Pit-bull attack: Dog owner convicted of assault in Hilltop | The Columbus Dispatch

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Donald Moore's pit bull attacked a 12-year-old boy in 2010. A boy who was nearly killed in a pit-bull attack on a Hilltop sidewalk last year smiled yesterday after the dog's owner was convicted in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.
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Pit Owner

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This nut job needs a lot more than just time in jail,

His entire life is a hot mess from the domestic violence to the drugs...
And "The mother" aka his girlfriend who was with him and let that dog out and had her kid in that house is no better.
Peggy Sue

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So he had cocaine, fought people in the front yard and a viscious dog. One less scumbag on the street, I hope they lock him up for the max and throw the key away.
old news

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my neighbor just got a pit bull

i contacted their landlord,and told them that if that dog gets loose and bites somebody,they are liable as well as the owner.

the landlord told the pit bull owner to get rid of the dog or get out.
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He can get another attractive neck tat while he's in prison.
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The Ohio General Assembly is considering legislation that would remove the "vicious" label from the pit bull breed.
SERIOUSLY???? What is wrong with our general assembly????? Why don't they just keep worrying about getting their rich friends richers and stay out of trying to ruin the Ohio education system and stay out of encouraging people to get pit bulls by removing the "vicious" label. What happened to "smaller government"?
Live Free

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Give him the max but first let some dogs attack him!
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I am an animal lover. Having said that, Pit Bulls server absolutely no useful purpose. The entire breed should be eliminated, and the owners of current Pit Bulls must be held legally responsible for their animal.
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It is well past time to put the owner down as well.
Kill em all

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Lowlifes like this guy should be exterminated.
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What part of "Attack, attack" didn't the jury understand?
Must be the flouride

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John wrote:
I am an animal lover. Having said that, Pit Bulls server absolutely no useful purpose. The entire breed should be eliminated, and the owners of current Pit Bulls must be held legally responsible for their animal.
Except owners are held legally responsible for their pit bulls? The only difference between a pit and any other vicious dog is that before a non-pit bull attacks they are viewed as "non-vicious". This is ridiculous notion. Hell our entire legal system is based off of "innocent until proven guilty."

And there have been pit bans in other countries and it DOESN'T HELP. When can you people start to critically think about situations? You get rid of pit bulls what about other bull breeds? You want to target one and think it will resolve the issue of shitty owners.

Clearly no one read this article and saw how this guy TRAINED his dogs to do this. If pit bulls are gone, dead beats will just move on to the next breed. Eventually your "elimination" solution will have them resorting to labs...which have also been known to kill but let's ignore that data.

GOD. How can you people be so dumb?

My brain hurts so bad arguing with you people.

GET A CLUE. DO LEGIT RESEARCH. DO NOT BE A PAWN IN THE GAME OF IDIOCRACY.
Must be the flouride

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SERIOUSLY wrote:
The Ohio General Assembly is considering legislation that would remove the "vicious" label from the pit bull breed.
SERIOUSLY???? What is wrong with our general assembly????? Why don't they just keep worrying about getting their rich friends richers and stay out of trying to ruin the Ohio education system and stay out of encouraging people to get pit bulls by removing the "vicious" label. What happened to "smaller government"?
A. That doesn't encourage people to get pit bulls. It's a long way before pit bulls are cleared of their reputation.

B. Technically, by keeping the ban, it let's their rich friends get richer. Especially if they are lawyers. This point is kind of moot.

