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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

Putting Lipstick On Pit Bulls

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Jan 5, 2015, Yahoo News:
Nine-year-old boy mauled to death by three pit bulls in Yuba County, California
https://news.yahoo.com/video/nine-old-boy-mauled-death-204408337.html
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Roanoke Times, 6-22-2015, Pg 1, 6: Nature of pit bulls a continuing controversy.
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Two-thirds of front page with idyllic picture of happy pet owner with her wonderful pit bulls playing with toys.
Over two-thirds of Pg 6 with another wonderful picture of an almost asleep pit bull up close and personal  -- hugs and kisses anyone?
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Next to last column on Pg 6 in small print is the reality from an informal website:
From 2005 through 2014 over 203 Americans have been killed by pit bulls.
Over 62% of people killed by dogs are killed by pit bulls.
http://www.dogsbite.org/dangerous-dogs-pit-bull-faq.php?gclid=CKHkzbSWpsYCFYU9gQodMMMBvw
No statistics were quoted for massive and serious injuries.
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Is there anyone anywhere that is not aware of the psychotic killer nature of these animals that has been bred into them for over 200 years.
Hasn’t this pet owner and the author of this misguided positive article read the tragic stories of parents and relatives whose pit bulls have killed and mauled family children?
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Instead of a wonderful positive story about this very dangerous breed, perhaps the RT could have printed a story like:
As family mourns, propaganda hides danger of pit bull attacks
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/steve-blow/20150422-as-family-mourns-propaganda-hides-danger-of-pit-bull-attacks.ece
In a scene almost too sickening to imagine, a 2-month-old baby in a bouncy seat was attacked and fatally mutilated by the family’s pit bull.
The baby’s grandmother expressed the family’s complete shock. The dog had been in the family and around other children for eight years without problems, she said.
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There are none so blind as those who will not see!
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Conclusion: If you’re a drug dealer or a gang member get a Pit Bull
All others, especially those with children,  get a Golden Retriever.
And stop promoting these psychotic and dangerous animals.
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Harrison: Pit bulls were bred for fighting
http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/harrison-pit-bulls-were-bred-for-fighting/article_e88cdde1-45fb-5a65-83a4-324034399b8e.html
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5-Year-Old Boy Days Away From Sixth Birthday Mauled to Death By Two Dogs While at Friend's House
http://news.yahoo.com/5-old-boy-days-away-172740628.html
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Pit bulls kill 4-year-old boy in Detroit neighborhood
The attack occurred while the boy was walking with his mother. The dogs crawled through a gap at the bottom of a fence and pounced.
"The mother tried to fight the dogs off," Police Chief James Craig said. "What's telling in this scenario (is) the viciousness of these animals, the fact that they removed this child from the mother's grasp."
http://news.yahoo.com/pit-bulls-kill-4-old-boy-detroit-neighborhood-213631171.html
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