Public mistrust of pit bulls has been put back in the spotlight in Florida after a recent incident where a dog killed a 1-week-old baby. Several states and cities have passed ordinances that ban the dogs, but pit bull advocacy groups insist that pit bulls are no more dangerous than other dog breeds. The American Humane Society says breed-specific laws "can unnecessarily discriminate against dogs that are not dangerous, and does little to protect the community from dog bite incidents."

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