Toronto’s real dog bite data

Why the Toronto Star’s October 2014 editorial saying that Ontario’s “pit bull” ban has worked is not only misleading, but also uses statistics that are scientifically impossible to obtain with any accuracy.

Witch! Witch!

Earlier this year, I introduced someone to the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. When we got to the Witch scene, I was struck by the similarities between a “witch hunt” and a “pit bull hunt”.

The media’s role in breed-specific legislation

I originally wrote this article in August 2006. I’m reposting it after my radio interview today because the whole process of preparing for the interview has revived some of my thoughts on the role of media in breed-specific legislation.


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