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4 thoughts on “2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Visiting Child Killed by His Uncle's Two Pit Bulls in Hillsborough County, Florida

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  1. The same story over and over again and the same excuses. The blame doesn't matter. Kids will be kids, parents will make mistakes and so will owners. Those mistakes kill. That alone should be enough that dogs capable and likely to kill should be licensed and handled differently. Vicious dog laws are useless once someone is already mauled or killed.

  2. Blame is like a chain with each link leading to the next. Do we blame the mom for not watching her child every second? Or the child for not sitting absolutely still? How about the uncle for choosing a dog that is bred to attack and kill for a pet? Or the dogs for doing what their instincts tell them to do? Or all the idiots out there who pose as professionals and tell the us that these dogs are wonderful family pets? Or our lawmakers who refuse to admit that there is a problem and barely enforce the weak laws that are in place? There is so much wrong here, it's hard to know where to start.

  3. Zero margin of error. The PB apologists and propagandists tell people that they are the best breed for anyone, families included. But when there is an attack it's always the fault of the person who was mauled or killed, and stated in a way that tries to say any dog would do the same. Open my mutts crate and she will not kill. I have fallen down in front of her and not been killed. My young nieces have played with my non-PB mutt and not come to any harm. Most people who own dogs that aren't grippers can say this. The PB lovers blame the victims then try to make all dogs look like potential killers who have the zero margin of error that their dogs do. This is all lies; as is the new trend of calling them "America's Dog".

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