Thursday, June 26, 2008
Omaha, NE - In the wake of Omaha's recent attack, a flurry of voices is calling for a pit bull ban or other restrictions. Mayor Mike Fahey plans to meet with the Nebraska Humane Society and the Omaha Police Department to try to prevent future attacks. It is reported that the ASPCA is already engaging with Omaha city council members, undoubtedly to hoodwink such meetings.
Wednesday night's attack on a 15-month old girl that severed her scalp and sent 3 people to emergency care marked the 48th pit bull attack this year in Omaha. Last year there were 88, and in 2006 there were 109. The situation is entirely different across the river in Council Bluffs. "We have zero pit bull bites thus far this year," said animal control officer Galen Barrett.
Council Bluffs enacted a pit bull ban three years ago. Now, there are only about 80 of the animals in town that were grandfathered in when the ban took effect. Before the ban, Council Bluffs had 29 attacks in 2004. Since then, the numbers have dropped significantly. Barrett attributes the drop to the ban, "it's the only thing that's been introduced since then."
The Nebraska Humane Society, like the ASPCA, strongly opposes pit bull bans though both agencies understand the deadly genetic traits that embody pit bulls. Pam Weise of the Nebraska Humane Society states, "We just don't think breed specific legislation works." On the other hand she says, "We'll do whatever it takes to protect the citizens of Omaha."
So if a ban does pass, should Omaha citizens expect that the Nebraska Humane Society -- chalk full of attitudes like Weise -- will adequately enforce the new law? (We assume the NHS will be the enforcers). As we have stated at DogsBite.org before, many animal groups are at odds with carrying out public safety measures. A better solution may be to do as Cincinnati is doing with their Pit Bull Police.
06/26/08: Omaha Pit Bull Attacks March 27th - June 27th, 2008
06/25/08: Pit Bull in Omaha Attacks 2 Babies and 2 Mothers
06/03/08: ASPCA Pushing Pit Bull Adoption: Adopt-A-Bull Contest
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| 6/27/2008 10:58 AM |
It boggles the mind as to how Nebraska Humane can deny the success of breed bans, especially with a successful example on their door step. Council Bluffs went from record pit maulings to zero for this year.
I guess this is what happens when you make a lie a mantra. No matter how silly or how stupid it appears, the cult won’t let go of the “insider understanding.”
Members of Heaven’s Gate drank poison with the belief they would catch a ride on a space craft hidden behind the comet, Hale-Bopp. And members of Nebraska Humane will continue to believe that removing pit bulls from society won’t stop pit bulls from mauling and killing.
| 6/27/2008 7:29 PM |
“The fighting birds confiscated in a raid Wednesday have now been sentenced to death.
A court order filed Friday approves the euthanasia of more than 500 roosters, hens and chicks. THE HUMANE SOCIETY AGREED and said it is a sad reality and there is no way to save the chickens.
They can not be adopted out or mixed with ordinary chickens because cockfighters are bred to be hyper- aggressive. They are raised at separated stations.
Even storing them, you have to take special precautions. If they can get within reach [of] one another, they can be dangerous to each other. If in reach of a human, they can injure a human being.” (http://www.nbcactionnews.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=c3132f70-2382-4dc3-9908-16984cd2d39a)
Interesting that the Humane Society understands the genetic weight of breeding for aggression with fighting chickens, but throws out genetics when it comes to breeding for aggression and fighting dogs. Don’t they understand that chicken aggression and human aggression are different? Isn’t it all in how a chicken is raised?
My fighting chickens will only lick you to death and have never spurred or pecked anybody. How come no one is stepping forward to save these birds? Haven’t they heard of ‘Therapy Chickens?’ My children are playing with our chickens right now. No wonder the chicken is often referred to as the “Nanny Bird.” And when it comes to detection of illegal grain imports, no bird aids law enforcement better than a chicken. That’s just a simple fact.
It’s one set of rules and one interpretation of the science if it’s dogs, but an entirely different interpretation of genetic influence if it’s birds. These people are SPECIST! And that is exactly the same as RACISM!
Remember the wonderful bird character of Looney Tunes fame? That’s right, Foghorn Leghorn was a chicken! Always, always, always rely on Hollywood for information and examples!
Death for 500 just because of their breeding. Oh, this is sooooo wrong!
| 6/29/2008 10:21 PM |
The A.S.P.C.A.'s motto is "we speak for the dog." They will enter Omaha as pit bull lawyers and believe me they have some! They are not interested in the well being of human beings. People assume they surely are professional and give good advice. Well they don't. Totally for the pit the human second. Go to their web site. Forget them Omaha