Apr 13, 2010
commented on How to Defeat a Pit Bull with Your Bare Hands
You lost me as soon as you quoted "dogsbite.org." That website is the "brainchild" of a nutsy woman who was badly attacked by a dog and so now makes it her life's work to try to get pitbulls banned. (Apparently, she doesn't ever look at the statistics that say that the number of serious dogbites across the US have decreased in the last 20 years and that the most "dangerous" dog changes every decade or so, depending on what kind of dogs thugs are favoring lately.)
Never mind that those who disagree with her include the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Animal Control Association, and every other group I know of. The only people on "dogsbite"'s side are politicians who prefer to get lots of public attention without doing any research.
The #1 thing you can do to prevent getting attacked by vicious dogs: Make sure your locality has a leash law and enforces it. All of you folks who are whining about loose dogs chasing you - are you persistently contacting your local animal control when you see this? If not, I'd appreciate your keeping your mouths shut until such time that you are willing to take constructive action.