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10 thoughts on “Photographs of the Year: Young, Self-Appointed Canine 'Experts' in the Wake of Vicious Fatal Pit Bull Maulings

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  1. These "experts" share responsibility for every mauling and death. They could actually save lives if they were truthful.

  2. Another 20-something that thinks she knows what the hell she's talking about. Hopefully she will get a good shift reality kick in the a$$ soon. Lets just hope no innocent person gets hurt before that happens.

  3. I can't imagine having the gall to protest the humane euthanasia of someone else's dogs involved in killing someone. Emotionally, if it was your dog, I could maybe understand it – although if my beloved dog killed a human? She would not be my beloved dog. But to stand up and demand attention as a member of the public, to demand answers solely as a young trainer, in defense of 2 dogs that were very likely unadoptable even before they lunched on their owner? The cruelty, the inhumane cruelty of it is breathtaking. I'm starting to think that animal cruelty prosecutions should be extended to include people who 'defend' animals by torturing people like this.

    I initially wrote this as "forget the breed issue, defending any dog that did this would be insane." That's true enough, but it is also true that there seems to be a link between pit bull owners and this sort of callous behavior.

  4. I would think the medical experts who actually conducted the autopsy and the crime scene investigators would know a bit more about what happened here than someone with no relevant education and a crazy pro-pit bull agenda to push.

  5. I think a lot of it is just laziness on the part of the reporters. They're writing a story, they're pressed for time and looking for a colorful quote to maybe punch up their article. And here are these instantly available, media-savvy young people who are always ready to spout off a quote.
    If you are a reporter and you don't know or don't care much about dog attacks, you can see the appeal of these easily accessed talking heads.

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