Problem Solved -- The Debate's Over
Seattle, WA - Eric John Makus, the son of a 71-year old woman recently mauled by two pit bulls said having zero pit bulls is the only way to have zero pit bull attacks. Add to this that human beings do not co-exist with "predators" for the very reason that predators attack and kill human beings. Unlike wild predators like alligators and bears, pit bulls have been given "special" protection by falling within the canine category.
The result has destroyed many faces, limbs and lives.
Makus said his adopted mother, Huong Thi Le, now has permanent disabilities after the two pit bulls attacked her. She suffered the loss of both ears, a broken jaw, her right arm was nearly destroyed and multiple lacerations to her legs. This is due to the fact that we continue to allow pit bulls to be called dogs instead of predators. It is time to stop affording pit bulls the "special" protection of being called a canine.
It's not the fault of the pit bull than mankind engineered the animal to be the "ultimate canine warrior." That even on two stumps, with a smashed skull and a pierced lung could continue fighting until death. It's not the fault of the pit bull that mankind bred the "wolf" out of it to ignore signs of submission and appeasement and to hide warning signals such as a growl or direct stare before an attack.
The pit bull problem is a man made problem.
Man must find a solution. Regulate pit bulls now!
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