Friday, January 18, 2008
Australia - Pig hunting dogs may be banned in the Territory as authorities consider what action to take following another dog attack. There have been two pit bull terrier attacks in Darwin within a week, including one incident where a 13-year old boy was bitten on the arm. The victim, Eddie Kennedy, described the attack as unprovoked and said the pit bull has a history of aggression.
"It just looked at me and jumped up and bit me on my arm, and when it was on my arm I was like punching it in the throat, but it just didn't want to get off; it was just locked on. He let go and got a better grip and just shook his head."Kennedy will have to undergo a skin graft and wants the dog euthanized.
The Territory Government is considering tighter restrictions and tougher penalties for the owners of dangerous dogs. Animal welfare advisor, Dr Steven Cutter says a ban on using dogs for pig hunting would reduce the amount of dog attacks on humans. He says pig hunting breeds such as pit bull terriers are often kept in people's back yards inappropriately.
"A lot of the unwanted dogs are also produced in the process of breeding dogs for pig hunting, so I actually think banning pig hunting with dogs like they have in a number of other states would have a significant impact on the number of dog attacks."A ban on dangerous breeds is also being considered by the Darwin City Council. Lord Mayor Garry Lambert says there are irresponsible people who aren't controlling viscous and undisciplined dogs, and new by-laws will impose tighter controls on dangerous breeds like pit bulls terriers. He comments:
"This attack ... is the second attack in a very short period of time with this type of dog and this is the sort of incidence that would give the council the capacity to declare these dogs as dangerous dogs and have them either banned or controlled in a particular way."The police seized the dog involved in the attack after the owners refused to surrender it. The future of the dog is still unclear.
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| 1/18/2008 9:32 PM |
The "hog dog" world is sick and should be outlawed. It merely gives red necks and "mountain people" a reason to breed and raise dangerous dogs that tear wild hogs and humans to threads.
Rosalie Bivins was out checking her mail when a pack of "boar hunting pit bulls" tore her body to shreds. No one deserves to die that way. No one deserves to be ripped to pieces by the one animal we call "man's best friend."
What in the hell has happened to "man's best friend?" Ask the breeders, the dogfighters, the hog hunters...the groups that work hard to make dogs killing machines.
| 1/19/2008 1:32 PM |
I have seen videos of hog hunting in the U.S. and although not a fan of hunting, I also do not oppose it. What I have seen, depicts animal fighting. The hunters take their sweet time in killing the hogs after the dogs chase them down and corner them. It seems that the hunters like let the dogs tear them up first. It is very cruel and it should be banned.