Thursday, April 16, 2009
Surrey B.C. - Pit bulls are attacking in the Surrey region again, and the great pit bull debate has returned. On Friday, 3-year old Justice Paradis was attacked by his family's pit bull. Several days later, a Surrey RCMP officer shot a pit bull after it attacked a mountie. The officer was not injured. The boy has since been released from the hospital and is back home, along with the family pit bull. In this same time period, Monique Tamminga of the Langley Times, wrote an excellent editorial.
Pit Bulls Are Ticking Time BombsRead: Article in full
Monique Tamminga, Langley TimesJust as gun advocates say ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people,’ now pit bull advocates are preaching their mantra -- ‘it’s not the breed, it’s the owner’ -- after a three-year-old boy was mauled in an unprovoked attack, and a Maple Ridge mother was bitten by a pit bull running loose on a trail. She likely will lose full use of her fingers.
Along with these terrible tales come renewed calls to ban the breed just as countries across the world have done, as well as the province of Ontario and the city of Winnipeg. Prohibiting the sale of pit bulls is something the province should consider.
A dog bite by a golden retriever and an attack by a pit bull produce very different results. A pit bull locks on to its prey, and even a crow bar can’t always unlock the death grip it can have on someone’s face, arm or leg.
Here’s another reason: When have you ever heard of a pack of labradoodles roaming the streets, then all of sudden turning on an unsuspecting person for a full-out attack? ...
08/20/08: A Ban on the Breed is the Solution to the Pit Bull Problem
08/02/08: Pit Bull Owner and Vicious Dogs Continue Terror Streak in B.C.
07/31/08: Coverage of Pit Bull Attacks and SPCA Issues in Surrey, BC
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| 4/16/2009 3:42 AM |
It is absolutely disgusting that the family is going to keep that dog. That is child abuse, plain and simple. His blood is on the hands of law makers who are too apathetic and cowardly to do what needs to be done about the pit bull problem in Surrey. There is no punishment strong enough for parents who fail their children that thoroughly.
| 4/16/2009 10:54 AM |
"'I don't believe all pit bulls should be put down. There should be special training for known, vicious dogs.'"
| 1/19/2013 6:54 PM |
Vancouver has a lot of pitbulls among the street kids. Surrey is a sort of suburb of Vancouver, a rough, very run down, high crime ridden area, it doesn't surprise me that there are a lot of pit bulls there.