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Julie Whisman and Her Handom pitbull – im a pitbull , i killed grandma

Im a pitbull i killed grandma julie whisman
Im a pitbull i killed grandma julie whisman

Im a pitbull i killed grandma julie whisman

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Pit bulls – the devil dog

{its have 235lbs of force behind their bite. GSDs have 238lbs, labs have 230lbs, and rottweilers have a crazy 265-328lbs. This is compared with the average bite-force of a human (86lbs).
Pits’ bites aren’t actually the most dangerous ones, in terms of how much damage a single bite could do. (I don’t have a more “scientific” assessment available unfortunately so this will have to do.)
If you trained a large dog to fuck someone up, they would probably be able to do a pretty good job of it. One would have to be pretty fucking lucky to actually kill a healthy adult human, but the human’d definitely get pretty hurt.

The problem with pits is that they come from a long line of dogs bred to be aggressive. As do chows. GSDs do too, but IMO their higher average intelligence holds back some of their tendency towards suddenly snapping for no reason. But the difference between a breed bred for aggression, and one bred for tracking/herding/etc. is that the aggressive one will be more likely to use aggression when startled/stressed, will be more likely to use the full force of their bite, and will be more likely to continue to fight even after being injured.

You don’t often hear about golden retrievers mauling/killing children because they’re just not an aggressive breed. You’d have to really be a gigantic shithead to a golden to get it to want to be an asshole, and it’d have to be really stressed out to snap in a really violent/dangerous way. They were bred to pick up game in a manner that wouldn’t damage it, and bring it back.

All pitbull owners should have their first born children killed

http://www.wfla.com/story/27885618/2-dogs-attack-kill-hernando-toddler

Brooksville – Little Declin Moss loved to play outdoors. At just 18-months-old, he frolicked around the yard and enjoyed being outside in his rural Brooksville neighborhood.

That’s where the toddler was Monday morning alongside the family dogs, Max and Thumper. Neighbors tell 8 On Your Side the pets were pit bulls, and that all of a sudden, Declin was in danger.

Charles Shorey cried as he described the toddler, “He was a beautiful kid. I feel sorry for the mother. She’s, she’s fighting and struggling.”

The toddler’s grandfather ran outside and witnessed a horrifying sight around 11 a.m. – two snarling, barking dogs mauling his grandson.

The dogs wouldn’t let go of each other or the baby.

The grandfather called 911, but it was too late. Little Declin was gone.

“I’m going to let her know that I’m here for her, if she needs anything,” said Shorey, wiping away tears.

Shorey admits that while the dogs never hurt any children or adults, the pets were dangerous to other animals. In fact, he told News Channel 8 that Max and Thumper have killed smaller dogs in the past.

“It is a terrible, terrible event today. Obviously, even those of us who work with death and dying and serious injury, the firefighters on scene were heartbroken,” said Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis.

We asked the Sheriff if deputies had ever been called out to the address before for a dangerous dog complaint. The answer was no. Detectives are doing a thorough investigation to determine if criminal charges will be filed.

Stay with WFLA.com for updates about this breaking story

773% rise in fatal & disfiguring pit bull attacks from 2007 to 2014

http://www.animals24-7.org/2015/01/03/773-rise-in-fatal-disfiguring-pit-bull-attacks-from-2007-to-2014/

Absent late reports, such as the belated discovery of a 2014 dog attack victim in early 2015, the dog attack body count for the U.S. and Canada in 2014 is complete, with new record tolls in every category involving pit bulls except fatalities actually inflicted by pit bulls’ teeth, where the toll fell one short of the record 32 in 2012.

The totals of all fatal and disfiguring dog attacks since 1982, by breed, appear in the tables below.

If other deaths resulting from pit bulls are included, 2014 brought new records for numbers of pit bulls involved in fatal or disfiguring on humans, numbers of human victims, numbers of children killed or disfigured, numbers of adults killed or disfigured, total number of fatalities, and total number of disfigurements.

Steep rises in all categories of attack

Cindy Whisman,  59,  was killed by a pit bull on August 4, 2014.

The number of pit bulls involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks has risen since 2007 from 78 to 603; the number of child victims has increased from 30 to 264; the number of adult victims has increased from 23 to 279; the number of deaths directly inflicted by pit bulls is up from 13 to 31, one short of the high of 32 reached in 2012; and the number of disfigurements has soared from 37 to 451.

Another 120 people were injured by pit bulls in 2014 but not killed or disfigured in attacks in which someone else was killed or disfigured.

Best Friends,  ASPCA,  HSUS

2007 was the year that the Best Friends Animal Society, American SPCA, and the Humane Society of the U.S. ramped up pit bull advocacy in response to the arrest and conviction of Michael Vick on dogfighting-related charges.

