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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-22-09 08:40 PM
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36. Which statistics specifically?
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  -Another Pit Bull mauling and killing of an 11 month old boy...too sad! angstlessk  Apr-22-09 05:13 PM   #0 
  - does it get any more horrible. the further i read the story  seabeyond   Apr-22-09 05:17 PM   #1 
  - This is soooo horrible. This is the 5th attack story I've heard concerning pitbulls.  Lilyeye   Apr-22-09 05:25 PM   #2 
  - truly, after having MY miracle baby, I might want to have found a good home for my  angstlessk   Apr-22-09 05:30 PM   #3 
     - I am so conflicted when I read stories like this....  AnneD   Apr-22-09 05:48 PM   #5 
        - Fameous last words for Pit Bull owners.  bvar22   Apr-22-09 06:01 PM   #11 
           - Any animal can inflict harm to a child when you get down to it....  AnneD   Apr-24-09 07:51 AM   #90 
              - The problem with Pit Bulls is....  bvar22   Apr-24-09 01:13 PM   #96 
  - When, oh when are these bred-to-attack animals going to be banned  valerief   Apr-22-09 05:31 PM   #4 
  - Why own one?  Chemisse   Apr-22-09 05:49 PM   #6 
  - That's what my neighbors, who let their pitbulls run free, told me.  valerief   Apr-22-09 05:59 PM   #9 
  - gladiator dogs need to be trained and handled properly. they can  roguevalley   Apr-22-09 11:38 PM   #41 
  - All breeds have it in their makeup to kill a child  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Apr-23-09 08:23 AM   #45 
  - Quite possibly the dumbest thing I've ever read here.  TwilightGardener   Apr-24-09 01:13 PM   #95 
     - No, not really  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Apr-25-09 08:03 AM   #103 
  - Interesting Opinion  bobburgster   Apr-24-09 03:37 PM   #102 
  - Actually .....  AnneD   Apr-22-09 05:53 PM   #8 
     - Well, statistics tell you what to expect from pit bulls. They should be banned. nt  valerief   Apr-22-09 06:00 PM   #10 
        - Which statistics specifically?  flvegan   Apr-22-09 08:40 PM   #36 
        - You're not taking my pit bull away!!!!!  JonLP24   Apr-23-09 06:24 PM   #51 
        - Statistics? Here's what the CDC says  Muttocracy   Apr-23-09 06:36 PM   #56 
           - I posted the link to that study below  JonLP24   Apr-23-09 06:54 PM   #65 
  - I have had pit bulls and I now own a Rottweiler, my second.  RebelOne   Apr-22-09 05:50 PM   #7 
  - I've read Rottweilers only kill humans half as often as pit bulls.  valerief   Apr-22-09 06:02 PM   #12 
  - Rottweilers just have bad raps because of all the media hype  RebelOne   Apr-22-09 06:09 PM   #13 
     - Pit bulls have bad raps because of all the media hype also  uppityperson   Apr-22-09 07:46 PM   #27 
  - i have one of those tiny babies who thinks she is a bull dog...  angstlessk   Apr-22-09 06:11 PM   #15 
  - we were introduced to a Rott who used to scare the crap out of me  Donnachaidh   Apr-22-09 06:32 PM   #23 
  - My nephews had sweet Rotts. They actively socialized the dogs  valerief   Apr-22-09 06:35 PM   #24 
  - Are your Rotties male or female?  rollingrock   Apr-22-09 08:22 PM   #34 
     - My deceased Rottie was a female and my present Rottie is also a female. n/t  RebelOne   Apr-23-09 06:52 AM   #43 
        - I bet that explains why your Rotts are so gentle  rollingrock   Apr-23-09 06:15 PM   #50 
           - Not in Border Collies  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Apr-23-09 06:25 PM   #52 
           - A female dog in heat IS MUCH MORE aggressive then a male  JonLP24   Apr-23-09 06:36 PM   #55 
  - No baby should be within reach of any dog.  tblue37   Apr-22-09 06:10 PM   #14 
