THS Study Finds Breed Specific Legislation Has Not Reduced Dog Bites
These research findings from the Toronto Humane Society show that there has been no significant drop in the number of dog bite cases in the area since a ban on pit bull dogs was implemented in Ontario, Canada in 2005.
In 2005, legislation was passed that required pit bulls and Staffordshire terriers to be muzzled in public. Since then, this survey shows that the pit bull ban has not resulted in a reduction in the number of dog bites in Ontario, Canada.
The statistics show a modest 10% drop in dog bites from 2004 to 2005, to slightly over 5,000 dog bites. Another slight drop was noted in 2006. However, since then, the number of dog bites has increased to the same level that was documented in 2005, when the law was first implemented.