The Maul Talk Manual — a guide to understanding the language of pit bull owners and advocates — is a collective and ongoing project. DogsBite.org and members of our community are the authors of this website. The Maul Talk Manual is only possible due to our collective and extensive understanding of the pit bull problem and the language used by pit bull owners, breeders, advocates and pro-pit bull lobbying groups (Maul Talkers) to ensure the continuation of the pit bull problem. The continuation of this 30-year old problem results in an obscene number of new innocent victims inflicted with permanent and disfiguring injury due to the pit bull’s lethal bite style.

The Maul Talk Manual and its creators hope to educate the public, lawmakers, doctors and media members about the “specialized” language used by Maul Talkers to hide the truth about the pit bull breed. Specifically, we have created 15 categories, which are also tagged by argument type, such as Black or White (view all tags). After reviewing our online manual it should become apparent to readers that nearly all Maul Talk stems from the pit bull community’s reaction to pit bull laws that U.S. cities began adopting in the mid 1980s. It is time to make Maul Talk transparent so that members of the public can view the pit bull problem for what it truly is: a continued carnage.

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From left: 1.) After a pet pit bull pounced on Savannah Gregg, knocked her to the ground and savagely bit into her neck, her grandmother described the incident as a “freak accident.” 2.) After Steven Hayashi’s pit bulls killed his step-grandson, Jacob Bisbee, he told reporters: “That’s what got me into this mess, just thinking that they’re just regular dogs.” 3.) After Barbara Erb’s “spoiled rotten” pit bulls killed her daughter, Christine Stabb, Erb’s husband said the dogs were just doing “what comes naturally to a dog.”