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tribble April 16, 2014 at 01:36 pm
In case you want to see it, here is a jack Russell attack caught on video:Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsxCLxga0UU
BigIdeas April 16, 2014 at 01:46 pm
Sometimes there just aren't enough children around to feed these dogs and they go after an adult.
Winston Smith April 16, 2014 at 02:12 pm
BTW, celebrated lowlife, walking trash bag, animal torturer Michael Vick can be found on a teamRead More called the Jets which is in a giant tax exempt gambling cartel known as the NFL.
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Alex Cross April 16, 2014 at 01:39 pm
#Janis. Did your neighbor lose the ankle like this poor little girl. Her own pet.Read More http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/milly-anne-hemley-amazing-bravery-of-girl-1536646
Janis Mooradian April 16, 2014 at 01:45 pm
Not all of it - however, her budding career as a dancer was over.
Anna Bucciarelli April 16, 2014 at 02:03 pm
Janis I would like to see some facts re: the treatment of horses in Central Park. I have a hardRead More time conceiving that they are not treated well when they are an important money-making tourist attraction.
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Linda C April 16, 2014 at 01:01 pm
Unfortunately Jack I have tried to get the ordinance changed locally, but to no avail. Most alreadyRead More believe it is a law and others I gather can't be bothered. Not country either, a small town which should know better. The other aspect I would love to see changed is for compensation reasons; the courts view pets as property. Therefore you will only be compensated for the cost of a new dog - same breed. Nothing for emotional damage. Anyone who values their pet as a family member as I, knows the emotional toll it takes on both adults as well as children. When losing a pet at the hands of an irresponsible pet owner and getting a mere $1,200. to replace the so called property is outrageous, and needless to say not at all a large enough deterrent to punish the guilty party!
Jack Baillargeron April 16, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Hate to say it, but you need better lawyers. Most towns have the laws to keep their insuranceRead More premiums down. One major lawsuit with a good lawyer against the town will do it. I agree on the deterrent as laws are only useful to the honest law abiding citizen. We have animal courts in places in R.I. that determine viciousness and whether to put the dog down, also most town councils handle it around. The councils are the ones you have to put the fear in about a law suit for not having regulations in place to protect the safety of the public (not from dogs but irresponsible owners). That is the answer to all of this on the pitbull or any domesticated animal people own for pets.
Linda C April 16, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Agreed but the problem we are running into here is at the end of the tragedy, you are told the dogRead More belongs to the child (usually a teenager) and the parents refuse to take any responsibility at all. Even to the extent of telling authorities themselves to put the dog down. It's disgusting the measures some take to avoid responsibility and get away with it! You are correct the laws are there for the law abiding citizens, the rest couldn't careless.
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Maya April 14, 2014 at 08:31 pm
Boss Hog I see you changed your subtitle from "telling the whole story" to "helpingRead More people make decisions". Was that because I pointed out the FACT that you were NOT sharing the "whole story"? Let me point out something else, your NOT helping anyone with you simpleton approach to a Blog. I get it, you don't like certain dogs. It's your choice and your opinion. Your NON blog is just a collection of stories written by someone else and pictures that have nothing to do with the stories you recycle. It it exactly this biased reporting of a collection of horror stories about people being attacked that creates a fear of these dogs. Not all bully breed dogs are evil and bad. I feel bad for the people injured. It's terrible. But you neglect to tell the OTHERSIDE of the bully breeds. I personally know many pitbull type dogs that do good things but unfortunately we live in a drama addicted society so happy stories don't sell. you are in no way helping anyone. Try actually writing more than five bullet points about a terrible story. It would be nice to see some real discussion. It's unfortunate that many people hate these dogs based solely on the news instead of based on personal experience. I used to be that person until I actually met several pitbull dogs.
Jeremy McHugh April 14, 2014 at 08:46 pm
Hi Maya- I hopped back on this thread for one purpose- you and others on this thread have madeRead More sincere, intelligent comments. But you are ignoring the cardinal rule of the internet: Don't Feed the Trolls. Boss Hogg is a troll. His biased presentation of one sided material, "culled" (pun intended) from a broad, unrelated array of news sources, is classic trolling. Remember: Trolling is not just for the comments! The whole purpose of a blog can be to troll for outrage, and pageviews, as seems to be the case here.
Gary Renfrod April 15, 2014 at 06:33 am
You people all should get a life. By definition none of you who speak out against pit bulls haveRead More any first hand experience with pit bulls let alone owned, or taken care of one. My pit mix is the best, sweetest dog ever. And he was the eighth of seven prior fosters - some good, others great. I know there are bad dogs out there, and pits like any larger dog are powerful. So when they're bad, they're dangerous - but there's nothing unique to the breed that makes them so. By the way, my cocker spaniel/beagle mix is crazy and dangerous.