Even before 2007 the frequency of fatal and disfiguring pit bull attacks had risen explosively for 25 years. In the entire decade from 1982 to 1992, 104 pit bulls attacked 44 children and 60 adults, killing 18 of the victims, disfiguring 36. Fifty victims escaped without fatal or disfiguring injuries in attacks in which others were killed or disfigured.

The only significance to 1982 in pit bull attack history is that this was the year in which I began logging fatal and disfiguring dog attacks throughout the U.S. and Canada as they happened.

Half or more of all dog attack fatalities since 1844

Retrospective data collection has established that pit bulls have accounted for half or more of all fatal dog attacks in every 10-year time frame since 1844.

However, fatal dog attacks––even when rabies remained uncontrolled––were until recently an extreme rarity. Only 15 fatal dog attacks are known to have occurred in the entire span from 1930 through 1960, including nine by pit bulls, two by Dobermans, and four by unidentified mutts.

Year of Unidentified Killer Dog

Speaking of unidentified mutts, 2014 appears to have been the Year of the Unidentified Killer Dog. Of the 81 dogs involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks since 1982, 36 attacked in 2014 alone. Of the eight fatalities attributed to dogs of unidentified breed since 1982, four occurred in 2014 alone.

Klonda Richie,  57,  asked the Montgomery County (Ohio) Animal Resource Center and other Montgomery county agencies for protection from her neighbors' Cane Corsos at least 59 times in the 26 months before they killed her.

Most of these dogs, however, were not really unidentified. Most were apprehended by animal control officers at the scene of the attacks. Many, and probably most of those “unidentified” dogs, were in truth pit bulls or pit mixes, but the animal control officers involved in investigating the cases have shied away from making positive breed identifications. Some are apparently from fear of the influence of organized pit bull advocacy on their employers. Other animal control officers attributing attacks to “unidentified” breeds have themselves had histories of pit bull advocacy.

Year of Shelter/Rescue Dog Attacks

Not surprisingly, 2014 was also the Year of the Shelter/Rescue Dog Attacks. At least 37 dogs in custody of shelters or rescues, or rehomed by shelters or rescues, killed or disfigured someone in 2014. Thirty of those dogs were pit bulls. Only two of the attacks by dogs from shelters or rescues killed someone in 2014, down from the high of five in 2012, but that was a matter of luck, as the number of fatal and disfiguring attacks by shelter and rescue dogs has more than doubled since 2012.

By comparison, there were no fatalities involving shelter or rescue dogs from 1858 through 1987. The first two, both involving wolf hybrids, occurred in 1988 and in 1989. No more occurred for another decade.

24% of shelter/rescue attacks in 2014 alone

There were three fatalities involving shelter or rescue dogs from 1990 through 2009, involving a pit bull, a Doberman, and a Presa Canario.

Jonathan Quarles Jr.,  7 months,  killed by family pit bull in Dayton,  Ohio.

But there have been 36 fatalities involving shelter dogs from 2010 to present, involving 28 pit bulls, seven bull mastiffs, two Rottweilers, a Lab mix who may have been part pit bull, and a husky.

Also of note, there were 32 disfiguring maulings by shelter dogs from 1858 through 2009, 19 of them involving pit bulls.

From 2010 to present, there have been 122 disfiguring maulings by shelter dogs, 80 of them involving pit bulls.

In other words, 24% of all the disfiguring maulings on record by shelter and rescue dogs came in 2014 alone.

[The 2014 final totals of dog attacks on other animals,  by breed,  will be posted here when complete, a few days from now.]

See also:  “32 years of logging fatal & disfiguring dog attacks,”   http://www.animals24-7.org/2014/09/27/32-years-of-logging-fatal-disfiguring-dog-attacks/ and “How many other animals did pit bulls kill last year?”,  http://www.animals24-7.org/2014/03/22/how-many-other-animals-did-pit-bulls-kill-last-year/.

http://www.animals24-7.org/2015/01/03/773-rise-in-fatal-disfiguring-pit-bull-attacks-from-2007-to-2014/

Pitbull owner fined $500

http://antiguaobserver.com/pitbull-owner-fined-500/

Pitbull owner fined $500

court

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Dave Hector was yesterday fined $500, the maximum sum the law allows, after his pitbull attacked a four-year-old boy and bit him about the head and neck, last week.

He had to pay the money forthwith.

However, since he pleaded not guilty and was not prosecuted for allowing the dog to run wild and injure Daniel James, the court did not order him to pay compensation to the family.

The child’s father, Allister James, said he will pursue the matter in the civil court in order to get compensation for the injuries his son sustained and for medical expenses.

The child was attacked at his home on November 10 around mid-morning. The dog bit him on the lower left cheek, several places on the crown of the head and at the back of his neck.

