, [–]rheasylvia81 0 points1 point2 points 1 day ago (0 children), [–]gobbolingEscaped a Close Call 0 points1 point2 points 1 day ago (0 children). DENVER (CBS4) – Denver is just days away from the rollout of breed-restricted permits after residents voted in November to repeal the city’s pit bull ban. The fact that she is the state rep for the U … use the following search parameters to narrow your results: *If you are new to this sub, please familiarize yourself with the rules and FAQ below: *. And he's super into his Golden Retriever (wrote a book about him) so I was hoping he wasn't going to be a pit bull person. It may seem at times that is not the case, but when we are able to go back and take stock each year, it is clear. His older stories were good but he went on this dog kick and that ruined it for me when every story became identical! In the U.K., the ban on pit bulls was not because they bit disproportionately to other dogs (to the contrary in fact); pit bulls were picked specifically because of race. Pit bulls have become more visible as therapy dogs, police dogs and even plain old goofy pets no different from other dogs, except in how they're treated (including their depressingly high euthanasia rate in shelters). I liked him. [–]gobbolingEscaped a Close Call 1 point2 points3 points 1 day ago (1 child), Exactly! Dogsbite.org is routinely slandered by the pro-pit lobby, but the site is informative and its data collection procedures are transparent and well-documented. and join one of thousands of communities. Lol forever. INDEPENDENCE, Mo. Lol forever. Daxton's Friends has a goal to serve as a resource for healthy canine pet ownership, and advocate for public safety and animal welfare. But I object to it being done in the middle of a totally unrelated book, where the action basically screeches to a halt to introduce the author's Very Trenchant Views on some social issue. [–]AzryhaelParamedic 21 points22 points23 points 2 days ago (1 child). She’s not wearing a collar as she keeps pulling it off", Dating App Experiment Shows Staffordshire Terriers Getting Most Swipes From Men, Least From Women (PitNutter Matchmaking! Dogs like Rottweilers, Dobermans and chows are also frequently also affected by the laws. On the BSL Census website itself, clicking on a state brings you to a page listing all the instances of BSL in that state. Pit Bulls Unleashed: Should They Be Banned? [–]rheasylvia81 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago (2 children). A committee is looking into if the breed ban … In January, Utah became the 19th state to prohibit localities from enacting or enforcing BSL, which the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Bar Association, and even President Barack Obama, have found to be expensive to enforce, and terrible for families and pets, while providing no public safety benefit. All rights reserved. One of the hardest parts of this is contacting small towns to get an actual copy of the law," says Diaz. - The Fifth Estate. BSL stands for breed-specific legislation -- laws and regulations, enacted at the city or county level, that ban or restrict the keeping of dogs by breed, typically targeting pit bulls. [–]rheasylvia81 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (1 child), I'm liking Darci Coates these days but I'm afraid all her books might end up being the same too, [–]CelebrateNat1 1 point2 points3 points 2 days ago (0 children). "We know otherwise though, so through our effort to provide them with the most detailed database of BSL out there we are also providing them with the ways they can help in their own communities to educate and fight against existing or proposed BSL.". Aurora Pit Bull Ban: City Council Debates Competing Ordinances To Repeal Breed Restrictions By Audra Streetman December 7, 2020 at 10:16 pm Filed Under: Aurora News , Mike Coffman , Pit Bull Ban [–]CelebrateNat1 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago* (4 children). Pit bulls represent only 4.5% of dogs in America, but killed 64.4% of 360 Americans who died as a result of a dog bite injury between 2005-2015, compared to Rottweilers at 11.4% and German Shepherds at 3.6%. Koontz is a weirdo; I doubt even he knows what he meant. "I have been tracking BSL for some time now and I can say with an absolute certainty that the tide is turning," says Diaz. Today is National Voter Registration Day! Oh, crap. BRITISH COLUMBIA Pit bulls are banned in many condos and apartments in all areas of the Lower Mainland. I sighed and soldiered on, because by this point I'd read probably 10 books in this series and they were all of the sort that you could use to prop open a bank vault door so I was heavily invested in seeing WTH happened at the end. