Dangerous Dog Amendment: State will v...

Dangerous Dog Amendment: State will vote on whether the Madison Cou...

There are 61 comments on the WHNT News 19 story from Oct 11, 2010, titled Dangerous Dog Amendment: State will vote on whether the Madison Cou.... In it, WHNT News 19 reports that:

On November 2nd, voters across the state will go to the polls on an amendment which would change the way dangerous dogs are dealt with in Madison County.

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Christina

Huntsville, AL

#1 Oct 11, 2010
It isn't always the owners' fault. Some of the parents' of the children are at fault as well... allowing their child to taunt a dog or hurt the dog.. it is in the dog's nature to fight back-- just like humans animals have the fight or flight feeling too. I disagree with charging the owners with fines and such when it may have been the children taunting the animal that caused it to react in such a way .
Concerned

Des Moines, IA

#2 Oct 11, 2010
I think this law needs to pass. There are way too many yahoos in the county and the city that let their dogs run loose and cause problems. I have almost stopped riding my bicycle because of bad dogs and pissed off owners that take offense to you macing their dogs that are breaking the law by chasing bicycles.
Animal Lover

Guntersville, AL

#3 Oct 11, 2010
Why should the breed have to be the one that gets all the blame? It is the owners responsibily to train the dogs and provide a safe and secure home for him. Pit Bulls are not born that way. Its the way they are trained or lack of training. Plus the dog should have been in a fence for his safety and others.
Edw

Elkmont, AL

#4 Oct 11, 2010
Any parent that would allow a pit bull around a child should have to give up the child. A parent's primary responsibility is to protect the child.
Therefore it would be fair to lock up all stupid parents and pit bulls in the same pen.
yonk

Huntsville, AL

#5 Oct 11, 2010
Christina wrote:
It isn't always the owners' fault. Some of the parents' of the children are at fault as well... allowing their child to taunt a dog or hurt the dog.. it is in the dog's nature to fight back-- just like humans animals have the fight or flight feeling too. I disagree with charging the owners with fines and such when it may have been the children taunting the animal that caused it to react in such a way .
I was attacked by a dog recently I did nothing wrong.These dogs can hurt you ,it is not a joke these dogs DO sometimes attack for no reason.Don't fool yourself and think dogs are nice creatures that won't harm you because you might find out like I did.I also know someone who had his wife mauled almost to death the guy had to shot the dog and his wife spent weeks in the hospital and is still damaged.You can not trust dogs they have minds of their own ,next time I will have no remorse as to what will happen to the next dog that attacks me if they are big enough to bite me they will have a suprise.
Edw

Elkmont, AL

#6 Oct 11, 2010
Animal Lover wrote:
Why should the breed have to be the one that gets all the blame? It is the owners responsibily to train the dogs and provide a safe and secure home for him. Pit Bulls are not born that way. Its the way they are trained or lack of training. Plus the dog should have been in a fence for his safety and others.
Pit bulls are certainly born that way. They were bred to fight and kill. But I agree it is the responsibility of parents to protect their kids in their own home. And to keep a pit bull around kids is plain stupidity.
Ear Full

Gainesville, GA

#7 Oct 11, 2010
Let me guess, the American Pitbull is one of the dogs right? It's all in how you raise a dog that makes them mean! No profiling people! Just because you see a pit, doesn't mean they will attack! Any dog can be aggressive, small or large, don't just single out a few breeds!
ownerofdogs

Orange, TX

#8 Oct 11, 2010
i agree that pitbulls are dangerous...but aren't deer that plow into cars??aren't bears in the woods??how about the pigeons that roost in your buildings??should they be destroyed also??i own a terrier mix that weighs 30 lbs,a very fierce breed in it's own right..she proects us&her territory...do i need to "put"her down??
Nick

Knoxville, TN

#9 Oct 11, 2010
Christina wrote:
It isn't always the owners' fault. Some of the parents' of the children are at fault as well... allowing their child to taunt a dog or hurt the dog.. it is in the dog's nature to fight back-- just like humans animals have the fight or flight feeling too. I disagree with charging the owners with fines and such when it may have been the children taunting the animal that caused it to react in such a way .
I believe it was a toddler here who was cited as being attacked. I really don't think a toddler was taking the time to taunt a random dog. When I was a small lad walking with my mother an aggressive breed dog attacked us while we were walking. Fortunately, my mother picked me up, took the bite and luckily the dog walked away. You can't blame children for aggressive dogs and yes some breeds are more prone to aggression.
getalife

Owens Cross Roads, AL

#10 Oct 11, 2010
seems the pit bull gets a lot of attention, wonder why.....? owners are responsible for their dogs, parents are responsible for their children. enuf said.
Nick

