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The controversy surrounding pit bulls - the breed and their owners

  A recent horrific attack on a young girl by pit bulls has increased calls for banning or severely regulating the dogs. At the same time, many municipalities here and across the country are eliminating breed-specific regulations. Joining us today to discuss the controversy surrounding the animals and their owners, and whether breed specific regulations are effective, are Katy Blanton, co-founder of the Cincinnati Pit Crew, a ?pit bull? dog education, advocacy, and rescue organization,  Darah Williams, a certified professional dog trainer, and from Animal Behavior Associates in Littleton, Colorado. Dr. Suzanne Hetts and Dr. Daniel Estep.

For more information, check out:

http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/features/pit-bulls-safety

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/truth-about-pit-bulls

http://www.dogsbite.org/

In 2005, Maryanne Zeleznik came to 91.7 WVXU from WNKU where she served as News and Public Affairs Director for 20 years. At WVXU she is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday, and fills in to host Cincinnati Edition. As time allows, she covers daily news, produces local features, and contributes news stories to National Public Radio.