Skip to comments.Boy, 7, dies four days after being savaged by pit bulls
Posted on 04/11/2013 1:06:28 PM PDT by Arthurio
A seven-year-old boy has died four days after being savaged by two pit bull mix dogs belonging to his neighbour.
Tyler Jett was dragged from his bike as he cycled home from school.
He was just yards from his home in Calaway, Florida, when the two dogs, an Alapha blood bulldog and brindle bulldog, escaped and pounced on him.
Family members hearing his screams ran from their home and managed to pull the dogs off him.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
"Of the 41 fatal dog attacks from 2000-2001, there were 28 deaths from a single dog attack and 13 deaths from a multiple dog attack. Of the 28 single dog attacks; 26 were male and two were female.
Of the 26 fatalities caused by a single male dog from 2000-2001, it was found that 21 of these dogs were not neutered. (The reproductive status of the remaining five male dogs could not be determined)."
"Other studies have documented that unneutered dogs are 2.6 times more likely to bite than neutered dogs; and male dogs are 6.2 times more likely to bite than female dogs." (4)
Fatal Dog Attacks: The Stories Behind the Statistics - By Karen Delise (pg. 13-14)
Not surprising considering that in our species 90% of violent crimes are committed by men. But while that is interesting, such is usually not included in news reports.
And of course by “family dog” the media usually means intact, unsocialized, unvetted and untrained dog living on a chain in the backyard. It is fact that dogs living in such conditions become aggressive. (One more reason chaining should be outlawed.) Dogs are social creatures and become frustrated (to put it mildly) when they are kept in such an environment. How many of those stories mention in passing that the dog/dogs “broke from their chain(s)”. Very revealing.
Oh, and for those not paying attention: this was not a Staffordshire Terrier.... but a bulldog (or at least one was). For those who believe every dog involved in a bite is a Terrier/commonly considered to be a “pit bull”, now you know.
Prayers for the family.
Correction: both were bull dogs.
The article title and text describes the dogs as pit bull mixes “
A seven-year-old boy has died four days after being savaged by two pit bull mix dogs belonging to his neighbour.”
Yes, and then the article identifies them clearly as “bull dogs”: see Kanawa’s earlier post #31 — and the other is described as being a “brindle bulldog”. Not a Terrier at all.
Pit bull mix allows for other breed mentions - particularly if some of the appearance of the dog looks like another breed. I think it’s just wishful thinking to insist that it’s not a pit bull mix by focusing on the other breed mixed in.
No, it’s wishful thinking to think that the media would get the breed identified correctly. More like they don’t know the diff. and it never occurs that someone else might. As for the “mix” part, that’s really hard to prove....and highly doubtful the owner would know the mix himself.
No - I am not into conspiracy theories re the breed of dog. Insurance companies long ago developed special contract riders excluding specific breeds of dogs known to incur the greatest costs in damages to people. Pit bulls, and related dog breeds, are there in a dollars and cents context; the insurance companies won’t cover damages caused by those breeds (dogo argentino, presa canario,6 cane corso, tosa inu, fila brasileiro and presa mallorquin. Each of these breeds is either a pit bull derivative or was derived from ancestors similar to pit bull ancestors.) Wolf hybrids also cause disproportionate human losses (injury/death).
In the 8-year period from 2005 to 2012, pit bulls killed 151 Americans, about one citizen every 19 days. Sorry, I don’t buy the mistaken identity defense.
You can buy anything you want or not — makes no difference. The fact remains that the media id EVERYTHING as a “pit bull” — and when the retraction comes, it’s buried on page 7 or further back. Coincidence? No, I don’t think so. Furthermore, considering the number of “mixes” in this country it’s astonishing that everything can get so ahem — “accurately identified” in this country. Again, conspiracy? No, but agenda — most definitely. Finally — and there’s really no point in going beyond this post because your sources of info. are suspect, breed i.d. is a very tricky thing and considering the number of times the media gets it wrong, and only OCCASIONALLY corrects their records, one cannot possibly have valid stats on which breeds are the “most dangerous”, “bite the most”, etc... Nor is “pit bull” a valid breed, by the way — further complicating the problem. I never cease to be amazed at the number of conservatives on this site who, after vitiating the media on numerous occasions for not being truthful with anything else, suddenly do an about face when it comes to dog bites and assume that “just this once” they got it right — even when they have clearly stated otherwise. As if the media suddenly became the great arbiters of truth!! Now THAT’S FUNNY!!
I referred to the insurance companies - you deflect to the media. How about medical staff? Are they agenda driven liars too? Why aren’t there more ER physicians supportive of this breed? I researched this issue before I began posting about it. I read the stories (and saw horrific photos) of flesh stripped off bone so that the child’s hand still had flesh but the forearm bones were bare. Does that sound like the result of a normal dog bite to you? After he was sent via helicopter to a more advanced medical center, the first medical team of doctors, nurses and other assistants all gathered in an open medical bay, drew the curtain around the group, and quietly cried. All part of the conspiracy/agenda, eh?
There are a variety of resources which identify pit bull mixes and pits as the unpredictable aggressive breed they are; fans of the breed insist that only fans of the breed can identify them.
