds in the US.
I am always shocked at the responses to the "pit bull" threads on here. The myths people believe, the venom and hatred that is spewed, it is just so shocking to see it on this