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The Proceedings of the workshop includes an overview of the issue of dog bites and the relative importance of the pit bull terrier as of the summer of 1986 as well as contributions by Dr Randall Lockwood and Kate Rindy of the Humane Society of the U.S., Dr Amy Marder (a veterinary behaviorist at Tufts Veterinary School), Janis Schroeder, a canine control officer from Connecticut, Joseph Weil, an attorney from Florida and David Sholes, a Rhode Island Senator involved in passing a vicious dog law in the state, and a guidance document on dangerous dogs being distributed in 1986 by the Humane Society of the United States.