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Posted by Chantelle Mackney on

HELP US SPREAD FACTS AND NOT FEAR BY SHARING.

Dog attacks induce fear, and fear leads to breed-specific legislation. It's natural for people to be shocked and scared when a bad attack happens, but it's important to keep things in perspective. Dog bite related fatalities are thankfully fairly uncommon. Death by furniture, bags, buckets, cattle and horses- not to mention heart disease or cancer – are statistically more likely.

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The graph below was inspired by the book “Dogs Bite (but balloons and slippers are more dangerous)”. The author looked at injuries to American workers and found that dog bite fatalities are almost unheard of compared to injuries by other animals or even inanimate objects – pretty striking when you think about the number of dogs around us and the number of vocations that put workers in proximity to animals.

It’s hard to obtain reliable statistics in these areas, but the data at hand tell us that dog bites are far from an epidemic. In 2013, the last year for which Statistics Canada data is available, no one in Canada was killed by a dog. In contrast, one Canadian died of measles, five from syphilis, 446 from homicide and 49,891 from heart disease.

For background on the #BSLbytes campaign visit the HugABull blog:
http://blog.hugabull.com/take-a-byte-out-of-bsl

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Sources and further reading:

https://www.amazon.ca/Dogs-Bite-Balloons-Slippers-Dangerous/dp/1888047186

https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cftb0186.pdf

http://www.chicobandido.com/dbrf-canada/

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