Monday, April 25, 2016
DAVENPORT IA - BARB ICKES - THE QUAD-CITY TIMES - INTERVIEW WITH PLASTIC SURGEON DR. BENJAMIN VAN RAALTE - "IT WASN'T UNTIL THE PIT BULLS BECAME POPULAR THAT I STARTED SEEING THE REALLY VICIOUS ATTACKS - IN 2016, WE NEED TO SAY WE'RE DONE BREEDING PIT BULLS - IT'S PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO BE A WEAPON"
(Louis Brems, Quad-City Times)
Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte, plastic Surgeon points to a scar of a 6-year-old who was attacked by a pit bull. The patient required an initial surgical repair and two surgical revisions. Van Raalte, who wants to ban the breeding of pit bulls, has repaired the faces of 100 people bitten or mauled by dogs and more than half were pit bull bites.