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13 thoughts on “U.S. Army Adopts Breed Restriction Policy for RCI Privatized Housing

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  1. Obviously, the Federal Government wants no part of being the liability umbrella for these dogs.

    The Vick case, while cited as a victory by the nutters set a precendent….The Federal Government required the rescues that took custody of the dogs to maintain $1,000,000 liability insurance on each dog over it’s life.

  2. As a mauling victim I would like to thank the U.S. Army. They most certainly have spared innocent citizens from maulings. Every mailing victim wants to be the last mauling victim. The Rotweiler and Dobermann Pinscher owners, breeders, should take a good look at the pit bull statistics of 68 per cent of the incidents. You need to help with spaying and neutering the pit bull down across the United States. I don’t believe your dogs would have been a part of this ban had the bases not suffered so from the pits. This is a national crisis that has gone on for years. The other breeds need to help with the solutiuon. Remember this is a breed with criminal breeders they’re not going to help with the pit bull.

  3. Often the pit bull advocates question statistics on pit bull attacks, incidents. If there is one community that would have the correct incident reports it is the U.S. Army. These are individual communities closely monitored. I think it’s probably close to the real national statistics. I know the pit bull advocates will find someway to deny fact.Pit bullers you need to wake up in time to save the breed you care so much about.

  4. Pit bull advocates are going to have one tough time intimidating the United States Army! I imagine they will not even try! All their “usual” intimidation tactics will turn into tear shedding pleas:

    “I love my pit bull, but I was serving overseas when the new rules took affect and now my pit bull — THAT I DID NOT REGISTER — is going to be taken off base.”

    It always stirs up so much sympathy when pit bull owners fail to be responsible.

  5. This is a good first start. Now if we can just get local and state government to do the same and pass and enforce stronger laws including spaying and neutering and after dogs are deemed dangerous removing them and not leaving them with irresponsible owners so they can continue to kill and maul others that live near them.

  6. Best Friends issued a “Stubby” press release today in response to the Army’s pet policy. Prior to the standardization policy, many bases already had breed bans in place including: Ft. Hood, Ft. Riley, Ft. Benning, Ft. Dix, Ft. Knox and likely many others.

    The Army’s new policy hardly introduced breed bans to base housing. This Marine Corp article talks about some of these bans back in December 2007:

    Five month after this article is written, 3-year old Julian Slack is killed by a pit bull at Camp Lejeune, the very installation the Marine article is based upon!

    I guess prior to the new standardization policy, Best Friends did not care about the many soldiers and dogs (Stubbies) at the numerous bases that were already enforcing breed bans.

  7. The funny thing is Sgt Stubby is officially listed as a “mixed breed” by the Smithsonian.

  8. Military Related Pit Bull Fatalities

    2008 – Isis Krieger
    Isis Krieger, 6-years old was the daughter of a soldier that was killed by a family pit bull — the dog broke her neck while she was playing with the dog.

    2008 – Henry Piotrowski
    Who can forget WWII Army tank driver Henry Piotrowski (90-years old) being ripped apart in his own backyard by two pit bulls?

    2008 – Julian Slack
    3-year old Slack was killed at Camp Lejeune while under the care of a babysitter. A friend of the babysitter had thought it was a good idea to bring a pit bull into Julian’s home.

    2007 – Dandre Fisher
    3-year old Fisher was killed by two pit bulls while visiting Hunter Army Airfield. Somehow the 3-year old climbed up and over a chain link fence into the neighbor’s yard that contained the dogs (no sane person can believe this story.)

    Military Related Serious Attacks

    2009 – Infant, John Doe
    In February, while being baby sat, a military couple’s child was attacked and nearly killed by the babysitter’s pit bull in Newport News. The Peninsula SPCA had adopted out the dog…

    2008 – Child, Jane Doe
    After a pair of pit bulls viciously attacked a service member’s child at Ellsworth Air Force Base, the base banned pit bulls, rottweilers and Dobermans.

    2005 – Ashley Gaston
    9-year old Gaston was viciously attacked by a rottweiler at Camp Lejeune. The mother subsequently sued for $5 million. This lawsuit was in process when Slack was killed at the same facility.

    Unless one is a member of the military and frequently reads military news sources, it is impossible to know the frequency of the attacks that occur on bases. These attacks often stay out of the mainstream news media.

  9. “takes into consideration the safety, welfare and quiet enjoyment of all residents “

    And that is what the pit bull owners DON’T CARE about

    They want to dominate, control, harass, hurt the majority of other residents with their dogs.

    As does Best Friends, the dog fighter’s friend, who DOES NOT CARE that children have been badly hurt and killed in military housing.

    They do not care that it is other military families that in part asked for this rule.

  10. Sgt. Stubby, has always been described as a dog of “unknown breed”, and, if anything, was a Boston Terrier or Boston Terrier mix; this myth that Stubby was a pit bull was MANUFACTURED by pit bull activitsts. There is one picture of Stubby that is always used by pit bull fanatics, because it is a head shot that makes him look more bull-dogish. But in other pictures, where youn see his actual size and body, he clearly looks like a Boston Terrier.

  11. The Rottie, Doberman, and German Shepherd breeders refuse to see what is obvious…it is PIT BULLS and only pit bulls, that have caused BSL. Breed bans are virtually ALWAYS enacted as a response to PIT BUL attacks in a community. When crafting BSL, there is a lot of pressure to lump in large guarding breeds in order to appear “fair” to the pit bull owners, and because it is simply assumed that the thugs and criminals will all run out and buy the next most common guard dog when they can no longer own pit bulls.

  12. If only the guarding dog people would have some guts and stick up for their own breeds, and state the obvious

    It is the FIGHTING dog breeds like pit bulls that are causing most of the problems

    The pit bull nuts are creating problems for the guarding dog breed people

    If the latter would only support some restrictions on the pit bulls, then focus would come off their breeds and be placed squarely where it belongs- the fighting breeds

  13. My son has been bitten twice by dogs on a military installation and nothing has ever been done. The newest, yesterday, by a pitbull who has already attacked another child. We were told " He should not have been walking through yards to access the park behind the housing area." This is the only way to get there.

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