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Anonymous Anonymous  |  1/22/2008 1:45 PM  |  Flag  
Postmortem Pit Bull advocacy...

There are actual service dogs trained to detect seizures before they occur. Obviously these Pit Bulls aren't cut out for that kind of work.

Anonymous schultz  |  1/22/2008 2:03 PM  |  Flag  
hmm.... did the seizure cause the attack or did the attack cause the seizure?

Anonymous Anonymous  |  1/22/2008 5:19 PM  |  Flag  
My best guess is that the siezure triggered the dogs high "prey drive", and they reacted by attacking.

What is so sad is, many of the dogs that become "seizure alert" dogs do so without training; there are many, many stories of dogs instinctively alerting owners to an impending seizure, and laying protectively near them until the siezure subsides. Dogs bred to work closely and cooperatively with humans, like sporting dogs, are often naturals at this.

Pit bulls were bred for blood sport, not to be companions and protectors of humans.

Anonymous I'm no dumbass  |  1/23/2008 3:34 AM  |  Flag  
"hmm.... did the seizure cause the attack or did the attack cause the seizure?"

WHAT AN EXCELLENT QUESTION!

Anonymous Anonymous  |  1/23/2008 5:44 AM  |  Flag  
Looks like the dogs pulled her down and killed her in normal Pit Bull manner.


"Kelli Chapman had injuries to her forearms, indicating possible defensive wounds, McCullough said".

"It is possible, and there was other damage to furniture and stuff in the bedroom, where the attack occurred, so it is possible that she was defending herself," he said.


http://www.nola.com/newsflash/index.ssf?/base/news-36/1200965959215780.xml&storylist=louisiana

Anonymous Anonymous  |  1/24/2008 6:16 PM  |  Flag  
I gotta ask....How were they legally able to own Pit Bulls after such an incident? In a home with children much less!!!!

Anonymous Anonymous  |  1/25/2008 1:55 PM  |  Flag  
The last American killed by "Piticide" was on December 25th, 2007...Almost made it a full month between deaths.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  1/28/2008 8:12 AM  |  Flag  
Oops...Predictably another "Piticide" happened yesterday in Springfield IL:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/762461,pitbulls012708.article

OpenID yotie  |  2/12/2008 1:33 PM  |  Flag  
A pit bull kills it's owner!? Is that really even news any more? Come on, it happens all the time.

Anonymous Danny  |  6/03/2008 7:34 AM  |  Flag  
I have a Seizure Alert Dog. He is a Chihuahua and my best friend in the world. 'Nuff said...

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