Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

Creature Talk

While Pit bulls are incredibly strong and can therefore inflict a dangerous wound if they do attack, they are by no means the only breed that bites. Not that I want to give Golden Retrievers or Springers a bad name - I’m just pointing out that any breed of dog can bite. They are loving and loyal animals. Besides, banning a breed is ineffective. Breed-specific legislation is stereotyping certain breeds as being vicious.

Black Bear

Animal Person

He was bleeding from several bullet wounds, and visibly in excruciating pain. I hadn’t yet perfected the art of not getting hysterical when I saw an injured animal, so I was quite a sight, I’m sure. And these fearful men say they’re helping the population, and that many animals would die from starvation if it weren’t for their valiant efforts.

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The Beautiful and Colorful Mourning Dove

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Even though the female lays only two eggs per nest attempt, they enjoy a protracted breeding season in which multiple nesting attempts can occur every 30 days, and in Southern locations, nearly year round. Eliminates bullet fragments in the wound channel as it forms a”mushroom” or peels back upon impact. Delivers devastating hydrostatic energy and shock to a game animal. North American breeding bird survey annual summary 1989, 3 US Fish & Wildlife Service.

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The Medicine Bird

10,000 Birds

Tamarack’s veterinarian, Dr. Kevin Ramey of Animal Ark Pet Hospital in Erie, PA (who donates his time), treated her with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and antibiotics, then five days later, surgically removed one hopelessly damaged talon. Also providing advice were Dr. Jamie Lindstrom of the VCA Northview Animal Hospital in Pittsburgh, and Dr. Erica Miller, formerly of Tri-State Bird Rescue in Delaware.

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