  - agreed! no animal shold have access to a child without an adult present  angstlessk   Apr-22-09 06:14 PM   #17 
  - Absolutely  TorchTheWitch   Apr-22-09 07:17 PM   #26 
  - Your comment that any dog could do XYZ is so on the mark.  tblue37   Apr-22-09 11:05 PM   #40 
  - "I would never have a situation where a small child was within reach of any dog" Exactly  uppityperson   Apr-22-09 07:49 PM   #28 
  - I have a 7 month old and 2 dogs.  Shell Beau   Apr-24-09 10:29 AM   #92 
  - Data on humans killed by pit bulls 2006 to 2008.  valerief   Apr-22-09 06:12 PM   #16 
  - Information culled from media reports isn't data.  flvegan   Apr-22-09 08:41 PM   #37 
     - ah, look, that site is someone promoting breed bans  Muttocracy   Apr-23-09 06:30 PM   #54 
     - Perhaps not but the site also extensively quotes CDC reports  spoony   Apr-23-09 06:44 PM   #61 
        - The same CDC says.......  JonLP24   Apr-23-09 06:56 PM   #66 
           - Where's the severely mauled data? Why are pit bulls banned in  valerief   Apr-23-09 08:49 PM   #85 
              - Why are 92 breeds banned/restricted in Italy?  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Apr-24-09 01:05 PM   #94 
  - Irresponsible breeding ruined the pit bull breed.  Dappleganger   Apr-22-09 06:14 PM   #18 
  - I think serial killers are victims of their "nature" (mental defectiveness)  valerief   Apr-22-09 06:20 PM   #19 
     - That's a fair analogy...  Dappleganger   Apr-22-09 06:26 PM   #21 
  - Dachshunds have killed infants, German Shepherds can be trained to attack humans more easily.  ehrnst   Apr-22-09 06:21 PM   #20 
  - They kill and maim WAY more often. That's why they're banned in so many countries. nt  valerief   Apr-22-09 06:30 PM   #22 
     - No, they get the publicity and most records are based on reported accounts.  uppityperson   Apr-22-09 07:50 PM   #29 
     - they are the most improperly handled dog out there and because of  roguevalley   Apr-22-09 11:42 PM   #42 
     - I think we should go the way of Italy  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Apr-23-09 08:25 AM   #46 
     - 66 Human fatalities from 1979-1998  JonLP24   Apr-23-09 06:39 PM   #58 
  - Hmm, let's see here,  MadHound   Apr-22-09 06:46 PM   #25 
  - Yep those Pomeranians are killers. The stats don't lie.  denem   Apr-22-09 08:01 PM   #30 
  - "omg pitbull" sells newstime, so they report more on them, then the stats show.....?  uppityperson   Apr-22-09 08:07 PM   #32 
  - While I agree that any dog can attack, fatal attacks are mostly caused by 2 breeds  MiniMe   Apr-22-09 08:03 PM   #31 
  - Currently yes,  MadHound   Apr-22-09 08:18 PM   #33 
  - Except those stats are shit.  flvegan   Apr-22-09 08:45 PM   #39 
  - Pits are not a breed, and when those data are based on shaky breed identifications  Muttocracy   Apr-23-09 06:41 PM   #59 
  - Stats are inconclusive, even the stat collectors say so  JonLP24   Apr-23-09 06:43 PM   #60 
  - It might be telling that  spoony   Apr-23-09 06:49 PM   #64 
  - The story doesn't say the sex of the pitbull  rollingrock   Apr-22-09 08:27 PM   #35 
  - From the article - The 2-year-old pit bull's name was Prince.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-23-09 07:02 AM   #44 
     - I wonder if these idiots would qualify for a Darwin?  rollingrock   Apr-23-09 06:11 PM   #49 
        - Or just get the dog fixed and don't let any dog unsupervised with little kids  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Apr-23-09 06:26 PM   #53 
        - Unaltered dogs of any breed are more likely to  LeftyMom   Apr-23-09 06:37 PM   #57 
        - Yep, Mick almost escaped the ball snipping due to his herding talent  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Apr-23-09 07:01 PM   #68 
