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Reality TV star's daughter mauled to death

There are 42 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Mar 1, 2010, titled Reality TV star's daughter mauled to death. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Oregon authorities say the 4-year-old daughter of a reality TV show star was mauled to death by the family's Rottweiler.

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Torrance

Torrance, CA

#23 Mar 3, 2010
Jake Malone wrote:
I once had a small pet dog that was friendly with children but when one of my toddler nephews began hitting and poking the dog, I realized that the dog might retaliate in self defense. My brother thought it was cute and didn't stop his son from tormenting my dog, so I put the dog out in the back yard.
Simple step to take, but a very necessary one. Sometimes even the best of pets have their limits.
You are right, someone has to be responsible. I would have put my brother and his kid in the backyard.
RPV Dog Lover

United States

#24 Mar 4, 2010
Thank you, Torrance. Right to the point; my sentiments, exactly. You are making me laugh out loud. I needed that! What people will do to torment animals is beyond my comprehension. Even if unintentional, the stupidity involved scares the heck out of me. Think I'll write another check to PETA.
Eric

United States

#25 Mar 4, 2010
I have a cat. I love my cat. I would like to say that my cat loves me, but my cat loves that I feed and pet it. If I suddenly shrunk to the size of a mouse, my cat would pounce on me and bite my head off.

Animals don't have the same mindset that humans do. Under the right circumstances, you are meat to be eaten by them.
Michelle

Kansas City, MO

#26 Mar 4, 2010
Reader wrote:
They are still animals and will act like animals given the chance. I would NEVER trust one around any child.
Completely disagree, Animals only act "like animals" if you allow them to act like it.
With the right treatment and proper training, an animal can be the most sweet, wonderful thing ever.
Compared to abusing an animal, not taking proper care or doing any training with an animal, Which would often result in an angry or aggressive animal.

It's all how the animal is raised.

Since: Feb 10

Torrance, CA

#27 Mar 4, 2010
Michelle wrote:
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Completely disagree, Animals only act "like animals" if you allow them to act like it.
With the right treatment and proper training, an animal can be the most sweet, wonderful thing ever.
Compared to abusing an animal, not taking proper care or doing any training with an animal, Which would often result in an angry or aggressive animal.
It's all how the animal is raised.
Wrong.

Animals react to stimulus.

They are NOT wired like YOU think they are.
They do not reason and will not do your bidding when you are not around or not giving them commands.
That dog crossed the line and needs a bullet.

Only an idiot would leave a small child unattended with a large animal, of any kind.

God Speed to the lttle one.

The parents should be brought up on charges.
Torrance Mom

Phoenix, AZ

#28 Mar 4, 2010
"The attack happened four years to the day after officers had taken a Rottweiler from the same home after it bit an adult family member."

Clearly an example of stupid and careless parents... how sad for the little girl.
tacojones

Canoga Park, CA

#29 Mar 4, 2010
Dont Blame the Dog wrote:
Speaks the Truth...
Rotts are not typically an aggressive dog. They are in the same family as German Shephards. I have owned many Rotts over the years and have NEVER once been bitten or even threatened.
Dogs are like any other animal (humans included), when they are treated lovingly and with respect they live up to their true nature as mans best friend.
I agree on the "Shame on the Parents" part. Interesting to look at the history of behavior with these specific dogs and their owners!!
yeah well not all cheetahs attack people either.
Ditto

Gardena, CA

#30 Mar 4, 2010
Jake Malone wrote:
I once had a small pet dog that was friendly with children but when one of my toddler nephews began hitting and poking the dog, I realized that the dog might retaliate in self defense. My brother thought it was cute and didn't stop his son from tormenting my dog, so I put the dog out in the back yard.
Simple step to take, but a very necessary one. Sometimes even the best of pets have their limits.
Good move Jake.
so bay

Los Angeles, CA

#31 Mar 4, 2010
I am so angry about this. Any parent should know better than own a pitbull or rott. These dogs have a reputation to be severly aggressive and report after report proves this. How anyone could put the lives of there children at sake and own oone of these vicious animals.
so bay

Los Angeles, CA

#32 Mar 4, 2010
minute_man wrote:
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Wrong.
Animals react to stimulus.
They are NOT wired like YOU think they are.
They do not reason and will not do your bidding when you are not around or not giving them commands.
That dog crossed the line and needs a bullet.
Only an idiot would leave a small child unattended with a large animal, of any kind.
God Speed to the lttle one.
The parents should be brought up on charges.
YES THE PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE!!!! YOU CAN NEVER TRUST ANY ANIMAL, BUT ESPECIALLY ROTTS AND PITBULLS. CANT THESE PARENTS READ THE NUMEROUS REPORTS ON THE VICIOUS ATTACKS FROM THESE BREREDS. THESE DOGS SHOULD BE OUTLAWED !!!!! FOR THE MOST PART THE LOW LIFES ARE THE ONES THAT OWN THESE DOGS AND DO NOT TAKE CARE OF THEM. GO TO ANY SHELTER AND THIS WILL BE PROVEN. OR GO TO ANY GHETTO NEIGHBORHOOD AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!!!. I GUESS HAVING THESE DOGS MAKE THEM FEEL TOUGH.
SO SAD

