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Pit Bull Kills Three-Day-Old Hardy County, WV. Infant

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    dwightmoyers

    [1]Aug 22, 2009
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    I read in the Pendleton Tomes in West Virginia on Thursday, 8/20/2009 where a Hardy County baby was killed by the family Pit Bull Dog. It wasn't't the dogs fault. The family knew that the dog was dangerous just from the breed, but they let it near the baby anyway. The dogs (two of them) were euthanized. When will the country learn from these constant attacks. Not all American Staffordshire Terriers are that aggressive, but still people will not learn. The County of Denver, Colorado made it illegal to own one there. That's a good thing. Now if someone wants to own one, they should be made to obtain a class 1 dangerous animal permit just as if they were keeping a Cougar or a Leopard. You don't allow these animals near children. Simple as that. Oh and by the way, there are other breeds of animals that should require special permits and regulations.

    Dwight Moyers, Mount Nebo, WV.

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    WVPitBullHaven

    [2]Sep 20, 2009
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    dwightmoyers wrote:

    I read in the Pendleton Tomes in West Virginia on Thursday, 8/20/2009 where a Hardy County baby was killed by the family Pit Bull Dog. It wasn't't the dogs fault. The family knew that the dog was dangerous just from the breed, but they let it near the baby anyway. The dogs (two of them) were euthanized. When will the country learn from these constant attacks. Not all American Staffordshire Terriers are that aggressive, but still people will not learn. The County of Denver, Colorado made it illegal to own one there. That's a good thing. Now if someone wants to own one, they should be made to obtain a class 1 dangerous animal permit just as if they were keeping a Cougar or a Leopard. You don't allow these animals near children. Simple as that. Oh and by the way, there are other breeds of animals that should require special permits and regulations.

    Dwight Moyers, Mount Nebo, WV.

    Mr. Moyers;

    First of all, the situation here in Hardy County (where I live) with the fatality had nothing to do with the dogs BREED. The two dogs involved were not both Pit Bull type dogs, and the reason the dog was able to make contact with the infant was because the GERMAN SHEPHERD was behaving in a threatening manner toward the infant and the mother was focused on removing THAT dog. What's more important, is that neither dog was believed to be acting out of AGGRESSION, but instead thought the baby was a TOY because the owner had allowed the dogs to play with BABYDOLLS before the birth of the child. The mother didn't 'let it' near the infant, she LEFT THE ROOM TO ANSWER THE PHONE and left the baby laying unattended on the bed.

    Secondly, the country isn't under an epidemic Pit Bull attack sir. The dogs that you read about may or may not be "Pit Bull type dogs", but the one thing that cannot be argued is for every one attack you read about, there are hundreds of thousands of these type dogs living happily in loving family homes that you will NEVER hear about because they aren't biting ANYone! The fact that the media is so one-sided seems to escape the general public, for instance, when the little Virginia boy was attacked and killed by his grandmothers "dog", 2 local papers reported it...the same week, a teenage girl in FL was bitten on the arm by a Pit Bull type dog and required a few stitches and that story was picked up and reported nationally, by major publications (USA Today; CNN; etc) and was reported then worldwide. Now which is more serious? The death of the boy in VA or the injury in FL? The FACT is that headlines about "Pit Bulls" increases viewership, and isn't that what all media outlets are focused on right now...increasing viewership so that papers can avoid bankruptcy?

    Thirdly, DENVER...my favorite subject! Yes, Denver re-instated a Pit Bull ban in 2004, since doing so more than 3000 innocent family pets have been removed from their family's and euthanized -- some were Pit Bull type dogs, others just had some features that might've resembled Pit mixes. Have you ever seen a Carolina Dog? I'd hate to own one of those in Denver, cause without doubt Kory Nelson's henchmen would stick a needle in its heart! But let's talk about the hundreds of thousands of DOLLARS Denver has spent on defending their breed ban, in fact, are STILL spending because the 10th Circuit Courts have allowed for an appeal to be heard (just decided)....that's hundreds of thousands of TAX PAYERS DOLLARS...and you know what is most interesting about that? According to the State of Colorado's Hospital Injury reports - Denver leads the state in the number of DOG BITES REQUIRING MEDICAL ATTENTION....even though they have no pit bulls! Crazy isn't it? Other dogs bite and attack and cause severe injury? WOW! Bet you never thought about that being a fact huh?

    I get so tired of people like yourself that simply read a blurb here and a quote there and think they have the answers figured out. You sir should perhaps follow our Senator Robert Byrd's Senate Floor addresses more closely...even Sen. Byrd took a stand against the abuse that is inflicted upon the Pit Bull type dogs by their HUMAN OWNERS! If you want to see things improve, start demanding that OWNERS are held accountable for their dogs behavior, spread the word that IRRESPONSIBLE owners are the PROBLEM...focus on fixing that, sir! Instead of spreading fear mongering non-sense that is unfounded, baseless, and incorrect, invest alittle time researching FACTS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, CASE LAW, and inept media reports -- start asking reporters WHY the answers aren't included in their vague "GET 'EM" headlines/stories! Stop wasting your time with Judge Joe Brown and do some REAL legal work friend!

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