Bsl on the rise , Pit bull bans increasing – Etowah passes pit bull ban despite opposition campaign

The City Commission in Etowah, Tenn., approved an ordinance banning pit bulls by a 3-2 vote at its meeting Monday night, despite a campaign by pit bull owners against the measure.

The ordinance, which the City Commission already approved once in a first reading, singles out pit bulls as a particularly dangerous breed with a strong fighting and chase instinct. Some of the characteristics that make them dangerous, according to the ordinance, include a diminished tendency to warn they’re going to attack, a tendency to “fight to the death” and to tear flesh “which has resulted in grotesque injuries to human victims.”

Commissioners who voted for the pit bull ban were Mayor Jim Bull, Vice Mayor Matt Goodin and Commissioner Jim Swayne. Opposing the ban were Commissioners Dennis Morgan and Burke Garwood.

Under the ordinance, City Code Enforcement Officer Dave Mason said, “Any new dogs coming in are banned.”

The ordinance grandfathers-in existing pit bulls. But owners would have to take a variety of steps, including registering animals with identifying photos, posting “beware of dog” signs, obtaining $100,000 in liability insurance, keeping the dogs muzzled on short leashes when outside of the home and keeping them confined indoors or in a locked pen or kennel at home.

Under the ban, any puppies born to registered dogs would have to be removed from city limits within six weeks.

Etowah resident Sherri Cooper led the campaign against the ordinance, including creating a Facebook page, “Stop Etowah TN from Banning Pit Bulls” that had 1,066 “likes” as of Monday afternoon.

“It’s singling out one breed, and it’s not a breed problem. It’s how you raise your dog,” Cooper said. “What this is, this is taking the good dogs and the good owners and it’s punishing them.”

She and her husband, Scott, own two pit bulls, Rocky and Sugar.

“They’re just big babies,” Cooper said.

Her pit bulls were playing with children and other dogs at a pro-pit bull walk in downtown Etowah on Friday night that Cooper helped organize.

“We had 30 dogs at the walk, most of them from town,” she said.

Cooper hoped that, instead of banning pit bulls, the City Commission would approve an alternative ordinance that isn’t breed-specific to pit bulls and applies restrictions only to dogs that are deemed vicious through a process spelled out in the ordinance.

While the proposed pit bull ban generated a lot of interest, the City Commission planned only to hear comments from four people — two from each side of the issue — to prevent Monday night’s meeting from lasting for hours.


Evil child killing dachshund – no wait – Pit bulls still in yard after killing dachshund

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The Campbell River SPCA has fined the Willow Point owner of two pit bulls that savagely and fatally attacked a dachshund three weeks ago.

But, the SPCA says it cannot publicly identify the owner of the killer dogs or even confirm if the fine has been paid. Nor can it say if and when the dogs might be seized or if they will be destroyed.

The attack took place as the small dog’s elderly walker and two traumatized children looked on in terror on the sidewalk outside a poorly fenced yard at the corner of Arnason Road and Westgate Road.

Now the brutal attack has prompted Willow Point resident Susan Bradley to speak out against community residents whose lack of responsibility for their pets’ behavior is turning her community into “Dogpatch.”

On Sept. 26, a pit bull escaped from its owner’s yard and attacked the dachshund as it was being walked by a man in the company of two children. A second pit bull leapt the fence and joined in the attack.

SPCA Branch Manager Kathleen Embree says the dogs were not seized and are still in their owner’s backyard. The dachshund died after it was taken to a local veterinary clinic.

Embree says: “I am very upset even talking about it. We are doing everything in our power to investigate this terrible incident.” But, she added: “We do not have these dogs in our care.” Embree said she understands that the owner has tethered the dogs to a logging boom chain and has built up the fence that his dogs jumped over.

But, news of the savage attack has the neighbourhood on edge. Bradley says: “In the last couple of weeks neighbours tell me to avoid the intersection of Arnason and Westgate. In fact, I have a friend who is so frightened that she won’t walk in the area anymore.”