Walnut, CA

#33 Mar 4, 2010
I have a german sheperd and it was only one time that he warned my grand son with a snap that told me to never allow my dog around any child. You can't trust any dog around a child. They are animals and children will do something to an animal when you least expect it and the dog will just because of nature will react. I was bit when I was 4 years old and I can remember exactly what i did to that dog. Some dogs just don't know how to warn like my dog did. I rubbed the dogs nose and he caused me to get stiches. You just don't ever know...
Um NO

Norwalk, CA

#34 Mar 4, 2010
Michelle wrote:
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Completely disagree, Animals only act "like animals" if you allow them to act like it.
With the right treatment and proper training, an animal can be the most sweet, wonderful thing ever.
Compared to abusing an animal, not taking proper care or doing any training with an animal, Which would often result in an angry or aggressive animal.
It's all how the animal is raised.
As someone who has been involved in animal training (specifically dogs) for many years, I am here to tell you that you are wrong. The Killer Whale at SeaWorld had the "proper training" and "right treatment." Animals will always have the animalistic side to them, regardless of how much training and how "sweet" you are to them. There is always a chance that it may come out. Its natural.
People like you who think of animals as people, as friends, as something that thinks and looks at the world like you do, are destined to be bitten or attacked at some point. No matter how "sweet" you are, to them, you still taste good.
Bob Henning

Sevierville, TN

#35 Mar 5, 2010
I`m sad for the Family of the Child. I just can not understand why people are willing to put their Children at such Peril by thinking that their Dog is different. How many children, Elderly People and other animals need to die needlessly before people figure out that certain Breeds of Dogs Shouldn`t be owned as Pets. The Child is now with God and is at peace but I promise her parents will never be at peace because of their Choice of Pets. People should not OWN ANIMALS that can KILL THEM.
westside steve

Pasadena, CA

#36 Mar 5, 2010
Jake Malone wrote:
I once had a small pet dog that was friendly with children but when one of my toddler nephews began hitting and poking the dog, I realized that the dog might retaliate in self defense. My brother thought it was cute and didn't stop his son from tormenting my dog, so I put the dog out in the back yard.
Simple step to take, but a very necessary one. Sometimes even the best of pets have their limits.
I agree with you - I've seen people laugh away as thier children antagonize albeit well mannered dogs. Its playing with fire: some dogs are wired to go from defensive body postures to attack very quickly.
Separate them or have a dicussion with the child about boundaries regarding pets: making it a learning experience. If the child does not adequately respond to correction, separate them for the good of both. You are the adult and "leader of the pack", it does not matter who was in the right: prevent the injury.
jim

Phelan, CA

#37 Mar 5, 2010
kids under age of 10 should never be left alone with a agressive animal;they are strong/fast to handel these animalsa sad ending for a young life.
Concerned Mom

United States

#38 Mar 5, 2010
What a tragedy! I can't imagine the horror the little girl experienced being bitten and mauled by their dog. This is not the first incident of rottweilers attacking infants and children. Many people have been injured and killed by this breed. Rottweilers should be banned as a family pet.
westsidejesse

Torrance, CA

#39 Mar 5, 2010
Country Club Bob wrote:
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D U M B A S S!
If I did write that, indeed, I would be a d umb a ss....but I didnt. I will accept your apolgy later.
JessieCarson ur bottle

United States

#40 Mar 5, 2010
westsidejesse wrote:
<quoted text>
If I did write that, indeed, I would be a d umb a ss....but I didnt. I will accept your apolgy later.
Jessie you causing trouble everywhere you put a post, whats wrong with you, must be true you are on house arrest, you have plenty of time on the computer. I suggest you mow the lawn, mop the floors, watch some tv, do something productive, better than being a cyberbully.
westsidejesse

Torrance, CA

#41 Mar 5, 2010
JessieCarson ur bottle wrote:
<quoted text>Jessie you causing trouble everywhere you put a post, whats wrong with you, must be true you are on house arrest, you have plenty of time on the computer. I suggest you mow the lawn, mop the floors, watch some tv, do something productive, better than being a cyberbully.
We get it San Perdo Mom.....freaken psycho!
Ronald

United States

#42 Mar 5, 2010
westsidejesse wrote:
<quoted text>
We get it San Perdo Mom.....freaken psycho!
LOL westsidejesse is having a tandrum.

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