Experts: Woman’s killing doesn’t mean pit bulls are a dangerous breed

    A Philadelphia woman was mauled to death and a 10 year old boy critically injured after three pitbull attacks in as many days. Some experts worry the attacks will further stigmatize pitbulls as an inherently viscious breed.

    A Philadelphia woman was mauled to death and a 10 year old boy critically injured after three pitbull attacks in as many days. Some experts worry the attacks will further stigmatize pitbulls as an inherently viscious breed.

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    A 38-year old woman was killed on Saturday by her mother’s pit bull after the two argued in her mother’s Fishtown home.

    Pit bulls are a controversial breed that some owners value for their loyalty, but others train for fighting.

    Karen Delise is with the National Canine Research Council. She says there’s nothing in the natural disposition of pit bulls that make them more aggressive than any other type of dog.

    Delise: Instead of looking at the individual circumstances in the case we try to look back and look at the whole population of dogs – which doesn’t make any sense. It doesn’t help us understand what happened in this particular case to talk about all the pit bulls in the country or their pre-disposition. It really doesn’t make any sense.

    Delise says the weekend death is the first fatal pitbull attack in almost 50 years in Pennsylvania.

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