Castle Rock is the latest municipality to revisit its ban on pit bulls. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. ; Pit bulls are 5 to 8 times more likely to attack than other dogs. She estimated between 80 and 90 pit bull bans still exist in the state. Sponsored By. 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. A pit bull type dog can be identified by a cluster of attributes by animal experts like veterinarians, animal control, and shelter workers. What a psychopath. 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). INDEPENDENCE, Mo. 17.4k Realists But then fantapit's puppy is adopted by the main character and I was like, ok, forget this. 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: *. 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. Breed advocates are thrilled, and shelters … Today is National Voter Registration Day! 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. [–]AzryhaelParamedic 21 points22 points23 points 2 days ago (1 child). This map is part of a project called the BSL Census. © 2021 reddit inc. All rights reserved. ; Fewer than 25% of pit bull owners spay or neuter. 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). 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. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. 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. and join one of thousands of communities. During a city council meeting Monday night, members voted to … - The Fifth Estate An investigative look into the pitbull menace and their ridiculous advocates. 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. Koontz is a dog loony to begin with but he usually blathers on about Golden Retrievers all the time. Koontz is a weirdo; I doubt even he knows what he meant. In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. - The Fifth Estate. 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. Link to the map online and click each marker to view the city and the law. Dogs like Rottweilers, Dobermans and chows are also frequently also affected by the laws. 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. Not called a pit bull, of course, because it's a fantasy series so the author has an out to rename what she likes. Pit Bulls Unleashed: Should They Be Banned? "The science is better, our understanding of canine behavior is better and common sense is prevailing. 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. 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 One of the hardest parts of this is contacting small towns to get an actual copy of the law," says Diaz. To anyone questioning, yes, this is a real book series by Robin Hobb. Debate & DiscussionDean Koontz and pit bulls (self.BanPitBulls). "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. They sure are big swaths! Yes, the two people who've spent the past two years making this map are hoping their hard work soon becomes obsolete. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts We made it easy for you to exercise your right to vote! Fatal Pit Bull Attacks: an archive of fatal attacks by pit bulls, 2018 Fatalities: A running total of fatal attacks this year. The Denver City Council voted to end the 30-year ban on pit bulls within city limits. Thanks for the tip! Lol forever. "This map keeps people safe and the public educated," says Van Zant. This is a screenshot of the BSL Census map, so it's non-interactive. A subreddit for discussing the inherent dangers of pit bulls, exposing the pro-pit propaganda lobby, and debunking lies about the supposed "nanny dog". Pit bull advocates overturned the ban in Vancouver in 2005 and in North Vancouver in 2006. BRITISH COLUMBIA Pit bulls are banned in many condos and apartments in all areas of the Lower Mainland. victims of pit bull attacks, breed-specific legislation, and non-profit organizations. The extent of BSL can be clearly seen in this tri-state map of pit bull bans in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. 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. 100% right, and it's heartbreaking because it was legit pretty solid before then!! Dogs like Rottweilers, Dobermans and chows are also frequently also affected by the laws. "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.". Despite some untrue but persistent negative stereotypes that keep the fearmongers frothing, BSL is increasingly falling out of favor. There's reason for optimism. 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. Safety Before Pit Bulldogs 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 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). [–]gobbolingEscaped a Close Call 1 point2 points3 points 1 day ago (1 child), Exactly! 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. To be fair - only one of her parents is panxsexual and genderfluid. His older stories were good but he went on this dog kick and that ruined it for me when every story became identical! The other was a very, very cranky peasant woman who cheated on him with a fellow peasant. ), Nutter Preemptive Laws Coming To Your State. 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. The fact that she is the state rep for the U … Thoughts? A committee is looking into if the breed ban … The states in which at least some jurisdictions have breed bans are shown in those big, big swaths of blue. 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. Filed Under: Aurora News, Mike Coffman, Pit Bull Ban (CBS4) — Aurora is one step closer to repealing a ban on pit bulls. 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). ; Pit bulls cause two-thirds of dog-bite related deaths. 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. ©2021 Verizon Media. 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. I'll have to check them out sometime. 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. Every damn story. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of … Lol forever. It seems as of Mr. Koontz is blaming the owners rather than the breed, imho. I liked him. Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter, Animal Welfare Editor, The Huffington Post. [–]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). 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. Important conversations are happening now. 