News that Rally’s the Cause

A collection of news stories about Lynn Media Group websites and Colleen Lynn. See more press coverage from DogsBite.org and Righthaven Victims.

August 11, 2015
Pit bulls are disproportionally dangerous. Why is Calgary importing more of them?
Barbara Kay | National Post | Commenting on the Strother case, Colleen Lynn, founder of Dogsbite.org, an advocacy site for victims of dangerous dogs, stated, “Currently, there is no way to reliably test for unpredictable pit bull aggression. The ‘state-of-the-art’ temperamental assessment test SAFER cannot measure…”

April 22, 2015
As family mourns, propaganda hides danger of pit bull attacks
Steve Blow, The Dallas Morning News | A tragic deception has been perpetrated on the American public, says Colleen Lynn of Austin. And the gruesome consequences were seen in Dallas last weekend. In a scene almost too sickening to imagine, a 2-month-old baby in a bouncy seat was attacked and fatally…

March 13, 2015
At Chapman forum, ‘Righthaven’ copyright outfit still controversial five years later
Steve Green, Orange County Register | Besides the attorneys who fought Righthaven, some activists sprang into action and said they were defending free speech on the Internet. Among them was Colleen Lynn, who started the website righthavenvictims.com, which “lists the victims of Righthaven ‘shakedown’…

July 7, 2014
Pit bull attacks leave lasting wounds, devastate families
Eric Veronikis, The Patriot-News | Colleen Lynn, founder and president of DogsBite.org, said Blouch’s statement minimizes human life. The nonprofit started tracking vital human fatality statistics, along with 18 other factors, because the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention stopped tracking the data in…

June 20, 2014
The Problem With Pit Bulls
Charlotte Alter, Time | “Why do herding dogs herd? Why do pointing dogs point? They don’t learn that behavior, that’s selective behavior,” says Colleen Lynn, president and founder of DogsBite.org, a national dog-bite-victims group dedicated to reducing dog attacks. “Pit bulls were specifically bred to…

March 11, 2014
Attitudes and laws against pit bulls soften
Bill Draper, Associated Press | Colleen Lynn, founder of DogsBite.org, pointed to a friend-of-the-court brief her organization submitted in a 2012 case in which the Maryland Court of Appeals declared pit bulls “inherently dangerous.” “Appellate courts agree with us. Doctors and surgeons agree with us. That is credibility…

June 19, 2013
Boy, 6, fatally bitten by relative’s dog
Henry K. Lee, San Francisco Chronicle | A 6-year-old boy who was playing with a relative’s dog in Union City died after the animal bit him … According to Colleen Lynn, director of the nonprofit DogsBite.org in Texas, pit bulls kill more people than any other breed. From 2005 to 2012, pit bulls killed 151 people in the U.S…

May 24, 2013
The Front Burner: Banning pit bulls saves lives and protects the innocent
Colleen Lynn Guest Columnist, Orlando Sentinel | So far this year, 13 of the 14 Americans who have been killed by dogs — 93 percent — were killed by pit bulls and pit mixes. This is well above the average of 60 percent from 2005 to 2012. As the pit bull population rises, more human fatalities ensue. During the last…

March 28, 2013
Viewpoints: What can be done about dangerous dogs?
BBC News | Colleen Lynn – founder and president of DogsBite.org – “Every country should help establish a human victim-centred organisation with resources and statistical studies. This organisation should be independent of influence and funding by dog breeder, veterinarian and animal welfare groups.” We’re a US…

September 12, 2012
Hume: Certain dog breeds and owners combine for violence
Stephen Hume, The Vancouver Sun | Let’s face an unpleasant fact: Pit bulls and Rottweilers are the lethal, loaded weapons of the canine world. A study by DogsBite.org, a U.S.-based group seeking to reduce serious dog attacks, found that from 2006 to 2008, pit bull-type dogs killed 52 Americans…

August 18, 2012
Rebecca Carey, Georgia Student, Killed By Dogs She Rescued
Ron Dicker, The Huffington Post | “[The dogs] never showed any type of aggression…” DeKalb County Animal Control said in the news segment that he had worked on cases with horrible bites, but this was the county’s first fatal incident. There were 31 fatal dog attacks in 2011, according to DogsBite.org…

