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4-Year-Old, Grandma Attacked By Pit Bull
News4Jax.com ^ | May 26 2010 | News4Jax.com

Posted on 05/27/2010 11:13:39 AM PDT by NoLibZone

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To: Joe 6-pack
Above and beyond this if you look at the animal rights crowd, they have been licking their chops over breed specific legislation as a subterfuge to establish a precedent for the eventual illegalization of pets, and ultimately all domestic animals altogether. That's an agenda I'm not going to support regardless of how many tragic, heartbreaking stories are thrown in my face.

I stand and shout:

AMEN!

Dogs (and cats) are tools humans need to become civilized. Muslims don't have dogs -- they're "unclean."

I say, never trust a culture that don't like dogs.

51 posted on 05/27/2010 2:44:22 PM PDT by Finny
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To: OB1kNOb

I thought that too, but under most linguistic pronunciations, a doubling of a vowel changes the preceding letters to harder pronunciations. Also, when the black community makes up names like this, they use the more common sh- when they want to make that sound as opposed to -tion, which is a grammatically educated sound construct. The study of Ebonics actually shows that the users of that dialect prefer simpler spelling and noun-verb constructions.


52 posted on 05/27/2010 2:57:10 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Finny
Kanawa, one of the most devoted pit bull defenders anywhere

Thanks for the kind words but in my view...
I don't defend pit bulls.
I defend people.
I do so by advocating for responsible dog ownership....
regardless of breed/type.

53 posted on 05/27/2010 2:58:03 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: Joe 6-pack

It seems I hit a nerve, should I have included a pic of a sixer of PBR too?

Hee hee


54 posted on 05/27/2010 3:16:50 PM PDT by zipper
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To: zipper
Of course you hit a nerve...not because I'm a pit owner (I'm not), but rather because elitist drama queens that would steal the liberty of other people thinking they know what's best, and safest, always irritate me.

Is that you Mayor Hickenlooper?

55 posted on 05/27/2010 3:39:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
other people thinking they know what's best, and safest

you wonna them "liberal-tarians"?

Is that you Mayor Lickenpooper?

56 posted on 05/27/2010 4:07:02 PM PDT by zipper
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To: zipper
"you wonna them "liberal-tarians"?

Nope. Just somebody smart enough to realize that people have a moral capacity and the ability to make conscious decisions, whereas dogs do not.

Well, most people do.

57 posted on 05/27/2010 7:10:13 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: kanawa
Thanks for the kind words but in my view... I don't defend pit bulls. I defend people. I do so by advocating for responsible dog ownership.... regardless of breed/type.

Yes, I know, and it's too bad. Nobody with sense gives a good doodly squat whether a bassett hound or a miniature poodle or a spaniel or a shi tzu or about 90 percent of most breeds has a "responsible" owner or not, except in the interest of the humane treatment of the dog and not having to pick up dog crap, because in the hands of irresponsible owners, those breeds of dogs pose a limited physical danger to thee and me, little old ladies weeding their gardens, and little kids playing in the yard next door.

But people with eyes in their head and brains to compute DO understand that in the case of certain breeds such as pit bulls, Rottweilers, and presa canarios, irresponsible dog ownership can result in severe maiming and death. It's entirely dependent on the breed.

I understand completely that the mantra is "It's the owner, not the breed!" People who cling to that falsehood contribute zero to the prevention of breed banning. It's too bad, really.

That said, I would still stake my oath that you are neither a predator nor a criminal. A pit bull owner in denial that it's ALL AND ONLY ABOUT THE BREED, yes, but a predator or criminal, no. A good and responsible dog owner whose dogs are lucky to have him as a master, yes. I salute you for that, kanawa.

58 posted on 05/27/2010 7:40:25 PM PDT by Finny
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To: Finny

The principles of responsible dog ownership are non breed specific.

The application of the principles varies with breed.

For example:
Maintaining control of your dog is a principle of RDO.
It can be applied with variation depending on the breed.

A 3 foot high fence may be enough to contain (maintain control) of a chihuahua
but is inadequate for the class of dogs big enough to jump over a 3 foot fence.

Principle-—Non Breed Specific
Application-—Breed Specific.


59 posted on 05/27/2010 7:55:13 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: Joe 6-pack
people have a moral capacity and the ability to make conscious decisions, whereas dogs do not

Yep, I suppose the dog was just hungry and therefore decided to eat some people.

Entirely predictable.

60 posted on 05/28/2010 10:50:19 AM PDT by zipper
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To: zipper
"Yep, I suppose the dog was just hungry and therefore decided to eat some people. Entirely predictable."

You're probably closer than you realize. The dog probably was working on instinctual drives...probably not hunger, but territoriality. And you've reinforced my point, that an educated, competent dog handler would most likely have been able to predict the dogs behavior and take adequate measures to prevent the outcome.

It's actually pretty biblical, what with God giving man domain over the beasts and all that, but I guess somebody like you who doesn't believe in the responsibility and consequence of individual human behavior doesn't subscribe to that sort of silly outmoded thinking anyways.

61 posted on 05/28/2010 11:34:50 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
dog probably was working on instinctual drives

Dogs don't reason? You deserve a treat for that brilliant insight.

my point, that an educated, competent dog handler would most likely have been able to predict the dogs behavior and take adequate measures to prevent the outcome

"Educated" and "competent dog handler" aren't in the lexicon when it comes to typical pit bull owners.

And "most likely" doesn't cut it anyway when it comes to behaviors that are lethal or injurious to innocent little children.

Euthanizing that vicious dog is the best way to ensure the ability to predict it's future behavior.

62 posted on 05/29/2010 12:47:57 PM PDT by zipper
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To: zipper
""Educated" and "competent dog handler" aren't in the lexicon when it comes to typical pit bull owners.

Perhaps that's true in the circles in which you move. I personally choose to associate with a better class of people.

63 posted on 05/29/2010 12:49:39 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thus the moniker


64 posted on 05/30/2010 9:15:18 PM PDT by zipper
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