Pitbulls And Thompsons
Posted 01 December 2003 - 08:31 PM
Posted 01 December 2003 - 08:50 PM
Posted 01 December 2003 - 08:51 PM
Still, I'd expect some grand jury indictments for murder and assault to be the order of the day in CO...
Posted 01 December 2003 - 08:55 PM
P.S. So, what do the rest of you think?
Posted 01 December 2003 - 09:47 PM
Posted 02 December 2003 - 08:34 AM
In town I want 2 or more, preferably 1911's and a reload for each.
Posted 02 December 2003 - 12:13 PM
It isn't the dog's fault though, more people own these breeds of dogs than have the strength and character to look after them.
I believe in Wyoming the owners would be charged with manslaughter under a new law here.
Posted 02 December 2003 - 01:17 PM
I think everyone has not only a RIGHT to defend him/herself from predators (be they two- or four-legged); but an OBLIGATION to do so. Unstopped, animals (two- and four-legged) continue to roam, hurting others
Just my $0.02
Posted 03 December 2003 - 08:22 PM
"The night was pitch black, overhanging clouds raced low, blotting out the feeble efforts of the moon to illuminate the landscape. Lt. Lee B. Sanders, executive of C Battery, plodded along through the mud, down a fence-lined trail. His senses were alert, for walking at night in an enemy country was something new to Lt. Sanders.
Suddenly he stopped. Someone was moving in the bushes to his flank. His heavy .45 fairly leaped out of its holster and with the reassuring feeling of the weapon in his hand he called out, 'Halt! Halt! Halt!' The stillness was split with a roar. Some, hearing the noise, swore that a German machine gun was creating havoc behind our lines, others just held their guns more tightly and waited. The dawn unfolded a scene of death. Out of the seven rounds Lt. Sanders had fired, the cow had been hit in the head five times. Some steak, eh?"
Cpl. Robert Lieberman, 385th FA Battalion, 104th Infantry Division
Posted 03 December 2003 - 09:20 PM
A few years ago a woman was killed in a small town here in Kansas (don't laugh, they aren't all small towns, just most of them) and the owners of the two dogs were convicted and are now in prison.
Posted 03 December 2003 - 09:23 PM
To own one of these dogs is a huge responsiblity...one that many owners foolishly overlook. They train effortlessly but require alot of attention and socialization. I do not think that it is a good breed for a person who has many dogs and lets them run in the "pack". This is asking for trouble.
I have known many pit bulls over the years and most are big old babys. I feel that they really get a bad rap largley because of bad owners. It's too bad really...Like I said...best dog I ever owned. Sorry if I rant...just always feel I have to come to thier defense...they are the underdog here.
Posted 03 December 2003 - 10:01 PM
I feel that the dog was protecting the property. BUT I was not 100% certain that it would not become worse.
I work for a local animal shelter, and YES I have come across some pits that would hurt you and bad.
Last year at the Philadelphia SPCA 4,000 Pitt Bulls were destroyed!
Terrier breeds are not for everyone as they are strong, fearless, very agile, and head strong.
Unfortunately McKenzie is no longer with us, he as well was destroyed. The liability of owning these as well as many other breeds is tremendous. Many insurance companies attempt to cancel policies. The local paper had an interview with the local postmaster where he stated that the highest number of bites to postal workers are still caused by the Cocker Spaniel, and the German Shepard holds the #1 slot for bites against humans nation wide.
In our area like Damon posted, most of the problems are with livestock when the dogs go to pack. It starts as play and escalates to killing.
Another question asked by the reporter for the paper was if the citizens thought that postal carriers should carry guns. Even though I am a firearm enthusiast I would shutter at the thought of a postal employee opening up a volley of shots in the town where people may be hit.
At least in my case the carrier would have not had time to respond it all happened that fast.
85% of the Pitt Bull cases are related to training or lack there of from the owners of the dogs.
Its a difficult scenario at best! The owners of pets are just a liable for the action of the pet, just as parents are liable for their children.
Many cat owners who let their pets out equally are responsible for the cats actions. If the pet cat defecates in the neighbors flower garden, the garden owner can pay a professional landscaping company in to replace the soil and plants at the pet owners expense.
Posted 04 December 2003 - 07:44 AM