Dog owners dig in heels as debate over breed rages

Petition edges close to 100,000 signatures

As the public outcry to ban pit bulls gains momentum, the government this week met with breeders, its first move to determine what lies behind a series of vicious attacks that have stunned the nation. 

The department of agriculture and rural development met with pit bull breeders on Wednesday at the University of Pretoria to understand the cause behind the recent spike of incidents where pit bulls maul and kill children.  ..

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