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Woman's arm almost severed in dog attack (Pit Bull Alert)
ABC (Australia) ^

Posted on 03/22/2010 11:26:52 PM PDT by Chet 99

A woman is in serious condition after being attacked by her own dog at Portland in western Victoria.

Ambulance officers say both of the woman's arms are badly injured and they described one of them as being "partially amputated".

She also has horrific facial injuries.

Police believe a family member alerted neighbours to the attack at the woman's flat in Pile Street.

When the neighbours arrived, they could see the woman being mauled by the pit bull Staffordshire cross.

They entered the house by smashing a glass panel in the front door.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc.net.au ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: australia; maul; pitbull
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1 posted on 03/22/2010 11:26:52 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

“We have no understanding of why the dog attacked. It was completely unprovoked.”

Seems this is the usual comment.


2 posted on 03/22/2010 11:46:11 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Chet 99

It really wasn’t a Pit Bull.... it it it was an amish lab.....


3 posted on 03/23/2010 12:15:43 AM PDT by oldenuff2no (Freedom is worth fighting for.)
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To: Chet 99

I have to ask Chet, were you bitten by pitbulls at some point? Why the interest? Seriously.


4 posted on 03/23/2010 1:04:05 AM PDT by americanophile (DeMint/Ryan '12)
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To: americanophile

Chet’s mom ran off with a Pitt Bull and he has been angry every since. Thank God he is not obsessed with porno. I wonder if he even contributes money to FR since it finances his obsession.


5 posted on 03/23/2010 1:40:13 AM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: Chet 99

Posters Number 4 and 5 are using Alynski’s rule number 5 against you Chet .

A woman who owned one of these kind ,loyal, animals gets eaten and they ridicule the Poster.


6 posted on 03/23/2010 2:59:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Chet 99

The article doesn’t make it clear, but I’m assuming that the dog belonged to the bitee.


7 posted on 03/23/2010 3:55:39 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
A woman is in serious condition after being attacked by her own dog at Portland in western Victoria.

It's in the first line!

8 posted on 03/23/2010 7:32:14 AM PDT by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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To: Moltke

It happened in AUSTRALIA.


9 posted on 03/23/2010 7:35:28 AM PDT by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: 999replies

Yes, Chet is obsessed with attacking these sweet, innocent, harmless little furballs.

This latest attack was obviously the owner’s fault. I bet that poor little pitbull was being fed nothing but dog food and hadn’t been served a toddler in over a month!


10 posted on 03/23/2010 7:38:22 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Judith Anne

Indeed, but that is relevant neither to the question posed nor my response to it.

I.e., I don’t know what you mean. Please elaborate.


11 posted on 03/23/2010 9:31:08 AM PDT by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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To: 999replies; Chet 99

Chet is the messenger, some still want to abridge his freedom of speech and information . If you don’t like the message, don’t click on the thread. typical liberal tactic, rididule the messenger if you don’t want the message out in the public. Thanks Chet for the update on the dog of peace that will never turn on its owner or their children...


12 posted on 03/23/2010 9:57:19 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

I don’t care how many threads Chet uses his freedom of speech to post. He can post as many as he wants, and I’ll still ridicule him, not because of some perceived liberal tactic, but because CHET is against FREEDOM OF CHOICE of AMERICANS to own the breed they want to own.

A LIBERAL tactic is to BAN A BREED “for the children.” A LIBERAL tactic is to DEMONIZE A BREED, ie Dobermans, German Shepherds, Pit Bulls, while completely indifferent to the individual dog. A LIBERAL tactic is to LIE ABOUT THE OWNERS of the demonized breed, stating they have depraved indifference to the safety of humans. A LIBERAL tactic is to POST ARTICLE AFTER ARTICLE ABOUT ONE BREED, ignoring every other breed of dog. A LIBERAL tactic is to MISIDENTIFY THE DOG as a Pit Bull, when it is a hybrid, a mutt, or some other breed mistaken for a pit.

