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6 thoughts on “2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Killed by Pack of Dogs in Tucumcari, New Mexico

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  1. The linked article by Mr. Hartt in Collen’s post is heartbreaking. He comes across as a kind and gentle man, and a darn good writer. He talks about the peace and comfort he’s found in his new community, immune from so many disasters. Ironically, he mentioned how much he loves to take walks. Little did he know, we live in a world where that’s not safe anymore. In some way, Mr. Hartt is a martyr for the children who went to school right where this dog pack killed him. May he rest in peace.

  2. The disproportionate danger and death that accompanies dogs that were and still are specifically created to be disproportionately dangerous and deadly is a horrific man-made national disaster.

    It is cruel to continue to breed dogs whose default behavior is to attack and not stop.

    If we were a sane kind society, DNA tests would be performed on every dog killing dog, every horse killing dog, every human maiming / killing dog, and then that information would be used to require sterilization of those disproportionately dangerous dogs.

  3. The mix labeling is just crock .it’s just a lame excuse for saying it’s pitbull .it the dog were pitbull that killed him people can goes out walking without getting killed the these dangerous dogs.

  4. It’s easy to see the attraction of Tucumcari and the Route 66 area for Mr. Hartt. He moved from Albuquerque, NM to Tucumcari, New Mexico in 2021. The Mother Road, Route 66, must have been dear to his heart. I remember the quirky name of Tucumcari as I motorcycled along Route 66. Amarillo, Texas was where I first saw a double rainbow. The Grand Canyon in Arizona was where I first saw the Persiads, the night of the shooting stars, which return every August.
    There was a magic about the Southwest for this Chicago gal, who started off there at the origin of my Route 66 motorcycle trip.

    It sounds like Mr. Hartt remembered his youth before they became golden days of the setting sun. It was a time when pitbulls were not terrorizing The Great Outdoors. Mr. Hartt’s death is all the more tragic when we reflect on this change in America where one cannot walk outside without fear. I see his death as an iconic symbol of our country’s loss.

    Join me in a tribute to Mr. Hartt and Route 66. I think he would have loved this Google Doodle.
    https://youtu.be/ZoPJVcHYlU0

    • If you open the Google Doodle in the YouTube app, make sure you start at the zero point. You don’t want to miss any of this exquisite video.

  5. The number of people just minding their own business, and trying to enjoy life, that are tragically mauled by dogs they do not own, is mind boggling. Walking or riding a bike down a road should not be a death penalty offense. The number of dog owners allowing their pets to roam Needs to be addressed. My thoughts are with the families of these recent victims.

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