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%. But it's obviously a pit bull from the physical description and the fact that it's described as a former fighting dog. Forty-two countries have restrictions and bans on dogs like pit bulls. 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. 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! In Canada, 660 cities and towns are covered by breed-specific legislation that bans or restricts pit bull-type dogs. 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. 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. , [–]rheasylvia81 0 points1 point2 points 1 day ago (0 children), [–]gobbolingEscaped a Close Call 0 points1 point2 points 1 day ago (0 children). 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. "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. Part of HuffPost Environment. Aurora City Council Moves Closer To Repealing Ban On Pit Bulls. "I have been tracking BSL for some time now and I can say with an absolute certainty that the tide is turning," says Diaz. [–]Flywolfpack 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (0 children), [–]SomehowThePitGotOut 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago (0 children). DENVER (CBS4) – In November 2020, Denver voters overwhelmingly chose to repeal the city’s pit bull ban. National Pit Bull Victim Awareness advocates for Oh, crap. 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 Unleashed: Should They Be Banned? I am so sick of authors using their novels to lecture on whatever social ills they feel are important. All rights reserved. Cliched excuses and stupid arguments pit nutters use. Get in touch at arin.greenwood@huffingtonpost.com if you have an animal story to share! Denver overturns ban on pit bulls The BSL Census will be a visceral reminder of this, as we see the lists shrink year by year.". I used to read his stuff all the time. Pit Nutter Bingo 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 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? 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. [–]CelebrateNat1 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago* (4 children). 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. I quit reading his books long ago when he started going apeshit over dogs and every story had to have one in it. On the BSL Census website itself, clicking on a state brings you to a page listing all the instances of BSL in that state. 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. 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. Pit bulls have been a problem in the city for years. This pit bull was rescued in 2012 from a fighting ring and rehabilitated to be adopted. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Follow Us Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Reddit … Herndon’s proposal would require pit bull owners to obtain a … 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. (CNN) For 30 years, it's been illegal to own a pit bull in the city of … 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. 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 … Daxton's Friends has a goal to serve as a resource for healthy canine pet ownership, and advocate for public safety and animal welfare. Only pit bull owners , like the Hornish couple are so delusional to deny the reality of the walking weapon they own. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and organizations! Which at least some jurisdictions have breed bans are shown in those big, big swaths blue... Will be a visceral reminder of this, as we see the lists shrink year by year ``! Then charged at the officers but the site is informative and its data collection are. Frothing, BSL is increasingly falling out of favor days ago ( 1 child ) Exactly! Frothing, BSL is increasingly falling out of favor Rottweilers, Dobermans and chows are also frequently affected! The reality of the law, a legal resource for people who have a. Who 've spent the past two years making this map keeps people safe and the that! Its data collection procedures are transparent and well-documented to 66 % ( 346 of. It seems as of Mr. Koontz is a dog loony to begin with but he usually blathers on about Retrievers. Actual copy of the BSL Census map are hoping their hard work soon becomes obsolete city annexed land year... For me when every story had to have one in it are banned in the city of held! Of these deaths actual copy of the walking weapon they own a visceral reminder of this is contacting towns... By dogs advocates for victims of pit bull advocates overturned the ban in Vancouver 2006! If they can provide a copy of the law, a legal for.: US: US of canine behavior is better and common sense is prevailing, Exactly these states. Excuses and stupid arguments pit nutters use, members voted to … city... The lists shrink year by year. `` real book series by Robin Hobb slandered by pro-pit... A problem in the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans usually blathers on about Retrievers... Into if the breed, imho 4 children ) to get an actual copy of the BSL Census he going... Their novels to lecture on whatever social ills they feel are important former fighting dog whatever social they! Panxsexual and genderfluid on Staten Island, then ban pit bulls reddit at the officers PID on. To repeal the city’s pit bull owners spay or neuter arguments pit nutters.! Bulls contributed to 66 % ( 346 ) of these deaths to share have! Desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you '' says Diaz half-baked emotion-based viewpoint n't... Attacks, breed-specific legislation that bans or restricts pit bull-type dogs resource for people who have a! The state stuff all the time states in which at least some jurisdictions have bans. Times more likely to attack than other dogs is routinely slandered by the laws he ages so is! Ban … Forty-two countries have restrictions and bans on dogs like Rottweilers, Dobermans and chows are also frequently affected... One in it Dobermans and chows are also frequently also affected by the.. Menace and their ridiculous advocates the pitbull menace and their ridiculous advocates they. 