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Anonymous Don  |  8/25/2009 2:14 PM  |  Flag  
I would like to thank the City of Denver for their efforts to alleviate their constituents of this unnecessary risk. Very clearly the courts have spoken and BSL is legitimate exercise of local government's police power to regulate the safety and welfare of its citizens. JOB WELL DONE DENVER!

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/25/2009 5:02 PM  |  Flag  
I hope that every single city council member is sent a link to that video if this out of state group gets its way and has that brought up to a vote. They've done the right thing. They don't need to dial it back now. Not only are they saving human lives, they have vastly cut down on dog deaths, too. You'd think the pitiots would at least realize that, but they've proven time and again they live in a fantasy world.

Anonymous bluesmom  |  8/25/2009 7:02 PM  |  Flag  
The photos of the protest show a VERY sparse crowd. This does not appear to be the kind of gathering that would encourage a change in the law. Clearly the citizens of Denver are satisfied with their breed ban.

Blogger cravendesires  |  8/26/2009 12:36 AM  |  Flag  
power to the people! :)

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/26/2009 3:24 AM  |  Flag  
Excellent work DBO...The small nutter cell is probably led by a nearby Pit breeder salivating at the possibility of the Denver breeding market opening back up!

They sent a tsunami of 2500 plus Pits into Denver during the short time the ban wasn't enforced...
They'll have those rape stands going 24/7 if they get their way!

Of course the resultant maulings will be the owner's fault and the euthanizations by the truckload will be the city's fault!

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/26/2009 8:55 AM  |  Flag  
Extremely funny...so this is the much ballyhooed "protest"? What, a dozen people? How many of those people are Denver residents?

I don't see why Denver would suddenly need to jump through hoops to accomodate what amounts to an incredibily small percentage of dog owners. I am guessing that the majority of law-abiding, tax-paying Denver residents don't mind the fact that pit bulls aren't welcome there.

Anonymous Trigger  |  8/26/2009 11:52 AM  |  Flag  
One of the protesters was from Grand Junction. "Margaret Csikos of Grand Junction"
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http://www.gjsentinel.com/hp/content/news/stories/2009/08/24/082409_1A_pit_bull_ban.html

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/26/2009 11:57 AM  |  Flag  
CBS4 did a story, "Opponents of Denver's ban on pit bulls, including many from other states, gathered Tuesday at the Denver City and County Building in an effort to get the ordinance overturned."
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I think they got the "many" part wrong! Council member Carla Madison appeared. She's quite a looker.

http://cbs4denver.com/local/Pit.Bull.Ban.2.1144360.html

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/26/2009 1:10 PM  |  Flag  
Just one question.... part of the proposal to lift the ban includes strict regulations and requirements for pit bull owners. One requirement is the pit bull owners have a $100,000.000 liability insurance policy. This may sound crazy, but has anyone talked to the insurance companies about this?

Which insurance companies will be lining up to provide this benefit to pit bull owners? From what I understand, even the few companies who will write such a policy only will do it on a case by case basis. In many states, NO companies will insure a pit bull. What about Colorado?

Has anyone asked any of the people protesting whether or not they have that sort of coverage for their dog?

Anonymous Felony  |  8/26/2009 2:26 PM  |  Flag  
Quite the turn out in Denver

Anonymous Felony  |  8/26/2009 2:34 PM  |  Flag  
"Council member Carla Madison appeared. She's quite a looker."

