Friday, June 27, 2008
Guyana - In a country that recently banned the importation of pit bulls, a Guyana pit bull attack victim speaks out about a magistrate's recent decision to destroy a dangerous pit bull. The victim also points out the absurdity and negligence of the GSPCA. Whether the SPCA group is located in Surrey B.C., the UK, United States or Guyana, they seem at odds with enforcing public safety.
Dear EditorRead: Article in fullBy Lennox Wade (Papa B), Stabroek NewsPit Bulls were dogs originally bred to fight in pits. Research on Wikipedia has cited a history of Pit Bull attacks involving the mauling and killing of umpteen people as well as animals like horses and sheep. Their ferocity is second to none, with more than 80% of reported dog attacks being by Pit Bulls followed by Rottweilers.
June 15, 2008
This brings me to the just concluded court case presided over by Magistrate Oneidge Walrond-Allicock where she ordered a Pit Bull destroyed. I agree with Oliver Insanally (Sunday Stabroek, June 22, 2008, page 9) that the decision was handed down based on the law, adding that when he first read of the case in the Stabroek News he was not at all surprised as he suspected that some day this would have been the way such cases before the court would go.
However, I am at variance with him on the point that before a Pit Bull is considered dangerous and uncontrollable it should be evaluated by a veterinarian...
06/22/08: Pit Bulls Attack in Surrey Again; Owner and Dogs Flee the Scene
06/17/08: South American Country of Guyana Bans Importation of Pit Bulls
03/01/08: Woman Held After Loosing Pit Bulls on Children and GSPCA Workers