Pit bulls ' the dangerous canine'

Pit bulls ' the dangerous canine'

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“Genius”

Since: Aug 08

United States

#1 Oct 27, 2009
Hello 'learn more about pits' from Bloomington.

Here you are lady, your very own thread. Type until your exhausted about your dangerous animals who are very likely to cause physical injury or death to you and to others. I think you sincerely believe what you are saying. You just don't know what you are talking about. You must have not had someone you love, killed by them.
Harley July

Madison, GA

#2 Oct 27, 2009
Baily wrote:
Hello 'learn more about pits' from Bloomington.
Here you are lady, your very own thread. Type until your exhausted about your dangerous animals who are very likely to cause physical injury or death to you and to others. I think you sincerely believe what you are saying. You just don't know what you are talking about. You must have not had someone you love, killed by them.
Mr. Baily, you no not what you've done, prepare for the wrath of Miss Dual Personalities.

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“Genius”

Since: Aug 08

United States

#3 Oct 29, 2009
I certainly was wrong about this lady wanting to talk about her pit bulls. Not one word!
I guess all she wanted to do was publicly argue with Harley and others, and 'name call' like a grade school kid.
Like Harley, I too have first hand experience with this breed. Those dogs just go crazy at the drop of a hat, even when proving to be quite docile beforehand. It's just their nature.
Sarah

Fishers, IN

#4 Nov 3, 2009
Well Mr. Baily, you will not get any argument from me or Harley July. I posted this on another thread and the Federal Government and our Military also agree with you. This article says it better than I ever could.

Legislation
For more details on this topic, see Breed-specific legislation.

A large number of jurisdictions have enacted breed-specific legislation (BSL) in response to a number of well-publicized incidents involving pit bull dogs, and some government organizations such as the United States Army[29] and Marine Corps[30] have taken administrative action as well. These actions range from outright bans on the possession of pit bull dogs to restrictions and conditions on pit bull ownership, and often establish a legal presumption that a pit bull dog is prima facie a legally "dangerous" or "vicious" dog.

It is now generally settled in case law that jurisdictions in the United States and Canada have the right to enact breed-specific legislation; however, the appropriateness and effectiveness of breed-specific legislation in preventing dog bite fatalities is disputed.[32] One point of view is that pit bulls are a public safety issue that merits actions such as banning ownership, mandatory spay/neuter for all pit bulls, mandatory microchip implants and liability insurance, or prohibiting people convicted of a felony from owning pit bulls.[33][34] Another point of view is that comprehensive "dog bite" legislation, coupled with better consumer education and legally mandating responsible pet keeping practices, is a better solution to the problem of dangerous dogs that breed-specific legislation.[35][36] A third point of view is that breed-specific legislation should not ban breeds entirely but should strictly regulate the conditions under which specific breeds could be owned, e.g., forbidding certain classes of individuals from owning them, specifying public areas from which they would be prohibited, and establishing conditions, such as requiring a dog to wear a muzzle, for taking dogs from specific breeds into public places.[37] Finally, some governments, such as in Australia, have forbidden the import of specific breeds and are requiring the spay/neuter of all existing dogs of these breeds in an attempt to slowly eliminate the population through natural attrition.
learn more about pits

Lizton, IN

#5 Nov 3, 2009
According to the American Canine Temperament Testing Association, 85.3%of the American Pit Bull Terriers that took the temperament test passed, compared to a 81.9% passing rate for all breeds on average. In the test a dog is placed in a series of confrontational situations. The first sign of aggression or panic is a failure of the test. Pit Bulls have achieved the fourth highest passing rate of all 122 breeds tested. Click here to view an article on the new Alabama Supreme Court's ruling that there is no genetic evidence that one breed of dog is more dangerous than another.
learn more about pits

Lizton, IN

#6 Nov 3, 2009
What do Rachel Ray, Jon Stewart, Jessica Biel, Michael J. Fox and Cesar Millan have in common? They are all the human guardians to Pit bull dogs and advocates for the breed. They are also part of the promotion for the third annual National Pit Bull Awareness Day.