Knoxville, TN

#11 Oct 11, 2010
You are correct in the profiling and it may differ between dogs, but any breeder, veteranarian, pet trainer or person with knowledge about pet breeds can tell you that some breeds are more prone to act a certain way. AND an angry chihuahua is much less of a danger than an angry large dog.(of note I've lived with a pit,sheperd, pug and spitz)
Ear Full wrote:
Let me guess, the American Pitbull is one of the dogs right? It's all in how you raise a dog that makes them mean! No profiling people! Just because you see a pit, doesn't mean they will attack! Any dog can be aggressive, small or large, don't just single out a few breeds!
ownerofdogs

Orange, TX

#12 Oct 11, 2010
please note...the terrier mix i speak of is a parsons russel&a fox terrier mix....any owner of either breed may just agree abot the fiercness of these breeds @ times
ownerofdogs

Orange, TX

#13 Oct 11, 2010
the pit is usually in the wrong no matter what...the deer is forgivin for wrecking cars and lives also...i know from personal upclose experience
Howler

North Charleston, SC

#14 Oct 11, 2010
Don't make the mistake of blaming these incidents on the BREED of the dog. The dog owners should be responsible for their dogs behavior. We have a pitbull that is around children all the time and is very gentle to everyone and other animals. Any type of large dog that lives outside with other dogs will maintain a wilder disposition and can become territorial and aggressive. People should not be allowed to keep rotweillers and pit bulls chained up in their yard all the time. Its how they are raised that makes them aggressive.
Las

Paducah, KY

#15 Oct 11, 2010
Edw wrote:
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Pit bulls are certainly born that way. They were bred to fight and kill. But I agree it is the responsibility of parents to protect their kids in their own home. And to keep a pit bull around kids is plain stupidity.
You are 100% WRONG, plain and simple. Take some time to research the breed and dog attack data in the US.
Animal Lover

Guntersville, AL

#16 Oct 11, 2010
yonk wrote:
<quoted text> I was attacked by a dog recently I did nothing wrong.These dogs can hurt you ,it is not a joke these dogs DO sometimes attack for no reason.Don't fool yourself and think dogs are nice creatures that won't harm you because you might find out like I did.I also know someone who had his wife mauled almost to death the guy had to shot the dog and his wife spent weeks in the hospital and is still damaged.You can not trust dogs they have minds of their own ,next time I will have no remorse as to what will happen to the next dog that attacks me if they are big enough to bite me they will have a suprise.
This falls into your back Yard breeders who have no clue as to what they are doing. Pit bull fighters purposly breed a vicious dog because it is a vicious Dog.Any reputable breeder would put out top quality dogs with no agression issues at all. People make assumptions about dogs without doing any kind of research on the breeds and that is not fair to this particular breed.
Pit Bull Lover

Huntsville, AL

#17 Oct 11, 2010
To the idiot that said if you have a pit bull around your kids you need to give your child up. That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. why don't you look up the facts on these dogs! They are very loving dogs and will not hurt you unless you give them a reason to feel like they need to protect themselves(Like any other breed of dog)As a matter of fact we had to give away our Chihuahua for biting our kids and bringing blood,NOT OUR PIT BULL! Look up the breed that has the most bites a year. You will be suprised what breed it is! It is not reported all over the news and papers when this breed bites kids and elderly! Yes dog owners need to train their dogs and be responsible for them, but do not deserve to be locked up with their Pit Bull, you idiot. should you be locked up for making dumb *** remarks? Pit bulls tend to be very dependent on their humans and crave love and attention.On average, pit bulls tend to be very confident and outgoing dogs.Pit Bulls are not human aggressive. The American Pit Bull Terrier as a breed is not human aggressive. In fact, quite the opposite is true of the breed. They are gentle and loving dogs. Like any dog individuals can be unsound and have behavior problems.Pit Bulls score an 83.4% passing rate with the American Temperament Test Society. That's better than the popular Border Collie (a breed who scores 79.6%).THIS IS MY MESSAGE TO THE IGNORANT,"DO YOUR RESEARCH AND EDUCATE YOURSELF BEFORE YOU VOICE YOUR OPPINION".
Jack

Huntsville, AL

#18 Oct 11, 2010
Way to go RANDY!!
T_Bird

Henagar, AL

#19 Oct 11, 2010
Edw wrote:
Any parent that would allow a pit bull around a child should have to give up the child. A parent's primary responsibility is to protect the child.
Therefore it would be fair to lock up all stupid parents and pit bulls in the same pen.
That's just a stupid comment and shows you know nothing about the bread. My parents got one when I was a kid and it grew up with me it was simply the best dog we ever had bar none and I wouldn't own any other bread. What people don't realize is that dogs will take on the personality of the owners plus if a kid ever antagonizes a dog they DON'T forget.
Plagiarist Watch

Cornersville, TN

#20 Oct 11, 2010
Las wrote:
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You are 100% WRONG, plain and simple. Take some time to research the breed and dog attack data in the US.
Shaddup, thief, or I'll slap you again.

Pit bulls and their mentally crippled apologists should be wiped off the face of the Earth. End of story.

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