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ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#87 Aug 22, 2012
WTF wrote:
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OMG, That is so sad to hear. How is your son now? Pitbull owners are deluding themselves. I love dogs but again I wish that breed extinct!
He's a good spokesman for his friends who THINK they want a pit bull! He has the scars to back him up.

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#88 Oct 4, 2012
Not at all. Pitbulls are probably the best types of dogs to have. Extremely loyal, wonderful listeners, insanely smart. I taught my one year old pit his right and left, he never needed a leash, would never charge at anyone, wouldn't snap. Pits really are the most intelligent and calm of their species I've ever owned. You'll never see a neurotic pitbull unless they've been abuse. Whoever that said ot earlier is right, no bad breeds just bad owners.

Since: Mar 12

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#89 Oct 4, 2012
And how could you wish a species extinct? What kind of person does that? For the one dog you think you know you're going to accuse their entire species of the mistakes of one dog. I'm way more down for the extinction of ignorants.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#90 Oct 4, 2012
invoke_evolve wrote:
Not at all. Pitbulls are probably the best types of dogs to have. Extremely loyal, wonderful listeners, insanely smart. I taught my one year old pit his right and left, he never needed a leash, would never charge at anyone, wouldn't snap. Pits really are the most intelligent and calm of their species I've ever owned. You'll never see a neurotic pitbull unless they've been abuse. Whoever that said ot earlier is right, no bad breeds just bad owners.
You speak in past tense. You no longer have the dog? Before getting another, check with your homeowners insurance company and be sure they allow that breed. Hidden deep in the policies are restrictions on Pits,Rottweilers,Wolf hybrids,German Shepherds.Huskies,Alaskian Malamutes,Dobermans,Chows,Pres a Canarils,Boxers,Mastiffs,and even Dalmations with some companies. Along with those are trampolines and above ground pools. Many people find they don't have coverage until AFTER reading their policy AFTER an "incident".

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#91 Dec 3, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text> You speak in past tense. You no longer have the dog? Before getting another, check with your homeowners insurance company and be sure they allow that breed. Hidden deep in the policies are restrictions on Pits,Rottweilers,Wolf hybrids,German Shepherds.Huskies,Alaskian Malamutes,Dobermans,Chows,Pres a Canarils,Boxers,Mastiffs,and even Dalmations with some companies. Along with those are trampolines and above ground pools. Many people find they don't have coverage until AFTER reading their policy AFTER an "incident".
Uh yeah? I've lived in plenty of apartments with pitbulls and yes I've read my lease. I fail to see how that corresponds with what I said.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#92 Dec 3, 2012
invoke_evolve wrote:
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Uh yeah? I've lived in plenty of apartments with pitbulls and yes I've read my lease. I fail to see how that corresponds with what I said.
You've read your lease. Now if your landlord doesn't require you to furnish proof of renter's insurance with a rider covering the pit, something is very fishy.
jessie

Portland, OR

#93 Dec 10, 2012
"Make the Pit and all vicious breed owners be required to carry at least a half million dollar insurance policy on bites and damages their dogs cause. Make it like car insurance."

This is an excellent idea. And since any breed can be vicious without proper training (and Portland owners are notorious for stupidly neglecting their dogs) ALL DOG OWNERS should be required to carry insurance unless they have homeowner's insurance which would specifically cover the damage their dog does.

