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Blogger Farmer Jane  |  9/03/2011 7:54 AM  |  Flag  
So... How many people killed in the US by pits so far this year? There seem to be an awful lot of them.

Blogger vintage  |  9/04/2011 2:39 AM  |  Flag  
Your answer is here:

OpenID truthbird  |  9/04/2011 9:30 AM  |  Flag  
On Wednesday, 18-month-old Daniela Herrera was fatally bitten by a pit bull terrier while in her mother’s arms...[Chile]

Blogger Farmer Jane  |  9/05/2011 7:31 AM  |  Flag  
Thank you, Vintage, for the link. Fourteen victims so far this year. All of them dying horrible, terrifying deaths. I don't think that many people realize the realities of these attacks. The news articles will state the fact of a death by pit bull as if the dog ran up and said,"Tag, you're dead!" As if the death was instantaneous and painless. While I don't want to read about the gory details, I wish people would understand just how horrific it would be to die in this manor. I wonder how many EMT's who have had to respond to these calls own pits.

Blogger Jaloney  |  9/07/2011 5:19 PM  |  Flag  
I went to the Adyson Camerino 9 day baby killed by family dogs LINK and the first comment posted 9-6-2011 says Fowl play was involved in the case of the Pacifca pregnant woman who was mauled. I have found nothing about this on news so hopefully people can post the truth about Narla's death on the news story link for Adyson Camerino.

OpenID truthbird  |  9/14/2011 1:26 AM  |  Flag  
Another North Carolina baby mauled by a pit bull; doctors might have saved this one:
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Doctors at Carolinas Medical Center are working to save the life of a one-year-old who was attacked by a dog Tuesday. The incident happened at a home located on the 5200 block of Pinebrook Drive in west Charlotte around 5:30 p.m. Police said the animal's owner voluntarily surrendered the pit bull to animal control...

Blogger Sputnik2009  |  9/20/2011 6:43 AM  |  Flag  
Ya know, to sidestep the BSL discussion, what we really need is laws that say:
Any dog that mauls or kills a human or other animal will be summarily put down. Owner of said dog will be prosecuted for reckless endangerment and civilly liable for all damages including mental suffering.

I own a scad of non-PB-type dogs and wouldn't have the slightest problem with such a law. Betcha the only ones who do are the gripping dog fans...

Blogger Farmer Jane  |  9/20/2011 8:48 AM  |  Flag  
Sputnik, I couldn't agree more. The PB's would still feel the brunt of the punishment since they are usually the perps. But no one should be able to own any dog that seriously attacks a human or another animal and not have to face the consequences. I'm all about treating animals humanely. But this does not mean that they should be valued as humans. Though, I guess it goes even further than that. 'Usually' a human who seriously injures or kills another is punished and it is not questioned. However, when a dog commits an atrocity too many people make excuses for it. To me it's black and white. But then being a farmer has made me a pragmatist.

Blogger vintage  |  9/28/2011 2:30 AM  |  Flag  
The problem is that Breed Communities are supposed to regulate themselves and produce reasonably safe animals to sell.

"It's the Owner" is a breed stewardship cop out that passes the buck to the ethereal 20 year old who has no business owning such an animal. They enlist them, then throw them under the bus when they are defeated.

The Pit Community gets an F- in Breed Stewardship only because a lower grade is not possible.

Expect the funerals and lifeflights to increase...

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