Another sad Pit Story

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  1. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    I always thought we were pretty good here with our news about pit's and dog attacks but i guess not.

    Just 4 days ago i was walking buster and saw this headline
    Cop's pit bull savages girl, 6

    I wanted to buy the apaper but i didnt have enough, luckily we had it at home.

    but on the way I was thinking
    well it was a pit so it wasnt a police dog like a GSD, so there is no reason to mention he is a cop because that has nothing to do with the story and if it was a dog like a cocker, the breed wouldnt be mentioned.

    Just goes to show what the media will do. Well anyway, i went to the site and found the article :)
    its here
    http://www.ntnews.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,7034,15691897%5E13569,00.html
     
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    Something I dont understand,

    Do you think a bite by a Pit/GSD/Rott/Dobe/"Insert any other big dog here" and a Shi Tzu is the same as far as lethality goes?

    The reason why they usually dont mention breeds or attacks is because of very little damage done. Im sure if any big dog attack and killed or severely mauled a child you would have the breed mentioned. It all hangs on severety of the attack and the person (parents) of the person who was attacked.
     
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    exactly, nobody cares if a little dog snaps, except i know that if our little daisy really wanted to go, she could do some serious damage to our faces.

    Anyway, its not about that, it doesnt matter what sort of dog attacks, it still happens
     
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    Such is the nature of things.
     
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    "When the schoolteacher entered the house the pit bull managed to break free of its collar..."

    So was the dog chained up?
     
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    I cant believe he shot the dog! It was the owners fault for not have trained the dog the right way.
     
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    (the mother...)
    "She said she did not blame the policeman." -Huh ????
     
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    I hate it when they shoot them, really, I an't think of a more horrible way to die.
     
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    Depending on where they shot them its painless.


    Believe it or not, you dont feel nuch pain when you get shot, you feel it later.

    Ofcourse that depends on bullet alot, but I dont see cops using hollow points :)
     
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    OK, now that's just stupid. They could at least euthanize it properly.
     
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    Ah didnt see that when i first read the article.

    Agree, that is stupid.
     
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    It is entirely the owner's fault. And you would think they would have socialized this dog with children, the lady is a school teacher, for crying out loud! If you're gonna have a dog, teach it some manners. It's obvious that they didn't care at all for the dog or he couldn't have just shot him like that.
     
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    How can you shoot - in cold blood - anything you love? These people just sound callous no matter how you look at it. Frightening when you think that one is a teacher and the other a cop . . . just the kind of people who don't need to be in either profession.
     
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    >A six-year-old girl needed 30 stitches after being savaged by a policeman's pet dog.<

    Bad dog.
     
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    Bad dogs generally are a reflection of bad owners. There's plenty of blame to go around on this one.
     
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    From what I could tell the blame lies in the dog who tried to eat a kid from the spine out, and the cop who owned such a rotten animal.
     
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    Like I said . . . you find a "bad dog" you'll find a bad owner just about every time.
     
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    Well, that's kind of a given. I generally assume criminals had a bad upbringing too.
     
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    The 'nature vs. nurture' theories in human behaviour have advocates both way. Human behaviour, I have found, is much more aberrant and unpredictable than canine behaviour. Dogs are far easier to train than humans, and tend to have a less irrationally combative - and irrational - nature than we do.
     
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    You obviously never owned a terrier. Kidding, kidding. I agree that dogs are noble, but that's because we created them to be that way. They're carnivores who can kill us, so they have to be noble creatures or we're in serious trouble. Notice we didn't create the domesticated cat to weigh 50lbs. My point was that this is a rotten dog and I see nothing particularly sad about his/her being shot to death. OK, the likelihood is that the owner was to blame too - at the very least, he was careless with the dog, which is pretty bad when you consider the consequences - but the dog was not an innocent actor. We say they can be noble, ie, forebearing and forgiving, so why do so many people flinch from holding dogs to account when they are not noble?
     

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