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Police: Girl, 2, dies after apparent dog mauling
AP ^ | 5-6-02

Posted on 05/06/2005 1:27:53 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan

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1 posted on 05/06/2005 1:27:55 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan

Well, maybe NOW the government will step in and ban dog ownership.

Perhaps we can sue the dog breeders. Or the American Kennel Club for failing to warn us that dogs can be unpredictable.

Now we'll hear from the dog lobby, no doubt. Some crap about the right to self-defense...

I mean, how much more of this must we take !!


2 posted on 05/06/2005 1:31:16 PM PDT by AbeKrieger
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No, but the owners of dogs who kill children should be put in prison for life.


3 posted on 05/06/2005 1:33:18 PM PDT by stinkerpot65
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4 posted on 05/06/2005 1:33:58 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Some stories have more spin cycles than my Kenmore washer!)
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To: AbeKrieger

No, the dogs just need counseling. Just ask PETA.


5 posted on 05/06/2005 1:34:11 PM PDT by RushCrush (Next thing you know Bill Clinton will be advocating celibacy!)
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To: Dan from Michigan

This is why I will not own a dog until my girls are older.
And did I say, I watch my kids?


6 posted on 05/06/2005 1:34:14 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Pope B16-Smacking down Heresy since 1981! God Bless him!)
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To: Dan from Michigan

I would've snapped their necks with my own bare hands.


7 posted on 05/06/2005 1:35:37 PM PDT by kx9088
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To: netmilsmom

I watch my kids AND my dog.


8 posted on 05/06/2005 1:36:01 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Dan from Michigan

Never ever leave young children ALONE and UNSUPERVISED
PERIOD...

They drown in pools...they get into cupboards and eat poisonous substances...they play in traffic....they get into
all kinds of trouble..and get seriously injured and killed.

Leaving them alone with any dogs..but especially large ones
is insane..


9 posted on 05/06/2005 1:36:33 PM PDT by joesnuffy (The generation that survived the depression and won WW2 proved poverty does not cause crime)
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To: stinkerpot65
No, but the owners of dogs who kill children should be put in prison for life.

You want to put the Mom and Dad in jail - for life?

LVM

10 posted on 05/06/2005 1:36:54 PM PDT by LasVegasMac ("God. Guts. Guns. I don't call 911." (bumper sticker))
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To: stinkerpot65

How about parents who do not watch their children around dogs?

A dog is a dog. It will revert to it's instinct. It is the parent's job not to trust that animal around one's own offspring.


11 posted on 05/06/2005 1:37:06 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Pope B16-Smacking down Heresy since 1981! God Bless him!)
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One thing I have learned over the years is that quite a species of dogs can feel jealousy of a newborn or small children. And the end result is described here.


12 posted on 05/06/2005 1:37:11 PM PDT by kx9088
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To: Dan from Michigan

And the mother and grandmother didn't HEAR this happening because?????? A two year old outside and unsupervised?


13 posted on 05/06/2005 1:37:32 PM PDT by redlocks322
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To: anniegetyourgun

>>I watch my kids AND my dog.<<

Amen and that is the way it should be.
Spot on!


14 posted on 05/06/2005 1:38:11 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Pope B16-Smacking down Heresy since 1981! God Bless him!)
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To: stinkerpot65
No, but the owners of dogs who kill children should be put in prison for life.

I don't know about that...but it probably meets the standard for manslaughter and/or criminal negligence in most jurisdictions.

15 posted on 05/06/2005 1:40:07 PM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Tragic!


16 posted on 05/06/2005 1:40:47 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: kx9088

I was told by my Pediatrician that the largest amount of dog bites to children happen when the child is two to three because the dog no longer see the child as a baby but rather part of the pack.
The dog may well be fighting for it's place.


17 posted on 05/06/2005 1:41:11 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Pope B16-Smacking down Heresy since 1981! God Bless him!)
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To: Dan from Michigan

now that sucks...

I have two Huskies. They are the sweetest dogs I have ever had. That said, I won't leave either alone with any of my children, when I have them.


18 posted on 05/06/2005 1:43:25 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: stinkerpot65

I would agree with your assessment if the dogs were trained to kill but a dog that goes nuts is not always the human owners fault.


19 posted on 05/06/2005 1:43:44 PM PDT by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: netmilsmom

I think you are right. The only dogs that ever attacked me were a set of two, kept by a family. They revert to the "pack mentality" when there is more than one.

I have two new lab-akita puppies, and I intend to keep a close eye on them, no matter how gentle they appear. I can really see the "me-too" coming out, even at 9 weeks.


20 posted on 05/06/2005 1:45:40 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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