Thursday, March 11, 2010

Elgin Backs off Pit Bull Legislation

Elgin had been considering breed specific legislation but has decided against it.

But council members will be vigilant. So dogs who may remotely resemble a bulldog - be on high alert, the council members are watching you!

There is some salient information in the article:
142, 120, 119.

The first is 2007 dog bites, next is 2008, last is 2009. See a trend?

For a town of 104,000, 119 reported dog bites a year is not all that significant. Even if there really are ten times that many bites, only about 1% of the population is bitten by a dog annually.

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