Claim: Pending California legislation mandates the extermination of pit bulls.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
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This is about California legislation being passed to exterminate pit bulls. If it passes in California, it could be on it’s way to anywhere. Someone has to try to make a
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Origins: Reacting to a number of horrific attacks by pit bulls, including the June 2005 death of 12-year-old Nicholas Faibish, the June 2005 facial mauling of 8-year-old Annette Rojas, and the June 2001 mauling of 10-year-old Shawn Jones, in 2005 the California legislature considered and then passed a bill that gave local governments the power to dictate spaying and neutering policies for specific breeds of dogs. The bill,
SB 861 does not give local jurisdictions the authority to ban specific breeds or to require the extermination of certain types of
Yet some pet owners fear
The e-mailed and MySpace’d alert, which claims the California legislature is contemplating a bill to have all the state’s pit bulls put down, began in
Barbara “misread” Mikkelson
Last updated: 8 August 2011
Geissinger, Steve. “Senate Approves Bill to Restrict Dog Breeds.” Whittier Daily News. 23 August 2005. Gledhill, Lynda. “Bill on Animal Control Sent to the Governor.” The San Francisco Chronicle. 1 September 2005 (p. B3). Associated Press. “Assembly Approves Bill Aimed at Regulating Vicious Dogs.” 22 August 2005.