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Horatio Supaflytio April 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Check this y'all dimwhits. It's a dog eat dog world and dogs be eatin up all the peoples.
John D April 24, 2014 at 01:34 pm
MARK WULKAN, MD, surgeon at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta "There is a difference with theRead More pit bulls. In the last two years we've seen 56 dog injuries that were so severe the patient had to be admitted to the hospital so this doesn't count just a little bite and then goes to the emergency room. Of those 56, 21 were pit bulls. And then when we look at our data even further, of the kids that were most severely injured, those that were in the hospital for more than 8 days or had life threatening injuries, 100% of those were pit bulls. STEPHEN COHN, MD, professor of surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center “I think this is a public health hazard, this particular dog. We just have to have them contained in a way that protects the general public. I don't want to see another kid come in dead.” JOHN BINI, MD, chief of surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center “There are going to be outspoken opponents of breed legislation, who say: ‘My pit bulls lie with my baby and play with my rabbit.' And that's fine. I just think we're seeing something here, and I think it does warrant a discussion as to whether this is a risk that a community wants to take.” MORTALITY, MAULING, AND MAIMING BY VICIOUS DOGS, April 2011 Annals of Surgery “Fortunately, fatal dog attacks are rare, but there seems to be a distinct relationship between the severity and lethality of an attack and the breed responsible,” they wrote in an article published in the April issue of the medical journal Annals of Surgery. “These breeds should be regulated in the same way in which other dangerous species, such as leopards, are regulated.” DAVID E. BLOCKER, BS, MD, Dog Bite Rates and Biting Dog Breeds in Texas, 1995-1997 Bite Rates by Breed page 23 One out of every 40 Pit Bulls (2.5%) and about one out of 75 Chow Chows (1.4%) generated a reported human bite each year (Table 29; Figure 7). One out of 100 Rottweilers (1%) caused a reported bite, and less than one out of 250 German Shepherds (0.37%) bit a human each year, not statistically different from the average for all dogs combined (0.53%). Huskies, Dobermans, and Australian Shepherds had bite rates slightly lower than German Shepherds but higher than Labrador Retrievers. Less than one in every 500 Labrador retrievers (0.15%) was associated with a reported bite each year. All other breeds examined individually, including Poodles, Cocker Spaniels, and Dachshunds, had bite rates lower than Labrador Retrievers. Odds ratios for each of the five most commonly biting dog breeds versus all others presented similar findings (Table 30). The odds of a Pit Bull in Bexar County causing a bite were 5 times greater than the odds for all other breeds combined, at 4.9 to 1. Chow Chows and Rottweilers also had odds ratios significantly greater than the average, at 2.9 to 1 and 1.8 to 1, respectively. The odds ratios for German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers were significantly lower than the average, at 0.67 to 1 and 0.26 to 1. PETER ANTEVY, pediatric E.R. physician, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Dr Antvey sees at least five dog-bite victims a month in his emergency room. Unfortunately, he said, "the biggest offender is the pit bull." MELISSA ARCA, MD The reality is that any dog can bite, and statistically speaking, a child is most likely to be bitten by the family dog or a dog that they know. When you're talking about bite severity resulting in life-threatening and even fatal injuries, pit bulls and Rottweilers are the main culprits. Experience absolutely colors our perception, and in this case I can't help but be affected by what I've seen. I will never forget a young child I treated in the ER during my pediatric residency. She suffered severe facial lacerations and tears to her face after a pit bull attack in her local park
Boss Hogg April 24, 2014 at 01:45 pm
EDUCATION from the truly EDUCATED. Not sourced from a TV show or the dog pound.
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Amanda coleman April 24, 2014 at 08:19 am
Can we kill M Vick and the puppy doe guy
Harriet Laurin April 24, 2014 at 08:41 am
#John - I did see the stats. I also know that such studies often are flawed, with dogs beingRead More misidentified, etc. - sometimes even by professionals. I will never advocate for a breed ban, because that is an ineffective policy that punishes an entire classification based on the actions/incidents associated with a relative few in terms of the entire population. I will always advocate for increased education of owners, what it means to be a responsible owner - including providing the dog with proper training, exercise, nutrition, veterinary care, socialization, licensing, microchipping, adherence to leash laws, etc. - and that should be for EVERY dog owner. And for the record, both of my dogs are "fixed" so they will never add to the pet overpopulation problem. Both went to obedience school, and the PB earned the AKC CGC on her first try. She was also the ONLY dog in the class who passed. While prepping her for that test, she went to a crowded mall where a plate of food was dropped on the floor in front of her. Most dogs would have jumped on the opportunity to scarf up what was on that plate; not her. She looked to me for direction, which was "leave it" - and that's exactly what she did. While training towards becoming a certified service dog, she flew a round-trip flight 5.5 hours each way, in coach. A TSA agent happened to be seated two rows behind us, and when he saw my PB at my feet, he made some comments to another passenger that weren't very nice about my dog, based solely on her breed. He didn't know it, but that passenger he was talking to knew me and she didn't tell him. However, by the end of the flight, he reversed his position and told her that he would never have believed it if he hadn't seen it for his own eyes - but he's flown many, many flights and had never seen a more well-behaved dog and watching her work - which included staying quiet the entire flight, escorting me down the length of the aisle to the lavatory and back, without batting an eye at any of the many other passengers on the plane - changed his previously negative view on PBs. Unlike some PB-proponents who deny a PB could attack, I admit they can - as can any other dog. It often comes down to responsible ownership and management of the dog, rather than the actual breed.