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts asking for help from people who know of instances of BSL, plain old goofy pets no different from other dogs, except in how they're treated, their depressingly high euthanasia rate in shelters, untrue but persistent negative stereotypes, Utah became the 19th state to prohibit localities from enacting or enforcing BSL, to get in touch if they know about any laws their project is missing. Cliched excuses and stupid arguments pit nutters use. A few years ago, I was reading one of the last books in a massive, multi-book, multi-world fantasy series (which in my defense, I began reading when I was in my 20s and way more of a sucker for overly dramatic fantasy series) and suddenly, there's a minor character that's an abused fighting dog. ), Nutter Preemptive Laws Coming To Your State. - The Fifth Estate An investigative look into the pitbull menace and their ridiculous advocates. ©2021 Verizon Media. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. — The city of Independence held a meeting for people to sound off about pit bulls Wednesday night. Add your voice! SPOILERS FOR ODD THOMAS SERIESI remember the last book I read for this series, all of a sudden Odd was bodyguarding the second coming of Mary carrying the immaculately conceived second coming of jesus. But then fantapit's puppy is adopted by the main character and I was like, ok, forget this. Diaz and Van Zant are asking for help from people who know of instances of BSL, or changes in the law, that aren't now accounted for on their site. Denver overturns pit bull ban after more than 30 years The ordinance banning ownership of pit bulls was enacted in 1989 after a number of people had been attacked. ; Fewer than 25% of pit bull owners spay or neuter. Thanks for the tip! Despite some untrue but persistent negative stereotypes that keep the fearmongers frothing, BSL is increasingly falling out of favor. Pit bulls have been a problem in the city for years. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. What a psychopath. (CNN) For 30 years, it's been illegal to own a pit bull in the city of … ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Andover became the latest city in Kansas to overturn ordinances banning pit bulls … 17.4k Realists Under a law enacted in August 1989, pit bulls are banned in the city and county of Denver. r/BanPitBulls: A subreddit for discussing the inherent dangers of pit bulls, exposing the pro-pit propaganda lobby, and debunking lies about the … Press J to jump to the feed. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 19659 on r2-app-0165bb2bdcaf9b660 at 2021-01-11 01:19:32.300895+00:00 running d8cca48 country code: US. To be fair - only one of her parents is panxsexual and genderfluid. ; Pit bulls cause two-thirds of dog-bite related deaths. Pit bull is the common name for a type of dog that includes the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and American Pit Bull Terrier.The American Bulldog and Bull Terrier are sometimes included. ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Andover became the latest city in Kansas to overturn ordinances banning pit bulls within city limits, when the city council voted this week to repeal a decades-old ordinance banning the dog breed. This pit bull was rescued in 2012 from a fighting ring and rehabilitated to be adopted. I quit reading his books long ago when he started going apeshit over dogs and every story had to have one in it. Breed advocates are thrilled, and shelters … The issue gained momentum after the city annexed land last year where some pit bull owners lived, said City Administrator Jennifer McCausland. "On the other hand, it can be daunting to look at this map and see how many people are affected by BSL, and get overwhelmed and feel as if there isn’t anything they can do to really fight it, since it is such a huge problem," Van Zant says. A subreddit for discussing the inherent dangers of pit bulls, exposing the pro-pit propaganda lobby, and debunking lies about the supposed "nanny dog". Dean Kootnz has become increasingly whiny and conservative as he ages so this isn't shocking he gained another unscientific half-baked emotion-based viewpoint. Dog Bite Law, a legal resource for people who have been attacked by dogs. Sometimes Odd would open his mouth and the screed of a 60 year old man came pouring out complaining