DogsBite.org - A commenter recently left a response to a story about a pit bull owner that accused leashed, "barking" Chihuahuas of causing her loose pit bulls to attack. One of the Chihuahuas was killed in the attack. The owner of the victimized dogs, 59-year-old Sharry Brewer, suffered injury as well.
Most pit bull owners will never understand there is no defense for these attacks. It's much like the irrational claims of at fault drivers in rear end collisions. "They could have gone around the pedestrian instead of hitting the brakes; they should have seen I was right behind them." Implying the pedestrian's safety should have been compromised to the benefit of the tailgater. Or, there are the accused murder suspects who deny guilt because the murder victim didn't cooperate during the course of an armed robbery. "I didn't set out to kill nobody..." And now there are pit bull owners who blame the victims because they had pets with them. Or, they somehow provoked the pit bull. Or, they didn't behave a particular way at the onset or during the attack.
The common thread...All criminals with criminal "logic."
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