Bradley said it is “a shame” the SPCA does not seem to have the authority to seize vicious dogs at the time of an attack. She added that “owners ought to be required to pay compensation for the damage their dogs do.”

“Friends who share their lovely animals with us know me to be foolishly fond of dogs but I am certainly getting less keen on owners. Shame on all you ignorant zeroes. It looks like we live in Dogpatch,” the Willow Point resident says.

Bradley says it’s not just pit bulls that need to be reined in by thoughtless owners. “This week, while walking leashed on the street, our neighbour’s dog was bitten by another dog and had to go to the vet.

And, a huge snarling dog chained in the back of a pickup truck in a parking lot nearly got me the other day,” she says.

As well, on a walk near the Simms Creek Bridge on Monday Bradley’s husband Dale was bitten on the leg by a small dog.

“The woman angrily told us that her dog never bites anyone and there must be something wrong with my husband for it to bite him. She demanded to see the mark and never once inquired if he was okay.

“She declined to give a contact name and marched off in indignation.”

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The dark history of pit bulls – all pit bulls were born to kill

This attack was “good” pit bull behavior, a pit bull doing EXACTLY what cruel humans created pit bulls to do. Not all pits are as “good” as this pit bull was, and some pits don’t mature for years, but like it or not, this is “good” pit bull behavior, ability and instinct.
The AKC was founded in 1884, but would not accept the registration of the fighting dog. So the UKC began in 1898, to register the APBT (American Pit Bull Terrier). The very first registration was given to the founder’s own pit, “Bennett’s Ring”. Unlike the AKC which is a just beauty pageant for dogs, the UKC stresses form (body shape) and function (ability to do the “job” the breed was created to do.) In order for your UKC registered dog to become a UKC Champion, it had to show it could win doing his breed’s work. Bird dogs had to win in bird dog trials,
herding dogs had to win in sheepdog trials.

What “job” did the APBT need to win, in order to be A Champion? No, not a “nanny dog” contest, no, that nickname wouldn’t be invented until the pit mongers began their propaganda campaign in the 1980’s. The APBT had to win 3 dog fights (kill other dogs) with a UKC referee in attendance to file a report with the UKC. The official UKC dog fighting rules are still commonly used in the pit bull fancier (nice name for fighter) community.
Your pit bull may not be a “good” pit bull (yet), but the worst traits of the pit bull, created by their cruel breeders, to not need a reason to attack, to not try to avoid a confrontation, to not give warning before attacking. Add the mutation to not stop even if the victim submits, yelps, says uncle, is dead and you have the best fighting dog. Want proof? Pits are the dog that ALL US dog fighters still use, even with countless available breeds/combinations. Pits are different. Pits are the best at killing other dogs.

These mutations from normal dog communication skills were necessary for the pits to be “good” at fighting. Normal dogs, taken off territory, have other behaviors. Take a bunch of beagles to a field, and they may not even greet each other, as they are immediately intent on sniffing and hunting for rabbits. If the beagle attacked the other beagles, that was his last time out. Take some good Border collies to a sheepdog trial. They may sniff each other, but soon turn their attention to herding sheep. If the Border collie bites a sheep, he immediately releases, as BCs were bred to move their “opponent”, not maul them. The Border collie who killed another dog or a sheep was not bred, instead he became dead.
The pit bull fanciers (fighters) did chose the pits who would stand quietly (barking and growling would bring the illegal fight to the attention of the authorities) not giving warning, not wasting energy, dogs, who when turned toward the “opponent”, immediately raced across the pit to began the fight to the death. “Kill or die trying” was the motto the pit fanciers gave their pride and joy, the pit bull.
Ban pit breeding and sale of pups. Enact and enforce spay/neuter microchipping of all pits, pit mixes, all dog aggressive dogs. No responsible, educated pit owner is punished, as his dogs ARE spays/neuters. Pit mongers insist that pits are “just dogs, just like other dogs” and that behavior is dependent on management /training We disagree, but ok pit mongers, we’ll take you on your word. Let pits become extinct. Since you say all dogs are the same, you can adopt any available (pits will become rare/then extinct) dog and train her to be your charming pet. Pit crisis solved!