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Pit bull attack on 4-year-old sparks call for ban ( Canada )
CBC News ^ | Aug 28, 2012

Posted on 08/28/2012 1:49:34 PM PDT by george76

Family says the breed of dog is to blame, not the owner.

A White Rock family is calling for a ban on pit bulls after their four-year-old daughter was attacked by a friend's dog while playing at a backyard barbeque.

Emma-Leigh Cranford had being playing with the pit bull just days before the attack. But her parents Elizabeth and Mike Cranford say the dog pinned her against a fence and bit her face savagely at a barbecue last week.

"All I heard was a growl and she was pinned between the bench and the fence and he was just on top of her and it happened so quick," Elizabeth told CBC News.

"When I had her in my arms I didn't know if she was dying."

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A recent report in Toronto showed the number of dog bites fell since a pit bull ban was put in place seven years ago, but the Ontario ban is under attack by opponents.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: attack; dogbites; doggieping; meth; methlab; methlabrador; pitbull; pitbullattack; pitbulls

1 posted on 08/28/2012 1:49:40 PM PDT by george76
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To: kanawa

They’re at it again ping


2 posted on 08/28/2012 1:50:49 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: george76

I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 1:51:32 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: george76
I don't know about you guys, but I'm never nervous when watching an unsupervised 4-year-old play with dogs, of any breed.

Full-size horses are better, but that's simply my opinion. /s

4 posted on 08/28/2012 1:52:55 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: george76

But without four year olds, how will we ever have five, six, or seven year olds?


5 posted on 08/28/2012 1:57:07 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: george76

Ole Chet99 thanks you. ...sure he’s lurking.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 2:00:13 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: george76; Chet 99

Ah, old Chet99. Right up your alley, dog and ban and everything.

I’ll ping ya but it is like talking to a grave, I know... I’ll also have a drink at that grave but, unlike on TV, I’ll drink both glasses...


7 posted on 08/28/2012 2:17:38 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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8 posted on 08/28/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: george76

They don’t want to ban criminals or murders but dogs?


9 posted on 08/28/2012 2:37:08 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: george76

I see they have idiots in Canada too.

I don’t remember, as a young parent, leaving my daughter unattended around anyone’s dog. Except the one time that a friend’s dog snapped at her when I went to the other side of the truck for just a few seconds. Broke one of her front teeth. Dog’s fault? No, he was just a contractor’s dog protecting HIS truck. My fault? You bet! Should all Labs been banned? Get a life.

Children are their parent’s responsibility and no one else.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 2:40:46 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: george76

I don’t generally have a problem with pitbulls, I think most of their owners should be banned though.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 2:44:00 PM PDT by RC one
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To: george76

shoot the damned dog, then shoot the effing owners of the dog. pit bulls are cow dogs, if you don’t have cattle, then get a poodle


12 posted on 08/28/2012 3:13:51 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: george76

Let’s see, a bbq, a hungry dog, and an unsupervised four year old. What could possibly go wrong. Anyone want to bet the unsupervised four year old did something to the dog like pulled his tail or played keep away with a piece of bbq?


13 posted on 08/28/2012 3:15:21 PM PDT by bgill
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Let’s see, a bbq, a hungry dog, and an unsupervised four year old. What could possibly go wrong.

Yup. Ya don't see these things happen in vegan households.

14 posted on 08/28/2012 3:40:41 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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15 posted on 08/28/2012 3:52:18 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Thanks. SSDD

Dog Bites in Canada

As of today my dog has still killed less people than the author of the Ontario 'pitbull' ban.

16 posted on 08/28/2012 4:50:25 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: george76

“He was trying to get something”


17 posted on 08/28/2012 4:56:44 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: george76
I'm really tired of hearing "Oh, Pitts are no different from other dogs. If raised right, they're not aggressive at all". Bull. They're number one on the ASPCA's list of breeds with high aggression tendencies: they were bread specifically for aggressiveness. Even if you lovingly raise that pup, that aggressive instinct... far more so than other dogs... is always going to be in the DNA, and small helpless kids are very prone to setting off the "prey" instinct in them. If you had a Pitt and it didn't maul your kid, it doesn't mean the breeding experts were wrong, it means you were lucky. It's like playing with a rattlesnake without getting bitten and going "I don't see what the big deal is?". The facts are indisputable. The CDC lists the Pit Bull as... overwhelmingly... the number one breed in attacks on humans, with almost twice as many incidents as the number two breed on the list.

They're fantastic guard dogs, and great companions for adults with strong personalities. But kids? You're taking your little children's health in your hands if you've got a Pit.
18 posted on 08/28/2012 5:23:07 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: kanawa

Give Sam a pat for me.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 6:00:54 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

You betcha, thanks.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: DesScorp
...they were bread specifically for...

A couple of well bread dogs...

21 posted on 08/28/2012 6:32:16 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: george76

It’s not practicable to ban 4 year olds.


22 posted on 08/28/2012 6:40:34 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: george76

I’m opposed to breed-specific legislation.

The owner is almost always at fault. If you are not up to socializing a head-strong dog, don’t own a dog!

Its a huge responsibility and not every one is up to the task. A dog can repay you with loyalty and devotion and be your second shadow but its YOUR responsibility to supervise it at all times.


23 posted on 03/24/2013 7:27:02 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

We would call for a ban on prayer if someone had a heart attack while praying. Our society is so obsessed with banning anything that, for whatever reason, has a negative affect that it’s laughable. Think about it. There’s a shooting: Ban guns or pass stricter gun control laws: as if that has ever worked. Ban this, ban that: why don’t we just ban life and get it over with? I think we should ban all politicians from
seeking office and wrecking our society. Let’s see, if we ban things because people are killed by them we should: Ban cars,
ban trains ban airplanes ban boats, swimming and all sports that have a documented death. We should ban sex, people have heart attacks during sex, we should ban running, and yes, even walking, people have died in all of these activities. And let’s not forget the greatest boondoggle of them all, airport aecurity: Our society is indeed going nuts!


24 posted on 03/24/2013 7:42:18 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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