June 22, 2012
Spate of Pit Bull Attacks Has Nation on Alert
Jamie Reno, The Daily Beast | Colleen Lynn is in the former camp. The founder of Dogsbite.org, which collects data on dog attacks, said these latest pit bull attacks are “tragic, but they aren’t shocking to me. People who have pit bulls are in denial about this breed.” Lynn, herself a survivor of a pit bull attack, says 128 people…

May 3, 2012
Pit bull ruling outrages rescue groups, owners
White Johnson, CBS This Morning | Colleen Lynn, who runs an education website about dangerous dogs called DogsBite.org, wrote a brief to the Maryland court supporting the decision. She told CBS News, “When they attack, they don’t stop. This is what ends up killing people. Pit bulls are the top killing dog breed.”

February 2, 2012
As number of dog bites grow, debate over safety of breeds intensify
Cindy Horswell, Houston Chronicle | Colleen Lynn, who heads a national dog-bite victim group based in Austin, said 71 percent of the 31 dog-bite deaths recorded across the U.S. last year involved pit bull-type dogs. She describes them as “canine gladiators” known for their strength, tenacity and ability to ignore pain…

December 22, 2011
Dismantling of Righthaven appears under way with loss of website
Steve Green, VEGAS INC | The court-authorized dismantling of Las Vegas copyright company Righthaven LLC appeared to be under way Thursday, with the company losing control of its website to a receiver. As noted by the Righthaven Victims website critical of Righthaven, the righthaven.com website on Thursday…

December 7, 2011
Good dog, bad dog
Stathi Paxinos, The Age | Colleen Lynn, an American website designer, became a vocal advocate against pit-bull types after she was attacked by a pit bull while she was out running … “We don’t know which one is going to go off — nice pit bulls kill their owners. We do not say that every pit bull is born vicious. We do say…

August 12, 2011
Pacifica Tragedy Renews Pit Bull Debate
Justin Berton and Kevin Fagan, San Francisco Chronicle | Colleen Lynn, director of the nonprofit Dogs Bite in Texas, absolutely disagreed. Her organization contends that pit bulls kill more people than any other breed, and that at the very least every locality should pass laws requiring they be spayed and neutered…

June 20, 2011
Righthaven ‘Chilling Effect’ Prompts Nonprofit to Adjust
Steve Green, VEGAS INC | Sanders’ story is similar to that of Colleen Lynn, who regularly posted stories about vicious dog attacks on her nonprofit website but then had to worry about a Righthaven lawsuit. Lynn was so upset about Righthaven she started the Righthaven Victims website, which provides news…

February 11, 2011
Pit Bulls: Man’s Best Friend or Worst Enemy?
Sue Manning, Associated Press | Colleen Lynn said Vick’s dogs hadn’t been bred for generations like those in so many illegal fighting rings. But, she said, all fighting dogs should be euthanized because they are too unstable. Despite temperament tests given by some shelters, Lynn said a dog that has been trained to fight…

September 21, 2010
Righthaven Revisited
KNPR.org Nevada Public Radio | Texas resident Colleen Lynn, founder of Lynn Media Group and her cause-related website DogsBite.org, joins the discussion concerning Righthaven LLC, who has sued over 130 bloggers and web operators for copyright infringement. Other guests include: Eric Goldman, Peter Mennell…

September 9, 2010
Texas Woman Emerges as Vocal Critic of Copyright Lawsuit Firm
Steve Green, Las Vegas Sun | Colleen Lynn noted that Rightaven in some cases has sued Review-Journal sources and said: “DogsBite.org fears the day when a news agency sues us for copyright infringement after that same group quoted data from one of our freely-available dog bite fatality statistics. Lynn isn’t alone…

July 24, 2010
Pit Bull Factions Find Peace in S.F. Neuter Law
Carolyn Jones, San Francisco Chronicle | But even victims’ rights advocates say the dog itself is not to blame for irresponsible breeders and owners. “Every pit bull is born dangerous, but certainly not every pit bull is born vicious,” said Colleen Lynn, director of a Texas nonprofit called Dogs Bite, which lobbies for legislation…