Pit Bulls Are Bad For Children And Other Living Things

Still think they’re just poor misunderstood pooches?dogbite.jpeg

Deputies said the dog ran into the yard and clamped onto [8-year-old] Annette’s face. Her mother, Norma Flores, who was inside the house, and two male neighbors working on a car nearby heard the girl’s screams and ran into the yard. The men, Hector Preciado, 24, and Jesse Revas, 20, hit the dog numerous times with a crowbar and a pool cue and used their bare hands to pry him from the girl, deputies said.

The dog then went after the girl’s mother, biting her arm and legs, deputies said.

After pulling the dog off the 37-year-old mother, the men trapped the pit bull in a garage on the property, and they and Annette and Flores took refuge inside the house. But the dog managed to escape the garage and enter the house through an open door, at which point the four locked themselves in the bathroom and called police.

Why defend these animals? I assure you, loyal pit bull owner, you could learn to love another type of doggy too – one that won’t put your children or your neighbors children at risk.

After living in West Virginia, I became ever-so-slightly more understanding about gun ownership (in the proper context, with the proper safety precautions and training – i.e. hunters in WV with guns, okay, but no one in heavily urban areas really needs one – but I digress). I can’t imagine, however, ever warming up to these animals. They are like guns with A.I. The obvious metaphorical time bombs. And, again, no b.s. about proper training of animals – it’s genetics kids, they were bred to be a certain way, and a certain way they shall be.

Look at that little kid. Are a dog’s, or a dog owner’s, rights really paramount to her health?

(photo: Santa Rosa Press Democrat/Christopher Chung via AP)

54 Comments so far

  1. Kayla (unregistered) on November 12th, 2005 @ 12:23 am

    “but their danger outweighs their usefulness”
    Silly statement, all dogs are dangerous, cats are dangerous, walking to work is dangerous. You never know with life and to take away all danger is to take away life. It it to purify into a boring mundane state that will only produce something worse than GD American Pit Bull Terrier/Staffordshire Terrier.

  2. Kayla (unregistered) on November 12th, 2005 @ 9:00 am

    “it was bred to gaurd Roman army encampments.”
    Its anecestors back and back and back were bred by romans, however not American Pit Bull Terriers. The were bred about in the 19th century for the cruel sport of bull baiting. They were bred to never quit and to be human-pleasing. They were not bred for fighting, or human-aggression.

  3. joe (unregistered) on November 13th, 2005 @ 5:43 pm

    it’s not always the dogs fault i love pit bulls there great loyal dogs i’d never give up my dog i’d kill for him

  4. cd (unregistered) on November 13th, 2005 @ 8:27 pm

    Kayla – your comments may have started as a reasonable expression of your views – but you let them turn goofy by your inability to limit your response to a reasonable amount of space.

    I’m closing this post to comments because enough is enough. Everyone knows my opinion and the opinions of those who like pit bulls. So I think this discussion has run its course.

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