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Caruthersville, MO

#1 Mar 25, 2014
Is it legal to havea pit bull in Caruthersville?
Well

Farmington, MO

#2 Mar 26, 2014
No, but go ahead, dog catcher won't do anything inless he hates you...but the Council have not lifted the ban.....
Guest

Poplar Bluff, MO

#3 Mar 26, 2014
Read on KFVS 12 of another 4 year child being killed by these terrible dogs. We need a state wide ban on them. And please spare that nonsense about its not the breed. Thats BS. Pits are bred to be killers and thats what they are.
Dude that knows dogs

Caruthersville, MO

#4 Mar 26, 2014
Guest wrote:
Read on KFVS 12 of another 4 year child being killed by these terrible dogs. We need a state wide ban on them. And please spare that nonsense about its not the breed. Thats BS. Pits are bred to be killers and thats what they are.
Your statement above is not universally true...
NOT "all' Pit Bull dogs are bred to be attack dogs or fight dogs, OKAY. If bred and raised properly they can make very NICE and lovable pets.
What

Torrance, CA

#5 Mar 26, 2014
Dude that knows dogs wrote:
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Your statement above is not universally true...
NOT "all' Pit Bull dogs are bred to be attack dogs or fight dogs, OKAY. If bred and raised properly they can make very NICE and lovable pets.
I would say this could apply to humans as well.
Guest

Farmington, MO

#6 Mar 26, 2014
They should stop the damn breeding of the animals.They will attack & when their jaws lock there is no turning loose when attacking someone.How many other dogs do people hear of attacking kids the way these beast do.I think it shows the character of anyone that owns one of these crazy dangerous,stupid & violent animals!!!
Haha

Jackson, MO

#7 Mar 26, 2014
Before you post you might do some research but I am pretty sure that pit bulls are not even in the top 5 for documented attacks!!
knows dogs better

United States

#8 Mar 26, 2014
Pits account for 93% of deaths from dog attacks and Pits make up only 5% of the dog population. Those odds prove it's the breed. Almost 100% of Pits have some sort of inbreeding which results in genetic defects that make them turn viciousness without warning. Pits are killers. No excuses can bring all of these children's lives back.
Humane

Farmington, MO

#9 Mar 26, 2014
Guest wrote:
They should stop the damn breeding of the animals.They will attack & when their jaws lock there is no turning loose when attacking someone.How many other dogs do people hear of attacking kids the way these beast do.I think it shows the character of anyone that owns one of these crazy dangerous,stupid & violent animals!!!
Nice generalization of ignorance. If you do your research, over the years, there have been major pushes to ban German Shepherds and Rottweilers as well. No dog is born bad. I have seen vicious Chihuahuas, Collies, and Labs that were just as dangerous. That is like saying we should ban Glock pistols because that is the most popular gun used in crime. The bottomline is that we need to stop breeding the irresponsible, waste of life owners who encourage such behavior.
Humane

Farmington, MO

#10 Mar 26, 2014
knows dogs better wrote:
Pits account for 93% of deaths from dog attacks and Pits make up only 5% of the dog population. Those odds prove it's the breed. Almost 100% of Pits have some sort of inbreeding which results in genetic defects that make them turn viciousness without warning. Pits are killers. No excuses can bring all of these children's lives back.
And 100% of statistics posted on Topix are wrong. I love it when people pull stats out of their a** to support a point.

If you would like to discuss real facts:
http://www.dogsbite.org/dangerous-dogs-pit-bu...

As you will see, the facts are supported by science and references at the bottom.
real facts

United States

#11 Mar 26, 2014
Cold hard facts

United States

#12 Mar 27, 2014
Here's proof that Pits are the #1 killers, 2013 statistics

32 U.S. dog bite-related fatalities occurred in 2013. Despite being regulated in Military Housing areas and over 700 U.S. cities, pit bulls contributed to 78%(25) of these deaths. Pit bulls make up about 6% of the total U.S. dog population.