She looks like a Lord of the RIngs extra.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/26/2009 2:55 PM  |  Flag  
I think the sticking point of lifting the ban, and adopting the new regulations, will be the ability of pit bull owners to get insurance. I did my own research on the net, and as far as I can tell, the majority of pit owners either are uninsured, have failed to disclose the breed of dog to their agent, or have lied about the breed of dog...for instance, calling it a "terrier mix". The discussion about adopting these new regulations to allow pit bulls in Denver should end right there....the group pushing to end the ban is being dishonest; they are trying to deceive the public by pretending that the pit bulls who will be allowed in Denver will be insured if they bite someone....but odds are they won't be.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/26/2009 6:51 PM  |  Flag  
Not only will many pit bull owners
not insure their dog they won't spay or neuter either. We see this time and time again across the country. This is a dog with thug and criminal breeders. I have a feeling Denver will not be turning back the clock. If their citizenry was really up in arms about the ban you would have see many more people at the protest. In my opinion it was a------- flop.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/27/2009 8:17 AM  |  Flag  
Most insurance companies no longer accept "mix" or "mutt" on an application. You either tell them what the dog is (and if you lie you have no coverage or they go after you for fraud) or they require a letter from the vet.

Anonymous mrs.poodle  |  8/27/2009 9:10 AM  |  Flag  
With this new health care plan of Obama, will this cover treating dog bite injuries? I mean everybody will get health insurance now right?

Blogger bitbypit  |  8/27/2009 3:18 PM  |  Flag  
Mrs. Poodle, this is very difficult to answer, as the debate about the proposed health plan is still ongoing. On June 30, 2009, we asked the president this question in a national online discussion forum:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hWrP46O_ZQ

Access to treatment is one component, yet the issue of "who pays" after a dog bite is a separate question. For instance, if a pit bull escapes its property and attacks a person walking down the street, that victim will have access to treatment under a national plan. Yet this plan will presumably still expect to be "reimbursed" by the dog owner or the person's homeowners insurance.

Admittedly, there are many open questions about the proposed national health plan in regards to this matter.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/27/2009 3:37 PM  |  Flag  
Even if a dog attack victim is treated for his/her wounds, it doesn't mean any plan...including a national healthcare plan...will pay for extensive plastic surgery. That is still seen as elective surgery, in most cases, unless the disfigurement prevents a person from performing activities of daily living...eating, walking, bathing, etc.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/27/2009 5:09 PM  |  Flag  
As for health care being "free," it is never free.

If national health does happen, the taxpayer will get put on the hook for treating very expensive pit bull bites

This will be yet another burden on the taxpayer thanks to breeders and dog fighters

All the more reason to ban them

Anonymous FoolMeOnce  |  8/27/2009 5:26 PM  |  Flag  
Had it gone wrong, it would have been the child's fault, of course!

What a fantastic job you are doing with compiling all this data. I still think you should write a book. Maybe call it, "In the Pits" Or, "I Pittie the Fool" Or how about, "Wiggle Butt My A--"

We should all be grateful to Denverkillsdogs.com for proving how far out pit nutters are in the lunatic fringe. It is sad that depraved humans created this breed, but that doesn't mean we have to live with the monsters!

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/28/2009 4:43 AM  |  Flag  
Down in Miami the Nutters are getting ready to sue the city over euthanizing an illegal Pit Bull that mauled a mail carrier. The kicker is that the dog was owned by a recividist felon with a criminal record a mile long.

They really want these breeding markets opened back up!

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/29/2009 2:42 AM  |  Flag  
The nutters are claiming that Denver has the highest rate of hospitizations in the state despite having 5 of the 8 trauma centers in the state.

Last August, a Boulder boy sustained a 2000 stitch lifeflight mauling from a family pit. he was flown to Denver for treatment.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/31/2009 11:05 AM  |  Flag  
More on the Dorothy Rugg story:

"...he heard screams and saw a young woman running out of the house with a small child under one arm and a phone in her free hand. "She had blood on her hands and was pretty incoherent," said the neighbor, who helped tend the older woman who had been bitten to the bone and was slipping in and out of consciousness. When police arrived, they shot the dog in the head through a glass door and dragged the dog outside. Despite having been shot and having a kitchen knife still sticking into its body, the dog wasn't going down without a further fight, so the officers shot it a second time."

http://tinyurl.com/lkcvqd

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