(More in today’s Daily OBSERVER)

The beagle was asking for it

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Woman-Sues-Owners-of-Dog-Killed-by-Her-Pit-Bulls-282827501.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_NYBrand

A Texas woman whose four pit bulls entered her neighbors’ yard through a hole in the fence and killed their 10-year-old beagle is suing them for $1 million.
Emerald White says in her lawsuit filed this week in Galveston County district court that she was “seriously injured” on Oct. 27 trying to stop the attack and retrieve her dogs. She says she suffered “multiple serious bite and scratch-type injuries” and accuses her neighbors of failing to securely confine and restrict their dog, Bailey.

Pit bulls are the biggest bitters – Animal Control: Pit bulls bit more people in 2011 than any other breed

Animal Control: Pit bulls bit more people in 2011 than any other breed

Pit bulls bit more people in the county than any other breed last year, according to Animal Control statistics.

Pit bull bites on humans accounted for about 15.5 percent of the 986 biting incidents recorded by Animal Control in 2011. There were 154 pit bull bites. That’s 36.6 percent higher than the incidents recorded for Labrador retrievers or Labrador retriever mixes, the breed with the second-highest number of attacks on people, according to data released last week.

A passionate debate has been ignited by an April state Court of Appeals ruling that pit bulls are “inherently dangerous.”

In the event biting incidents lead to lawsuits, the ruling places liability squarely on the shoulders of pit bull owners and their landlords. If a pit bull bites someone, it no longer has to be proven in court that the dog had previously demonstrated that it was violence-prone.

The issue was highlighted last month when a 9-year-old boy was sent to the hospital after he was attacked by a pit bull in Pasadena.

But Animal Control Administrator Robin Small urged that the statistics on biting incidents be seen in context.

“We see dogs that bite of every breed,” Small said. “After taking into consideration the different circumstances … the best indicator of whether an animal is aggressive or not is related to responsible or irresponsible ownership.”

Small noted that in many cases, like the recent incident in Pasadena, Animal Control officials see repeat offenders.

Animal Control was called to a home in the 200 block of Armstrong Lane shortly before 8:30 p.m. May 23, after a pit bull got loose and bit the leg of a 9-year-old boy who was on his bike.

The boy was visiting the home with his mother. The dog’s owner struck the dog with a baseball bat several times before the dog let go of the child, according to the police report.

The child was taken to the John Hopkins Children’s Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Animal Control officers took custody of the dog, named Big Boy.

Animal Control had been to the home for several prior incidents, according to the police report.

Small said the data on breeds involved in biting reflect judgments Animal Control officers base solely on each dog’s appearance. In such cases, the department does not administer DNA tests to confirm the breed, she said.

The numbers also do not take into consideration whether the dog was provoked and the severity of the bite, Small said.

For the last 20 years, the county has not allowed members of the general public to adopt pit bulls, opting instead to partner with rescue groups so that the dogs can be placed in homes with responsible owners.

In the past year, county fire and medical personnel have responded to 62 incidents in which a person was bitten by a dog. Fire department officials were unable to break down the data to indicate breed.

Of those incidents, only two — 3 percent — resulted in an injury serious enough to require hospitalization.

The biting victims in both of those incidents were adults. Overall, adults were victims in 62.9 percent of the biting incidents; children accounted for 37 percent of the incidents.

More than half the incidents resulted in people being taken to the hospital for minor injuries. In 38.7 percent of cases, no one was taken to the hospital.

The number of dogs that Animal Control ultimately either deemed dangerous or retained custody of in 2011 was significantly lower than the overall number of bites.

Animal Control retained custody of 10 dogs and deemed 13 dangerous in 2011, according to additional data provided by the department.

Forty dogs were deemed potentially dangerous in 2011. In the vast majority of cases last year, Animal Control officials took no action beyond issuing warning letters; 243 such letters were issued to dog owners in 2011.

Small pointed out that in looking at such statistics, the popularity of pit bulls must be taken into consideration. The two breeds most involved in biting incidents last year tended to be among the most popular with dog owners.

State Del. Herb McMillan, R-Annapolis, an outspoken critic of the appeals court’s decision and the owner of an American Staffordshire terrier, a breed commonly identified as a pit bull, took issue with the data, pointing out that the term “pit bull” can be ascribed to a number of different breeds and that the figures were based solely on appearance.

McMillan said that in its decision the Court of Appeals failed to properly define the dogs.

He also said that one year of data is not enough from which to draw conclusions, and that the numbers are apparently contradicted by national data showing that mixed-breed dogs account for the largest numbers of bites.

“The notion that the moment a pup is born it’s predisposed to harm human beings is just wrong,” McMillan said, likening the idea to racism. “The owner of pit bull and a Lab should be held to the same standards.”

After the failure of efforts to bring up the issue in last month’s legislative special session, a General Assembly joint task force has been appointed to address the ruling before the 2013 regular session, McMillan said.