Together, pit bulls (25) and rottweilers (1), the second most lethal dog breed, accounted for 81% of the total recorded deaths in 2013. This same combination accounted for 74% of all fatal attacks during the 9-year period of 2005 to 2013.
The breakdown between these two breeds is substantial over this 9-year period. From 2005 to 2013, pit bulls killed 176 Americans, about one citizen every 18.6 days, versus rottweilers, which killed 33, about one citizen every 99.5 days.
In the year of 2013, the combination of pit bulls (25), rottweilers (1) and bullmastiffs (2) accounted for 88% of all dog bite-related fatalities. Notably, the two bullmastiff-mixes3 were littermates that inflicted death within a 6-month period.
Annual data from 2013 shows that 56%(18) of the fatality victims were children 7-years and younger, and 44%(14) were adults, 25-years and older. Of the total children killed by dogs in 2013, 61%(11) were ages 4-years and younger.
Annual data shows that when combining all age groups, male and female fatality victims were equivalent, 16 and 16. Amongst children 7-years and younger, however, males were excessively victims, 72%(13), versus females 28%(5).
In 2013, over one-third, 38%(12), of all dog bite fatality victims were either visiting or living temporarily with the dog's owner when the fatal attack occurred, up from 32% in 2012. Children 7-years and younger accounted for 83%(10) of these deaths.
Of this subset of 12 fatalities, 92%(11) were inflicted by pit bulls and 58%(7) involved a babysitter, including a relative or friend under the directive to watch a child 7-years or younger. All 7 of these child deaths were inflicted by pit bulls.
47%(15) of all fatalities in 2013 involved more than one dog; 16%(5) involved breeding on the dog owner's property either actively or in the recent past, and 9%(3) involved tethered dogs. All 3 chaining deaths were attributed to pit bulls.
Dog ownership information for 2013 shows that family dogs comprised 47%(15) of all fatal attack occurrences; 78%(25) of the attacks resulting in human death occurred on the dog owner's property and 22%(7) resulted in criminal charges.
California led lethal dog attacks in 2013 with 5 deaths. 100% were attributed to pit bulls and 60% resulted in criminal charges. Texas followed with 4 deaths and 0% criminal charges. Arkansas and South Carolina followed, each with 3 deaths.

I agree that we need a broader ban of these killer dogs. Not just state but National would be better.
Just me

United States

#13 Mar 27, 2014
Haha wrote:
Before you post you might do some research but I am pretty sure that pit bulls are not even in the top 5 for documented attacks!!
Boy were you ever proven wrong. Bet you voted for Romney too? Lol.
The Gov

Tazewell, TN

#14 Mar 27, 2014
If you are going to use these type of statistics to determine what to breed you'll end up not breeding blacks as they are responsible for an inordinate percentage of the crimes including the murders in this country.
pitowner

United States

#15 Mar 27, 2014
Ok while I will agree that some pits are vicious and dangerous I strongly disagree that they are all vicious and dangerous. If you get a pit bull from a back yard breeder who's only reason is to make money then they are most likely inbred. A true breeder doesn't make much money off of the breed when you factor in that they only have typically one litter a year. They Also are very selective of the dogs they breed and would never breed aggressive or vicious dogs. Pit bulls have been used as police dogs,service dogs, and possibly most well known of all pits was sgt. Stubby who was a military dog that saved countless soldiers. So as with all animals, humans included, there's always gonna be a few bad ones but that doesn't mean all are dangerous killers
guest

Caruthersville, MO

#16 Mar 27, 2014
Haha wrote:
Before you post you might do some research but I am pretty sure that pit bulls are not even in the top 5 for documented attacks!!
You are right, pitbulls are not in the top 5 for vicious attacks, they are in the top 3, I did my research.
Big Mack

United States

#17 Mar 27, 2014
Cold hard facts wrote:
Here's proof that Pits are the #1 killers, 2013 statistics

32 U.S. dog bite-related fatalities occurred in 2013. Despite being regulated in Military Housing areas and over 700 U.S. cities, pit bulls contributed to 78%(25) of these deaths. Pit bulls make up about 6% of the total U.S. dog population.

Together, pit bulls (25) and rottweilers (1), the second most lethal dog breed, accounted for 81% of the total recorded deaths in 2013. This same combination accounted for 74% of all fatal attacks during the 9-year period of 2005 to 2013.
The breakdown between these two breeds is substantial over this 9-year period. From 2005 to 2013, pit bulls killed 176 Americans, about one citizen every 18.6 days, versus rottweilers, which killed 33, about one citizen every 99.5 days.
In the year of 2013, the combination of pit bulls (25), rottweilers (1) and bullmastiffs (2) accounted for 88% of all dog bite-related fatalities. Notably, the two bullmastiff-mixes3 were littermates that inflicted death within a 6-month period.
Annual data from 2013 shows that 56%(18) of the fatality victims were children 7-years and younger, and 44%(14) were adults, 25-years and older. Of the total children killed by dogs in 2013, 61%(11) were ages 4-years and younger.
Annual data shows that when combining all age groups, male and female fatality victims were equivalent, 16 and 16. Amongst children 7-years and younger, however, males were excessively victims, 72%(13), versus females 28%(5).
In 2013, over one-third, 38%(12), of all dog bite fatality victims were either visiting or living temporarily with the dog's owner when the fatal attack occurred, up from 32% in 2012. Children 7-years and younger accounted for 83%(10) of these deaths.
Of this subset of 12 fatalities, 92%(11) were inflicted by pit bulls and 58%(7) involved a babysitter, including a relative or friend under the directive to watch a child 7-years or younger. All 7 of these child deaths were inflicted by pit bulls.
47%(15) of all fatalities in 2013 involved more than one dog; 16%(5) involved breeding on the dog owner's property either actively or in the recent past, and 9%(3) involved tethered dogs. All 3 chaining deaths were attributed to pit bulls.
Dog ownership information for 2013 shows that family dogs comprised 47%(15) of all fatal attack occurrences; 78%(25) of the attacks resulting in human death occurred on the dog owner's property and 22%(7) resulted in criminal charges.
California led lethal dog attacks in 2013 with 5 deaths. 100% were attributed to pit bulls and 60% resulted in criminal charges. Texas followed with 4 deaths and 0% criminal charges. Arkansas and South Carolina followed, each with 3 deaths.

