The Right to Own a Killing Machine
Athens, Greece - Pit bulls must stop being afforded the luxury of falling under the "domesticated canine" category. It's not unlike what happened to the wolf-hybrids. These dangerous animals -- in most places -- became categorized as "wild and exotic" making their ownership illegal. Between 1979-1998, wolf hybrids killed 14 people, pit bulls killed 66. The former has since been mainly banned, the latter continues to maim and kill at an accelerated pace.
A 28-year-old woman from Komotini, northeastern Greece, was arrested yesterday after her pit bull terrier bit an elderly woman in the neck, resulting in the 80-year-old’s death. The victim had been visiting relatives and was attacked by the dog as she left their house. The animal’s owner eventually pulled the dog off the 80-year-old but by that time the pet had already seriously injured the pensioner. She was taken to the Komotini hospital but died soon afterward. The 28-year-old was arrested on a charge of manslaughter through negligence. Police did not give any details of what happened to the dog. Officers said that a neighbor told them that the pit bull had attacked her child last year, causing the youngster to suffer a serious leg injury.
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