Thursday, April 16, 2009
From left: Justice Paradis and mother Starla Schoenthal.
Meet Justice Paradis
Surrey B.C. - According to CBCnews.com, the parents of Justice Paradis have agreed to put their pit bull named Haze down after the animal attacked the boy. Yet the offending dog continues to be chained outside the father's home. At the time of the attack, Justice was visiting his father, Dejal-Blue Paradis, who lives across the street from his mother's home. Justice's mother, Starla Schoenthal, and father did not marry and reside at separate homes.
The pit bull belongs to the father's family, and Paradis said he blamed himself for letting Justice play with the family dog, which was not used to children, without adult supervision. Paradis intercepted the attack by strangling the dog and throwing the animal on a glass table. Justice, however, was bitten on the face and near the eyes, including a 15-centimeter gash on the face. He was rushed to Surrey Memorial Hospital and underwent surgery.
"I don't believe all pit bulls should be put down. There should be special training for known, vicious dogs," Schoenthal said.Given the above quote by Schoenthal, it remains to be seen what will become of Haze. It seems she believes that by passing the dangerous dog off to a new owner after a period of "special training" (at a cost tax payers pick up?) that the animal will be a safe pet. What she does not know is that once that dog enters into the "pit bull rescue" market, the "special training" may not occur, and the history of the dog's vicious attack on her child may vanish.
02/06/09: Katrina Rescue Fraud: Dogs Hijacked by "Trainers" and Pit Bull Advocates
10/14/08: "Shuffling" a Pit Bull After a Dangerous Dog Court Hearing
07/31/08: Coverage of Pit Bull Attacks and SPCA Issues in Surrey, BC
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| 4/16/2009 3:56 PM |
That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard, especially coming from a mother whose child's face is stitched up. This woman is incapable of learning or admitting the truth about pit bulls even when it happens to her. I wonder what other dangers she puts her children in. There is no training that I know of that magically transforms vicious (her word) dogs into pets.
| 4/16/2009 11:05 PM |
Why hasn't the Children's Protection Agency stepped in to remove the child and place it in a safe environment? These parents are unfit. The parents have no right to expose their child to this risk. Pit Bulls are responsible for fatalities involving children and adults.
| 4/17/2009 3:07 AM |
"There needs to be special training for vicious dogs" says this Nutter in hindsight.
Yes ...teach them to sit while they are injected with the blue needle...It's unfortunate the Pit community seems hellbent against breeding safer dogs.
| 4/17/2009 11:06 AM |
Nuh-huh! Pit bulls were originally bred to be nanny dogs! They love children! For breakfast, lunch and dinner!
I apologize for the levity in this very serious situation. I am as stunned and disgusted by the mother's comments as you all are. I keep saying I am not going to look at any more comments on these articles cause the pitnutters just make my blood boil. Well, I did it again, and it is amazing how quickly the PitNutters Lobby of America swarmed on this article, circling their wagons, spewing their rhetoric and contradictions, "they are the most gentle of all dogs that should never be left alone with a child!" And where do they come up with the BS that pitbulls are currently the most popular breed? ON what planet?
I feel so sorry for this child -- many of the nutters are making light of his injuries, saying they aren't that bad, defending pitbulls, while at the same time saying things like, "If this were a pit bull attack, he would have had far more damage done." Aye carumba! One thing is for sure, though -- the good people of Great Britain are sick of the pitbull problem over there, too. Another poster said it recently, and I agree -- if the pit nutters don't start working to solve this problem instead of denying there is one, the carnage will mount, the outrage will mount, and their little wiggle-butts will be on the endangered species list. Good Riddance!