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#94 Dec 17, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text> You've read your lease. Now if your landlord doesn't require you to furnish proof of renter's insurance with a rider covering the pit, something is very fishy.
Proof of renters insurance might have been a recommendation though was not a necessity in the terms of my lease. The apartment in which I was residing housed numbers of pitbulls, however, none of those pitbulls had ever displayed any acts of vicious or violent behavior. Because of these facts, my landlord deemed it appropriate for pitbulls to reside on the property, as well as other "dangerous" breeds. The outstanding law of the community was 'if an animal acts aggressively in anyway towards human or another animal, the family member was required to put their (example: dog) into a rehabilitation center for animals which, scientifically, has proven to work a high percentage of cases. My only statement, after rational consideration, breeds of dogs should not be banned. The same rational, in a general context, was also used by the Nazis to when it came to Jews, polish, french,.blacks, etc. Before people turned pitbulls into fighting dogs, by staging them, beating them, and trying to actually create killing machines, pitbulls were nanny dogs for children in England. They thought them the most loyal, obedient, loving and caring. And now because what people have done by torturing some of these creatures, its somehow the dogs fault. Imagine a child being abused in the same manor. Tortured, starved, and must kill to eat or be killed. Most people would want to rescue that child, take them to a save place, probably a mental hospital.
But we do the same thing to an animal, and we should ban them. Giving these dogs the only options then to be bought by those outside the law for their OWN purpose. Probably one that involves profit. These are all actual facts.
I'm someone that believes any creature in this world is not below me. Again, factually speaking, we are all made of the same energy. But those who believe otherwise, if you want to know what a man is truly like take a good look at how he treats his "inferiors", not his equals.
Purple Turtle

Mountain Home, AR

#95 Dec 19, 2012
What does it say about the society we live in when a person values the life of a four legged animal over the life of a fellow human being? It is a damn dog! As far as pit bulls are concerned, you have to remember this breed of dog has been bred for hundreds of years to do one thing, kill. They have powerful jaws to clamp down, and large chest muscles so they can cause damage by violently shaking once they have a firm hold. That is the reason why they are the majority of dogs used for illegal dog fighting in the United States. I have a child, and if I see one running loose in my neighborhood, I will not hesitate to shoot it. You may say you have the right to own any kind of dog you wish, what about my right for my 4 year old son to play in our front yard and not get mauled to death by someone's dog that broke it's chain?
Purple Turtle

Hardy, AR

#96 Dec 19, 2012
Ban pit bulls not the guns to shoot them with.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#97 Dec 19, 2012
invoke_evolve wrote:
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Proof of renters insurance might have been a recommendation though was not a necessity in the terms of my lease. The apartment in which I was residing housed numbers of pitbulls, however, none of those pitbulls had ever displayed any acts of vicious or violent behavior. Because of these facts, my landlord deemed it appropriate for pitbulls to reside on the property, as well as other "dangerous" breeds.
Whoa! Was this the actual property owner or a "property manager employee" . If an apartment willingly allows vicious breed animals on the premises,then they are assuming responsibility for expenses when the limits of the renter's insurance are reached and most building OWNERS don't go along with that. I own rental houses and was informed this year by registered letters that two of my tenants had vicious breed dogs and one had a trampoline against the terms of their lease. I had thirty days to rid the premises of those items or my insurance would be cancelled. They all complied and the insurance company will do random re-checks to make sure they do. Most dogs that have attacked have been nice little doggies who have never exihibited any agressive behavior but the right time and place and moments later the damage is done before anyone can stop them,whether it be to a neighbor,a neighbor's animal or one of your children. It's a mind changing experience when it's your loved one being wheeled to surgery for the first in many procedures to repair the damage.