Proud Hamster April 24, 2014 at 10:53 am
#Harriet. All those positive things can be accomplished with other types of dogs. I think that isRead More what perplexes non-Pit Bull owners. Why would you take such a risk with a dog that was created for bull and bear baiting and has such a sordid history -- when they do attack.
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Kim April 23, 2014 at 12:05 pm
What I think is really scary and a public health threat is the violence PEOPLE do to pit bulls. WeRead More kill millions of them every year. They are tortured in fighting rings, look at what Vick did. Humans are a very dangerous breed. THere should be laws or something to protect the public--and animals--- from people.
tribble April 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm
#Kim, all the more reason for restrictions, such as spaying and neutering. Less animals to be hurtRead More in fighting pits or put in the pound, only to be put down.
Notbricktrash April 23, 2014 at 07:20 pm
Here's a story http://m.digitaljournal.com/article/355611
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Mad as hell... April 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm
Savecritters...I appreciate your concern but like I said you may want to make sure your homeownersRead More insurance will cover that dog. When you're on the receiving end of a pit bull dog's attack it's hard to fathom the logic in owning one.
Savecritters....you lost the argument as soon as you wrote "...owned by countless movieRead More stars..." What the hell does that prove?
tribble April 23, 2014 at 06:53 am
Yeah, Miley Cyrus' pit bull killed her little doggie last fall. The other dog that just died...it'sRead More being covered up how it died. That's why all the articles that mention coyote say "allegedly".
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Igor April 21, 2014 at 07:42 am
Boss Hogg and Anthony. Thank you both. Seeing where it's coming from I'll take that as a compliment.
Igor April 21, 2014 at 11:17 am
What?
Penquin April 21, 2014 at 11:39 am
Wrong blog Igor, but I do agree with your opinions on this particular blog.
Rae Anne Resident April 24, 2014 at 11:04 am
Can it christie the clown. No one gives a shiznit about your desperate need for publicRead More validation.Go to your pastor and commiserate with him about it.
Carl Petersen III April 24, 2014 at 11:07 am
christie nicolle April 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM Ms.D- it's transparent your freaking out 'cause your sonRead More is gay - " but most of us are Not railing against God or out to destroy civilization as homosexuals are!" ____________________________________________________ And how exactly are people who happen to love people of the same gender trying to "destroy civilization?"
nobody April 24, 2014 at 11:19 am
Would you all do something? Would you please ignore christie nicolle? She is deliberating pissingRead More people off! she is a troll, she is not for real.
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Notbricktrash April 22, 2014 at 01:04 pm
This guy is psycho I see all negative posts on this breed. Us all who are for the breed let's postRead More positive things. This guy has no life obviously to sit and pick apart a breed. My dad was a meter reader in the day he was attacked and bitten 9 times on different occasions. 2 of them were German sheps, rest were ankle biters. ALL dogs bite. My parents were ignorant with pit bulls I remember my neighbors bf had them in my yard when I was a kid and my moms screaming they are vicious get inside. (They were sweet dogs) that goes with them being uneducated about the breed. They witnessed my neighbors pit mauling the neighbors small dog (their dog was nice until the crack heads put him in a cage 24/7) they are like till recently they are dangerous blah blah blah and know what I educated them I now rescued a pit lab who is a big baby and whom my parents adore. I cross post animals all over and many are pit bulls. They say 1 of 600 finds homes. It's sad cause in my dad's years of meter reading not one pit bull attacked him. 2 days in a row I saw 2 pits running in and out of traffic on a main road by my house. Almost hit them. I got out of my car called them over (had no fear as if it were a smaller dog or a shep) they came to me I grabbed their collars and what did they do? They licked me. I'm in school to be an nj Animal control officer and an associates in vet tech and I can bet you in my life I will support the pit breed in some successful way. I will never hate the breed or judge them. I've got bitten by a smaller dog breed do I judge them? No. So educate before you discriminate
MARIA ESCOBAR April 22, 2014 at 06:00 pm
Thanks again Gina!! I could not have asked for more concise, clear cut corroboration for myRead More premise, than that which you have provided. Please keep it up as I pass these on to friends and we get a good laugh at the irony of it all.
Notbricktrash April 24, 2014 at 09:39 am
Ignorance educate don't discriminate. There's many more dog attacks they just chose to exploit pitRead More bulls. All dogs bite
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bayboat April 18, 2014 at 06:36 pm
* Complete sentences not * Confusing "article" * Drunk or stoned both maybe? * RemedialRead More writing course soon needed
Glen M April 20, 2014 at 09:10 am
Ban the pit!
Igor April 20, 2014 at 11:21 am
Ban the Hogg