Thursday, January 29, 2009
Honolulu, HI - On the heels of statewide legislation introduced by Senator Colleen Hanabusa (SB 79) to ban pit bulls, two serious pit bull attacks occurred on the same day. Both attacks follow the pit bull attack on Honolulu Detective Gary Lahens earlier this month and an infant being killed by a family pit bull-mix back in October. In Tuesday's attacks, two separate incidents on the Island of Oahu sent two women to the hospital with serious injuries.
After a pit bull (or pit bull-mix) bit a woman in Kalihi, emergency medical officials said the 60-year-old woman was taken to a nearby trauma center in serious condition. The Hawaiian Humane Society said the owner opted to confine his dog at home. (Who can forget the HHS?) The other attack occurred in Kapolei. This victim was also hospitalized and may suffer nerve damage in her legs and hand. The owner of these pit bulls willingly gave them up to be euthanized.
There is so much happening in Hawaii that we're just trying to keep up!
In other news:Mobile, Alabama Considers a Pit Bull Ban
Mobile, AL - After a neighbor's pit bull broke through a screen porch door and killed a family cat, the mother of the cat's owner has stepped forward. She recently presented her concerns to the Mobile City Council, in that it could have been her 3-month-old and 3-year-old grandchildren that were the victims of the recent mauling. Mobile City Council is taking Brown’s concerns seriously, and breed specific legislation (BSL) regarding pit bulls may soon be in the works.
Wichita, Kansas Re-Visits Pit Bull Laws
Wichita, KA - Over in Kansas, city statistics show how many dog calls deal with pit bulls. In 2008, half of all dogs deemed dangerous were pit bulls. City officials recently presented the stats at a workshop. Pit bull restrictions were left out of a dangerous dog ordinance that went into effect in January 2008. A year later, the statistics have them reconsidering changes. A ban on new pit bulls or the mandatory spay and neuter of pit bulls is now on the table.
10/07/08: 2008 Fatality: Infant Dies After Being Mauled in Waianea
10/06/08: "Mixed Breed," a Typical Animal Agency Cover Up for a Pit Bull?
05/04/08: Dog Attack Leaves Behind Many Scars
04/29/08: Pit Bull Tears Through Screen Door to Attack Dog
04/29/08: Jocelyn Bouchard, Executive Director of the Maui Humane Society
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| 1/29/2009 3:51 AM |
There are also two Bills currently going through the Florida Legislature:
One to allow local govt's to enact BSL and one for Mandatory Spay Neuter.
Obviously both have the dog lobby in an uproar!
| 1/29/2009 9:25 AM |
Florida has a huge and I mean HUGE problem with pit bulls. During my recent conversations with Governor's Office, an official termed the problem, "out of control", referring to unprovoked, sustained, severe infliction of injury to men, women and children.
| 1/29/2009 3:40 PM |
I read somewhere that Hawaii is trying to get help to ship homeless people back to the mainland US
So they will ban homeless people, but maybe get pushed not to ban pit bulls?
Homeless people, bad.
Pit bull, good.
I sure hope not.
You just know that some legislators will be spouting the pit bull breeder propaganda however about oppression.
| 1/29/2009 7:01 PM |
The number one city where Americans would like to live...DENVER!!!
I guess all of those pit nutter threats about taking their business/vacation dollars elsewhere, had NO effect. Or, maybe it DID!
| 2/01/2009 12:24 PM |
In 2008, 21 of 22 dogs shot by Wichita police were pit bulls. What part of this does City Council member Paul Gray not understand?
| 2/01/2009 12:35 PM |
ANOTHER PIT BULL ATTACK IN HAWAII:
A pit bull has been euthanized after the dog bit a child last night on Hualani Street in Kailua, police said.
The attack came three days after pit bulls attacked two women in separate incidents in Kapolei and Kalihi.
A police spokesman said the Kailua attack occurred as a woman was walking on Hualani with her small child, who was in a stroller. The dog, which was tied in its owner's yard, broke its restraint and bit the child. Police said the child was bitten on the face but the injury was minor and did not require stitches.
(Check!) BROKE RESTRAINT TO ATTACK
(Check!) CHILD IN STROLLER
Charlotte Blevins and Amaya Hess all over again!
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
| 2/02/2009 12:51 PM |
Our beautiful islands have an ugly side...
Hawaii ranks among worst in nation for animal fighting laws
"Cockfighting is a cultural past time that, for years, has taken a controversial foothold in Hawaii."
| 2/02/2009 1:12 PM |
"A national report shows the Aloha State has some of the weakest animal fighting laws in the nation. According to The Humane Society of the United States, Hawaii ranks number 46 for cockfighting laws, and dead last for dogfighting laws."
What about hog hunting? Hawaii is hog hunting paradise!
The breeding of pig hunting dogs (pit bulls and their mixes) produces a lot of aggressive dogs. Between the "dead last" dogfighting laws and dogs bred to attack and kill pigs, there must be a lot of excess pit bulls on the islands!
Check out Hawaii hog hunting!
WHY IS THIS LEGAL?