I don’t take kindly to being called liberal by ANYBODY on FR. I don’t like Chet’s message, and I’ll click on the thread if I want. I’ll comment if I want. And I’ll call you on your lies about LIBERAL TACTICS.


13 posted on 03/23/2010 10:10:04 AM PDT by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: americanophile; Chet 99; Venturer

I have to ask you, why direct vitriole at the poster of this article? Are you so in love with this beast (pit bull) that despite ample evidence the breed is dangerous) you just don’t care about the injuries suffered by those attacked? Pathetic.


14 posted on 03/23/2010 10:27:18 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Judith Anne; goat granny

Well, goat granny, obviously you got under this poor woman’s skin - LMAO.


15 posted on 03/23/2010 10:29:06 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SoldierDad

You think FREEDOM is funny? You think calling FREEPERS who support it is funny? You think it’s funny when somebody on FR who has been here for nearly 10 years doesn’t like being called “liberal”? You think it’s funny that I’m angry?

Seriously, what are you laughing about?


16 posted on 03/23/2010 10:38:54 AM PDT by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: Judith Anne

Bless you, Judith Anne. You are a brave woman, and you are right!


17 posted on 03/23/2010 10:41:10 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I’m a little tired of people wanting stuff banned “for the children.”

First guns. Then cigarettes. Now salt, and HCFS, and Pepsi. Next, any dog over 10 pounds. Next, anything the TRUE liberals don’t like.

Honestly, this is FREE REPUBLIC. In what used to be America.


18 posted on 03/23/2010 10:47:40 AM PDT by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: Judith Anne

Hard to believe, isn’t it? We are being overrun.


19 posted on 03/23/2010 10:49:39 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Judith Anne
CHET is against FREEDOM OF CHOICE of AMERICANS to own the breed they want to own.

He must have said that on a different thread. I don't see him commenting at all here.

20 posted on 03/23/2010 11:38:40 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: houeto; Chet 99
"He must have said that on a different thread. I don't see him commenting at all here."

If Chet wasn't agenda driven he would also post the occasional positive pit bull article...there have been such things, but they don't get attention. It would be like posting articles about all the Toyota cars and trucks that didn't inexpicably accelerate this week. It's hard to push your meme when you acknowledge evidence to the contrary.

21 posted on 03/23/2010 11:44:25 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Judith Anne

I’m laughing AT YOU


22 posted on 03/23/2010 11:49:04 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Nearly everyone who posts articles on FR is AGENDA driven. What’s your point?

If you have articles that are positive regarding Pit Bulls, post them. If not, stop bitching.


23 posted on 03/23/2010 11:50:27 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Chet 99

“Woman’s arm almost severed in dog attack (Pit Bull Alert)”

See, this is why Pugs are better.


24 posted on 03/23/2010 11:51:17 AM PDT by Grunthor (Over YOUR dead body!)
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To: SoldierDad
"If not, stop bitching."

Nearly everyone who posts on FR bitches. Especially those of us that see leftist agendas (breed specific legislation) being pushed by so-called conservatives and libertarians.

25 posted on 03/23/2010 11:54:13 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Just so that you know that if your pit bull makes any movement that I deem to be of an aggressive nature anywhere near me, it’s dead.


26 posted on 03/23/2010 12:01:59 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SoldierDad

I don’t have a pitbull, lol, but once you and your pantywaist buddies at PETA succeed in banning pitbulls, I’m sure you’ll be coming for me and my shepherd ‘cause they scare liberal bedwetters, too. All I can say, is don’t make any movements he or I deem aggressive. :-)


27 posted on 03/23/2010 12:16:06 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

So, you are going to lower yourself to making threats against a person? Just keep in mind that I have the right to defend myself against not only aggressive dogs, but their owners too. Be careful of what you wish for - the other guy just might be packing.

