Dogs are killing millions of people each year in the United States and worldwide, yet the U.S. government and animal rights groups have failed to do enough to protect them.
In the past, the federal government banned the breeding of certain dog breeds in the U: pit bulls, Belgian Malinois, and German Shepherds.
But the federal law was only recently changed to include some breed-specific restrictions, like a ban on breeding the “toxic” breeds of Labrador Retrievers.
As a result, a few dogs that have been around since the 1800s are now known to be dangerous to people and animals, including American Pit Bull Terriers.
In a recent study, researchers found that, since 2004, the number of deaths associated with American Pitbull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers has increased from about 7,000 to almost 23,000, and that the breed’s use in shelters and puppy mills has increased dramatically.
And some of the deaths have been linked to “toxin-induced illness” (TEI).
The study looked at the National Center for Health Statistics’ National Vital Statistics System data for deaths involving dogs that were born or adopted from 2010 to 2016.
It found that there were nearly 5,000 fatalities associated with dogs born in the 20 states that allowed the breed, which is a mix of dogs from both breeds.
In some states, more than half the deaths involved a dog that was born in an older breed.
The researchers, from the University of Michigan, concluded that “toxins from older dogs have been responsible for an average of 12 to 19% of the overall deaths.”
The report said that, for dogs from two breeds, “the number of fatalities per year with one type of dog was 1.7 to 5.9, while for dogs with two or more breeds, the numbers ranged from 0.7 and 1.4 to 2.0 and 2.4, respectively.”
In a press release, the group said that the study is an example of how “dogs bred to kill humans have a history of killing humans and are now a major source of human disease.”
“We want to make it clear that the public has a right to know that the ‘dangerous dogs’ they are breeding are not as safe as the breeds they are trying to protect,” the statement reads.
“We need to stop breeding dangerous dogs and make sure they are protected from their toxic effects.”