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Pit Bull Poll

Informal Expo survey reveals 73 percent of respondents believe education is the answer to pit bull problems

Informal Expo survey reveals 73 percent of respondents believe education is the answer to pit bull problems

© India Lawson

At the opening session of this year’s Animal Care Expo in Anaheim, California, where the hot topic was pit bulls, conference attendees listened to the opinions and positions of three animal welfare executives: Wayne Pacelle of The Humane Society of the United States, Donna Reynolds of BAD RAP (Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit Bulls), and Ingrid Newkirk of PETA. And in turn, those attendees had a chance to tell The HSUS about their opinions and their organization’s experiences with pit bulls.

Before the session, The HSUS distributed a survey called “Pit Bulls in Your Community,” which asked about admission and adoption policies, intake, and the opinions of those polled. The organization received 134 responses.

Not surprisingly, the completed surveys indicated that pit bulls make up a large proportion of dogs entering shelters and rescues. When asked to estimate, the average figure given by attendees was 30 percent (excluding 0 percent and 100 percent answers). Thirty-eight percent of respondents indicated that pit bulls make up more than one third of their intake.

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