Your sources of info are suspect - they tend to show up on websites detailing the killing of yet another child by a pit bull and post pictures of a pit bull licking a child’s face...as if that were appropriate. Posting a picture of a pit bull liking a child’s face gives us all an idea what the scene of the child’s death looked like shortly before the dog attacked it. It gives us a close up view of how the child had once trusted the dog that would later rip it’s face off. It shows us the disparity in size - how the child’s head would fit in the dog’s mouth etc. It sometimes gives the impression that licking the child made the dog hungry to taste it’s flesh. But, your sources like to post such pictures wherever another child dies in the teeth of one or more pit bulls.
OK - one last post and then I’m done because you clearly want to believe that all bully breeds (though I’m not sure you even know what is included in that group) are Satan incarnate. Frankly, there are NO valid stats to indicate which “breed” of dogs bite more. Why? Because the so-called “data” is based (yes, even among medical personnel) largely on self-reported i.d. — i.e. the dog was identified based on how someone thought it looked. Such “id” is, of course, invalid and preposterous as most DNA analyses will show — and do all the time. What IS valid, and HAS been shown to be the case is that the media RARELY identify the breed of dog accurately. Indeed, it is not in their interests to do so. This is an important point because the medical personnel and websites dedicated to show how “evil” a certain breed or breeds of dog(s) are in comparison to others rely on media reports for their —ahem— “statistics”. Given that there was no DNA analysis done on the dogs to confirm whether or not the “type” was actually within the group under discussion, and given that most dog bites go unreported and are not serious enough to warrant a hospital visit and that the bites under consideration were self-selected and not taken in a random sampling, and given that no other factors were taken into consideration (such as being intact, chaining, being untrained), and you have a whopper of a skewed view of “bully breeds” run amok. And don’t think for one second that medical personnel or insurance companies are “experts” when it comes to dog identification. They are relying on the same agenda-driven nonsense — courtesy of the media reports. As for your view that the pictures posted of bully breeds loving on their owners takes place “seconds before the dog rips the owner’s face off” you have no basis for that statement, but you do show your—bias. ‘Nuff said.
Yeah, I’ve read your kind of propaganda before. ‘Nuff said.
Not a pit bulls are good post, although I do believe that the reasons they are such a problem is because of too many ahole people.
I have two friends who are veterinarians. Both are not afraid of pits unless they exhibit suspicious or bad behavior. Both will not work on Rottweillers that are unfixed males unless their owners bring them in muzzled. Both have told me they have been bitten without warning by these types. My two vet friends don’t know each other.
Manslaughter charges have been filed against Edward Daniels II after his two dogs brutally attacked Tyler Jett, ultimately causing his death. Daniels was already charged with felony tampering of evidence and drug charges that arose during the investigation. Greg Wilson, Chief Assistant State Attorney for the 14th Judicial Circuit, said, "In any type of animal case where the death of another person occurred, [manslaughter] is the highest you could go."
Edward Daniels II, 21, faces up to 15-years if convicted of manslaughter. On March 28, just days before his dogs got loose (again) and attacked Tyler, Bay County Animal Control cited Daniels for allowing his dogs to run loose and terrorize neighbors. That citation put Daniels on notice that his dogs were dangerous and that he needed to properly secure his animals. Daniels failed to do so and as a result, a child was horribly mauled and died due to injuries inflicted by his dogs.
The WMBB video showed images of both attacking dogs.
Fri 6:30 PM, Oct 11, 2013 | Updated: Fri 9:19 PM, Oct 11, 2013
PANAMA CITY - The owner of two dogs that killed a young boy in Callaway will not be getting a new trial.
Instead Circuit Judge James Fensom sentenced Edward Daniels junior to a decade in prison.
Along with 10 years in prison, Daniels was also given five years of probation.
the sentencing was an emotional day for both families sitting in the court room.
As Edward Daniels Jr. walked into the courtroom, he was hoping to get a new trial.
However, Circuit Judge James Fensom immediately denied the motion by Daniels’ attorney.
In august Daniels was convicted of manslaughter because his two dogs attacked and killed 7-year old Tyler Jett.
Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford and Assistant Public Defender Doug White both brought up witnesses to give brief statements on Daniels sentencing.
Daniels then gave an apology to the Jett family.
He said in court, “I never wanted any of this to happen.”
Judge Fensom then ruled that Daniels would serve 10 years in prison with five years of probation.
The condition of his probation says that he can’t own or live in a household where there are dogs.
Edward Daniels’ Grandmother, Linda Edwards said, “It’s sad that a little boy like Tyler had to suffer the consequences and it’s also sad that my grandson will never have a chance to be a young man.”
The family of Tyler Jett says that this sentencing has put them at ease.
Brandy Wilhite, Tyler Jett’s Mother, said, “Tyler can rest. We can all try to rest and move forward and have somewhat of a normal life.”
However, Daniels’ family says he shouldn’t have been sentenced at all.
His family said, “They needed the ‘fall guy’ for the death of a child and the dogs weren’t enough.”
While the Jett family says they’re pleased with the sentencing, they say it’s not necessarily enough.
Tyler Jett’s Step Mother, Kathryn Phillips said, “Our justice would be to have Tyler. I would take Tyler over anything in the world.”
Daniels will have 30 days to appeal the sentencing.
He will also have to pay more than a $1,000 in court fines and about $5,000 dollars for the funeral costs of Tyler Jett.
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