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17 thoughts on “2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull-Mix Kills Baby Boy in Guthrie, Kentucky

  1. My uncle had a Doberman that was afraid of thunder and fireworks, the dog would stick its head under the bed. Killing someone isn’t a normal or even believable reaction to thunder.

  2. So they expect us to believe that the dog got spooked by thunder, and in fear decided to run back into the house, go straight to the baby and violently tear him apart? Like seriously? What dog reacts to a scary situation by launching a violent attack on someone.

    Oh yeah, pits…

    • Clearly he “deserved it” for daring to play with a ball. Doesn’t he know that’s punishable by death in the pit world?

      I feel sick typing that, but you know some pit advocate out there has said it without sarcasm.

  3. Imagine if a visitor suddenly stabbed their pit bull to death.

    Excuses:
    The dog startled him.
    The dog sneezed.
    There were fireworks or a clap of thunder surprised the visitor.

    He was only playing with the pit bull and it was an accident that the pit bull was stabbed repeatedly, until it died.

    Most non bully dogs bite to guard a resource, to make the other leave. When they bite, they immediately let go, so the other CAN leave.

    Attacking unprovoked and not stopping are essential mutations for the prolonged, gambling style dog fights. This attack was excellent fighting dog behavior.

    It’s cruel to support sadistic dog fighters and their intentional selection for these horrible man-made traits.

  4. Meanwhile, the pit bull-promoting, anti-BSL messaging novel “A Dog’s Way Home” was just turned into a feature film, because of course it was. It’s in theaters right now.

    And the Ad Council has released a billboard tie-in campaign with the film, set to run advertising through next year.

    How many more young families are “learning” about pits and BSL from this movie?

    • This, people, is yet another example of how the other side controls the narrative. What is our response?

      [Crickets.]

      If we want to win this fight, we need to do more than post comments on this site. A lot more.

      • I couldn’t agree more. None of us has the money of a Hollywood studio or a political lobby group, but all of us has a voice, and we all need to do a better job of getting the word out that there are two sides to the issue and there are real lives involved here.

        The more we talk back to the propaganda, the more likely it is that the victims’ side will reach someone who does have the resources to push the national conversation forward.

    • Don’t worry, this movie is garbage. My sister had to see it for her job (personal assistant to mentally handicapped people). She said it was worse than “Look Who’s Talking Too.” So bad and annoying with the voice of the dog that should couldn’t even fall asleep through it.

    • A scared dog does not attack because the CNS is in the flight mode. Fight mode for attacking and maiming. Disgusting excuses: thunderstorm, she looked at the dog wrong, she raised her voice, she corrected the dog wrong, the baby pulled dog’s tail, the baby had the toy, the baby cried, the person was walking by…… Other breeds live the same lives, many worse than the attacking dogs and they don’t kill and maim their owners. Where is the rationale?

  5. Yeah, we have a ten-year-old lab and an eight-month-old GSD. When we have thunderstorms here in TX, the lab hides in the bathtub and the GSD either goes in his crate or comes to snuggle on the couch. Neither of them react with aggression. Because they’re normal dogs.

  6. How truly, truly awful. What a beautiful little baby. Those gorgeous blue eyes. I can’t imagine what the mom is dealing with right now.
    Stories like these really drive home my rule that my kids are not allowed into homes with pit bulls or pit crosses. Does every pit bull kill? No. But it’s simply not worth the risk with zero margin for error dogs.
    Balls, thunder, sneezes, knocking on doors, ladders, squeals, pregnancy (in both humans and dogs), epilepsy, menstruation, breathing, laughing, playing video games, Ice Bucket Challenges, skateboards, sweaters…. the list of killing triggers is endless with pit bulls. With the exception of a couple of those, they’ve all been experienced in my home.
    Pit bulls – not worth it since the 1800’s.

  7. How heartbreaking to see that precious child’s sweet face and to think of the trauma he endured. In looking at the mother’s Facebook page, I noticed photos of a full blooded pit bull there, including with a young girl who is likely the sister of the baby boy. Who knows if this was taken at the grandparents’ home and could even be the attacking dog? If so it is certainly not a mix. Perhaps it is not the actual killer, but it is clear that the family believed the myth that these are safe family dogs. Such a tragic way them to learn otherwise…

  8. KP “Pit bulls – not worth it since the 1800’s.” That is a GREAT slogan! Pit’s are soooo not worth it, when there are over a hundred other dog breeds that offer all the companionship and love of a dog, without the death risk of a pit.

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