Sunday, January 18, 2009

- Dog bites up in Lucas County, pit bull seizures down

Lucas County is home to Tom Skeldon, dog killer extraordinaire. New information available states that pit bull seizures were down 33% in 2008 than in 2007. Dog bites are up, though from 329 to 403 in 2008. I don't know what Lucas County's dog bite stats are for the past 10 years or so and with a population of 445,000, having 403 reported dog bites is hardly newsworthy.

What *is* newsworthy is this: Dog bites have not decreased because pit bulls have been banned or severely regulated. Overall euthanasia rates in Lucas County has NOT decreased significantly - in 30 years, the euthanasia rate has only decreased 11% Eleven percent!
Compare that with Bay County Animal Control in Florida which in one year reduced euthanasia rates from 76% to 58%.

So nobody is "safer" from dogs in Lucas County because of a pit bull restriction/ban and dogs are certainly not any safer.

1 comment:

The Christian Man said...

According to some Los Angeles dog bite lawyers I regularly lunch with, no matter how rare, you should be protected against a dogbite. This goes towards both owners and victims, so be safe out there!