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Bull Terrier 'Bites Head Off Harmless Pet' ( UK )
Sky News ^ | Jul 8, 2013

Posted on 07/10/2013 3:55:07 PM PDT by george76

Police have seized a Staffordshire bull terrier which allegedly bit the head off a family pet dog in a vicious attack.

Gemma Antell claimed her pet Pomeranian, Elvis, was decapitated outside the home of her mother-in-law in Warrington on Saturday after the larger dog entered the front garden, dragging its handler behind it.

After the attack on Elvis, a member of the public took a picture of the Staffordshire bull terrier and the woman holding its leash, whose arm was covered in blood.

Gemma posted the picture onto Twitter in an attempt to identify the owner.

"The dog literally ripped his head off," Ms Antell said in a post on Facebook. "It ripped Elvis in half. It is my son's birthday and my kids are in tears and my whole family are traumatised.

"The worst part of this is the dog 'owners' witnessed the attack and just walked off saying it was not their fault.

"Two poor children witnessed the attack as well as my mother-in-law and passers-by. I have added (to Facebook) the two photos of the incident as well as photos of poor Elvis who is obviously a tiny harmless family pet.

"The next time this happens it might not be a family pet it could be a local child

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bullterrier; doggieping; mansbestfriend; maul; pitbull; pitbulls; terrier

1 posted on 07/10/2013 3:55:07 PM PDT by george76
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2 posted on 07/10/2013 3:56:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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When a staff meets a rat, bad things may happen...


3 posted on 07/10/2013 3:58:45 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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Impossible. The UK banned vicious breeds in 1991.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 3:59:07 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Hardraade

Its what terriers do.


5 posted on 07/10/2013 3:59:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: george76

Sorry to hear it. Earlier today my little wide-glide, pit bull mix got into a squabble with the chihuahua over some food. He ran down the hallway with her chasing after him, and for an hour or so he was in hiding. They’ve made up now, and are stretched out together on their rug.


6 posted on 07/10/2013 4:05:33 PM PDT by pallis
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That’s what Pits are bred for. Only holderites and meth-trash want them to bite people.


7 posted on 07/10/2013 4:10:54 PM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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Guess it’s finally official, Elvis is indeed dead........


8 posted on 07/10/2013 4:12:56 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I ain't no cracker, I'm a white a$$ soda biscuit...)
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To: Joe 6-pack

It’s only the American pit bull terrier and the American Staffordshire terrier that are banned. The English Staffordshire bull terrier are legal, and a favorite of drunken council estate yobs


9 posted on 07/10/2013 4:25:15 PM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Joe 6-pack
They love em in China

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10 posted on 07/10/2013 4:25:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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“The next time this happens it might not be a family pet it could be a local child”

And you know what? The scumbag owners would walk away and shrug just the same.


11 posted on 07/10/2013 4:27:29 PM PDT by Viennacon
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"It’s only the American pit bull terrier and the American Staffordshire terrier that are banned. The English Staffordshire bull terrier are legal, and a favorite of drunken council estate yobs"

Not sure about the UK law, but where they've tried this in the US the powers that be really don't know the difference, and the dogs get generically lumped together. The headline of this article suggests the UK doesn't do much better, and I'm guessing their breed banners aren't any brighter than ours.

12 posted on 07/10/2013 4:36:44 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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Most people don’t realise that the name “Pit bull” applies to 3 different breeds, with the English Staffordshire bull terrier being a miniature of the other two.


13 posted on 07/10/2013 4:44:31 PM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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"Most people don’t realise that the name “Pit bull” applies to 3 different breeds, with the English Staffordshire bull terrier being a miniature of the other two."

It depends on who decides to ban "pit bulls"...

"With the knowledge that pit bull ordinances target dogs that simply look like pit bulls, the obviously leads to the question: WHO is charged with identification of a "pit bull" in cities that have enacted breed specific ordinances. What special criteria do they have? What is their area of expertise that entitles them to condemn your dog?

In many cities, the determination as to whether a dog is or is not a "pit bull" is made by a police chief, police officers and/or animal control officials. In other words, the people charged with enforcing these ordinances are not experts in breed identification. The mere fact that animal control officers come in daily contact with various breeds in the course of their job, does not mean they can properly identify all those breeds. In fact, many veterinarians - who also come in daily contact with a variety of breeds on a daily basis - have stated there is no way to positively identify a "pit bull."

To emphasize the incredible potential for arbitrary enforcement of these laws, Tom Skeldon, an Ohio dog warden, testified in a court of law that "there is really no way to tell if a dog is or is not a pit bull, and the determination is made by animal control officers' subjective judgment." To add to the irony of this statement, Mr. Skeldon was testifying as an "expert" on behalf of the city defending its ban on pit bulls

Among the many problems associated with breed specific legislation and its enforcement against pit bulls are the issues associated with identification. "Pit bull" is not a breed, but rather a generic term used to describe the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. However, the physical traits and characteristics shared by "pit bulls" are also shared by approximately twenty-five (25) other breeds that are not typically classified as bully breed dogs. Obviously, this causes great difficulty in identification and allows for discriminatory and subjective actions by animal control officers."

14 posted on 07/10/2013 4:50:21 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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I just thought of something, American Pit bull terriers and American staffys are barred from Britain because some of them are aggressive and sometimes they attack, yet they don’t kill near as many people on a daily basis as the Muslims, yet they invite them in by the plane load. Is this irony or am I mistaken?


15 posted on 07/10/2013 5:01:38 PM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: yank in the UK

“Four legs good, two legs better.”


16 posted on 07/10/2013 5:08:14 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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Dogs are, in some regards, like firearms in that the protection and security they offer makes people less dependent on government. Similarly, the threat moslems pose to the populace as a whole makes the defenseless more reliant on protection (or at least the perception thereof) from government.

While I don't necessarily think there's some grand conspiracy hatched in a smoke filled room to ban dogs and import terrorists, both efforts are simply a natural extension and outgrowth of progressive liberal thinking.

17 posted on 07/10/2013 5:08:17 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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It’s not hard to distinguish the difference between the 3 breeds, except for when they’ve been crossbreed with another breed. An AKC, or BKC pedigree is easy to identify and differentiate


18 posted on 07/10/2013 5:08:46 PM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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"It’s not hard to distinguish the difference between the 3 breed..."

Unless you're the media or an animal enforcement officer...

Dog attacks that were identified incorrectly

19 posted on 07/10/2013 5:13:37 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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“Dogs are, in some regards, like firearms in that the protection and security”

That’s what these council estate yobs do with these English Staffordshires, they use them as a weapon. Some nutter was driving around here recently, stopping his car, opening the door and siccing his staffy on pedestrians.


20 posted on 07/10/2013 5:15:49 PM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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It’s not hard to distinguish the difference between the 3 breeds

I have posted this picture on numerous internet boards and 99.9% of the posters have said Pit Bull. Of course they were wrong. They were not smart enough to check the image info.


21 posted on 07/10/2013 5:47:39 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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My aunt rescued a deaf white pit-bull puppy 5 years ago. It was raised with 25 cats and never showed any aggression toward them. That changed on Monday when the dog bit off a cats head and crushed it. My aunt took it straight to the vet and had it put down. It only took a split second for the dog to turn into a monster.
22 posted on 07/10/2013 6:47:29 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags Of All Colors)
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To: jy8z

That doesn’t look like an American Staffordshire or pit bill terrier apart from the ears being cropped, the head shape is close, perhaps it could be a mix breed


23 posted on 07/11/2013 2:47:35 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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