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"U.S. Army Bans Pit Bulls & Rottweilers," by Animal People News, April 2009

"U.S. Army Bans Pit Bulls & Rottweilers," by Animal People News, April 2009

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Merritt Clifton, "U.S. Army Bans Pit Bulls & Rottweilers," Animal People News, April 2009

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Army commanders at more than 40 bases around the world are moving to implement a new “Pet Policy for Privatized Housing Under the Army’s Residential Communities Initiative Privatization Program,” which prohibits pit bull terriers, Rottweilers, Doberman pinschers, chows, and wolf hybrids.
Issued as an order on January 5, 2009, the new Army policy also limits personnel living in base housing to keeping no more than two dogs or cats, forbids keeping exotic pets and farm animals, requires all pets to be microchipped for identification, and forbids keeping pets “tied or staked outside the home or any building.”
The order further prohibits keeping “Any other dog who demonstrates a propensity for dominance or aggressive behavior,” indicated by “Unprovoked barking, growling or snarling at people approaching the animal, aggressively running along fence lines when people are present, biting or scratching people,” or “escaping confinement or restriction to chase people.”

Learn more about military breed-specific laws:
http://www.dogsbite.org/legislating-dogs-military-bases.htm
Merritt Clifton, "U.S. Army Bans Pit Bulls & Rottweilers," Animal People News, April 2009

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Army commanders at more than 40 bases around the world are moving to implement a new “Pet Policy for Privatized Housing Under the Army’s Residential Communities Initiative Privatization Program,” which prohibits pit bull terriers, Rottweilers, Doberman pinschers, chows, and wolf hybrids.
Issued as an order on January 5, 2009, the new Army policy also limits personnel living in base housing to keeping no more than two dogs or cats, forbids keeping exotic pets and farm animals, requires all pets to be microchipped for identification, and forbids keeping pets “tied or staked outside the home or any building.”
The order further prohibits keeping “Any other dog who demonstrates a propensity for dominance or aggressive behavior,” indicated by “Unprovoked barking, growling or snarling at people approaching the animal, aggressively running along fence lines when people are present, biting or scratching people,” or “escaping confinement or restriction to chase people.”

Learn more about military breed-specific laws:
http://www.dogsbite.org/legislating-dogs-military-bases.htm

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WASHINGTON D.C.––”
H i g hintakes of red or processed meat may increasethe risk of mortality,” National CancerInstitute researchers conservatively reported inthe March 23, 2009 edition of 
 Annals of  Internal Medicine
.
 Annals of Internal Medicine
is apeer-reviewed journal published by theAmerican Medical Association––and what thestudy authors actually found was the strongestscientific condemnation yet of the healtheffects of a meat-centered diet, regardless of the type of meat consumed.The National Cancer Institute exam-ined the relationship of diet and mortalityamong more than half a million middle-agedand elderly Americans from 1995 until theend of 2005. The participants, all between 52and 71 years old, joined the study by com-pleting a 124-question survey about their eat-ing habits, distributed by the AmericanAssociation of Retired Persons.“Follow-up for vital status was per-formed by annual linkage of the cohort to theSocial Security Administration Death MasterFile, and cause of death information was pro-vided by follow-up searches of the NationalDeath Index,” explained study authorsRashmi Sinha, Amanda J. Cross, Barry I.Graubard, Michael F. Leitzmann, and ArthurSchatzkin.The authors corrected the findingsto exclude the effects of smoking. The studyexamined many other potential variablesaffecting mortality, but none of the othersappeared to have statistical significanceapproaching that of meat consumption––espe-cially red and processed meat intake.There were 47,976 male deaths and23,276 female deaths among the study cohortof 322,263 men and 223,390 women.“Red and processed meat intakeswere associated with modest increases in totalmortality, cancer mortality, and cardiovascu-lar disease mortality,” Sinha
et al 
found, ascompared to the norms of the study group.But the differences between the peo-ple who ate the most red and processed meatand those who ate the least were much greater.The 20% of men who ate the most red meatwere 35% more likely to likely to die than thesova, a longtime critic of the White Sea sealhunt, called the ban “a fantastic achieve-ment.” Vorontsova heads Moscow office of the International Fund for Animal Welfare.Momentum toward the ban built,recalled a written statement from theMoscow-based animal rights group VITA,after VITA members in March 2008 took adelegation of Russian celebrities to witnessthe annual seal pup massacre.“Countless TV clips that followedthe event led to the Russian ban,saidVITA. Early indications of an eventual posi-tive response from the Kremlin included anaward presented to VITA by the Russian
WASHINGTON D.C.–– 
U.S. Armycommanders at more than 40 bases around theworld are moving to implement a new “PetPolicy for Privatized Housing Under theArmy’s Residential Communities InitiativePrivatization Program,” which prohibits pitbull terriers, Rottweilers, Doberman pinsch-ers, chows, and wolf hybrids.Issued as an order on January 5,2009, the new Army policy also limits person-nel living in base housing to keeping no morethan two dogs or cats, forbids keeping exoticpets and farm animals, requires all pets to bemicrochipped for identification, and forbidskeeping pets “tied or staked outside the homeor any building.”The order further prohibits keeping“Any other dog who demonstrates a propensityfor dominance or aggressive behavior,” indi-cated by “Unprovoked barking, growling orsnarling at people approaching the animal,aggressively running along fence lines whenpeople are present, biting or scratching peo-ple,” or “escaping confinement or restrictionto chase people.”Additional provisions of order stipu-late that “Voice command is not an acceptablemeans of control,” that “Pets are not allowedin playgrounds or tot lots at any time,” andthat pet keepers in military housing must“Maintain appropriate, humane care of pets(e.g. food, water, shelter from extreme weath-er, etc.).”The Army became the first branch of the U.S. armed services to adopt breed-specificlegislation after at least six dog attack fatalitiesin five years and one near-fatal mauling eitheroccurred in military housing or involved per-sonnel who had lived in military housing. Of the nine dogs involved, five were pit bulls,two were Rotttweilers, and two were Siberianhuskies, not included in the Army order.Most recently, in May 2008, a visi-tor’s pit bull killed a three-year-old boy at
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(continued on page 9) Pit bull terrier. (Kim Bartlett)The USDA on March 14, 2009 banned slaughtering downed cattle. [Page 13.] (Kim Bartlett)
 News For People Who Care
April 2009Volume XIX, #3
 About Animals
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U.S. Army bans pit bulls & Rottweilers
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Meat kills, confirms National CancerInstitute study of half million Americans

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