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Old 04-24-2013, 15:03   #1
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Another fatal dog attack in Georgia.

Wow...this is happening way too frequently. 2 year old killed while mom went to restroom by a family pet of 8 years.


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Old 04-24-2013, 15:06   #2
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That is very sad.
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Old 04-24-2013, 15:10   #3
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Another pit bull. Who knew they were capable of such things...

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Old 04-24-2013, 15:24   #4
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Here we go again...
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Old 04-24-2013, 15:31   #7
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Independent of the debate about whether pitbulls are inherently more viscous, I don't understand the wide spread appeal of these dogs. It's like the somewhat taboo stigma has added to the appeal for some people. I used to work with a girl who was constantly bringing up how sweet her pitbulls were and how they are unfairly labeled. I never even showed a remote interest in the subject or disagreed. She just brought it up whenever she had the opportunity.
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I see tons of pro "pitbull" literature. I see more "pitbull" attacks and deaths than most any other breed.

Despite being a profound animal lover and pet owner and given the propensity for "mistaken identity" (for which there is even more hype) I can't see the need to ever take a chance on such a breed.

Stereotyping whether we like it or not is more often than not based on an element of truth. I'm sorry at this point it's not just the owner's fault. We have to give some credence to the breed's genetics. Not a week goes by were I don't see or hear an attack of this nature mentioned.

I'm not a hater... owner be warned is all I say.
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If someone comes near me with a pit bull on a leash, I don't think they should mind if I pull out a pistol and aim at their forehead.
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If someone comes near me with a pit bull on a leash, I don't think they should mind if I pull out a pistol and aim at their forehead.
Because of their lack of control of the leash?

Interesting.
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If someone comes near me with a pit bull on a leash, I don't think they should mind if I pull out a pistol and aim at their forehead.


You should go to your local dog park or pet store and try that out. I'm sure you'll make lots of new friends in jail.
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Just like any other subject in the media - the ones that have a bad stigma are reported on often and without relent. If a border collie killed (unlikely i know) a baby you likely wouldn't see anything about it.
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If a border collie killed (unlikely i know) a baby you likely wouldn't see anything about it.
I doubt that.
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In my limited little world when a baby dies a violent death, that sad event seems to be newsworthy even in the most jaded news markets, regardless of the cause.
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Just like any other subject in the media - the ones that have a bad stigma are reported on often and without relent. If a border collie killed (unlikely i know) a baby you likely wouldn't see anything about it.
No.. children dying are almost always reported.
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You should go to your local dog park or pet store and try that out. I'm sure you'll make lots of new friends in jail.
That went right over your head. Did you even hear a noise?
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Just like any other subject in the media - the ones that have a bad stigma are reported on often and without relent. If a border collie killed (unlikely i know) a baby you likely wouldn't see anything about it.
Really? I dare you to find me three fatal dog attack reports that have happened in the US so far this year, that did not involve a Pit Bull. That is how many fatal Pit Bull attack stories have been posted here in the last month or so. Eric
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Independent of the debate about whether pitbulls are inherently more viscous, I don't understand the wide spread appeal of these dogs. It's like the somewhat taboo stigma has added to the appeal for some people. I used to work with a girl who was constantly bringing up how sweet her pitbulls were and how they are unfairly labeled. I never even showed a remote interest in the subject or disagreed. She just brought it up whenever she had the opportunity.
Sounds like every Vegan I've met.
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Just like any other subject in the media - the ones that have a bad stigma are reported on often and without relent. If a border collie killed (unlikely i know) a baby you likely wouldn't see anything about it.

LOL...a child dying from any pet attack will make the news...guaranteed. Pits make the news the most because they kill the most people, an extraordinary amount for their total percentage when compared to all dog breeds.

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Pit Bulls kill more children than Brown Bears do.
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Really? I dare you to find me three fatal dog attack reports that have happened in the US so far this year, that did not involve a Pit Bull. That is how many fatal Pit Bull attack stories have been posted here in the last month or so. Eric
Clearly the media is in the tank for pitbulls.

Collies always contribute more to the Scratch Behind my Ear lobbyists.

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No.. children dying are almost always reported.
Except when they die in a swimming pool, or break their necks and become crippled for life on a trampoline. We have so much of that going on it rarely makes it into the local news, and it NEVER makes it into national news. The public would quickly get bored with hearing about this exact same tragedy every single day.
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Except when they die in a swimming pool, or break their necks and become crippled for life on a trampoline. We have so much of that going on it rarely makes it into the local news, and it NEVER makes it into national news. The public would quickly get bored with hearing about this exact same tragedy every single day.
Fair enough...

When kids kill themselves its a bit different.

When kids are killed by other living animate objects it's more newsworthy. I'll give you that.
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Just like any other subject in the media - the ones that have a bad stigma are reported on often and without relent. If a border collie killed (unlikely i know) a baby you likely wouldn't see anything about it.
A quick google search of fatal Border Collie attacks brought up this story. It is about a fatal attack ON a Border Collie............by a pit bull.

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/border-col...-bull-1.927354

ETA There were plenty of stories about Border Collies attacking children. But they were not fatal attacks. Some has serious injuries, but non-fatal.
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If wolves, bears, or any other wild animal killed as many children as pit bulls do, there would be a bounty on them.
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