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Father stabs family dog to save one-year-old
Boston.com ^ | 1/8/18 | AP

Posted on 01/08/2018 10:40:37 AM PST by strider44

Edited on 01/08/2018 11:20:44 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

FALMOUTH MA (AP) - Police say a father stabbed his family’s dog to death after it started mauling his one-year-old daughter.

The Boston Herald reports that according to Falmouth police the child was playing in the kitchen Sunday morning when the family pit-bull terrier attacked her, biting her face causing major trauma.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: chet99; dog; doggieping; dogping; maul; pbt; pitbull; pitbulls; pitbullterrier; terrier
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1 posted on 01/08/2018 10:40:37 AM PST by strider44
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To: strider44

Pit bulls are not as bad as Lions or Tigers, but they are definitely a greater risk than pretty much any other dog breed. The reason is simple, when they do go round the bend, they do a lot of damage.


2 posted on 01/08/2018 10:42:50 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: strider44

How unusual. His gun was empty?


3 posted on 01/08/2018 10:43:05 AM PST by Mark (Celebrities... is there anything they do not know? -Homer Simpson)
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To: strider44

Pit bulls - the islamist dog breed. They’re all perfectly fine, loving and no threat.....right up until they attack.


4 posted on 01/08/2018 10:44:21 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: strider44

The pedigree of peace!


5 posted on 01/08/2018 10:46:45 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines (Their side circles the wagons. Our side revs up the bus.)
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To: strider44
Sudden jihad pit bull syndrome.
 
6 posted on 01/08/2018 10:47:12 AM PST by Governor Dinwiddie (CNN is fake news.)
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To: strider44

Pit again...I’m a dog lover but I do not trust pits.


7 posted on 01/08/2018 10:47:16 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: robroys woman; strider44

Lucky it was a good pit bull with no history of aggression.

If it were a bad pit bull, something awful might have happened.


8 posted on 01/08/2018 10:47:38 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Actually, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.)
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To: strider44

Predictable.

Dog ping.


9 posted on 01/08/2018 10:47:55 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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This terrible story happened close to where I live. It hit home as lately while walking my dog in the woods I’ve run across a women in her 60’s walking two pit bulls. I live next to a 600 acre nature preserve. It’s a perfect place to take your dog.

She has one on a leash and a muzzle, the other runs free. She can barely control the one on the leash. The one that runs free appears friendly and is always very excited to see people and other dogs. My dog plays with the unleashed one for a few minutes, while the woman basically with all her strength holds the other dog back.

I try and leave after a few minutes. I’m friendly to the women and always tell her to be careful. What she doesn’t know is that I’m armed (9mm Glock). I’m very worried that someday I may have to shoot one of her dogs. It certainly ruins my walk when I encounter her.

Or, I will hear about this woman being killed by her dogs. Neither scenario will surprise me. For the record, I’m walking my German Shepherd mix and he’s not always on a leash. He is very well trained and heals to me whenever we see another person or dog. I then attach his leash. He’d be no match for these dogs. They both outweigh him by at least 20 pounds.


10 posted on 01/08/2018 10:51:02 AM PST by strider44
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To: Mark

You’d want to be at point-blank range, or might shoot the child.

So might as well knife him - which is much more lethal when plunged in well.


11 posted on 01/08/2018 10:53:21 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Exactly.

I remember here on FR over ten years ago there was a huge constituent of “but pit bulls are good dogs, it’s irresponsible owners” folks that would come to their defense. And I actually believed them.

Evidence shows where the real problem is. It is with the breed. This sort of thing is rare, but it is FAR rarer with all other breeds.

I’ve also found an interesting involuntary psychological reaction I have when someone I respect tells me they own a pit-bull. My respect changes as if they told me they occasionally do recreational meth. I just see them differently.


12 posted on 01/08/2018 10:53:31 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: strider44

He got what he chose. He brought an infamously violent, dangerous, aggressive breed into his home instead of ANY other breed. It did what it was bred to do. Now that baby has no face and HE should be charged with every child endangerment offense allowed under the law.


13 posted on 01/08/2018 10:53:50 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (ISLAM is the problem. ISLAM is the enemy of civilization.)
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To: dragnet2

I’m with you.

I don’t care what apologists say; it’s exactly like Moslems (except Moslems choose to be what they are).

Why are we surprised when they go off? Either PBTs or Moslems?


14 posted on 01/08/2018 10:54:59 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: strider44

All dogs must be closely watched near children that young.
Maybe the infants still have a fresh hamburger scent, I don’t know. Some dogs become inordinately excited when near.


15 posted on 01/08/2018 10:56:59 AM PST by lee martell
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To: strider44

Anyone who has a pit bull in the same house as a one-year old is an idiot.


16 posted on 01/08/2018 11:02:21 AM PST by KevinB (When you drink the water, remember the men or women who dug the well.)
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To: strider44

Why keep an animal around that can easily outrun you, knock you down and very efficiently tear the meat from your bones and whose breed was created for fighting?


17 posted on 01/08/2018 11:04:43 AM PST by Crucial
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To: strider44

There are a great many Pit-Bull lovers out there that will always say, “It’s not the dog, its the owner”. But it is an animal, none the less.

All dogs are descendants of the wolf. Humans bred and domesticated the animals based on certain traits. Eventually they bred dogs with similar “defects” and behavioral traits. Why? Because those behaviors were noted to be inherent or instinctual and passed down genetically to offspring. Most breeds have distinctive instinctive behaviors that are sought after. Whether it be for hunting, tracking, guarding, service, herding, etc., everyone recognizes that breeds behave differently. Can traits be trained out of dogs, sure. Does the instinct go away. NO.

Ok then, what behavioral instincts are bred into a Pit Bull? Instinctively they are aggressive and vicious when they attack. Physically, they are very strong. They were bred intentionally for these traits. All dogs are pack animals. Most will instinctively “protect” the pack from threats. BUT most will also instinctively challenge their pack members to establish dominance in the hierarchy of the pack. This is done in different ways for different breeds. Some dogs hump members of their pack. Some dogs steel possessions to show their dominance. Some dogs actually attack other members of the pack to show their dominance.

Pit Bulls are dangerous, because they were bred to be dangerous, regardless of how well they are trained.


18 posted on 01/08/2018 11:05:09 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (You couldn't pay me enough to be famous for being rich or stupid!)
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To: Mark

This in a state that forces him to keep gun safe — unloaded !!


19 posted on 01/08/2018 11:06:41 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: strider44

Pit Bulls are the breed of choice for life’s losers. On the wrong side of the socio-economic scale? Never set foot in a college? Less than a full set of teeth?

No problem - get a “Danger Dog” and your status is restored!

Ghetto gang bangers and white trailer trash need the Pit Bull. Normal folks, not so much.


20 posted on 01/08/2018 11:09:08 AM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its proponents are traitors.)
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