Thursday, September 13, 2012

AUSTIN, RYAN CLINTON AND THE FALL OF NO KILL THERE

This is a re-print with permission of a blog post that is quite interesting.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012


RYAN CLINTON AND NO KILL TAKE A WHOOPING IN AUSTIN THANKS TO WWW.DOGSBITE.ORG




That's what it appears to be. A few weeks ago, Colleen Lynn of www.DogsBite.ORG, presented a factual report to the Public Safety Commission in Austin that plainly showed that a 35% jump in dog bites coincided with the city's adoption of No Kill. Ryan Clinton of No Kill presented his report. At the next meeting, these reports were discussed. Seems Ryan had no confidence in his report. Where were you that day, Ryan? You didn't bother to go to the meeting to "defend" your report. Could it be that you knew you would get reamed a new one so you stayed away?

Austin, TX - DogsBite.org recently reviewed 5-years of dog bite data gained from the City of Austin under the Freedom of Information Act. The data shows that dog bites have increased substantially since the city adopted a No-Kill policy in 2010. Between 2009 and 2011, dog bites increased 35%. The primary offenders of all bites were pit bulls and their mixes, responsible for 22% (1,288) followed by Labradors and their mixes, which inflicted 12% (682) during the 5-year period.
Year
Dog Bites
2007
1015
2008
1065
2009
1074
2010
1222
2011
1449
Total
5825
Top Biting Breeds 2007-2011
#
%
Pit bull
1288
22%
Labrador
682
12%
Chihuahua
476
8%
German Shepherd
334
6%
Uknown
223
4%
The City of Austin ended its Pet Licensing Program in 2008/2009. 

Seems this has gotten Ryan Clinton's panties all in a wad and he fired back with his own "report" which, of course, states there is no correlation between the adoption of No Kill and the 35% rise in dog bites in Travis County. 

However, the Public Safety Commission begs to differ. Seems they are a little upset about the poor report Ryan turned into them. Even taking to waving it in the air as they talked about being "very very disappointed" in the report. You did yourself in, Ryan and now your credibility is questioned. About time.

Commissioner (Vice Chair) Kim Rossmo speaking of Ryan's report to the Commission.

I just would have to say, I wanted to warn other commissioners that this is ... a very poor report.
Again we see the use of acronyms without explanations.
You'll note that this particular graph; we are not through 2012, so what may look like a drop has really no meaning. We don't know what the cut off point, what month it was.
They have no idea how to do a trend line.
Bottom line is the relevant issue is what has occurred since 2009. Going back to 2000 only washes out data.
I just pulled some of my own figures off my iPhone, and bottom line Travis County's population went up 3.6% since 2009. The number of bites went up 35%, which is a 30% per capita rate -- which is quite significant.
I don't know, it's only two years; it's hard to know if it is an ongoing thing, but I am very very disappointed in this report, which I think was designed to confuse not help us make a proper decision.
My final thing is, I am not quite sure why a mandatory neutering policy is in conflict with what they are trying to do, but I did not think this was designed to help us make the right decisions [holds up the report].
I would urge you all to be very careful looking at the report and feel free to examine the numbers yourself.

Poor little Ryan, his house of cards is falling, just like the house of cars of his Messiah has already fallen. Ryan is a slow learner, he hasn't jumped ship yet but he will before it is over. I must say it couldn't happen to a "nicer" guy. Stay tuned, Ryan, there is more.

4 comments:

  1. In many cases, “No-Kill” demands that all available resources immediately be redirected to caring for animals at the shelter and less or fewer resources be utilized to pick-up animals and enforce violations of animal welfare laws. The theory is, if fewer Officers are enforcing laws, fewer animals are picked up and you can achieve “No-Kill” almost overnight. Some municipalities in California are already using this model by saying they will no longer pick-up stray cats, will not accept owner surrendered animals, or other types of animals, and will close their shelters several days a week so people cannot bring animals to the shelter. I am sure the increased number of people being bitten in Austin is a result of similar limited admission programs being implemented in that area. Just let all of the animals run free and the pet-overpopulation problem will go aware. That is until more people are bitten or a major disease outbreak occurs among the free roaming stray animal populations.

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  2. No Kill and the breeders want no animal control laws or enforcement that prevent and punish animal abuse, because animal abuse is how breeders make their money.

    The AKC runs on puppy mill money.

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  3. Did you see the recent news about the friend of the man who contracted plague from one of these cruelly abandoned cats that No Kill tortures? She had plague too.

    http://www.
    myfoxchicago
    .com/story/19549332/
    lab-tests-
    show-woman-
    contracted-
    plague-from-
    cat

    This is what No Kill is doing to cats and people. All so breeders can get rich.

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