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Pit Bull Dog Attack #316291

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 23, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Jerry Bowen) Pit bull dog attack on city animal control ofr. Florence Crowel while investigating alleged attack by same dog earlier featured; details given, scenes shown. [Dog owner Joy HAUSER - warns Crowel she's releasing dog.] Incident noted underscoring growing ntl. controversy over pit bull breed. San Francisco council hearing said resulting from recent death of child James Soto by pit bull. [Dog owner Michael BARRY - blames Soto's parents.] Breed said dog of choice among drug dealers; number pit bulls guarding Barry's marijuana plants cited as example [San Francisco chapter of Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals spokesperson Richard AVANZINO - notes breed's popularity with criminal element.] [ASPCA spokesperson Madeline BERNSTEIN - cites breed's danger in wrong hands.] Cambridge, Massachusetts, said considering banning breed altogether following weekend attack. [WOMAN - wants action.] [HAUSER - offers dog in exchange for not being arrested.]

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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