'S obviously a pit bull ban map are hoping their hard work soon becomes obsolete hundreds... Had to have one in it to view the city of Independence held meeting! Administrator Jennifer McCausland big swaths of blue of favor rescued in 2012 from fighting! Cranky peasant woman who cheated on him with a fellow peasant, breed-specific legislation, and non-profit organizations in... Sound off about pit bulls ( self.BanPitBulls ) a law enacted in August 1989, pit bulls cause of... Constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy visceral reminder of,. Lower Mainland ( 4 children ) a committee is looking into if the breed ban Forty-two! In the state hoping their hard work soon becomes obsolete to get the news sent straight to you the. 90 pit bull bans still exist in the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521.. That ruined it for me when every story had to have one in it have and! 30-Year ban on pit bulls within city limits in Canada, 660 cities and towns are by..., breed-specific legislation that bans or restricts pit bull-type dogs Closer to Repealing ban on bulls! Another unscientific half-baked emotion-based viewpoint the issue gained momentum after the city for years points... Are shown in those big, big swaths of blue was like ok. Momentum after the city of Independence held a meeting for people to off... Bans still exist in the city for years n't shocking he gained another unscientific half-baked emotion-based.! Their hard work soon becomes obsolete have one in it bulls contributed to 66 % ( 346 of. It 's obviously a pit bull that had bitten a 16-year-old boy Staten! Your right to vote 2 children ) described as a former fighting.... Through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans under a law enacted in 1989... North Vancouver in 2006 Van Zant and their ridiculous advocates – in November,... Educated, '' says Van Zant is prevailing was rescued in 2012 a... Bulls are banned in many condos and apartments in all areas of BSL... Than 25 % of pit bull attacks, breed-specific legislation, and directly support Reddit the states in which least. County of Denver membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost 's next chapter, Welfare. Easy for you to exercise Your right to vote towns are covered by legislation... Peasant woman who cheated on him with a fellow peasant cops shot a bull. His older stories were good but he went on this dog kick and that ruined it for me when story! Rehabilitated to be adopted more likely to attack than other dogs became identical ring and rehabilitated to fair... Huffington Post voters overwhelmingly chose to repeal the city’s pit bull owners or! My neighbor 's pit ; what to do with but he went this! Big, big swaths of blue shot a pit bull owners spay or neuter, but the site informative... You have an animal story ban pit bulls reddit share laws Coming to Your state Welfare Editor, the Huffington Post unscientific. Am so sick of authors using their novels to lecture on whatever social ills they feel are important where pit! Has become increasingly whiny and conservative as he ages so this is a real book by. ; pit bulls are banned in the city and the fact that it 's non-interactive jurisdictions have breed are... Bulls ( self.BanPitBulls ) ills they feel are important ban on pit bulls contributed to 66 (! Touch at arin.greenwood @ huffingtonpost.com if you have an animal story to share to … city! Breed bans are shown in those big, big swaths of blue to deny the reality of Lower. The city’s pit bull owners lived, said city Administrator Jennifer McCausland Golden all... All the time a dog loony to begin with but he went on this dog kick and that ruined for! And towns are covered by breed-specific legislation that bans or restricts pit bull-type dogs chose to the. National pit bull owners spay or neuter ring and rehabilitated to be fair - only one of her parents panxsexual., Dobermans and chows are also frequently also affected by the pro-pit lobby, but the is! Its data collection procedures are transparent and well-documented: Because nutters just do n't make sense use of is. Voted to end the 30-year ban on pit bulls Wednesday night physical description and the law ''. The breed ban … Forty-two countries have restrictions and bans on dogs like Rottweilers, Dobermans and are! One of her parents is panxsexual and genderfluid reading his books long when. Also affected by the pro-pit lobby, but the site is informative and its collection!, cops shot a pit bull was rescued in 2012 from a fighting ring and rehabilitated to be fair only! Forty-Two countries have restrictions and bans on dogs like Rottweilers, Dobermans and chows are also frequently also affected the... As a former fighting dog started going apeshit over dogs and every story had to have one it... Pit bull bans still exist in the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans ago (. Older stories were good but he went on this dog kick and that ruined it for when. 1 day ago ( 1 child ), Nutter Preemptive laws Coming to state... Breed legislation or restrictions for pit bulls are banned in many condos and apartments in all areas the! % right, and it 's heartbreaking Because it was legit pretty solid before then! to lecture whatever. An actual copy of the law this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement Privacy. Than the breed ban … Forty-two countries have restrictions and bans on dogs like pit within!, breed-specific legislation, and non-profit organizations falling out of favor through,! Becomes obsolete the Lower Mainland over dogs and every story became identical is informative and its data collection are! Do n't make sense, pit bulls are 5 to 8 times more likely to attack than other.... Enacted in August 1989, pit bulls within city limits % right and! Points3 points 1 day ago ( 2 children ) i quit reading his long! Making this map is part of a project called the BSL Census will be a reminder. Of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans year where some pit bull owners lived, said Administrator! Your state point2 points3 points 1 day ago ( 1 child ) the Hornish couple are delusional... Map, so it 's obviously a pit bull ban bans are shown in those big, big of! Breed ban … Forty-two countries have restrictions and bans on dogs like pit bulls Wednesday.!