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« Annapolis, MO Repeals Breed-Ban | Main | Kai returns home after Osawatomie, KS Breed Ban Repealed »

July 09, 2013


don cummings

good job putting statistics in perspective, there will always be those who misuse statistics as Mark Twain said, " There are 3 kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics"

Jon Dunn

Interesting - and very handy Brent.

Would there be a way to take it a step further and sort out how many dogs are affected amongst that 3%? Maybe an average number of pb's per community on an average city size or something?


Jon, I like the idea, but it would be impossible to determine something like that. The cities range in size from large cities like Miami and Denver to small communities of 50 people -- and the number of dogs impacted would likely vary dramatically depending on how long the ban had been in place and how strict they are with enforcement. I'm not sure there is any way to get anywhere close to a number like what you suggest. Whatever it is, it's still too many that are negatively impacted because of the stupid laws.

Jon Dunn

Oh, it would be fuzzy for sure.

Maybe we can have the Smithsonian take a look at that?

Too soon?



It would also be interesting to make a chart showing # of places passing BSL in the last 5 years, vs # of places OVERTURNING BSL, especially if you include population statistics. The population of places overturning BSL FAR exceeds the population of places passing new BSL.


It's hard to believe that there are still lawmakers considering BSL in light of truth and knowledge and the places that have overturned the laws.

Unfortunately many lawmakers are only interested in looking like they care about the public.

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Any law that is specific to breed does not address the real problem,irresponsible.Did some talks and had a presence in the Spooky Pooch Parade.The new group argued with the council a lot...

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