'Pit bull' label disputed in Wilton case

'Pit bull' label disputed in Wilton case

There are 13 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Nov 19, 2013, titled 'Pit bull' label disputed in Wilton case. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

The Board of Selectmen on Monday night discussed whether the dog that attacked and seriously injured a town resident was properly labeled a pit bull.

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LeesaAsh

Beacon Falls, CT

#1 Nov 21, 2013
it is irrelevant if the dog is a pit bull. Here is what we know: unlicensed dog, unneutered dog, dog roaming neighborhood and domestic violence. This is OWNER ERROR (son was the owner btw, not victim)
http://wilton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fir...

“'never'”

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#2 Nov 22, 2013
It is not irrelevant that the dog was a pit bull. Pit bulls are involved in the worst attacks and the most fatalities. They have been bred to have a mean streak, which is often hidden, at least until they kill a child or an old lady.
BPT

Torrington, CT

#3 Nov 22, 2013
but bred by who? the owner?
I believe the dogs behavior is a reflection of the way the owner raised it. playing rough attack games..........wrong body movement by some can have the dog go into an attack mode.

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#4 Nov 22, 2013
BPT wrote:
but bred by who? the owner?
I believe the dogs behavior is a reflection of the way the owner raised it. playing rough attack games..........wrong body movement by some can have the dog go into an attack mode.
That potential exists in every pit bull, that's the problem. Yes, the potential is smaller in an well-raised well-bred pit, but it's still there.
lifeisshort

United States

#5 Nov 25, 2013
People own pets for many reasons, some with good intentions while others can be just plain manical with careless intentions.
Pit bulls have a greater PROPENSITY for inflicting more severe wounds due to their jaw structure and anyone who owns a pit bull I'm sure is well aware of what I'm talking about.
I'm sure that I'll get a lot of negative responses for this, but pit bulls should not be your household pet for ANY reason. People that do own a 'pit' should examine their resoning, be seriously honest with themselves and ask themselves WHAT THE HECK WAS I THINKING because YOU'RE going to be the one responsible for the damage your 'pet' causes and chances are that your 'pet' will need to be put down.

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#6 Nov 25, 2013
lifeisshort wrote:
People own pets for many reasons, some with good intentions while others can be just plain manical with careless intentions.
Pit bulls have a greater PROPENSITY for inflicting more severe wounds due to their jaw structure and anyone who owns a pit bull I'm sure is well aware of what I'm talking about.
I'm sure that I'll get a lot of negative responses for this, but pit bulls should not be your household pet for ANY reason. People that do own a 'pit' should examine their resoning, be seriously honest with themselves and ask themselves WHAT THE HECK WAS I THINKING because YOU'RE going to be the one responsible for the damage your 'pet' causes and chances are that your 'pet' will need to be put down.
Very well put. Statistics don't lie, and pit bulls are at the top of the list in both severity of attacks, and frequency. And that isn't going to change, so it's pointless to go to the 'not purebred' excuse or the 'bad owner' excuse. When you can have so many other dogs that are less dangerous, why should society put up with dangerous dogs?
Mike Vick

Stratford, CT

#7 Nov 25, 2013
Why hasn't the woman been blamed yet? I'm sure that she must have provoked this poor innocent creature.

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#8 Nov 25, 2013
Mike Vick wrote:
Why hasn't the woman been blamed yet? I'm sure that she must have provoked this poor innocent creature.
I have seen other comment forums where people did just that.
lifeisshort

United States

#9 Nov 26, 2013
Citizen44 wrote:
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Very well put. Statistics don't lie, and pit bulls are at the top of the list in both severity of attacks, and frequency. And that isn't going to change, so it's pointless to go to the 'not purebred' excuse or the 'bad owner' excuse. When you can have so many other dogs that are less dangerous, why should society put up with dangerous dogs?
Exactly. Some reckless people buy a pit bull for protection. If you want protection buy a gun and learn how and when to use it. If you want a good faithful pet for a dog buy a lab, German shepard or something else, but not a pit.
Get over the macho thing with owning a pit. It just never works out favorably.

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#10 Nov 26, 2013
There are 2 kinds of pit bulls; those which haven't attacked someone yet, and those which have. How many pit bull owners think they are in the clear just because their dog hasn't maimed a child yet?

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#11 Nov 26, 2013
And why would anyone choose a pit bull over a lab? Give me a single reason- labs are better in every category. They're great outdoor dogs, as well.

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#12 Nov 26, 2013
Get two cats, they do not have to go outside to take a poop. On the news, there was a story of a pit bull killing the young owner Child. May she be safe in Haven.

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#13 Nov 27, 2013
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Get two cats, they do not have to go outside to take a poop. On the news, there was a story of a pit bull killing the young owner Child. May she be safe in Haven.
Leeshash (post #1) says that it's irrelevant whether it was a pit bull. So apparently, it doesn't matter how many children pit bulls kill.

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