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OpenID bentonbergny  |  3/15/2013 4:37 AM  |  Flag  
Pit bull breeders.

With all the surplus of pit bulls abandoned all over the country, you would think the pit bull lobbyists (that supposedly care about these dogs) would focus on the origin of the problem- the breeders.

No, the breeder lobby such as the AKC spends millions of dollars a year in lobbying to get the focus off breeders and let them escape responsibility and regulation.

Its many members scattered in AKC kennel clubs through every state, in various side lobbying groups such as NAIA and PetPac, and infiltrating state organizations such as the Farm Bureau, dictate to the naive to ignore the 500 pound breeder gorilla sitting on the whole problem.

They also have been wielding a hammer on politicians and government departments such as animal control to let the breeders evade responsibility and be able to keep mass breeding without regulation.

No Kill was invaded by breeders to pursue breeder interests via animal organizations and animal control, spreading more myths, like denying overpopulation and over breeding, and denying intentional breeding of vicious breeds.

The breeder industry business model is- breed as many dogs as possible (puppy mill registrations fund the AKC and its various events such as dog shows and kennel club activity, and they need more and more all the time) and fight off any regulation no matter what it is.

This isn't just a backyard breeder problem. It's a professional breeder problem too. They are wrapped together. The professional breeding industry has the money and contacts to manipulate authorities and trump public safety and welfare.

As long as business interests trump public safety and public interest, the deaths mount and the suffering increases.

Blogger orangedog  |  3/15/2013 10:38 AM  |  Flag  
And people fear sharks more! There was 1 fatal shark attack last year in the U.S.
Land sharks have killed 6, possibly 7 counting this woman, this year yet nothing is being done.

Blogger Sputnik2009  |  3/15/2013 12:52 PM  |  Flag  
Aside from the fact that all these 'humane' societies, SPCAs, ACs, and veterinary associations have become exclusively pit-bull rights advocates, this isn't an animal welfare issue. This is an urgent public health and safety issue.

So I'm bothered that journalists everywhere turn to these pit-bull rights clubs for commentary about every mauling or killing. If they want to add some expert's opinion to an article about yet another mauling by pit bull, they ought to be phoning people who work in public health and safety. Or ER doctors and nurses, plastic surgeons and the like.

Blogger Your Quiet Neighbor  |  3/15/2013 7:10 PM  |  Flag  
Until the Louisiana SPCA shows more respect for public health and safety, donors should withhold their money.

OpenID truthbird  |  3/16/2013 12:03 AM  |  Flag  
So in addition to a house filled to the brim with pit bulls, she had a rat terrier too:

According to Henry's husband, she's already underwent numerous surgeries including a double arm amputation. "Devastation, pure devastation, that's how I feel," said Clarence Allen. "She's on a ventilator and can't even talk." Allen said his wife was carrying their rat terrier inside the home when for reasons still unknown three of the family's four adult pit bulls attacked her.

Apparently the pit bulls, she had raised since puppies, had no interest in the terrier. The dogs had the single interest in mauling their owner to DEATH who had walked in and out of that home "thousands" of times, fed them "thousands" of meals, given them "thousands" of kisses. UNPREDICTABLE!

The absolute NONSENSE by so-called "experts" that ANY dog would launch a KILLING or AMPUTATION inducing attack when their owner walked through the front door because puppies were on the premises (and we don't know where in the home either) is GARBAGE. How many litters had been born in the home before?????

Did you all actually catch what the LA SPCA passed? It's much worse than what was told in the earlier article. The Nutters have highlighted the particulars here:

Section 18-294, specifically states with respect to the responsibility for classification of the designation of “dangerous,” a judge shall not base the determination of dangerous based on the breed of the dog.
(i) A dog that has been deemed dangerous in another parish or state, must register with the Agency and meet the same requirements listed above….provided that the determination of viciousness was based, at least in part, on factor(s) other than the breed of the dog.

Also, "Guidry" is a longtime name in LA dogfighting. Funny how that works.

Blogger vintage  |  3/16/2013 8:29 AM  |  Flag  
Love the way the husband snuck in the term "Raised"!

One raises rabbits...Pit breeders breed, sell dangerous dogs and don't pay taxes.

It should always be referred to as "Trafficking".


This woman is the fifth surviving double arm amputee pit bull owner in the US.

Oh well, hose the blood off the porch and pump out another litter!

Blogger snack sized dog  |  3/16/2013 7:21 PM  |  Flag  
The absolute NONSENSE by so-called "experts" that ANY dog would launch a KILLING or AMPUTATION inducing attack when their owner walked through the front door because puppies were on the premises (and we don't know where in the home either) is GARBAGE.

And there is no point in listening to these idiots. This is a HUMAN health and safety issue - lets hear what they have to say.

Blogger PutMeInCharge4OneDay  |  3/17/2013 10:50 AM  |  Flag  
I am going to assume the spawn of these beasts are going to be funneled out into neighborhoods.