about the YOUTH OF TODAY or some shit... [–]rheasylvia81 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago (3 children), All his stories have the same plot and characters. Maybe he has a thing for pits now. Pit bulls already living in Independence homes when the 2006 ban was enacted were allowed to stay provided the owners got them sterilized and licenses renewed annually. His early stuff is good. I was reading Dean Koontz's novel Devoted on Kindle when I came across this sentence: a badly abused pit bull that understandably turned savagely against all humankind. But it's obviously a pit bull from the physical description and the fact that it's described as a former fighting dog. She estimated between 80 and 90 pit bull bans still exist in the state. I am concerned about my neighbor's pit; what to do? I remember the last book I read for this series, all of a sudden Odd was bodyguarding the second coming of Mary carrying the immaculately conceived second coming of jesus. I stopped reading his stuff when I realized every story was identical but recycled with slight changes: evil or psycho killer vs noble kids/nerds and the goodest boi/ girl ever. There's reason for optimism. Filed Under: Aurora News, Mike Coffman, Pit Bull Ban AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The mayor of Aurora wants to give residents another chance to vote on the city’s pit bull ban. To be fair to her, can you imagine being married to a guy who is in lovethrall to a) his wolf heartdog spirit animal and b) his alien pansexual albino childhood bestie? Forty-two countries have restrictions and bans on dogs like pit bulls. Filed Under: Aurora News, Mike Coffman, Pit Bull Ban (CBS4) — Aurora is one step closer to repealing a ban on pit bulls. This map is part of a project called the BSL Census. contains useful information, data, studies, and expert opinion about the dangers of pit bulls in communities and the value of BSL to keep communities safe. ; Pit bulls are 5 to 8 times more likely to attack than other dogs. Pit Bulls Unleashed: Should They Be Banned? In Canada, 660 cities and towns are covered by breed-specific legislation that bans or restricts pit bull-type dogs. Not called a pit bull, of course, because it's a fantasy series so the author has an out to rename what she likes. Important conversations are happening now. Sponsored By. In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. It seems as of Mr. Koontz is blaming the owners rather than the breed, imho. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Safety Before Pit Bulldogs Rendered by PID 19659 on r2-app-0165bb2bdcaf9b660 at 2021-01-11 01:19:32.300895+00:00 running d8cca48 country code: US. During a city council meeting Monday night, members voted to … The extent of BSL can be clearly seen in this tri-state map of pit bull bans in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Pit bull advocates overturned the ban in Vancouver in 2005 and in North Vancouver in 2006. Follow Us Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Reddit … While pit bull biting incidents varied between three and four annually in the three years leading up to the end of the ban, the town recorded two pit bull biting incidents in … Literally hundreds of towns and cities in these three states have enacted breed legislation or restrictions for pit bulls. We made it easy for you to exercise your right to vote! Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of … This is a screenshot of the BSL Census map, so it's non-interactive. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. © 2021 reddit inc. All rights reserved. 100% right, and it's heartbreaking because it was legit pretty solid before then!! Thoughts? BSL stands for breed-specific legislation -- laws and regulations, enacted at the city or county level, that ban or restrict the keeping of dogs by breed, typically targeting pit bulls. [–]FlawlessImperfctnEscaped close calls 6 points7 points8 points 2 days ago (0 children), [–]nomorelandfills 3 points4 points5 points 2 days ago* (1 child). The Denver City Council voted to end the 30-year ban on pit bulls within city limits. "On one hand, it shows people how big the problem of BSL is," says Ronnie Van Zant, a dog trainer and founder of the group Pit Bull Advocates of the United States, who is one of two researchers who have spent the past two years putting together the BSL Census. victims of pit bull attacks, breed-specific legislation, and non-profit organizations. Pit Nutter Bingo Fatal Pit Bull Attacks: an archive of fatal attacks by pit bulls, 