C. Your comment makes no logical sense.

D. Can you guess the real pit bull? http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findp...

This should help open peoples eyes to how frequently dogs are misidentified as pit bulls leading to inaccurate data.
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As the owner of pit bull type dogs...I fully agree with Angela Fuller. Moore should receive the maximum sentencing! It's time for people like him to be recognized as the problem and punished for the reckless behavior that causes injuries.
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As the owner of pit bull type dogs...I fully agree with Angela Fuller. Moore should receive the maximum sentencing! It's time for people like him to be recognized as the problem and punished for the reckless behavior that causes injuries.
Don't be so smug, you may be next.
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LavendarBlue wrote:
It is well past time to put the owner down as well.
What an idiotic statement!! If you want to talk about "useful purpose" no pet serves a "useful purpose" other than to entertain and provide companionship to it's owners.
All the useful purpose to these types of animals is all but out dated as most of us don't use them for hunting or hearding or whatever... they are just pets. Terriors in general are hard headed, determined and motivated, all the way down to a rat terrior.
They are also one of the top five "people loving" breeds in the world. They are loyal and super smart and devoted. The American Pit Bull Terrior just happens to have the a$$ to back it up. I guess we should put all the nasty littel ankel bitters on the list and ban them too! The most hateful dogs I've ever come in contact with are the ankle bitters, not the larger dogs. Get a grip dude. I think we should "ban" one type of car over another because of how it can perform and it's easier to crash, or one type of food over another because it can be spicy or hot and cause heart burn.... this is extreme, but you get the point...People need to stop bashing these dogs and look at who owns them. ANY dog can be trained to hurt people.
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John wrote:
I am an animal lover. Having said that, Pit Bulls server absolutely no useful purpose. The entire breed should be eliminated, and the owners of current Pit Bulls must be held legally responsible for their animal.
I find it ironic that you think you are an animal lover. You asked what purpose does pit bulls serve? It may not serve a purpose to you but they serve plenty of purposes to others. Just because a living being does not serve a purpose to you does not mean the entire breed should be eliminated. Do you really think like this? Scary!!!! So if you don't serve a purpose to another, you should be eliminated too?
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Johnny Justice wrote:
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I find it ironic that you think you are an animal lover. You asked what purpose does pit bulls serve? It may not serve a purpose to you but they serve plenty of purposes to others. Just because a living being does not serve a purpose to you does not mean the entire breed should be eliminated. Do you really think like this? Scary!!!! So if you don't serve a purpose to another, you should be eliminated too?
Really - there is a distinction between human life and animal life, there just is. So while I get your point, your logic is flawed.
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You are right, there have been some serious mamings from ankle biters. I guess your contact is all that matters.
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What an idiotic statement!! If you want to talk about "useful purpose" no pet serves a "useful purpose" other than to entertain and provide companionship to it's owners.
All the useful purpose to these types of animals is all but out dated as most of us don't use them for hunting or hearding or whatever... they are just pets. Terriors in general are hard headed, determined and motivated, all the way down to a rat terrior.
They are also one of the top five "people loving" breeds in the world. They are loyal and super smart and devoted. The American Pit Bull Terrior just happens to have the **** to back it up. I guess we should put all the nasty littel ankel bitters on the list and ban them too! The most hateful dogs I've ever come in contact with are the ankle bitters, not the larger dogs. Get a grip dude. I think we should "ban" one type of car over another because of how it can perform and it's easier to crash, or one type of food over another because it can be spicy or hot and cause heart burn.... this is extreme, but you get the point...People need to stop bashing these dogs and look at who owns them. ANY dog can be trained to hurt people.
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SERIOUSLY wrote:
The Ohio General Assembly is considering legislation that would remove the "vicious" label from the pit bull breed.
SERIOUSLY???? What is wrong with our general assembly????? Why don't they just keep worrying about getting their rich friends richers and stay out of trying to ruin the Ohio education system and stay out of encouraging people to get pit bulls by removing the "vicious" label. What happened to "smaller government"?
Thank God that someone in this state government is finally willing to address the real issue here. They finally realized that BSL does not work and now making laws that will make people responsible for their dogs instead of just blaming the dogs.
BSL is a law initially intended for a quick and simple fix for dog bites but it does not work. The reason is simple because it targets the dogs but not the irresponsible owners.

You asked about "What happened to smaller government?" Really? The current law is exactly the opposite of a "smaller government". It is telling people what kind of dogs they can own base on appearances instead of behaviors. Next time the government will dictate what kind of car you will drive, where you should live, and what jobs you can have, etc .
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Really - there is a distinction between human life and animal life, there just is. So while I get your point, your logic is flawed.
Really? I am making a point about how ridiculous it is that a life should be eliminated because it does not serve a purpose to others. And this include a human life and an animal life.

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