How pit bull advocates want to save a pit bull that killed a little boy – Portugal Pit bull kills little boy biting off his head

5 days ago a pit bull killed a 18 month boy. by law is going to be put down, but incredibly there is a petition over the internet with 30000 signatures (i believe some are false) to avoid the authorities to put down the dog. i killed the child by biting part of his head off…. link with more information http://www.publico.pt/sociedade/noticia/mais-de-11-mil-pessoas-contra-abate-do-cao-que-matou-crianca-em-beja-15

The order of killing the dog that attacked a boy of 18 months on Sunday in Beja, and that he died in hospital on Tuesday, is generating a wave of protest on the Internet. More than 11 thousand people have signed a petition online against the death sentence of Zico.

The petition , addressed to the kennel and veterinary municipal Beja, aims to “fight against the slaughter dog Zico” and “all other Zicos across the country.” For subscribers of the document (22 641 people at 22.15 on Thursday), “a dog that never hurt for eight years and is attacked because it had some reason.”

The boy of 18 months was attacked on Sunday in the late afternoon by the family dog, a cross- pitbull breed considered potentially dangerous. He was transported to the Hospital Santa Maria in Lisbon, where he was admitted with a severe traumatic brain injury, his skull crushed and torn brain tissue, according to hospital sources. The boy succumbed to injuries and died at about 0h Tuesday .

An autopsy conducted on Wednesday, concluded that death was due to injuries caused by dog ​​bites, according PUBLIC source told the Institute of Forensic Medicine. The funeral was scheduled for this Thursday, in Setúbal, where is the natural mother of the child.

Explanations unconvincing
The animal belongs to a boy’s uncle, who lives in the same house with his parents and grandparents of the victim in an apartment in the housing estate known as “Texas” in Beja.

On Monday, the child’s grandfather, Jacinto January, told reporters that the dog was “in the dark” in the kitchen when the boy went to that division and he “fell upon” the attack which led to an animal.

But the explanation does not convince the petition signatories. “In these cases it is necessary to investigate what caused the reaction of the dog (was provoked, is not being treated well, etc..) And can choose up the rehabilitation / training dog!” Reads the document. “They also deserve a second chance.”

The autopsy concluded that the death was due to injuries caused by dog ​​bites, according PUBLIC source told the Institute of Forensic Medicine.

The association has also unleashed Animal judicial procedures to prevent the slaughter. “The child and the dog are both innocent in this story. Known When the child did not die from dog bites and, moreover, the circumstances in which it happened are unclear: the tutor tells the dog that the child tripped on the animal division in the dark, but it seems to me that the whole domestic situation shows that there was no negligence, “said the PUBLIC Rita Silva, president of the Animal. The idea that the child will not have died due to dog attack begins to take shape in social networks and the Internet, but it contradicts the information provided by the PUBLIC hospital and the Institute of Legal Medicine.

The decision to slaughter the animal came from municipal veterinary, Linda Rose, who after a request from the PSP to move to the site on Monday, ordered that the animal was sent to the kennel and, as determined by law, should be culled eight days later. When was collected, Zico was “very calm and did not show any aggression,” said Linda Rosa.

Rita Silva points out that when taken to the kennel the dog “was mistreated, skinny and cropped ears, which is illegal, and generally betrays a search of status or use of dog fights.” Thus, remembering that even if you will confirm the attack the animal “this can always be rehabilitated,” the activist argues that “there is a charge, this will be the guardian of the animal.”

January Jacinto admitted to reporters that he was “wishing” that the animal was slaughtered and that “a year ago and that” he had gone to the kennel to try to shoot down because “it was not able to take the dog home.” At PUBLIC, the verterinária confirmed that the family’s apartment “does not have the necessary conditions” for the animal, which “slept in the kitchen during the day and was on the porch.”

“If you do not slaughter people for making mistakes, for stealing, for killing … then do not do well with animals!” Complain subscribers. It also argues that a group of citizens who created a Facebook page against the slaughter, where the actor Ruy de Carvalho asks the Board of Beja that does not slaughter the animal. “There are no dangerous breeds. Owners yes There are dangerous, unconscious, do not worry, not to provide welfare and education of adopting animals or to protect those who are weaker, as was the case with this baby,” writes actor.