2018 Fatalities: A running total of fatal attacks this year. Aurora City Council Moves Closer To Repealing Ban On Pit Bulls. [–]Flywolfpack 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (0 children), [–]SomehowThePitGotOut 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago (0 children). I used to read his stuff all the time. Pit Bull Ban: Aurora Seeks Feedback On Restricted Breed OrdinanceThe City of Aurora is seeking feedback from the public about its restricted breed ordinance, which bans pit bulls. A pit bull type dog can be identified by a cluster of attributes by animal experts like veterinarians, animal control, and shelter workers. Part of HuffPost Environment. Yes, the two people who've spent the past two years making this map are hoping their hard work soon becomes obsolete. The states in which at least some jurisdictions have breed bans are shown in those big, big swaths of blue. They sure are big swaths! Koontz is a dog loony to begin with but he usually blathers on about Golden Retrievers all the time. Herndon’s proposal would require pit bull owners to obtain a … Every damn story. Castle Rock is the latest municipality to revisit its ban on pit bulls. Debate & DiscussionDean Koontz and pit bulls (self.BanPitBulls). Odd Thomas wasnt bad but yeah it prob went to crap after book 3-4 am I right?, [–]CelebrateNat1 1 point2 points3 points 2 days ago (2 children). The hope, of course, is that, in not too much time, the map will be filled with massive patches of green, representing a country in which well-behaved dogs of all varieties are welcome with open arms (and maybe a biscuit or two, but let's not too greedy). National Pit Bull Victim Awareness advocates for Imagine getting someone fired because they don't like the breed of dog you have, and then being proud enough to post about it on reddit. Reward: "She’s friendly with humans, but to be honest she isn’t socialized around other animals either then our mini dachshund. Denver overturns ban on pit bulls DENVER (CBS4) – In November 2020, Denver voters overwhelmingly chose to repeal the city’s pit bull ban. "If they can provide a copy of the ordinance as well, that would be fabulous. To anyone questioning, yes, this is a real book series by Robin Hobb. r/PitBullLogic: Because nutters just don't make sense. "This map keeps people safe and the public educated," says Van Zant. I'll have to check them out sometime. Dogs like Rottweilers, Dobermans and chows are also frequently also affected by the laws. "The science is better, our understanding of canine behavior is better and common sense is prevailing. Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter, Animal Welfare Editor, The Huffington Post. The other was a very, very cranky peasant woman who cheated on him with a fellow peasant. Get in touch at arin.greenwood@huffingtonpost.com if you have an animal story to share! Here it is, laid out in blue and orange: A map of all the places in this country where folks with pit bulls are best to avoid. I mean, sure, if the book is an Important Novel, where you go in knowing that the author's intent is to write a scathing fictional critique of, say, the Bush administration. Van Zant and Kris Diaz, who keeps a blog called Stop BSL, say they hope their project will not only help families know where they aren't welcome, but will also light a fire under dog lovers who want to get political, by showing where such efforts are needed. Only pit bull owners , like the Hornish couple are so delusional to deny the reality of the walking weapon they own. In November 2011, cops shot a pit bull that had bitten a 16-year-old boy on Staten Island, then charged at the officers. Because the BSL Census tracks a rapidly changing landscape -- communities week by week are reconsidering and scrapping these laws in favor of breed-neutral dog regulations -- Diaz and Van Zant are asking folks to get in touch if they know about any laws their project is missing. I am so sick of authors using their novels to lecture on whatever social ills they feel are important. Link to the map online and click each marker to view the city and the law. The BSL Census will be a visceral reminder of this, as we see the lists shrink year by year.". I don't care what happens to the main character, her pansexual genderfluid parents, her totalitarian magikkal world or the revolution brewing across the dragon seas - you lost me at pit bull. Some untrue but persistent negative stereotypes that keep the fearmongers frothing, is... These deaths * ( 4 children ) sent straight to you, BSL is falling! The past two years making this map are hoping their hard work soon becomes obsolete Kootnz! Whiny and conservative as he ages so this is n't shocking he another... Real book series by Robin Hobb Canada, 660 cities and towns are covered by legislation! 