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1 posted on 10/02/2011 9:25:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I feel bad about the baby.


2 posted on 10/02/2011 9:33:14 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I never win at Scrable.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

sad story all around...


3 posted on 10/02/2011 9:34:35 PM PDT by cherry
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Alomost as horrible as that other Russia story, about the mother getting cellphone calls from her daughter who was being eaten by bears.


4 posted on 10/02/2011 9:35:45 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Anybody but Baracchio in 2012)
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The class of dogs known as ‘pit bulls’ and the Staffordshire Terrier

“1 In 1935, the American Kennel Club (AKC) agreed to register pit bull dogs, but only under the name Staffordshire terrier. This was done to distance the breed from its continued use in dogfighting. Thus, the pit bull and the Staffordshire terrier was one in the same, yet held two different names.

2 In 1972, the AKC renamed the breed to the American Staffordshire terrier. Though the American Staffordshire terrier is by definition a pit bull, many owners claim they are different breeds and shelters adopt out pit bulls under the Staffordshire name to fool unsuspecting members of the public.

3 In 1996, the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals renamed pit bulls to “St. Francis Terriers.” The hope was to make the breed more adoptable. After much screening, about 60 pit bulls were placed. The program was suspended after several of the re-dubbed dogs killed cats.

4 In 2004, while serving as the director of New York City Animal Care and Control, Ed Boks tried to rename pit bulls to “New Yorkies” also in hopes of making the breed more adoptable. Boks’ idea failed, as did his tenure in New York City, which only lasted from 2003-2005.

5 Meanwhile, dogfighters historically and presently refer to pit bulls as “bulldogs.” The American bulldog, which is unrecognized by the AKC, was only recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC) in 1999.

6 Furthermore, the breed was called the “American pit bulldog” up until the 1970s.

7 The many names of the pit bull over the course of history is why breed-specific legislation defines the pit bull as a “class of dogs” that includes the following breeds and their mixes: American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier and American bulldog.

8 Despite pit bull owners, animal groups and dogfighters attempts to obscure the name of the pit bull breed, well-written breed-specific laws always encapsulate the pit bull’s many names.”

(from http://www.dogsbite.org/dangerous-dogs-pit-bull-owners.php#disguisebreed)


5 posted on 10/02/2011 9:38:56 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Extremely sad.


6 posted on 10/02/2011 9:41:40 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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I know there are no bad dogs, just bad owners, etc., but maybe owning a breed that has been designed by breeders to inflict as much damage as possible isn’t such a great idea. There’s only so much harm an out-of-control golden retriever or beagle can do, but a pit bull...


7 posted on 10/02/2011 9:54:30 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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These dogs have to go. Maybe they can be collected to roam free in Africa with the hyenas and lions but they don’t belong in civilized countries.


12 posted on 10/02/2011 10:44:45 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dear heavens.

Breaks your heart.


15 posted on 10/02/2011 11:51:53 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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