        - Of course  rollingrock   Apr-23-09 08:57 PM   #87 
           - Half the pit bull attack articles don't even involve a pit bull  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Apr-24-09 07:09 AM   #88 
        - Attacks can come out of nowhere sometimes.  Shell Beau   Apr-24-09 10:33 AM   #93 
  - It's a tragic, albeit incomplete story.  flvegan   Apr-22-09 08:44 PM   #38 
  - Yep, I'd never leave either of my dogs alone with a small kid  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Apr-23-09 08:27 AM   #48 
  - Pets often hate new babies. New baby? KEEP THE PET OUTSIDE!  mainegreen   Apr-23-09 08:26 AM   #47 
  - Isolating or ignoring the animal can make the problem worse  LeftyMom   Apr-23-09 06:48 PM   #63 
     - great post -- and dogs on chains are MUCH more likely to bite than those who are not  Muttocracy   Apr-23-09 07:47 PM   #77 
        - That's also true. Extended fixed point tethering is illegal in this state for that reason.  LeftyMom   Apr-23-09 08:38 PM   #84 
  - ..but Pitbulls are beautiful gentle dogs... you don't understand...  lib2DaBone   Apr-23-09 06:47 PM   #62 
  - Just like  JonLP24   Apr-23-09 06:58 PM   #67 
  - Not surprised. I would be willing to bet that the dog was not spayed and had been bred.  EmilyAnne   Apr-23-09 07:12 PM   #69 
  - I oppose the banning of them and it's not ridiculous  JonLP24   Apr-23-09 07:18 PM   #70 
  - This is the most intentionally obtuse stuff I have read on DU. I think you must be kidding.  EmilyAnne   Apr-23-09 07:26 PM   #71 
  - I don't understand it  JonLP24   Apr-23-09 07:38 PM   #74 
  - That's pretty dumb. Can you post a link to what you think is your most intelligent post?****  Egalitariat   Apr-23-09 07:29 PM   #72 
     - It's not dumb (human fatalities)  JonLP24   Apr-23-09 07:44 PM   #75 
        - It's dumb and getting dumber. Here's the difference.  Egalitariat   Apr-24-09 10:02 AM   #91 
  - Well, pit bulls really aren't all that big  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Apr-23-09 07:57 PM   #79 
  - How does one expect a dog to act that is beaten all day?  Shell Beau   Apr-24-09 02:58 PM   #100 
  - Well the guy who was kicking his dog was only creating a  Shell Beau   Apr-24-09 02:57 PM   #99 
  - This video shows what is happening in Pittsburgh with the overbreeding of Pits.  EmilyAnne   Apr-23-09 07:35 PM   #73 
  - I'm not arguing against that  JonLP24   Apr-23-09 07:45 PM   #76 
  - Yes - restrictions on breeding should apply to ALL dogs at this point.  ehrnst   Apr-24-09 02:42 PM   #98 
  - The more I read about this breed of dog, the more I'm convinced it needs to be  ACTION BASTARD   Apr-23-09 07:54 PM   #78 
  - Well, this has been an intelligent, well-reasoned post  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Apr-23-09 07:58 PM   #80 
  - Well, how much do you actually read about this breed?  flvegan   Apr-23-09 07:59 PM   #81 
  - can you define what a pit bull is? how do you know a dog is one?  Muttocracy   Apr-23-09 08:00 PM   #82 
  - Its the owners who are the assholes not the dogs  NNN0LHI   Apr-23-09 08:10 PM   #83 
  - Remember in the 70's when dobermans were vicious breed du jour?  ehrnst   Apr-24-09 02:39 PM   #97 
  - Pets and young children should not be around babies without immediate supervision. nt  ZombieHorde   Apr-23-09 08:50 PM   #86 
  - It sounds more horrible when its a pibull, but really almost any dog can do this.  aikoaiko   Apr-24-09 07:37 AM   #89 
  - How come no one ever posts stories about dogs killing children when the dog isn't a "pit bull"  NeedleCast   Apr-24-09 03:05 PM   #101 

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