Fulton County, Ga. — A woman whose son was mauled to death by a pit bull terrier wants Georgia lawmakers to ban the breed from the state.
WSB-TV reports Angela Rutledge began her campaign to ban pit bulls after her 2-year-old son was mauled to death by her family's dog in April 2012. The Fulton County woman headed Tuesday to the steps of the state capitol in Atlanta.
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Rutledge says she has concluded pit bulls are "an aggressive breed" that can pose a danger even to their owners.
She was being joined at the statehouse rally by Jeff Borchardt of Wisconsin, who founded the group Daxton's Friends for Canine Education and Awareness after his 14-month-old son was killed by pit bulls, WSB-TV reported.