Carl Petersen III April 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm
New York Patriot April 14, 2014 at 10:08 AM "First, we have to stay focused on the fact thatRead More the author of the article is a Liberal propagandist. He espouses a point of view distorted through the lens of a Liberalism he believes in deeply... However, if the discussion is an examination of why there is an over-population of African-Americans in our prisons, then the discussion of family values must be central to the solution." ___________________________________________________ I love it when people do not even bother to read the blog before commenting.
New York Patriot April 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Truth - Use plastic wrap. First, this will piss off the lefty environmentalists to no end. Second,Read More The recipients are very visual and like to see what they are getting for free from your hard-earned dollars.
Joe R April 15, 2014 at 04:08 pm
Wow, what happened. My comment was deleted, I think I was hacked.
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tribble April 13, 2014 at 05:40 pm
Yes, lawyers will give you a free consult and much to think about. I'd call for an appointment.
CtLynn5 April 14, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Why is it when a person commits an act of violence people blame the weapon, the environment, theRead More ciminal's educational level, their upbringing, etc. but when a pit bull is violent it is the dog's fault?
Brian N April 16, 2014 at 01:54 pm
This person clearly just wants attention for their "propaganda". The best thing we can allRead More do is ignore it for what it is and move on.
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paul April 11, 2014 at 05:04 pm
I lived on base while in the U.S.N. for many years and dog attacks in general were very rare. TheRead More reason? Because you could get in big trouble if your dog bit someone, like loss of rank, fined, extra duty, or kicked out of the military. The military has banned Pit Bulls on bases because they have a bad track record in the civilian world and an insurance risk.
tribble April 11, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Paul, do you follow military news? Have you seen the new navy missiles and the new stealth warship?
anon April 11, 2014 at 05:28 pm
#Paul, you bring up a great point there - that there are hefty repercussions for any dog attacks andRead More it forces people to be responsible owners and actually handle their dogs properly. The same cannot be said with the general public. Sometimes the owners may get a fine, but some don't even bother registering, fixing, or getting rabies shots. The fines for that are very minimal. I think your answer poses a big question - shouldn't we have more in place that reprimands the owners? In some states, an owner that abuses or neglects a dog can still own a dog if they choose.
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John Murphy April 11, 2014 at 12:04 am
The term pit bull is a generic term used to describe dogs with similar physicalRead More characteristics. Usually a "pit bull" is considered one of several breeds including the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, or any mix thereof. In some parts of the world, the American Bulldog and Dogo Argentino are also classified as a "Pit Bull-type" dog, despite major genetic differences. Any dog that is mixed with a "bully breed"[citation needed] may also be called a "pit bull" including those that are descended from the English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Boston Terrierand Cane Corso.[2] The pit bull is not a distinct breed which may make it difficult for experts to identify,[3][4][5] and while mixed breed dogs are often labelled a "pit bull" if they have certain physical characteristics such as a square shaped head or bulky body type,[2] visual identification of mixed breed dogs is not recommended by the scholarly community.[3] So read and really think about it 6% come on the number is way higher than that for population.
Rachel April 11, 2014 at 12:22 am
I too would like to know what this Boss Hogg person's agenda is. What personal experience do youRead More have in animal rescue? It's apparent to me that they don't even know much about dogs in general. Do you have dogs? Are you aware of how many perfectly adoptable dogs are euthanized every day in America? Are you aware of how disregarded and abused dogs are in certain parts of the country? Are you aware of the dilemma of backyard breeding and inbreeding and how this contributes to the problem of aggressive dogs? What's your story, Boss Hogg? What do you *know* about dogs and rescue besides what you've googled on the internet to support your implied bias?
Gary Ortiz April 11, 2014 at 06:30 am
Again, I have owned pitbulls ever since I got bitten by one. My American bully has done extensiveRead More and Expensive training, If an owner isn't willing to put the time and effort into training and maintained training the dog, these breeds of dog revert to what they know. I didn't get my dog so I can have the Tough guy image, or so that people will be intimidated by me walking( that already happens). I got my dog and constantly(everyday) do some type of training with her because I respect the power they have. I've had children run up to pet her and she'll sit and allow them to pet her. I have socializeed her with every type of dogs, from show poodles to rotties, and because of all the training she has not once shown any type of aggression towards anyone or any animal. Most of the time she sit in front of me when someone comes up as to say she's waitning for me to say it's OK. or good girl. This blog is nothing more than a few google experts looking up stats, and facts. She is my protector and i am hers. So if you never owned a pit, then you can't really pass jugdement on those "idiots" or "pidiots" that do. I live in the area and anytime, anyone would like to see how a pit should act leet me know. It might just change your mind.Don't believe everyhting you hear or read about them and don't be scared, they might one day save your life.
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