'S puppy is adopted by the laws or restrictions for pit bulls night. Ago when he started going apeshit over dogs and every story became identical their to... 'S heartbreaking Because ban pit bulls reddit was legit pretty solid before then! @ huffingtonpost.com if you an! Am concerned about my neighbor 's pit ; what to do the rather... Points3 points 1 day ago ( ban pit bulls reddit child ) ( 1 child.. ( self.BanPitBulls ) click each marker to view the city for years be fair - only of... Been a problem in the city annexed land last year where some pit bull attacks, breed-specific,! 8 times more likely to attack than other dogs * ( 4 children ) weirdo ; i doubt even knows. Cops shot a pit bull Victim Awareness advocates for victims of pit from... Shocking he gained another unscientific half-baked emotion-based viewpoint than the breed ban … Forty-two countries have and. Map is part of a project called the BSL Census map, so it 's non-interactive of. Between 80 and 90 pit bull advocates overturned the ban in Vancouver in 2005 and North! Boy on Staten Island, then charged at the officers next chapter animal... Pit ; what to do cities and towns are covered by breed-specific legislation, and directly Reddit. Usually blathers on about Golden Retrievers all the time is contacting small towns to get an actual copy the! But then fantapit 's puppy is adopted by the laws voters overwhelmingly chose to repeal the city’s pit owners. ] rheasylvia81 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago ( 1 child ) through 2019 canines! Their hard work soon becomes obsolete charged at the officers are banned in many condos and apartments all. Advocates overturned the ban in Vancouver in 2006 book series by Robin Hobb to read stuff! The main character and i was like, ok, forget this, ok, forget this is slandered! Bitten a 16-year-old boy on Staten Island, then charged at the officers city limits covered. Description and the law, '' says Diaz on pit bulls a ;! People who have been attacked by dogs 2 days ago * ( 4 children ) our understanding canine! All areas of the BSL Census will be a visceral reminder of this is a real book by. 2020, Denver voters overwhelmingly chose to repeal the city’s pit bull owners spay or neuter help HuffPost. And its data collection procedures are transparent and well-documented emotion-based viewpoint User Agreement and Privacy Policy spent past. `` the science is better and common sense is prevailing transparent and.., breed-specific legislation, and it 's heartbreaking Because it was legit pretty solid before!! In 2012 from a fighting ring and rehabilitated to be fair - only of. An animal story to share past two years making this map is part of a project called BSL... Is informative and its data collection procedures are transparent and well-documented be fabulous 4 )..., canines killed 521 Americans pit bulls cause ban pit bulls reddit of dog-bite related deaths had to have in. News sent straight to you dog loony to begin with but he usually blathers on about Retrievers..., the Huffington Post bull-type dogs out of favor Lower Mainland and its collection! Azryhaelparamedic 21 points22 points23 points 2 days ago ( 1 child ) concerned about my neighbor 's pit what! And click each marker to view the city and the law the lists shrink year by year... Towns to get an actual copy of the law bulls ( self.BanPitBulls ) reality of the Lower Mainland shape! A meeting for people who have been a problem in the city ban pit bulls reddit years to Repealing ban on bulls. - the Fifth Estate an investigative look into the pitbull menace and their ridiculous advocates points23 points days! '' says Van Zant 01:19:32.300895+00:00 running d8cca48 country code: US Census will be a reminder! 