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#98 Dec 20, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Whoa! Was this the actual property owner or a "property manager employee" . If an apartment willingly allows vicious breed animals on the premises,then they are assuming responsibility for expenses when the limits of the renter's insurance are reached and most building OWNERS don't go along with that. I own rental houses and was informed this year by registered letters that two of my tenants had vicious breed dogs and one had a trampoline against the terms of their lease. I had thirty days to rid the premises of those items or my insurance would be cancelled. They all complied and the insurance company will do random re-checks to make sure they do. Most dogs that have attacked have been nice little doggies who have never exihibited any agressive behavior but the right time and place and moments later the damage is done before anyone can stop them,whether it be to a neighbor,a neighbor's animal or one of your children. It's a mind changing experience when it's your loved one being wheeled to surgery for the first in many procedures to repair the damage.
It was an apartment property manager. I think 'purple turtle' and yourself fail to grasp that it is not a breed of dog that is vicious, it is a singular dog. As I've said, I've been attacked by labs, which are notoriously neurotic but can also be loyal companions. I've been attacked by little weiner dogs, whom can also be very vicious, but not all of them! Banning a breed says nothing more about us then we are ignorantly misunderstanding a vital concept. It's jot the breek, again its the dog. Has anyone of you actually done any research on pitbulls rather than watching a celebtrity gossip of a pitbulls attack special! Ha if you actually did your research you'd know, again, pitbulls were trained to be nanny dogs for small children in England, the first breed of dog to recieve an award during a war for saving humans, and from all this history your short sightedly focus on what cruel people have done to a few of these creatures psyches, forcing them to fight to eat and beating them until they were angry enough to do so. No animal is born violent. It only knows what its taught to survive. And to paint a picture otherwise really shows nothing more than cowardice and prejudice. And to remark that I'm in some way a misanthrope is honestly ridiculous. I'm merely stating logic conjecture against rumor and fearful speculation. Come on people, grow a backbone and educate yourselves. The media sure isnt going to do it for you. Seems kind of silly to even fight about this. I'm sure everyone here is against genocide. World war two, darfur, etc etc. But because they're animals and you're scared its different right? Ones true nature is revealed not from how they treat their equals, but how they respect their inferiors. This is what is called a "witch hunt", everyone's scared and they need someone to blame, but logical reason doesn't ensue.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#99 Jan 1, 2013
invoke_evolve wrote:
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It was an apartment property manager.
You're dealing with an employee,not the owner. What is your 24/7/365 concrete plan that your little doggie will NEVER escape or bolt and run. Damage can be done in seconds and from experience even several years ago,hospitsl bills for an attack can run in the six figure range. In a death situation,more than that. The "employee" may have "told" you the pit was ok but a wise person would get that in WRITING. Scarred children standing in front of a judge is very convincing for a LARGE judgement unless you have a firm policy for your pet. Your four legged friend could cost you your financial future.
anonymous

Beaverton, OR

#100 Jul 27, 2013
The odds of being struck by lightning are 1 in 600,000 in the USA. Comparatively speaking you are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than you are to be killed by a dog of any breed. When you further break down the odds of being attacked and killed by a Pit Bull the odds are in your favor -approximately 1 in 145,000,000. Thatís million folks. In contrast, you are 4 times more likely to be killed by a cow in the USA than any breed of dog, much less a Pit Bull.
Ruff

Portland, OR

#101 Jul 27, 2013
Pitbulls can help keep the hipster population under control. They have disobeyed the bumper sticker that says "Please don't breed" and the ones that weren't aborted need to be culled.

They can also round up stray petition gatherers back to the Soylent Green recycling plant.

Just because Pitbulls frequently maul children and women and other dogs, don't be so racis.

The poor brutes just had a "Ruff" day.
Anna

Portland, OR

#103 Aug 10, 2013
I love my pit bull wrote:
No, pit bulls are one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met. there are so loyal. its the owners that make then mean and aggressive dogs. Pit bulls aren't more aggressive then any other dog, they have the ability to cause more damage because they are stronger but the don't choose to do so. there are many other kinds of dogs that are meaner and bite more often. i have a wonderful pitbull that has never been aggressive to people or other dogs. he rarely ever barks.
and i am not some crackhead hang banger either.
I agree! pit bulls are loyal and kind.
pit bulls suck

Beaverton, OR

#104 Oct 1, 2013
yes, and evict the low life owners while were at at,
Pitbull lover

United States

#105 Oct 17, 2013
You are so dumb pittbulls are great dogs they are not too different from any other dog they are NOt born to attack u must have been born retarded
1stronglady wrote:
Ban them! They are born with a provclivity to attack. The big problem is the very way they are built, their larger than usual jaw size, amazing upper body dtrength, combined with owners who do not always understand the importance of training, or leash laws that often are broken. So many stories of children being attacked, disfiqured for life! Or worse, they die. I dont recall hearing a story about a jack russel, or lab, or many other dogs behaving so unpredictably. Yes some responsibility is on the owners. But stupid people are not going to go away. At the very least these owners should be force to take out ins. In case of tragidy, or worse death. If their animal doesnt bite , then they have no worries. Why should innocent children have 2 class citizenship over dogs! Protect our children!

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