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October 24, 2016

At the end of September, the City Council of Montreal voted in favor of a bylaw that would make it illegal for people to acquire new pit bulls in the City.  Though those who currently own pit bulls may keep their pets, they must purchase a $115 permit and follow certai...

June 24, 2016

In 2014, James Reed was convicted of eleven counts of felony animal fighting and eleven counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty after police found Reed had twenty-nine pit bulls on his property.  Many of the dogs had injuries and scarring suggesting dog fighting and had "...

February 15, 2016

A new study from the University of Florida has revealed that animal shelters often mislabel dogs as "pit bulls."  The study tested the breed assessments made by employees from four different animal shelters on 120 dogs.  The employees included four veterinarians and al...

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