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11 thoughts on “Part II: Doretta Zinke, 39, Killed by 9 Pit Bulls (1945)

  1. “Police quoted Munn as saying that he bred the dogs as a hobby
    and not as pit fighters”

    Even then they were lying and claiming they were “hobby breeders.”

    Much as they do today.

    And in most places there is no requirement for licensing and inspections. Which would hurt a lot of these dog fighters, and is why they fight against it so hard.

  2. “A state’s witness, Constable W. M. Hudson of Dade county, testified Wednesday that Joe Munn, 43, twice attempted to burn a pile of blood-stained papers near the scene where Mrs. Doretta Zinke, 39, was fatally attacked by a pack of Pit Bull Terriers owned by Munn.”

    HUH?!?!?

    I would love to read the transcript of that trial.

  3. This fatality is eerily similar to Kelly Caldwell, Cheryl Harper and Ed Gierlach. I can’t imagine a more horrific way to die.

  4. That’s right. And in the case of Harper and Jennifer Lowe, the victim was fully conscious throughout the attack. Conscious until the moment of death.

    So was Doretta…

  5. Pit bull breeders truly operate in a hands-off, “laissez faire”, economy. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can start breeding and selling pit bulls with no supervision and no regulation from the government.

    Does anybody think these thugs, breeding pit bulls, pay taxes on their cash transactions. Pit bulls frequently bring in $1,000 or more a pup. The price goes up from there.

    More efforts need to be gathered to address the lack of stringent breeder regulations.

  6. The USDA has been AWOL in cracking down of=n the interstate transfer of these dogs. It has been a federal felony since May 2007.

    I don’t see any movement…

  7. “Any Tom, Dick or Harry can start breeding and selling pit bulls with no supervision and no regulation from the government.

    Does anybody think these thugs, breeding pit bulls, pay taxes on their cash transactions. Pit bulls frequently bring in $1,000 or more a pup. The price goes up from there.”

    That’s also true of these AKC and other breeders, and puppy mill breeders, only some of them get 5 or $6,000 per pup!

    Thanks to very little breeder regulation, they can easily hide their businesses, not report income, and not pay taxes

    That is why the AKC and AKC breeders join right in with the dog fighters to oppose regulation (also the AKC makes its money from puppy mill registrations, so it opposes regulation for mills too)

    They all have cold hard CASH at the hearts of their interests

  8. Analysis of Doretta Zinke’s fatal mauling:

    Miss Zinke being an attractive, intelligent, well-educated, well-traveled, confident woman of class and substance, exuded an aura completely foreign to Munn’s dogs. Upon closer investigation of this “alien”, the dogs became very frightened and accidentally killed her.

    Had she smelled of cigarettes, Jim Beam and fresh tattoo ink and spoke to the dogs like an inbred hillbilly, most likely the dogs would have just sniffed at her and moved along.

  9. “Had she smelled of cigarettes, Jim Beam and fresh tattoo ink and spoke to the dogs like an inbred hillbilly, most likely the dogs would have just sniffed at her and moved along.”

    I want to laugh and cry at the same time!

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