The idea behind Pit Bull Awareness Day is to honor the attributes of this loyal breed and promote “public awareness and responsible pet ownership.” In the early 1900’s Pit bulls were popular and owned by celebrated individuals such as: Woodrow Wilson, Humphrey Bogart and Thomas Edison. But in recent years, they have developed a reputation for being dangerous and have become stigmatized by many people.
National Pit Bull Awareness Day encourages people to learn the true facts about the dog. Here are some facts you may not know:

A Pit bull mix named Sergeant Stubby is credited with saving the lives of American soldiers in WWI.
Pit bulls are one of the most decorated dogs in military history.
Pit bull dogs work as therapy pets in hospitals and schools.
Pit bulls are used in search and rescue emergencies.
Pit bull dogs are actually made of three breeds: American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
The American Pit Bull Terrier currently holds the highest rating in professionally conducted canine behavioral evaluations by the American Temperament Test Society.
What are your experiences with this famous and loyal breed of dog?
Harley July

Madison, GA

#7 Nov 3, 2009
What do Izaiah Coy, Brian Palmer, Kelley Caldwell,Tanner Monk, and Julia Mazziotto have in common?,all died as a result of vicious Pitbull attacks.
Harley July

Madison, GA

#8 Nov 3, 2009
I took the liberty of visiting the American Temperament Test Society site and this is what I found.

American Pitbull Terrier
665 tested
98 FAILED test

American Staffordshire Terrier
570 tested
92 FAILED test
and additionally in no way does the American Pitbull Terrier hold the highest canine behavioral evaluation. One can visit this site for their own viewing pleasure.
learn more about pits

Lizton, IN

#9 Nov 3, 2009
The American Canine Temperament Testing Association, which sponsors tests for temperament titles for dogs, reported that 95% of all APBTs that take the test pass, compared with a 77% passing rate for all breeds on average. The APBT's passing rate was the fourth highest of all the breeds tested.
www.valleyofthesundogrescue.com/apbt_fact_pag... ...- 25k
Harley July

Madison, GA

#10 Nov 3, 2009
However you originally stated the APBT had the highest rating, now in less than 1 day it drops to 4th?,additionally if 665 were tested and 98 failed that does not equal 95% at all.
learn more about pits

Lizton, IN

#11 Nov 3, 2009
Harley July wrote:
However you originally stated the APBT had the highest rating, now in less than 1 day it drops to 4th?,additionally if 665 were tested and 98 failed that does not equal 95% at all.
I provided information from different places that test different dogs. They will have different results. The point here is that pit bulls test high. You just hate when someone presents FACTS don't you?
Harley July

Madison, GA

#12 Nov 3, 2009
But indeed Not the highest as you have previously claimed, read your own post Madame, I have no disdain for the facts whatsoever, I present some as well as you, should'nt you be voting on your newly created poll as of now?
ohhhh

Dana, IN

#13 Nov 4, 2009
Find the American pitbull Terrior, there is only 1 on the page. How many of these dogs would be identified by common, non-dog-experts as a pitbull if they saw it attacking someone? I would say at least 8 or 9 of these could be misidentified easily by those that are not familiar with the various breeds of dogs.

http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findp...
ohhhh

Dana, IN

#14 Nov 4, 2009
ohhhh wrote:
Find the American pitbull Terrior, there is only 1 on the page. How many of these dogs would be identified by common, non-dog-experts as a pitbull if they saw it attacking someone? I would say at least 8 or 9 of these could be misidentified easily by those that are not familiar with the various breeds of dogs.
http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findp...
why do you consider this spam/disagree/no clue?
Cindie

Madison Heights, MI

#15 Nov 4, 2009
Hi all,
This could go on forever I suppose, depending which side of the fence you're sitting on.
I think it's a shame what people have done to the Pit Bull. We have only ourselves to blame for their behavior, and now they're being ostracized because of human failure to them. It makes me sick! I'd just like you to Google "pity the pit bull, the most abused dog in the world" and,
www.dontbullymybreed.org If this doesn't make you sick, and want to help the breed, you have no heart. ESPECIALLY anyone who has ever had the oppurtunity of working around animals.
Sarah

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Nov 4, 2009
Baby Mauled and Killed by Pit Bull
Friday, April 24, 2009
filed under: safety

Are pit bulls a danger to kids?