Thinking otherwise would be to think that someone involved in dealing with the puppies would have a shred of common sense.
Common sense and city/town/government workers
never seems to go hand and hand.

Seeing the neighbor in the interview have her light-bulb moment as to what "provoked" the attack was also sickening. "It was the puppies" and all her neighbors yelled out in agreement and I thought I was going to hear "hallelujah" after it.
That seemed to be more then adequate justification for them as to why a family pet and the other family pets would literally try to tear you limb from limb. I shook my head so hard when watching that part I think I loosened some teeth.

Blogger orangedog  |  3/18/2013 8:26 PM  |  Flag  
I recently went to a house where they had a litter of puppies. Since they weren't pit bulls I lived to tell the tale.

These are the same people who will blame the victim for smelling like food, or petting the mutant during a thunderstorm. Nothing surprises me anymore.

OpenID 8f57896c-9857-11e1-91d6-000f20980440  |  3/19/2013 10:42 AM  |  Flag  
I'm relieved to know this woman has survived. I thought for sure she wouldn't make it. The fact that she's made it this far is reassuring. Maybe when she's recovered enough, she can explain what set her dogs off.

Blogger Your Quiet Neighbor  |  3/19/2013 2:28 PM  |  Flag  
What part of pit bulls are dangerous DON'T these people understand?

Blogger vintage  |  3/20/2013 4:46 AM  |  Flag  
Ever wonder where Meth Lab operators get their guard dogs?!?

Pit Breeders like this one.

Oh well, Hose the blood off the porch and pump out another litter!

Blogger Opalina  |  3/28/2013 12:16 PM  |  Flag  
What set her dogs off? Maybe she dropped a pillow. Maybe she looked at them funny. Maybe she was crating and rotating and got the order wrong. Maybe she laughed. Maybe she touched a tail. Maybe she fell off a ladder. You are downplaying the horrific severity of her injuries - she will never be the same and is hardly surviving, minus two arms and an eye, not to mention the PTSD she will most definitely suffer from being nearly eaten alive by her "pets". You are downplaying the inherent unpredicatable nature of pit bulls by positing that they must have been "set off" somehow.
Comments like yours are usually made by pit bull owners and their apologists.

OpenID truthbird  |  4/09/2013 1:16 PM  |  Flag  
April 8 update - "And I'm going to make sure your insurance company knows what's going on," Green said from the Westwego City Council dais Monday night. "I don't care if you don't like it. Unless you've been across the river to see Ms. Henry, you can't complain."

OpenID 8f57896c-9857-11e1-91d6-000f20980440  |  4/09/2013 2:34 PM  |  Flag  
Opalina, I am not a pit bull owner, or apologist. I was responding to Putmeincharge4oneday's posting of what the neighbors said.

"Seeing the neighbor in the interview have her light-bulb moment as to what "provoked" the attack was also sickening. "It was the puppies" and all her neighbors yelled out in agreement and I thought I was going to hear "hallelujah" after it."

That's why I said, maybe when the woman recovers enough, she can explain what set them off. I'm sorry I didn't use the word "provoke" or quote what I was responding to.

It's really sad, I come here to support the same views and beliefs, and I get attacked for what I say. I was happy this woman didn't die, but I sound like a pit bull owner. I am very against the breed, always have been. I have tried to fight for legislation in my own county, to no avail.

I feel like this site doesn't like outsiders. I'll stop referring to it when I argue against pit bulls. This isn't the first time what I've said has been taken the wrong way. I thought having more people in your corner was a good thing. I was wrong.

Blogger bitbypit  |  4/09/2013 3:26 PM  |  Flag  
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OpenID truthbird  |  4/11/2013 1:23 AM  |  Flag  
From the husband/boyfriend Clarence Allen: 04/10/13: "She died three times in the ambulance, but by the grace of god she’s still living. Walking, talking; baby I can still see, and praising god. And that’s what we gonna do for the rest of our life."

OpenID truthbird  |  6/01/2013 12:34 PM  |  Flag  
"Blood was everywhere. Because I had them braids, and they chewed all them braids up, the hair was all over the floor, all of the outside, just blood was everywhere,” said Henry."

Blogger Sputnik2009  |  6/02/2013 5:24 AM  |  Flag  
I'm having a hard time having much empathy with this woman. She says herself she's been breeding pit bulls for decades. Right.

If they had done this to anyone else, she would have been spouting the shit: you provoked it! it wasn't poor pitty's fault! can't ban a whole breed! blah-blah.

Now it's happened to her, suddenly it's a thing to take seriously -- after decades of spreading deathly danger all around via her breeding operation.

I'm always glad when a pit psychopath / mental retard decides to speak out against pit bulls -- but I still don't feel EMPATHY with them.

The only one I admire and empathize with in all this is Councilman Green. I hope he sustains his courage and makes it to the finish line with his wise actions.

OpenID 692ffa56-8c3b-11e3-902b-000f20980440  |  4/11/2014 6:58 PM  |  Flag  
Wondering how their attempt to ban Pit Bulls went. Anyone know?

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