Rebelling against those who continue to bring home animals “who takes as a rug or a painting,” Ruy de Carvalho agrees that “to be guilty, that there will be the adults of this family.”

Dog is not licensed
family child did not complain after the assault but the PSP Beja decided to join the case to prosecutors, who will open an investigation.

The head of the public relations office of the PSP Beja, Sky subcomissária Maria Viola, PUBLIC told that until this Thursday the dog owner had not yet delivered any documents of the animal, as requested on Monday.

On that day, the child’s uncle said he had the documents but they were not with him at the time. Source of the Parish of Santiago Maior said the dog’s name – Zico – and the owner is not on the list of records. The animal was not licensed nor have the insurance required by law, but has an identifying chip.

According to information collected by Lusa, January Jacinto had been attacked at least twice by the dog, having received medical care.

Because, following the media coverage of the incident, “people burst into surrender animals they had at home to the kennels,” said Rita Smith, the Animal scheduled for February 2 a demonstration at the gates of the Directorate General of Food and Veterinary whose policy, continued the activist, “is always ordering the killing as a solution to everything.”

However, the Office of Child Support (IAC) announced on Thursday that the Government had asked, “with the utmost urgency, measures are taken so that situations do not happen again” and that led to the death of the child of Beja. In a statement signed by the president of the institute, Manuela Ramalho Eanes, the IAC expresses “deepest sympathy with the families who have suffered the tragedy of their children were killed by dangerous breeds.” news updated at 22.15 Number of petition signatories overcame the 22 thousand.

Do you advocates have no shame
a little boy is dead from a demon dog in another country and you scam a survey through your networks with fake signatures , lovely .

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6 thoughts on “How pit bull advocates want to save a pit bull that killed a little boy – Portugal Pit bull kills little boy biting off his head”

  1. sorry to tell you that the signtures are TRUE!!!! one of them being mine and from my husband!!!! we do not tell you what to do in your country so please do not speack about something when you don´t even know every details about it!!! and you call yourself journalist…..

    THE BLOOD OF THE CHILD IS ON YOUR HANDS

  2. Contrary to what you wrote, there is still no OFFICIAL public declaration on how the boy died, the newspaper mentioned unofficial reports. There where no bite marks, he is said to have died of a head concussion. So, what you call a “demon dog” may well be innocent of this tragic accident.

    THE AUTOPSY SAYS DIED FROM DOG BITES

  3. As you can see from below many many people that live in country’s that are not Portugal are being told how to sign it,take away them and you will have few real signatures nadia bouzahar

    In order to sign, please insert your name, e-mail, ZIp Code and where it reads “RG”, if you are not portuguese, insert the digits of your telephone number.
    Remember to confirm your signature through the e-mail that will be sent to you.
    In “comentários” you may state your country and add your personal feelings, which will be very helpful.

  4. As you can see from below many many people that live in country’s that are not Portugal are being told how to sign it,take away them and you will have few real signatures nadia bouzahar

    In order to sign, please insert your name, e-mail, ZIp Code and where it reads “RG”, if you are not portuguese, insert the digits of your telephone number.
    Remember to confirm your signature through the e-mail that will be sent to you.
    In “comentários” you may state your country and add your personal feelings, which will be very helpful.

  5. Firstly, this was a terrible accident and my heart goes out to his family. They must be suffering greatly, and I’m sure berating themselves for not preventing this accident. This dog had a gentle ,non aggressive demeanor, and doesn’t deserve to lose its life because it did what any sleeping dog would do if threatened. Any dog in this situation may have reacted in a similar fashion. The adult or adults who were not supervising the baby
    must feel horribly responsible, and unfortunately are responsible. The child could have done any number of dangerous things, like getting into cleaning supplies, drugs, fire or fallen into the toilet. Children need to be closely. Always.

  6. Demon dog? And you think pitbull advocates stretch the truth. I’m sorry for whatever event created such a hatred in you. I am an animal behaviorist and I worked in a vets office for years and never had a problem with a single pitbull. I am now a pitbull owner. My dog was abused and neglected for years before he was rescued. All he wants is love. He happily lives with our tiny pug and his best friend, our 6 pound rabbit.

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