Skip to comments.Pit bull attack on 4-year-old sparks call for ban ( Canada )
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."
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.
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They’re at it again ping
I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.
Full-size horses are better, but that's simply my opinion. /s
But without four year olds, how will we ever have five, six, or seven year olds?
Ole Chet99 thanks you. ...sure he’s lurking.
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...
They don’t want to ban criminals or murders but dogs?
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.
I don’t generally have a problem with pitbulls, I think most of their owners should be banned though.
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
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?
Yup. Ya don't see these things happen in vegan households.
As of today my dog has still killed less people than the author of the Ontario 'pitbull' ban.
“He was trying to get something”
Give Sam a pat for me.
You betcha, thanks.
A couple of well bread dogs...
It’s not practicable to ban 4 year olds.
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.
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!