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BigIdeas April 16, 2014 at 01:46 pm
Sometimes there just aren't enough children around to feed these dogs and they go after an adult.
Winston Smith April 16, 2014 at 02:12 pm
BTW, celebrated lowlife, walking trash bag, animal torturer Michael Vick can be found on a teamRead More called the Jets which is in a giant tax exempt gambling cartel known as the NFL.
Leigh April 16, 2014 at 03:08 pm
92% of dogs that kill are male and 94% are not neutered. It isn't the breed - it is the people whoRead More are too stupid to neuter their dogs and train them and treat them kindly.
sandy April 16, 2014 at 07:02 am
Thanks for the weather report. It seems to be more detailed, and more accurate, than the ones I getRead More on line.
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Alex Cross April 16, 2014 at 01:39 pm
#Janis. Did your neighbor lose the ankle like this poor little girl. Her own pet.Read More http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/milly-anne-hemley-amazing-bravery-of-girl-1536646
Janis Mooradian April 16, 2014 at 01:45 pm
Not all of it - however, her budding career as a dancer was over.
Anna Bucciarelli April 16, 2014 at 02:03 pm
Janis I would like to see some facts re: the treatment of horses in Central Park. I have a hardRead More time conceiving that they are not treated well when they are an important money-making tourist attraction.
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Linda C April 16, 2014 at 01:01 pm
Unfortunately Jack I have tried to get the ordinance changed locally, but to no avail. Most alreadyRead More believe it is a law and others I gather can't be bothered. Not country either, a small town which should know better. The other aspect I would love to see changed is for compensation reasons; the courts view pets as property. Therefore you will only be compensated for the cost of a new dog - same breed. Nothing for emotional damage. Anyone who values their pet as a family member as I, knows the emotional toll it takes on both adults as well as children. When losing a pet at the hands of an irresponsible pet owner and getting a mere $1,200. to replace the so called property is outrageous, and needless to say not at all a large enough deterrent to punish the guilty party!
Jack Baillargeron April 16, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Hate to say it, but you need better lawyers. Most towns have the laws to keep their insuranceRead More premiums down. One major lawsuit with a good lawyer against the town will do it. I agree on the deterrent as laws are only useful to the honest law abiding citizen. We have animal courts in places in R.I. that determine viciousness and whether to put the dog down, also most town councils handle it around. The councils are the ones you have to put the fear in about a law suit for not having regulations in place to protect the safety of the public (not from dogs but irresponsible owners). That is the answer to all of this on the pitbull or any domesticated animal people own for pets.
Linda C April 16, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Agreed but the problem we are running into here is at the end of the tragedy, you are told the dogRead More belongs to the child (usually a teenager) and the parents refuse to take any responsibility at all. Even to the extent of telling authorities themselves to put the dog down. It's disgusting the measures some take to avoid responsibility and get away with it! You are correct the laws are there for the law abiding citizens, the rest couldn't careless.
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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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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?
Brian N April 16, 2014 at 01:54 pm
This person clearly just wants attention for their "propaganda". The best thing we can allRead More do is ignore it for what it is and move on.
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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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