As one can see from the original 1987 graphic (bottom left), which depicts the face of a vicious pit bull representing the “head count” of human fatalities, the only thing different today is the increased number of deaths inflicted by pit bulls. The graphic was published along side an article in The New Mexican on August 10, 1987 (See page 2: NM town’s plan to bar pit bulls draws opposition). At that time, the public was horrified at the number of fatal pit bull attacks; there had been 5 so far into 1987 (June 25, 1987). Continued Maul Talk, junk “identification” studies and the engine beneath The Pit Bull Propaganda Machine will lead to many more savage deaths by these dogs. It is a societal disgrace.
The solution to this longstanding problem is through breed-specific legislation.