Breaks Dog's Back
Oakland County, MI - Back in June, Gloria and Steve Chrisman, like countless others, witnessed pit bull dog aggression first hand. This aggression is acceptable by pit bull owners, advocates and pro-pit bull lobbying groups. Such groups claim that pit bulls are dog-aggressive not human-aggressive and therefore do not pose a risk to the public. Large animal advocacy groups like Best Friends and the ASPCA support this deceptive claim and strongly oppose pit bull laws, including pit bull sterilization.
These groups deny the dangerous genetic traits of pit bulls, such as explosive dog aggression, a lethal bite style and a tenacious manner of attack. In addition to ignoring the death pit bulls inflict upon animals, they are immune to the human suffering and trauma that owners experience when watching a beloved pet die a savage death. Except for PETA, no national animal advocacy group1 openly addresses the horrific fate suffered by countless pets, horses and livestock: Death by the jaws of a pit bull.
DogsBite.org uses the terminology "explosive dog aggression" to describe pit bull aggression. The incident involving the Chrismans' dog is just one more painful example. Pit bulls will crash through windows, burst through screen doors and chew through cages to attack innocent animals.2 Though stated in the article, it must be noted that pit bulls jaws do not physically lock. Pit bulls were created to kill other dogs. Sheer tenacity is required to finish the kill, which is why the little Yorkie was not released.
"You cannot tell me that a pit bull is a safe animal to have, whether it be around children or animals," she said.
"These are very, very dangerous animals, not only to kids and to humans, but to animals and little dogs. A pit bull will attack by the throat. They chomp down, stay down and lock their jaws until their prey is dead or lifeless. The pit bull couldn’t chomp on my dog’s little neck. The next best thing was for the dog to open his mouth and to chomp down on my whole dog. He had my whole dog in his mouth."
It was a horrific sight, Gloria said.
Unsurprisingly, the owners of the pit bull that destroyed the little Yorkie, named Bennie, will not put their dog down. This is because pit bull dog aggression is accepted and tolerated by the dog's owners and Oakland County laws insufficiently address animal attacks. Had this attack occurred in Broward County, Florida (Section 4-12), officials would have euthanized the pit bull. Broward enforces a "one strike" policy for dogs who inflict serious injury and death to an animal when off its owner's property.
Bennie suffered a broken back, damaged spleen and eyeball in the attack -- acceptable!
2Do not miss Craven's recent post about pit bull owner Brent either. His dog jumped over a 6-foot fence to attack one dog and broke through a window to attack another. The dog has also attacked two horses. This is acceptable to Brent, though he is "embarrassed" to walk his dog in public. Brent recently showed up at pitbullforum.com in hopes of "breaking" the dog of its genetically rooted dog aggression.
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