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christie nicolle April 15, 2014 at 09:48 pm
the pathetic Mayor Deblasio of NYC should ban pit bulls instead of horse drawn carriages - no horseRead More in the city ever attacked anyone! But you see, in his case, liberalism is a mental disorder.
melas April 15, 2014 at 11:14 pm
Not all Pitbulls attack, just like not all assault weapons are used to commit a crime. But whenRead More either goes bad, it's especially bad. Obviously there needs to be a limit on dogs that are CAPABLE of inflicting great harm IF they go bad.
joseph esposito April 16, 2014 at 12:06 am
I know a doctor who was FALSELY accused of sexual assault by Elizabeth Warren! It's too bad, he wasRead More the best Veterinarian in town.
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Jack Baillargeron April 15, 2014 at 05:35 pm
I also do not own and never have owned a Pitt Bull. I have not because I just don't care for theirRead More looks I guess. Being a senior now I would also never own a Mastiff, saint Bernard, etc. Way to large for me to control now and yes they are way up there on the vicious list. Along with my huskies who I have never had a problem controlling. Well may be getting them to stop in the snow ;-}.
Jack Baillargeron April 15, 2014 at 05:37 pm
No problem with reasonable regulations that do not penalize an owner for merely owning a dog thatRead More has never done a thing.
waialua03 April 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm
Owners of any dog are totally responsible for the actions of their dog. This is why there are leashRead More laws. This elderly woman's life will never be the same. She deserves to be SAFE taking a walk in her neighborhood. Pit Bulls have massive jaws and have ripped off peoples faces. Sadly this is the fault of the owner. This dog that attacked the woman has to be put down. There is no way to rehabilitate a dog like this. The owner needs to do some serious jail time and be totally accountable for all medical expenses and treatments regarding this terrible crime. Apologies this poor woman and all of her family as well.
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Maya April 14, 2014 at 08:31 pm
Boss Hog I see you changed your subtitle from "telling the whole story" to "helpingRead More people make decisions". Was that because I pointed out the FACT that you were NOT sharing the "whole story"? Let me point out something else, your NOT helping anyone with you simpleton approach to a Blog. I get it, you don't like certain dogs. It's your choice and your opinion. Your NON blog is just a collection of stories written by someone else and pictures that have nothing to do with the stories you recycle. It it exactly this biased reporting of a collection of horror stories about people being attacked that creates a fear of these dogs. Not all bully breed dogs are evil and bad. I feel bad for the people injured. It's terrible. But you neglect to tell the OTHERSIDE of the bully breeds. I personally know many pitbull type dogs that do good things but unfortunately we live in a drama addicted society so happy stories don't sell. you are in no way helping anyone. Try actually writing more than five bullet points about a terrible story. It would be nice to see some real discussion. It's unfortunate that many people hate these dogs based solely on the news instead of based on personal experience. I used to be that person until I actually met several pitbull dogs.
Jeremy McHugh April 14, 2014 at 08:46 pm
Hi Maya- I hopped back on this thread for one purpose- you and others on this thread have madeRead More sincere, intelligent comments. But you are ignoring the cardinal rule of the internet: Don't Feed the Trolls. Boss Hogg is a troll. His biased presentation of one sided material, "culled" (pun intended) from a broad, unrelated array of news sources, is classic trolling. Remember: Trolling is not just for the comments! The whole purpose of a blog can be to troll for outrage, and pageviews, as seems to be the case here.
Gary Renfrod April 15, 2014 at 06:33 am
You people all should get a life. By definition none of you who speak out against pit bulls haveRead More any first hand experience with pit bulls let alone owned, or taken care of one. My pit mix is the best, sweetest dog ever. And he was the eighth of seven prior fosters - some good, others great. I know there are bad dogs out there, and pits like any larger dog are powerful. So when they're bad, they're dangerous - but there's nothing unique to the breed that makes them so. By the way, my cocker spaniel/beagle mix is crazy and dangerous.
Carl Petersen III April 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm
New York Patriot April 14, 2014 at 10:08 AM "First, we have to stay focused on the fact thatRead More the author of the article is a Liberal propagandist. He espouses a point of view distorted through the lens of a Liberalism he believes in deeply... However, if the discussion is an examination of why there is an over-population of African-Americans in our prisons, then the discussion of family values must be central to the solution." ___________________________________________________ I love it when people do not even bother to read the blog before commenting.
New York Patriot April 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Truth - Use plastic wrap. First, this will piss off the lefty environmentalists to no end. Second,Read More The recipients are very visual and like to see what they are getting for free from your hard-earned dollars.
Joe R April 15, 2014 at 04:08 pm
Wow, what happened. My comment was deleted, I think I was hacked.
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Mike April 13, 2014 at 05:27 pm
The law is clear...in Chapter 140 sect 155 however, the process is long and even if you win...TheRead More person still may not pay however since it involved personal injury, Im sure a lot of lawyers would be interested.
tribble April 13, 2014 at 05:40 pm
Yes, lawyers will give you a free consult and much to think about. I'd call for an appointment.
CtLynn5 April 14, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Why is it when a person commits an act of violence people blame the weapon, the environment, theRead More ciminal's educational level, their upbringing, etc. but when a pit bull is violent it is the dog's fault?