FYI, I have no fear of any dog, Pit Bull’s included. This is because I have the means with me to stop an attack dead in it’s tracks. Given that Shepards have a much lower likelihood of attacking, I’m not concerned about Shepards at all. I’m also not concerned about those who make threats.

Also, FYI, I’m a member of PETA - People for the Eating of Tasty Animals.


28 posted on 03/23/2010 12:20:38 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SoldierDad

Big man. ROFL!


29 posted on 03/23/2010 12:24:17 PM PDT by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: Judith Anne

Try me.


30 posted on 03/23/2010 12:25:51 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SoldierDad

ROFL!!!! Now you threaten a woman? First the dog, then the man, now the woman? For growling at you?

No need to ridicule YOU, I see. You’ve taken care of that all by yourself.


31 posted on 03/23/2010 12:28:17 PM PDT by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: SoldierDad
LOL...who threatened who? You're the poser that that warned me about having a dog do things that you "deem" aggressive. You're going to shoot my dog if you "deem" tail wagging aggressive? You're going to shoot my dog if you deem frisbee catching aggressive? Only a true elitist and liberal would assume that an action is appropriate because of what they "deem" instead of the facts...been paying attention to congress the last week or so?

PETA and any other number of animal rights groups heartily endorse breed specific bans, but they do so in order to set a precedent to reach their stated goal of banning animal ownership altogether. Pits are easy targets because there are incidents that almost always arise from irresponsible, inexperienced owners, and like with all other leftist agendas, once you whip up passions and emotions, no amount of logic or fact is going to turn that around. They know that. If you think a ban on pitbulls would solve dog maulings, or that they would be the last breed banned, you're truly a dim bulb. The irresponsible owners would gravitate to chows, akitas, mastiffs, etc., breed them for aggression, and we'd have the same problem we do have with pits now (and I acknowledge there's a problem, but that it's almost always the result of the breeder and/or owner).

If you want to solve this, focus on the people who are responsible and hammer them. And don't buy into the inflammatory press, which frequently misidentifies the breeds...

33 posted on 03/23/2010 12:32:53 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SoldierDad

My, my. LOL!


34 posted on 03/23/2010 12:34:25 PM PDT by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yep. Breed specific bans are the wolf in sheep’s clothing.
PS, I don’t think my mastiff would like him much. My mastiff might deem HIM aggressive, LOL!


35 posted on 03/23/2010 12:37:25 PM PDT by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: Judith Anne

There’s a pic of me, my neice, my Tervuren and my brother’s Mastiff about 3/4 the way down my FR home page.....;-)


36 posted on 03/23/2010 12:46:25 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Chet 99

I have listened to the Pit Bull people here for years defend these animals. And I really tend to be on their side. It is usually the owner that is the problem.

But still...

I was walking my dog at Greenlake on Saturday and passed dozens of dogs. They and my dog all had varying degrees of interaction - all friendly. Then I came across a guy with a Pit Bull and didn’t give it a thought. My dog got within about a foot of it (it is a Maltipoo) and nearly got tore apart.

I’m done.


37 posted on 03/23/2010 12:48:46 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Beautiful dogs, and pictures. I read the book from the monks of New Skete Monastery, they sure know their dogs. Are they still in the raising and training business?


38 posted on 03/23/2010 12:56:27 PM PDT by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: Judith Anne

Yep...the Monks are still active.


39 posted on 03/23/2010 12:57:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Judith Anne
My post was NOT to you, don't know why your upset with me. I have never seen any post where Chet proposed to ban the breed. I don't want to ban the breed, just make sure the owners carry a LARGE insurance policy to cover the damages their sweet little puppies do to other peoples faces, like tear them off, reattach limbs and sew scalps back on...

The breed demonizes itself without my help...You seem to love reading his posts cause your always on them it seem...imho

As far a calling you a liberal, I did not. but if the shoe fits wear it..

