Here's a great article that I thought I would pass on... It's time to set the record straight! –Kim
Some Facts about Pit BullsJanuary 16, 2011
FACT: No single neutered household pet pit bull has ever killed anyone.
FACT: Pit bulls score at or below average for aggression when compared to other dogs. Temperament evaluations by the American Temperament Test Society give American pit bull terriers a very high passing rate of 82.6%. The average passing rate for the other 121 breeds of dogs in the tests was 77%.
FACT: And no, a pit bull's jaw does not lock.
FACT: The needless, senseless, killing of homeless pets at animal shelters comes at an enormous economic and moral cost. Public and private agencies spend $2.5 billion each year caring for and/or killing homeless dogs and cats. Pit bulls represent one in four of all animals taken into shelters. More than 80% of pit bulls in shelters will die before their second birthday.
StubbyDog is a non-profit organization, focused on changing public perceptions of pit bulls.
Source: http://stubbydog.org/2011/01/pit-bull-facts/ All photos by Bethany Obrecht.
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