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IN DEFENSE OF PIT BULLS
[THIRD Edition]
Boston Globe (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Boston, Mass.
Author: English, Bella
Date: Sep 7, 1987
Start Page: 21
Section: METRO
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After several incidents involving pit bulls, the City Council passed a law requiring the dogs to be chained and fenced in. If you own a pit bull, you cannot take your dog for his constitutional, at least not on public property. If you do, you will be fined $50, and Cujo will be banned forever from Lynn. (There are worse fates).

The living room is chock full of pit bull owners, some of them wearing "Pit Bulls: An Endangered Species" T-shirts. Then there are Exhibits A and B: Harley, a nine-year-old pit bull, and Petey, his seven-year-old son.

One woman has her baby in an infant seat on the floor, and Harley has gone over to sniff and nuzzle. [Deborah Grubb], who has two young daughters, is talking about the time Harley almost died: "He ate his way through the floor of a car and cut up his intestines." Baby and mother seem unfazed. Of course, the mother owns a pit bull, too.

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