40 posted on 03/23/2010 1:51:48 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: SoldierDad

Some people are pretty thin skinned I guess. :O)


41 posted on 03/23/2010 1:53:00 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Venturer

Good one......lol


42 posted on 03/23/2010 1:54:40 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Judith Anne; 999replies; Chet 99
Actually you are wrong. You are using liberal tactics and ridiculing the messenger. Chet 99 is posting articles about pit bulls because they are the most dangerous breed in American, ahead even of Rottweilers, and kill more people than any other dog species.

I don't know if he wants the breed banned or if he is simply trying to warn people about the breed, which is a public service if that is what he is trying to do. People need to know that Pit Bulls, regardless of the fact some of them never hurt anyone, are the most likely dog to turn on their master and savage them. I say this as a person whose daughter owned a pit bull that never harmed a fly and died in his sleep peacefully after 13 years of life.

Regardless of that, pit bulls will attack/kill more frequently than other breeds. Chet 99 does nothing more than post news articles, he doesn't make them up, he posts truthful articles, something liberals don't do.

It is NOT a liberal tactic to tell the truth. If Chet lied about pit bulls and posted articles of his own invention then you could call him a liberal.

You, OTH, are using liberal tactics by attacking Chet for simply posting the articles, regardless if you want to face the facts of those actions or not.

43 posted on 03/23/2010 1:58:46 PM PDT by calex59
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To: goat granny

Yeah, old Chet sure is a “messenger” alright. He sits around at home and posts articles on FR to feed his obsession. A real messenger gets out in his community and educates, as opposed to cut and pasting crap on a conservative website. No offense to you, but most conservatives have common sense when it comes to dangerous animals, and it has been proven that there are over 20 breeds that are constantly mistaken for being pitt bulls. Chet is a joke.


44 posted on 03/23/2010 2:53:11 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: calex59

1) Only the government can censor
2) Over 20 breeds are mistaken for Pitt Bulls


45 posted on 03/23/2010 2:54:46 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: SoldierDad

You obviously didnt read it right or you have a mistaken impression.

I was merely informing the Poster of the attack that numbers 4&% were posting. Suggest you read their posts,My suggestion that the animals are kind and loyal is sarcasm.

Pitt bulls are very intimidating animals, The purchasers and owners of them know this. It is more tham likely the reason they bought them. They are surprised when their darling pets try to eat them. They seem to think it’s ok for their pets to intimidate their neighbors.


46 posted on 03/23/2010 3:18:13 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Judith Anne

Great post!

It seems few here understand the first word in Free Republic.


47 posted on 03/23/2010 3:26:42 PM PDT by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Eaker

Sometimes, I wonder why they’re actually here. Buncha freaking nannies.


48 posted on 03/23/2010 3:50:10 PM PDT by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: Chet 99
Apparently some people COMPLETELY misread my post and thought I was in some was attacking you or being disrespectful, some even accused me of ‘vitriol’ and being an Alinskyite, because I asked if you had been bitten or something. You post a lot of threads about Pit Bulls, so I was honestly, and without sarcasm or any kind of agenda, attempting to discern if you had a bad personal experience or something. I even attempted to to ensure that it wouldn't be regarded as sarcasm or anything else by finishing my post with ‘seriously’ as in: “this is a serious question.” I've chatted with you many times before and can't recall ever having a bad experience, or giving you any reason to suggest I was being nasty, I truly wasn't. I was asking a serious question. I apologize if you thought I was being rude, it was absolutely not my intention. Just an honest inquiry...I was just wondering about your experience.
49 posted on 03/23/2010 5:06:52 PM PDT by americanophile (DeMint/Ryan '12)
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To: Venturer

Actually, you completely misread my post. I wasn’t ridiculing him at all, I was asking a serious quesiton.


50 posted on 03/23/2010 5:07:41 PM PDT by americanophile (DeMint/Ryan '12)
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