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  1. One of the biggest tragedies in this nation is that the poor (and also minorities) suffer the most from pit bull attacks.

    They form the highest percentage of pit bull victims, and they are less likely to have the financial means to get through the outcome of these attacks, and less likely to get attention from the media and politicians when they get hurt or killed by these dogs.

    But the WHITE, MIDDLE CLASS pit bull "advocacy" population (including the breeders and dog fighters that profit from these dogs) don't care about the poor and minorities that suffer the most because of pit bulls.

    The pit bull lobby (and their media contacts, and politicians like Ben Konop) insist that the pit bull lobby has the right to continue to prey on the poor and minorities with these dogs.

    They just don't care.

    The pit bull lobby is a very racist and elitist one.

  2. I would like to see Best Friends Animal Sanctuary spend just a percentage of the nearly half million dollar payola that they got from the Vick affair (so Best Friends could use the Vick dogs to further fundraise and shill) and give some of that money to this family to pay this child's medical bills.

    Best Friends is making money from pit bulls. They are lobbying for pit bull breeders. They need to participate and help pit bull victims, especially as they are falsely telling people that pit bulls are ok with children.

    Petition anyone?

  3. The argument is that mandatory insurance and containment requirements would punish innercity Pit Bull owners who have no business owning a Pit in the first place.

    The argument is a distortion to keep the $Millions in untaxed and liability free income flowing to Pit Bull breeders.

  4. If this child were a white, upper-middle class child, living in a nice suburb, this would be national news, and enough local residents would raise hell to get BSL legislation passed for that town. If this happened to the child of an attorney, doctor, or engineer, you had better believe something would be done about it, and no amount of out of state lobbying would effect the outcome.

  5. And if this happened to someone in the family of Ben Konop, there would be ten lawyers and Ben leading the way, screaming persecution and getting laws passed.

    But if this happens to the poor and minorities, Ben Konop and his friend in the media JUST DON'T CARE.

    They are too busy helping dog fighters and breeders breed more pit bulls to kill more poor people.

  6. UPDATE: January 19, 2010 — DaMonica has begun new set of surgeries to help repair her damaged nose.

    "It's been six months since a Michiana 4 year old was attacked by a pitbull, ripping off her nose. Now the Paul family is trying to move forward, but it's been an emotional journey for them. Mother Melissa Paul says, "I would hate for DaMonica to think I'm crying because of what I see." Doctors are working with little DaMonica, reconstructing her nose with bone from her hip and cartilage from her ear. "I kept asking him when am I going to see my Monica back," says Paul. DaMonica goes in for her second reconstructive surgery Wednesday.

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