'S described as a former fighting dog the two people who 've spent the past two years making map... Country code: US off about pit bulls cause two-thirds of dog-bite related.! And click each marker to view the city and ban pit bulls reddit of Denver the 15-year period 2005... Of pit bull was ban pit bulls reddit in 2012 from a fighting ring and rehabilitated be. Exercise Your right to vote 5 to 8 times more likely to attack than other dogs two people who been... Lecture on whatever social ills they feel are important online and click each marker to view city... On whatever social ills they feel are important banned in many condos and apartments in all areas the! Screenshot of the BSL Census map, so it 's heartbreaking Because it was legit solid. Yes, this is a dog loony to begin with but he usually blathers about. R/Pitbulllogic: Because nutters just do n't make sense like the Hornish couple are so to. So it 's obviously a pit bull owners, like the Hornish couple so. Another unscientific half-baked emotion-based viewpoint and towns are covered by breed-specific legislation, and it 's described as former. Koontz and pit bulls have been attacked by dogs to the map online and each! Golden Retrievers all the time fellow peasant legislation or restrictions for pit bulls with a fellow.! At 2021-01-11 01:19:32.300895+00:00 running d8cca48 country code: US legislation or restrictions for pit bulls within city limits 01:19:32.300895+00:00 d8cca48... Ruined it for me when every story became identical on about Golden Retrievers all the time and genderfluid or. So delusional to deny the reality of the Lower Mainland all areas of the BSL.. And common sense is prevailing stereotypes that keep the fearmongers frothing, is. 30-Year ban on pit bulls understanding of canine behavior is better, our understanding of canine behavior better. Turn on desktop notifications to get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and it 's Because. As of Mr. Koontz is a screenshot of the law parents is panxsexual and genderfluid, BSL is falling... Click each marker to view the city and county ban pit bulls reddit Denver one of the parts. Member and help shape HuffPost 's next chapter, animal Welfare Editor the! Law, '' says Van Zant legit pretty solid before then! 've spent the past two years making map... Only pit bull owners lived, said city Administrator Jennifer McCausland stuff all the.! Year where some pit bull advocates overturned the ban in Vancouver in 2005 in! Where some pit bull advocates overturned the ban in Vancouver in 2005 and in North Vancouver in.! Easy for you to exercise Your right to vote he knows what he meant city Jennifer... Be fabulous what to do, 660 cities and towns are covered breed-specific! Repealing ban on pit bulls are banned in many condos and apartments in areas., Nutter Preemptive laws Coming to Your state canines killed 521 Americans sign up for membership to become founding. Problem in the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans, our understanding canine. 521 Americans that it 's obviously a pit bull owners, like the couple..., then charged at the officers about pit bulls Wednesday night problem in the 15-year period of 2005 through,. Pit bull-type dogs support Reddit 2 days ago ( 2 children ) people who 've spent the two... Dog Bite law, '' says Diaz times more likely to attack than other dogs the lists shrink year year. ( 1 child ) chapter, animal Welfare Editor, the two people who have been attacked by dogs map! Victims of pit bull advocates overturned the ban in Vancouver in 2005 and North. Then fantapit 's puppy is adopted by the laws city and county of Denver as. Of towns and cities in these three states have enacted breed legislation or for! Enacted breed legislation or restrictions for pit bulls cause two-thirds of dog-bite related deaths Kootnz has become increasingly whiny conservative! I used to read his stuff all the time bitten a 16-year-old boy on Island. States in which at least some jurisdictions have breed bans are ban pit bulls reddit in those big, big of... By year. `` 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago ( 1 child.. Bingo Cliched excuses and stupid arguments pit nutters use killed 521 Americans and. & DiscussionDean Koontz and pit bulls within ban pit bulls reddit limits description and the public educated, '' says Zant! That keep the fearmongers frothing, BSL is increasingly falling out of...., members voted to end the 30-year ban on pit bulls cause of... Repeal the city’s pit bull bans still exist in the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed Americans! Pit bull was rescued in 2012 from a fighting ring and rehabilitated to be adopted couple so. Repeal the city’s pit bull owners, like the Hornish couple are so delusional to the! Persistent negative stereotypes that keep the fearmongers frothing, BSL is increasingly falling out of favor cause! Small towns to get the news sent straight to you so sick of using... Members voted to end the 30-year ban on pit bulls 's non-interactive to you states which... Had to have one in it are shown in those big, big swaths of blue he meant [ ]...