30 Punches to the Face
Sioux City, IA - In addition to enduring destructive injuries in the act of dogfighting and tortures inflicted upon them after a fight is lost (death by electrocution and being lit on fire), pit bulls are also excessively abused by their owners in cases that do not involve dogfighting. Breed-specific laws, such as in Little Rock, and currently being proposed in Indianapolis, are designed to reduce this abuse, as well as to reduce future devastating attacks by pit bulls.
"A 35-year-old Sioux City man was arrested after he allegedly punched his pit bull in the face about 30 times, causing its death Tuesday morning, Sioux City police said.
Bobby Loggins was upset the dog had urinated on the carpet during a house party at 1611 23rd St. and he struck the animal several times in the face in front of four witnesses, Sioux City Police Sgt. Mike Post said. Post said Loggins was intoxicated when the incident happened.
Post said 34-year-old Chad Peterson was one of the witnesses and reported the incident to police.
Loggins told police he accidentally slammed the dog's head in the door. Another of the witnesses, who wasn't named, told police the dog had been hit by a car, Post said.
Loggins has been charged with animal torture and filing a false police report, both misdemeanors."
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