Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Wales, UK - A 3-month old baby in south Wales was recently killed by two family dogs: a Staffordshire bull terrier and Jack Russell. We call attention to this tragedy for two reasons. The first is that a grandmother had been watching the baby. In 2008, multiple fatal attacks occurred under the same scenario. In one instance, Cendi Kia Carey, the two family pit bulls broke through a screen door to reach the child. Precaution, at least to some degree, had been taken and the attack still happened.
- Andrew Stein, 8 months old, Brooklyn, NY
- Cendi Kia Carey, 4 months old, North Las Vegas, NV
- Iopeka Liptak, 2-months old, Waianae, HA
- Alexander Adams, 2 years old, Las Vegas, NV
"A Staffordshire bull terrier and Jack Russell are believed to have mauled the baby, Jaden Mack, at the woman's home in Ystrad Mynach, 14 miles north of Cardiff. He was pronounced dead at the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil early yesterday. Police were last night comforting his grieving parents, Christopher and Alexandra.Related articles:
Shocked neighbours on Commercial Street in Ystrad Mynach said the baby had been staying with his grandmother. One neighbour, Heather Organ, had been watching television when she heard "screaming". "It seemed as if somebody was very distressed or being attacked," the 47-year-old said. "I came out and saw my neighbour and he knocked on the door and asked her to open the door. When the door opened, two dogs ran out.
"At the time I didn't realise what had happened so, rather than let the dogs get hurt, I picked up the Jack Russell and ushered the other one off the road." She continued: "The grandmother came out and she was screaming, 'The baby is dead! He is dead!' There was no blood on the Jack Russell, but with the black one [the Staffordshire bull terrier] I couldn't tell. When I entered the room the baby was obviously dead. The baby had a severe injury to his neck. The police then arrived."
12/01/08: Pit Bull Type Dog -- Staffordshire Bull Terrier -- Attacks Baby
06/22/08: UK Family Staffy Rips Girl's Throat Out
04/12/08: UK Dangerous Dog Act Failed to Ban Breeds within Pit Bull Class
| 2/10/2009 9:48 AM |
Within this story is another story, with yet another example of a liar in action and the lie they tell:
An RSPCA spokeswoman said: "Staffordshire bull terriers and Jack Russells make good family pets, but all dogs can be unpredictable, so we would advocate never leaving children unsupervised."
From across the pond... Wholesale Despicability and Ignorance! A Staffordshire terrier IS A PIT BULL! When it comes to child murder, Pit Bulls are off the chart in relation to all other breeds. It isn't rocket science, yet we hear these profoundly moronic generalizations that avoid this absolute FACT over-and-over again. These idiotic reprobates should be breaking rocks into gravel, off in a quarry beyond the ear shot of decent people!
| 2/10/2009 11:18 AM |
Quote from the article: "An RSPCA spokeswoman said: "Staffordshire bull terriers and Jack Russells make good family pets, but all dogs can be unpredictable, so we would advocate never leaving children unsupervised."
This after a listing of all the children dead due to bully breeds. Yes, staffies are great until they rip your throat out!
I have never seen a bully dog that had "life" in his eyes -- they all seem to have a "Dead" serious stare. These dogs ARE NOT FAMILY PETS!
| 2/10/2009 12:21 PM |
Here is the other insideous problem---the statement invents facts regarding this situation. No report on this has yet confirmed or even suggested that the grandmother left the child unsupervised. People just assume it could only happen if something provoked the dog such as a cry and no one was around to correct the amimal. What people need to understand with regards to such large strong breeds is that your "supervision" will do no more than it would if a mountain lion suddenly sprang onto your child. You pray you will be close enough, strong even and lucky enough to save the child before the damage is too great. The damage is almost always to the head and neck and it happens in SECONDS!!!!
| 2/10/2009 2:21 PM |
Here is another case of two pit bulls mauling a dog at a dog park..
Here is a quote from another "humame expert"
"But Temma Martin, with the Utah Animal Adoption Center, says pit bulls are no more attack-prone than any other breed. She says, "If you ban a dog based on its breed, you're also banning all of the sweet pit bulls, for example, that live with kids and cats and small dogs and don't cause any problem whatsoever."
There is absolutely no concern for risk and public safety with the fans of this breed. Kids and other peoples dogs are expendable. There really is evidence that these people suffer from some sort of mental illness....the obsession with this breed of dog is bizarre.
| 2/10/2009 3:22 PM |
"Here is the other insidious problem---the statement invents facts regarding this situation. No report on this has yet confirmed or even suggested that the grandmother left the child unsupervised."
Yes! This is a great point and illustration of the fallacy that pretends there was fault beyond the dog. In a case of a three year old that was killed by the "sweet family pit bull" over two decades ago, the mother was immediately present at the onset of the attack but was physically unable to stop the attack as the pit violently grabbed the child and began shaking. The mother was so shocked at the onset, and so stunned with disbelief as it continued, that she grappled with the dog, lacking the presence of mind to grab a nearby knife. She could not physically stop the surprise attack, despite witnessing every moment of the event. Her presence, supervision and attempted intervention had no bearing on either the onset or outcome.
The only safe environment is an environment that excludes pit bulls. The presence of an unarmed, unprepared supervising adult is irrelevant.