I agree that we need a broader ban of these killer dogs. Not just state but National would be better.
Wow!! I had no idea Pits killed that many people a year.
Cant believe anybody would let these dogs around children.

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#18 Mar 27, 2014
The problem here is that Pro Pit people are trying to use statistics on dog bites and the other people are talking statistics on deaths caused by dogs. Big difference. A lap dog may be more likely to attack you but may not leave a scratch. But a Pit is more likely to turn on the owner and kill them more than any other dog. It really is the breed folks. Not much of a argument.
Humane

Farmington, MO

#19 Mar 27, 2014
Here is the bottom line. Those who enjoyed betting on animal fights cycled through the breeds until they came upon a short haired, physically strong dog with above average jaw strength IE the Pit Bull. Then of course what was an avg breed became very popular for fighting, and the population exploded. Now, Pit Bulls are a status symbol for rappers, thugs, and other low life because of this connection to fighting.

Unfortunately, most of these people now who have pits, have them for the wrong reasons, and after the abuse, the animals are either rescued or dumped by their owners. As a result, some of them are dangerous, but what do you expect from a dog that has been intentionally abused and used only as a status symbol. I am not a pit owner, and not really pro-pits, but the idea that a dog is dangerous by virtue of it's breed is beyond ignorance.

NO DOG IS BORN BAD. Any dog who is intentionally abused simply to make it mean will be dangerous. The reality is, had these low life trash picked Golden Retrievers, I would be here defending them instead. If you want to fix the problem, support pro-neuter/pro-spay efforts, and end the unregulated breeding of this dog, allowing the gene pool to cleanse itself......Actually, in retrospect, let's start neutering the low life trash who have tried to ruin this breed.....Cleansing the gene pool of a few rappers, thugs, and animal abusers would be a gift to mankind.
Guest

Poplar Bluff, MO

#20 Mar 28, 2014
Humane wrote:
Here is the bottom line. Those who enjoyed betting on animal fights cycled through the breeds until they came upon a short haired, physically strong dog with above average jaw strength IE the Pit Bull. Then of course what was an avg breed became very popular for fighting, and the population exploded. Now, Pit Bulls are a status symbol for rappers, thugs, and other low life because of this connection to fighting.

Unfortunately, most of these people now who have pits, have them for the wrong reasons, and after the abuse, the animals are either rescued or dumped by their owners. As a result, some of them are dangerous, but what do you expect from a dog that has been intentionally abused and used only as a status symbol. I am not a pit owner, and not really pro-pits, but the idea that a dog is dangerous by virtue of it's breed is beyond ignorance.

NO DOG IS BORN BAD. Any dog who is intentionally abused simply to make it mean will be dangerous. The reality is, had these low life trash picked Golden Retrievers, I would be here defending them instead. If you want to fix the problem, support pro-neuter/pro-spay efforts, and end the unregulated breeding of this dog, allowing the gene pool to cleanse itself......Actually, in retrospect, let's start neutering the low life trash who have tried to ruin this breed.....Cleansing the gene pool of a few rappers, thugs, and animal abusers would be a gift to mankind.
Most of what you say may be true except that some dogs really are born bad. Take Dalmatians for example,they have genetic defects that causes most to have bad hearing. I have read research saying that Pits are born with a genetic defect that causes them to turn aggressive without warning no matter their past history. It's mostly a result of the last 40 years of improper or selective breeding of Pits to only breed the most aggressive of them for fighting purposes.
I do agree that neuter a spaying your pets is a great idea.

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