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. Besides, banning a breed is ineffective. “It’s the deed and not the breed,&# said David Kirkpatrick, spokesman for the American Veterinarian Medical Association.

Lick Granuloma

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This usually creates open wounds which increases the chances of infection. There are some breeds that are commonly affected by lick granuloma; these include Dobermans, Great Danes, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Border Collies. Lick granuloma is a serious skin problem in dogs and occurs when dogs continuously lick a certain area, which then becomes inflamed and sore. It tends to be most common on the legs; however any area can be affected.

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Black Bear

Animal Person

He was bleeding from several bullet wounds, and visibly in excruciating pain. Meanwhile, their targets aren’t starving or ill creatures at all; they aim for the big, healthy creatures who might breed a new generation of hardy animals. I stared into his eyes while envisioning him breaking free from the prison the men made of the truck, and the prison the men made of his now mortally-wounded body.

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