Author: Kenneth M. Phillips

American Bully Is Nothing But a Pit Bull

A group of American bully owners in Georgia is promoting the idea that their dogs should be given a second chance, along with all other pit bulls. They believe their dogs are different than pit bulls, and that canine violence is the result of how a dog is trained as opposed to what breed it […]
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S. Carolina’s Solution to the Pit Bull Problem

In the past 10 years, the South Carolina Department Of Health and Environmental Control recorded 74,433 incidents in which people were harmed by dogs, usually dog bite incidents. The explosion in the pitbull population is one of the contributors to this problem. There is a bill pending in the state legislature that could help solve […]
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Bad Dogs? The Post Office Bites Back

The whole neighborhood might suffer when a dog bites a letter carrier. The Post Office has the right to discontinue service on the entire block, and make people install special mailboxes on posts near the street. To avoid inconvenience and cost, neighbors should pressure dog owners to keep their dogs confined and prevent them from […]
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“Bite and Run” Should Be a Crime

Police are looking for the owner of a dog that bit two young boys who were playing in a park, sending both to the hospital with significant injuries. (See Police look for dog, owner after two children bitten at Kan. park.)  What is the difference between running from a fender-bender and running away with your […]
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Shelter, Rescue, Foster: the New Axis of Evil?

Phyllis M. Daugherty’s recent article about shelter dogs asks the question, “do California animal shelters and rescues have a right to release dangerous dogs?” (Phyllis M. Daugherty, Do CA Animal Shelter and Rescues Have a Right to Release Dangerous Dogs?, City Watch, June 2019.) It’s the right question at the right point in time. In the […]
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