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Mickey the Pit Bull Won’t Be Killed After Mauling 4-year-old
Epoch Times/AP ^ | March 26, 2014

Posted on 03/27/2014 3:49:24 PM PDT by kingattax

PHOENIX—A Phoenix judge on Tuesday spared the life of a pit bull that mauled a 4-year-old boy last month and touched off a polarizing Internet debate on mercy, blame and animal violence.

Municipal Court Judge Deborah Griffin ruled that the dog named Mickey must be neutered, defanged and microchipped. She declared the dog vicious earlier in the day and could have ordered euthanasia.

“There would be absolutely no possibility of the animal ever doing this to someone again,” Griffin said, saying the dog must remain in a facility for the rest of its life and can’t be adopted.

The Lexus Project, a New York-based animal rights group and the dog’s trustee, has 30 days to find a rehabilitation center or shelter to take Mickey. An animal advocate in court started to cry when hearing the dog would live.

The Feb. 20 attack left Kevin Vicente with a broken eye socket and jaw, and the boy has months, if not years, of reconstructive surgery ahead of him.

(Excerpt) Read more at theepochtimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: animals; doggieping; maul; pitbulls
one of America's biggest problems: the loony judiciary. these goofy ass judges should all be neutered, defanged and microchipped !!
1 posted on 03/27/2014 3:49:24 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

So now animals are more important than humans? I guess they don’t know scripture.


2 posted on 03/27/2014 3:50:52 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: kingattax

A little boy badly damaged because someone wanted a “cool” animal.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 3:52:20 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: kingattax

I love animals as much as the next (normal) person, maybe a little more than some. I don’t even know for sure that pitbulls are necessarily as bad as they’ve been made out. What I do know is that a dog that has attacked a child and done this sort of damage is vicious, and needs to be put down - it’s the only sensible thing to do. I would put my own dog down if it had done this - it just couldn’t be trusted anymore. Many (most? all?) of these animal rights people have heads complete full of mush.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 3:56:37 PM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like tractor.)
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To: kingattax
these goofy ass judges should all be neutered, defanged and microchipped

cant we just euthanize them

5 posted on 03/27/2014 3:56:39 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Yep. Misplaced machismo is an ugly and pathetic thing.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 3:58:04 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

” someone wanted a “cool” animal.”
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Only black kids think that Piibulls (sic) are cool, even though they are batscat ugly.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 3:58:08 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: kingattax
Neutered, defanged, microchipped, in a facility for the rest of its life and can’t be adopted.

Utter stupidity. If you really cared about the dog, euthanizing would be kinder. And by the way, who will be paying for this "merciful" sentence?

8 posted on 03/27/2014 3:59:26 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: -YYZ-

Couldn’t you just let them live and pull all their teeth instead?


9 posted on 03/27/2014 4:01:00 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: -YYZ-

My dog would have been DEAD before the cops got there. They would have nothing to shoot!

Next step help the kid.

Next, call my lawyer.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 4:03:03 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

NO these animal rights people MUST GO!


11 posted on 03/27/2014 4:03:10 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: workerbee
Utter stupidity. If you really cared about the dog, euthanizing would be kinder.

You nailed that. Of course now this judge? can feel good about herself and have the admiration of these animal rights whack jobs, with libs it's all about feeling good. Pathetic.

12 posted on 03/27/2014 4:03:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: kingattax

That dog needs to die in front of other dogs like him so they get the message


13 posted on 03/27/2014 4:03:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: AlexW

Careful there buddy, there are lots of freepers who just love pitbulls and will deny they are the most dangerous breed of dog. And do not ever try to defend law enforcent officers, wow, the fur really flies then.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT by tupac (the crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe)
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To: jazusamo

I’m reminded of the Burt Hammersmith story about the good dog in the Green Mile movie.

He loved that dog but he had to put it down after it took his son’s eye.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 4:30:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kingattax
30 days to find a rehabilitation center or shelter to take Mickey.

make sure it has lots of kids

An animal advocate in court started to cry when hearing the dog would live.

No tears for the kid -- only the dog.

16 posted on 03/27/2014 4:33:33 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: kingattax

“There would be absolutely no possibility of the animal ever doing this to someone again,” Griffin said, saying the dog must remain in a facility for the rest of its life and can’t be adopted.”

Brilliant.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 4:49:31 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: kingattax

“Municipal Court Judge Deborah Griffin ruled that the dog named Mickey must be neutered, defanged and micro chipped.”

So it’s perfectly acceptable to disfigure the dog instead of simply euthanizing it. The judge is a moron.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 4:52:19 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: kingattax

I am just thankful that it was not my child that the dog mauled.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 5:02:16 PM PDT by sport
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To: Uncle Chip
In the United States today, the life of a dog has much more value than the life of a child, particularly an unborn or partially born child.
20 posted on 03/27/2014 5:05:17 PM PDT by sport
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To: kingattax
Municipal Court Judge Deborah Griffin ruled that the dog named Mickey must be neutered, defanged and microchipped

If it was my child, the Judge could expect the same.

21 posted on 03/27/2014 5:08:23 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: kingattax

So if a dog mangles a child, the court saves its life, but if it barks at a cop inside its own house, it gets shot to death in front of children.

This has GOT to be the End Times.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 5:16:40 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: kingattax
My dad always said... just one time. and he meant it. He killed one of my dogs and also one of grandpa's dogs for biting someone... and I don't mean there was a debate about it either, neither dog lived any longer than it took him to get a rifle out and do the job. It wouldn't have mattered if it were the Governors dog, it was dead.

I'm the same way, try to teach my boys not to train the dog to play too aggressive and to watch out for the signs. They know what happens if the dog ever bites anyone. It's not a lack of compassion, it's good common sense in my book.

This story right here is just ridiculous. I mean, I love my dog and all, but it's an animal. These jokers just sentenced the dog to a torturous existence. Pull all it's teeth and keep it locked away for the rest of it's years? Just put the damn thing down and save everyone the trouble and risk. It's the only humane way to deal with the situation.

23 posted on 03/27/2014 5:19:48 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Salvation

Hosea 13:2

And now they sin more and more, and make for themselves metal images, idols skillfully made of their silver, all of them the work of craftsmen. It is said of them, “Those who offer human sacrifice kiss calves!”


24 posted on 03/27/2014 5:47:13 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: kingattax

Ma’am, you’re taking away his nuts and his claws. Euthanizing the poor fella would be kinder.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 5:50:25 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC

Genesis, chapter 1

 

27God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female* he created them.

28God blessed them and God said to them: Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.* Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that crawl on the earth.m 29* n God also said: See, I give you every seed-bearing plant on all the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food; 30and to all the wild animals, all the birds of the air, and all the living creatures that crawl on the earth, I give all the green plants for food. And so it happened. 31God looked at everything he had made, and found it very good. Evening came, and morning followed—the sixth day.o


26 posted on 03/27/2014 6:07:23 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: sport

27 posted on 03/27/2014 6:13:50 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: kingattax

Had he been my pit bull, he would have been dead before it could go to a judge.


28 posted on 03/27/2014 6:34:45 PM PDT by pallis
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To: kingattax

What kind of an idiot would sentence a dog to life in prison???


29 posted on 03/27/2014 7:26:23 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: -YYZ-
What I do know is that a dog that has attacked a child and done this sort of damage is vicious, and needs to be put down

Everyone always assumes that dog attacks are unprovoked.

30 posted on 03/27/2014 7:34:40 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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