Author: Kenneth M. Phillips

Owners of Vicious Dogs More Likely to be Convicted of Crimes, According to New Study

A new study published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence has confirmed a link between ownership of high-risk dog breeds and deviant behaviors, crimes against children and domestic violence. Read Ownership of High-Risk (“Vicious”) Dogs As a Marker for Deviant Behaviors, J. Interpersonal Violence, Volume 21 Number 12, December 2006 1616-1634.   Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s, the […]
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Man Bitten 150 Times by Pit Bulls

Hilbert Jones, 66 years old, was tending his garden when he was attacked by three pit bulls on November 6, 2006, in Lumberton, NC (USA). They bit him 150 times and yet he has survived.  In Robeson County, where this attack happened, there have been 94 dog bites since the beginning of this year. About […]
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“Racism against dogs…” – come again?

A newspaper quoted someone today as saying, “Breed-specific legislation is racism against dogs.” No, it is not. Invoking the fight against racism is not only irrational but also a slap in the face of anyone who seriously opposes discrimination against people based upon the color of their skin.  The term “racism” refers to human races, […]
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What Is It Like To Be Attacked By a Dog?

I do not believe that the owners of really dangerous dogs have any idea what it feels like to be attacked by one of them. Being surrounded by dogs, trying to fend them off, falling to the ground … and more … is something that these people just don’t think about.  I have represented people […]
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Poor Reporting of Dog Attack Does Disservice to Public

Instead of hearing important information about the patterns associated with violent dog attacks, so that they might be avoided, the public is often told that these events are like the strike of lightning, without rhyme or reason, something totally out of the blue that could never have been anticipated. That is actually rubbish.  An article […]
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