Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Waxhaw Gazette

John has released the new issue of the Waxhaw Gazette. This issue deals entirely with the recent death of Makayla Woodard, concentrating on pit bulls in general. Link to the article that comprises this issue is here.

He provides a number of interesting statistics about the percentage of dog attacks perpetrated by pit bulls, but one statistic that I would've liked to see is the percentage of pit bulls that actually are involved in attacks. This would seem difficult, if not impossible, to ascertain.

The fact that pit bulls are involved in such a large majority of dog attacks is pretty damning. However, if only a small percentage of pit bulls cause these problems, it would seem talk of banning the breed, forced sterilization, and government licensing would be a somewhat extreme response.

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