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9 thoughts on “Persistent 'Wild Animal' Theory Finally Derailed, Elderly Man was Killed by a Pack of Loose Dogs in 2015

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  1. The most disturbing thing about this story is that there don't seem to be any actions planned by authorities either in charging the killer dogs' owners (the Brink family) for at the very least selling/rehoming dogs they suspected of killing a man, or in seizing the killer dogs from their new owners. Particularly the one that's 100% matched and which now resides with an elderly couple and their obese son who allow it to run loose with another dog. As you say, it's a fatal attack looking for a jogger, child or other hapless soul to happen to.

  2. Whatever the "authorities" believed, or didn't, sounds like the owner of the killer dogs knew what happened.

  3. @ AllisonSmith indeed it's very disturbing that they aren't seizing the dogs and having them destroyed – isn't that the normal procedure for any dog that kills a human? Had it actually turned out to be a wild animal and they knew which individual wild animal it was they would have shot it. Why are the dogs being left alive?

  4. AT the minimum, why wouldn't the owner at the time of attack be charged with covering up crime evidence or hindering an investigation. He out and out admits that he believed his dogs to be the killers, and then he turns around and gives the killer dogs away to unsuspecting people.

  5. I hope so much that people can gain better insight into why these investigative failures happen in some cases.

    Certainly in some there are simply errors and mistakes made by authorities.

    But the public has to understand that the dog issue is a POLITICAL one. In some cases, when there is a dog attack (particularly a fatality), there is POLITICAL pressure put on authorities to guide them to certain conclusions or to pressure them to abandon investigations or alter their course.

    In some cases, this can mean direct contact by dog lobbyists with the authorities. In other cases, it can be pressure by a politically-connected local or someone with the ability to influence investigations.

    In some cases, there are backroom deals or conversations which the public never finds out about.

    This is the real threat to public safety- the influence of special interests on authorities.

  6. Are you sure these are boxers?

    I can tell you that animal "rescue" dealers and some shelters and animal control departments have been mislabeling pit bulls or other bully breeds with the fake "boxer" tag since the 1980s.

  7. I am so glad they finally came to this ruling. Shameful how long it took and that they ignored the victim's own words. But perhaps it will give other owners of vicious dogs pause when they let them out the door to free roam.

  8. The serious FACT is that today in America if you are attacked by an animal is is most likely to be a dog, and that dog is most likely to be a pit bull.

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