Pit Bull Egalitarianism?
Harford County, MD - A blogger commented yesterday about a pit bull that attacked an 18-month old boy at a day care center. The blogger asks several questions and equates pit bulls to wild animals such as alligators and bears. The comparison to pit bulls to these animals is all too vividly real: each cause catastrophic injury and death. Catastrophic injury does not include "puncture" wounds. It does include tearing off human limbs and scalps.
Would you send your child to a day care center if the proprietor had live alligators running around his back yard? How about rattlesnakes or grizzly bears? Most people would answer "No, of course not. Besides, government regulators would never license such a day care center." Well, not exactly.
In today's Baltimore Sun is an article about an 18-month old boy who was nearly killed by a pit bull in the backyard of his day care center. His mother assumed that since it was a licensed day care center it was safe, and the last thing she ever must have thought of was that there might be man-eating pit bulls...
08/19/08: Toddler Attacked by a Pit Bull Outside Day Care Center
08/16/08: What's the Difference Between a Bear and a Pit Bull?
07/31/08: What's the Difference Between an Alligator and a Pit Bull?
05/10/08: Pit Bull Attacks Three Horses Killing One (Possibly Two)