Thursday, July 8, 2010
Oakland County, MI - Back in June, Gloria and Steve Chrisman, like countless others, witnessed pit bull dog aggression first hand. This aggression is acceptable by pit bull owners, advocates and pro-pit bull lobbying groups. Such groups claim that pit bulls are dog-aggressive not human-aggressive and therefore do not pose a risk to the public. Large animal advocacy groups like Best Friends and the ASPCA support this deceptive claim and strongly oppose pit bull laws, including pit bull sterilization.
These groups deny the dangerous genetic traits of pit bulls, such as explosive dog aggression, a lethal bite style and a tenacious manner of attack. In addition to ignoring the death pit bulls inflict upon animals, they are immune to the human suffering and trauma that owners experience when watching a beloved pet die a savage death. Except for PETA, no national animal advocacy group1 openly addresses the horrific fate suffered by countless pets, horses and livestock: Death by the jaws of a pit bull.
DogsBite.org uses the terminology "explosive dog aggression" to describe pit bull aggression. The incident involving the Chrismans' dog is just one more painful example. Pit bulls will crash through windows, burst through screen doors and chew through cages to attack innocent animals.2 Though stated in the article, it must be noted that pit bulls jaws do not physically lock. Pit bulls were created to kill other dogs. Sheer tenacity is required to finish the kill, which is why the little Yorkie was not released.
"You cannot tell me that a pit bull is a safe animal to have, whether it be around children or animals," she said.Unsurprisingly, the owners of the pit bull that destroyed the little Yorkie, named Bennie, will not put their dog down. This is because pit bull dog aggression is accepted and tolerated by the dog's owners and Oakland County laws insufficiently address animal attacks. Had this attack occurred in Broward County, Florida (Section 4-12), officials would have euthanized the pit bull. Broward enforces a "one strike" policy for dogs who inflict serious injury and death to an animal when off its owner's property.
"These are very, very dangerous animals, not only to kids and to humans, but to animals and little dogs. A pit bull will attack by the throat. They chomp down, stay down and lock their jaws until their prey is dead or lifeless. The pit bull couldn’t chomp on my dog’s little neck. The next best thing was for the dog to open his mouth and to chomp down on my whole dog. He had my whole dog in his mouth."
It was a horrific sight, Gloria said.
Bennie suffered a broken back, damaged spleen and eyeball in the attack -- acceptable!
2Do not miss Craven's recent post about pit bull owner Brent either. His dog jumped over a 6-foot fence to attack one dog and broke through a window to attack another. The dog has also attacked two horses. This is acceptable to Brent, though he is "embarrassed" to walk his dog in public. Brent recently showed up at pitbullforum.com in hopes of "breaking" the dog of its genetically rooted dog aggression.
12/18/09: Pit Bull Dog-Aggression: Pit Bull Charges Through Screen Door to Attack
12/10/09: Pit Bull Dog Aggression: Two Fighting Pit Bulls Shot Dead at Dulles
11/30/09: Service Dog Organizations Urged to Support Breed Specific Laws (BSL)
03/27/09: Two Pit Bulls Kill Lab in "Home Invasion" Attack in Kitty Hawk
03/20/09: Owner of Killed Cat Calls Pit Bull's Bite: "Death Grip"
03/06/09: Dog Aggression Equals Human Injury, Bullets and Dead Family Dogs
03/01/09: Woman's Dogs Suffer "Exploded Ribs" and "Shattered Leg" by Pit Bulls
01/08/09: Retired Marine Stabs Attacking Pit Bull to Death in Anaheim
01/03/09: Carson City Teenager Stabs Attacking Pit Bull to Death
09/12/08: Boy Scout Stabs, Kills Pit Bulls Attacking Friend's Dog
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| 7/09/2010 4:36 PM |
the pit nutters' acceptance of explosive dog aggression is an outrage and insulting to any REAL animal lover. their crazy rationale is the reason why i focus on animal attacks.
it is shame that the oakland press didn't name the apologetic pit nutter. i have tried to contact the victims for that information but failed to connect with them. Steve and Gloria Chrisman, if you see this, please email me that info. thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org
(i don't know how i missed this attack for my frankenmauler roundup)
| 7/10/2010 1:04 PM |
I'm shocked she did not suffer a heart attack too:
I am a caregiver for a 91 yr old lady who had a cat which was her companion and never left her side, a wonderful and perfect and meek tempered Calico. She was the most beautiful Calico we have ever seen. Wednesday night 7-7-10 about 5:00 pm she had her back sliding door open a bit for the cat to come in and out, and they were both resting in her house, and a pitbull came in through the back sliding door and seen the cat and ran after her through out the house and caught her in the other side of the house and literally tore the cat up shaking her and biting her and the lady was so scared and alone she thought she had to do something to save her loyal companion, so got her cane and tried hitting the pitbull and screaming and no one came. How this lady did not have a heart attack is beyond me. She thought her cat was dead so after resting 30 minutes and getting up the strength to walk down to these peoples house , she told them what had happened but by then they had washed their dog off and called me the caregiver and this was by then 6:30 that the owner called me to come and take the cat to the Vet. which was just down the street. Well she didn't make it as both Vets told me that her injuries were to extensive for save her and it would cost several thousand dollars and she may not still make it. This lady has been devastated and grieving so bad over what she witnessed and to see the mess of the house after the attack was terribly upsetting, as I am so mad that nothing has been done, other then Animal Control came out and gave her a report to make. This is such a shame she has no protection in her own home. The man asked her, if she left her door open, what a slap in the face that he would ask her that, instead she should have asked him why the dog was loose and not contained, but she was to in shock to come back at him. He is a Bully asking her that.
| 7/13/2010 8:04 AM |
Accepted and tolerated:
Just 30 minutes after the pit bulls attacked Chiafos' dog, it is believed they attacked and killed another woman's dog in a nearby neighborhood.
| 7/13/2010 12:16 PM |
This all happened in this man's home after a pit bull ran inside to attack his dog. HIS OWN HOME!
Another man came to Wasielewski’s aid, briefly pulling the pit bull away and straining to control the large animal. During the melee, the pit bull was stabbed with a kitchen knife in an attempt to stop the attack. A deputy arrived with a dog control pole, ran into the house and, with the help of the neighbor who had a grip on the dog’s collar, slipped the rope loop over the pit bull’s neck. The pit bull’s thrashing bent the pole and a second deputy feared the dog would break free and attack other people, so he shot the dog twice in the head.
A "bloody disaster" is hardly an understatement about what the inside of this home looked like afterward. As Wasielewski lost use of his hands in the attack, he won't even be able to clean the mess.