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11 thoughts on “2015 Dog Bite Fatality: Pet Pit Bull Kills 25-Year Old in Spartanburg County, South Carolina

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  1. 17 of 20.

    Not a good year for pit bulls.

    Even worse year for the victims!

    BSL is necessary.

  2. Another tragic example of a pampered beloved pit bull turning on its human family. One never knows when that 'Switch' will flip. I urge family and friends to seek solace from the fabulous victims' support groups associated with They are there for you in times of need. My heartfelt condolences to the survivors. RIP Nicole.

  3. Indeed, not a good year for pit bulls. The more popular pit bulls become, the more people will die.

    I want to live in a community with BSL. Do you??

  4. I absolutely want to live in a community with BSL. And vacation in a community with BSL. No more Asheville NC for me, for example, even though I love the area.

  5. Another preventable death by pit bull. My heart truly aches for the family of this victim. The blame is on every site she "liked" above whose inaccurate information spreads lies, hides the truth, and allows/encourages these deaths by placing these animals in family homes. The FACT is, these dogs are bred for the purpose of killing and bringing them in homes is playing Russian Roulette with any person it encounters. NOT worth the risk. I pray her death brings awareness to others who like her who are consistently lied to by these "professionals". So saddened.

  6. These monsters are a damn menace. I'm glad I live in an area where there aren't that many of these beasts, but my college is located in a city where I see them rather frequently. We seriously need BSL. I want to live in, visit, go to college, vacation, DO EVERYTHING in communities with BSL. BSL WORLDWIDE!

  7. The wealthy and selfish market and peddle these breeds to an unsuspecting public that is victimized by consumer fraud and deception.

  8. "The Truth About Pit Bulls" was one of her liked FB pages…tragically, she learned the truth at the last moments of her life.

    So many people ensconce themselves in the pro-pit bull echo chamber through social media, they often never get the other side. They never hear about the victims, only constant raging about "haters" who "misunderstand" their dogs. It is very, very easy to completely shield yourself from the victims' side of the story.

  9. The problem with pit bull owners and pit bull /gripper dog mongers is that they think that these dogs need to be angry, mean, or frightened to attack and then not stop.

    That's true with most non bully, non gripper dogs, but not with these tragic mutants, not with these dogs created first and foremost for their drive to grip and crush and not stop.

    There are many cases where pits were friendly, calm, happy, then suddenly attacked but immediately afterwards looked confused or returned to being kissy faced wiggle butts. The dog's attitude was, "Oops, what happened here?"

    All dogs can bite, but most normal dogs then release and they need a reason to bite. Good pits lock on, the reason is instinct.

    As the dog fighters say, " a good pit will only release his grasp to gain a better hold.' (or if the flesh is torn off the victim).

    If the bully people were honest, educated and caring, they would tell the public that good pits do have locking jaws, intentionally created by dog fighters.

    They would explain that dog fighters also invented the "break stick" with which to pry open the pit's locked jaws to free the victim. Experienced dog fighters can quickly open a pit's jaws with a break stick but the average people would need much practice.

    If the bully people were honest, educated and caring, they would tell the public that pain will not stop a "good" pit bull so in situations like this fatal attack, you must either stop the pits ability to breathe with slitting its throat with a knife or choking it unconscious.

    Stabbing or shooting the pit's head won't work as pits have tiny tiny brains surrounded by thick skulls and thick muscles.

    Stabbing or shooting the pit's body may not work as a good "dead game" pit won't stop until he bleeds out or drowns on his own blood and this may take too long.

    Some pit websites state that pits must always wear thin collars, so that pulling up on the collar will choke off the pit's ability to breathe.

    The honest pit bull books from before the 1980s explain that a good pit can read its opponents weaknesses and use them to its advantage. That's why some attacks happened when the victim tripped and fell, and the pit's instinct saw it as an opportunity.

  10. Hmm, I'm thinking collars made of zip tie material with ez grip handles on the end, so all you have to do is grab and yank it the handle and wahla! air supply cut off!

    Seriously, the owner of this dog will not face charges. How does that make sense? Say, instead of a pit bull, she owned a large tree standing in her front yard. One day, one branch fell off and hit her in the head, resulting in her going to the hospital. When she returned home, multiple people warned her that other branches were in danger of falling off, but she did nothing about the tree.

    Then one day, a branch fell off and killed someone.

    There's no way charges wouldn't be filed in a case like that.

    I'm sorry her daughter died. I'm sorry for the grief she must be suffering, and her daughter's boyfriend and mother must be suffering, but to end this blood bath we must at MINIMUM PUNISH IRRESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS and set some examples.

  11. I have, unfortunately, witnessed several pit attacks on farm animals. Those dogs were the happiest dogs in the world while they were terrorizing my cows. Tearing flesh, ripping ears and mouths, hanging on until a 1000 pound cow went to her knees. These dogs were not angry, nor did they feel threatened. They were gleefully enjoying the rightness of having their breeding "click" into place.
    A truly horrible way to die. RIP

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