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paul April 11, 2014 at 05:04 pm
I lived on base while in the U.S.N. for many years and dog attacks in general were very rare. TheRead More reason? Because you could get in big trouble if your dog bit someone, like loss of rank, fined, extra duty, or kicked out of the military. The military has banned Pit Bulls on bases because they have a bad track record in the civilian world and an insurance risk.
tribble April 11, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Paul, do you follow military news? Have you seen the new navy missiles and the new stealth warship?
anon April 11, 2014 at 05:28 pm
#Paul, you bring up a great point there - that there are hefty repercussions for any dog attacks andRead More it forces people to be responsible owners and actually handle their dogs properly. The same cannot be said with the general public. Sometimes the owners may get a fine, but some don't even bother registering, fixing, or getting rabies shots. The fines for that are very minimal. I think your answer poses a big question - shouldn't we have more in place that reprimands the owners? In some states, an owner that abuses or neglects a dog can still own a dog if they choose.
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John Murphy April 11, 2014 at 12:04 am
The term pit bull is a generic term used to describe dogs with similar physicalRead More characteristics. Usually a "pit bull" is considered one of several breeds including the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, or any mix thereof. In some parts of the world, the American Bulldog and Dogo Argentino are also classified as a "Pit Bull-type" dog, despite major genetic differences. Any dog that is mixed with a "bully breed"[citation needed] may also be called a "pit bull" including those that are descended from the English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Boston Terrierand Cane Corso.[2] The pit bull is not a distinct breed which may make it difficult for experts to identify,[3][4][5] and while mixed breed dogs are often labelled a "pit bull" if they have certain physical characteristics such as a square shaped head or bulky body type,[2] visual identification of mixed breed dogs is not recommended by the scholarly community.[3] So read and really think about it 6% come on the number is way higher than that for population.
Rachel April 11, 2014 at 12:22 am
I too would like to know what this Boss Hogg person's agenda is. What personal experience do youRead More have in animal rescue? It's apparent to me that they don't even know much about dogs in general. Do you have dogs? Are you aware of how many perfectly adoptable dogs are euthanized every day in America? Are you aware of how disregarded and abused dogs are in certain parts of the country? Are you aware of the dilemma of backyard breeding and inbreeding and how this contributes to the problem of aggressive dogs? What's your story, Boss Hogg? What do you *know* about dogs and rescue besides what you've googled on the internet to support your implied bias?
Gary Ortiz April 11, 2014 at 06:30 am
Again, I have owned pitbulls ever since I got bitten by one. My American bully has done extensiveRead More and Expensive training, If an owner isn't willing to put the time and effort into training and maintained training the dog, these breeds of dog revert to what they know. I didn't get my dog so I can have the Tough guy image, or so that people will be intimidated by me walking( that already happens). I got my dog and constantly(everyday) do some type of training with her because I respect the power they have. I've had children run up to pet her and she'll sit and allow them to pet her. I have socializeed her with every type of dogs, from show poodles to rotties, and because of all the training she has not once shown any type of aggression towards anyone or any animal. Most of the time she sit in front of me when someone comes up as to say she's waitning for me to say it's OK. or good girl. This blog is nothing more than a few google experts looking up stats, and facts. She is my protector and i am hers. So if you never owned a pit, then you can't really pass jugdement on those "idiots" or "pidiots" that do. I live in the area and anytime, anyone would like to see how a pit should act leet me know. It might just change your mind.Don't believe everyhting you hear or read about them and don't be scared, they might one day save your life.
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Heather April 10, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Tribble you are the only one who is good for a laugh and your comment about laquisha doesn't evenRead More make sense how can I be clueless about my own personal opinion ? Honestly I think your better off leaving yourself out .
Heather April 10, 2014 at 07:25 pm
Thank you CMZE it gets exhausting trying to reason with children who think they have an answer forRead More everything and their best response is always the same .
SouthSalemCruiser April 10, 2014 at 07:51 pm
Heather, I don't think you should waste your time trying to have a conversation with anyone notRead More willing to have a mature and productive debate. You made a valid point and expressed your opinion based on personal experience. Those of us who work with dogs understand the difference between fact and hype.
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Gary Ortiz April 10, 2014 at 06:24 am
@paul, Well i must be a crazy,stupid, ignorant person. But i do know that banning a certian type ofRead More animal breed isn't the answer to..... well, anything. there are so many other things that are more dangerous than a pitbull. yet we still have,own and buy them. Our children play with alot of them. it's funny that we only hear the bad stuff about pitbulls. There is alot of good pitbulls that are out there. Just like there is alot of good people, they're alot of bad people. But the media doesn't show all of the good, just the bad. I believe we live in a very sad and closed minded world, I own a pitbull, but if you ever step on my property, it's not the pitbull you would have to worry about. until then, don't trust the human species, they're less loyal than a pitbull.
tribble April 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm
Heather is having a rally in DC. They are going to set up a kissing booth. You should go, GaryRead More Ortiz.
CMZE April 10, 2014 at 06:39 pm
What is it with you tribble? When anyone disagrees with you, you run your mouth until it can't runRead More any further. Why can't you carry on a conversation like an adult instead of name calling or telling people where to go or what to do?
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Jim Lahey April 7, 2014 at 06:29 pm
We deal with problems like this in Sunnyvale all the frigin time. These dogs are like a tropicalRead More earthquake..
tribble April 7, 2014 at 07:24 pm
tropical earthquake?
Stephen Nolan April 8, 2014 at 09:51 am
No child should be left alone with any dog. Dogs that attack should be put down as well as theRead More stupid parents that leave their youngsters alone with them.
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