Saturday, October 16, 2010

BSL, Man-Made Solutions To Man-Made Problems, And Which Breed Should Be First On The List

I have already shared my thought on BSL in my earlier article What's Up With That: Breed Specific Legislation. Do check it out.

Today I want to take a look at the issue from a different perspective.

In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force.

In the US, an estimated 1,318,398 violent crimes occurred nationwide in 2009.

An estimated 15,241 persons were murdered nationwide in 2009. There were 5.0 murders per 100,000 inhabitants in 2009.

In 2009, the number of forcible rapes was estimated at 88,097. The rate of forcible rapes in 2009 was estimated at 56.6 per 100,000 female inhabitants.

There were an estimated 806,843 aggravated assaults in the US in 2009. In 2009, the estimated rate of aggravated assaults was 262.8 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants.

The total number of casualties in World War I, both military and civilian, were about 37 million: 16 million deaths and 21 million wounded. (source: wikipedia)

Over 60 million people were killed during World War II (source: wikipedia)

According to the government in Hanoi, 1,100,000 North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong military personnel were killed in the Vietnam War.

Rummel's review of the various data led to a mid-level estimate of 843,000 civilian deaths in both North and South Vietnam.
(source: wikipedia)

The Korean war left in its wake 4,000,000 military and civilian casualties.
(source: ete)

Just saying ...


  1. Point well played, Jana. And, for the record, I like unorthodox. Thanks for Blogging the Change!

    - Kim (and Amy by proxy)

  2. we should have a BSL for human breed? I couldn't agree more? And what a way to make a point I say wow already? wow :-)

  3. Hi Dino! Well, we are big on symptom-based treatment for everything aren't we? Without going to the root solutions are not real solutions.

    I said nothing, just listed some numbers :-)

  4. Want a response? Here goes. If you want a human BSL, it should be against rich white men that control huge corporations.

    WWI & WWII were of no concern to the US and Canada until the manufacturing corps started licking their chops in anticipation of the huge profits they could make making and selling weapons. The US deliberately turned away boat loads of Jews seeking asylum knowing full well that there was genocide going on in Germany.

    The US also knew that they would be a manufacturing mecca AFTER the WWII since Europe had the shit bombed out of it and had no working factories. That's why the 50's and 60's were the golden age of prosperity since anyone that wanted to buy anything had to get it from the US or Canada.

    So how's that for disturbing and crooked? Look at all the US and Canadian citizens died for corporate profits. Talk about sad..

  5. Hi Karen! One way or another, the problem lies with humans not the animals.

    Until we accept that, we won't come up with any real solutions.

  6. Wow, nicely put Jana! Thanks for speaking up for those that can't speak.

  7. amazing analogy; i would not have thought to go there. Shocking and effective.