Engineering_is_life t1_ja3a4qj wrote

According to CDC dog bite statistics, more than 4.5 million people report being bitten by dogs each year in the United States.

More than 800,000 people per year report requiring medical attention for their dog bites.

About 30–50 people are killed by dogs each year. In 2020, 46 people were killed.

Children are the most common victims of dog bites.

Between 2000–2018, 45.9% of dog bite deaths occurred in people under 16 years old

Over 13 years, the highest percentage of dog bite deaths were in children 2 years old or younger.

Dog bite injuries in children increased during 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic.

California and Texas reported the most dog bite fatalities between 2005–2017.

More than 25 breeds were responsible for dog attack fatalities over the 20 years examined by this study.

4% of dog bite fatalities were not caused by the family pet.

In 2019, only 10% of the reported dog bite deaths could be linked to a specific breed.

Pit Bull-type dogs and Rottweilers were held responsible for 75% of the fatal attacks where the breed was identified.

Dogs with short, wide heads who weigh between 66–100 pounds are most likely to bite.

The three breeds with the highest percentage of reported dog bites in one study were Pit Bulls, mixed breeds, and German Shepherds.

A survey conducted in Colorado in 2007–2008 found that Labrador Retrievers were responsible for the most dog bites in the state during that year.

More than 700 cities have breed-specific laws or breed bans as of 2020.

$854 million was paid by insurance companies for dog bite injuries in 2020.

The average cost for a dog bite insurance claim in 2020 was $50,245.

More than 900 ER visits per day are for dog bite injuries.

9,500 people per year are hospitalized for dog bites.

There is no evidence that breed-specific laws make communities safer for people or companion animals. Following a thorough study of human fatalities resulting from dog bites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided to strongly oppose BSL. The CDC cited, among other problems, the inaccuracy of dog bite data and the difficulty in identifying dog breeds 


Engineering_is_life t1_j4h1tz0 wrote

>We’ve got how many church buildings in this city that have heated buildings that are sitting there, and we have all these people out here that are freezing in doorways. How about opening up some churches, things like that. I think until, as community, we say this matters it’s not going to change

Dude speaks his mind on top of being a compassionate human. Lots of respect


Engineering_is_life t1_ixiou0u wrote

That paper you linked doesn't say anything about finding right whales in the Gulf. It just says they're going to use passive acoustic sensors to listen for them. If anything it'll probably prove how rare it is.

You can look at the interactive map on and see just how uncommon it is for Right whales to enter the Gulf.

And why would they? It's far out of their way to come out of the Gulf of st Lawrence, loop around nova Scotia and come back up into the Gulf of Maine, then swim down and around to Nantucket sound. Georges Bank on the other hand is directly along their route. So that's where the damage is done


Engineering_is_life t1_ixijqwe wrote

Then why are Maine lobstermen supposed to take the fall on this?

Maine lobstermen operate in the Gulf of Maine, not Georges Bank. Right whales migrate through Georges Bank and not the Gulf of Maine. There's little to no interaction between them.

Only the fishing gear that's present in Georges Bank is harming the whales, and it's all Canadian. Give them shit, not Mainers.