Cuddly Killers: Should Pit Bulls Be Legal?

  • Back in 1980, Hollywood, Florida became the first locality in the country to crack down on pit bulls after a dog scalped a 6-year-old boy and mangled his face.
  • The city required pit bull owners to have $25,000 in personal liability insurance, but two years later a judge scrapped the law, saying there was not enough evidence that pit bulls are more dangerous than other dogs.
  • About 1,200 U.S. cities currently regulate pit bulls, estimates.
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