Read more: http://www.momlogic.com/2009/04/baby_mauled_a...

This week, an 11-month-old baby was killed after being attacked by the family pit bull.

Police said the baby was sleeping in a bed on the first floor when the dog came into the room and attacked the baby, dragging him to the floor. The baby's father told them he came into the room and tried to get the dog off the baby. When he was unable to free the baby, he shot the dog.

The CDC estimates that almost 5 million people a year are bitten by pit bulls in the United States, with as many as 800,000 people, more than half of them children, requiring medical attention for their dog bites. Many of these cases are fatal, or leave kids disfigured for life.

Here are a few other cases that sent shivers down our spine:

* 3-year-old Tony Evans was found dead in front of the doghouse after being attacked by a pit bull. The pit bull was chained to the house, but made its way to the boy.

* 5-year-old Pablo Hernandez was mauled to death by the family pit bull in their backyard. He was dragged around the backyard, suffering major damage to his face, head, and torso, and died shortly after from his injuries.

* 1-year-old Abraham Jonathan Tackett wandered into the neighbor's backyard where several pit bulls were eating. The father found the child as he was being attacked, but could not save him. According to reports, the dog that attacked was protecting his food.

* 2-year-old Holden Jernigan was attacked and killed by the family's pit bull. While under his grandmother's care, he wandered into the backyard, where he was brutally attacked.

* 6-year-old Sabin Jones-Abbott was attacked by the family's new pit bull/boxer mix as he went to feed it. The boy's father found his lifeless body in their home.

* 15-month-old Charlotte Blevins was seriously injured when she and her mom, her mom's friend, and another baby on an afternoon walk were attacked by a pit bull when the dog escaped from its leash.

* 2-year-old Amaya Hess had a pit bull latch onto her head with his mouth for 5 to 8 minutes. The claw end of a hammer was used to open the dog's jaw to release her. Amaya's scalp was missing, her right eye torn out of its socket, and her right ear was torn from the side of her head. After 9 surgeries and 69 days of medically-induced coma, Amaya is facing years of reconstructive surgery. Doctors estimate she'll have somewhere between 30 to 40 surgeries over her lifetime.

Are dogs safe for kids?

We spoke with Colleen Lynn, founder of DogsBite.org , who said some are -- and some aren't. "There are aggressive breeds of dogs, in particular the pit bull. I don't think they are appropriate to have around children. They don't have a good safety record, and you are definitely taking a chance."

Read more: http://www.momlogic.com/2009/04/baby_mauled_a...
seriously

United States

#17 Nov 4, 2009
Sarah, you are avoiding the question on the other topic about pitbulls.. Let me refresh your memory in case you have forgotten.. You stated that you work at a shelter and they euthanize all Pitbulls and "look alikes" and that they are never available for adoption... What is the name of the shelter you work at..You need to back your statement up with something. Oh and I'm sure we'll hear from your partner "harley" since you seem to write together.
Cindie

Madison Heights, MI

#18 Nov 4, 2009
seriously wrote:
Sarah, you are avoiding the question on the other topic about pitbulls.. Let me refresh your memory in case you have forgotten.. You stated that you work at a shelter and they euthanize all Pitbulls and "look alikes" and that they are never available for adoption... What is the name of the shelter you work at..You need to back your statement up with something. Oh and I'm sure we'll hear from your partner "harley" since you seem to write together.
I have to agree with you on your question to Sarah. I've never heard of a humane shelter EVER doing this.
At least not legally. The dogs are (at the very least) put through a battery of tests by a trained professional to see if they're adobtable before being euthanized.
learn more about pits

Lizton, IN

#19 Nov 4, 2009
Guess what I got today. A pit bull to foster from my local humane society shelter. Hmmmm wonder why they did not kill it? Why is that Sarah?
Cindie

Madison Heights, MI

#20 Nov 5, 2009
learn more about pits wrote:
Guess what I got today. A pit bull to foster from my local humane society shelter. Hmmmm wonder why they did not kill it? Why is that Sarah?
WAY TO GO!!! give him/her a big hug, and a treat for me :-)

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