Comments on DogsBite.org Facebook page
“Interesting – this appears to have REALLY put the proverbial cat among the pigeons.
It’s about time that a large public organisation spoke out fearlessly with regards to this issue.
There are FAR too many Pit Bulls and their mixes; most people do not WANT them, and they do NOT want to go to a Shelter to adopt a needy dog and be presented with row upon row of unknowable, potentially highly dangerous Pit Bulls. Hell, we ALL know Shelters LIE. Chances are high that you are taking home a dog or cat killer, or worse. MUCH worse.
Huff is none too happy about this – remarkably, they have shot themselves in both feet by citing the deceptive hate blog ‘Zombies and Dogs’ as a reputable source – claiming that the authoress’s personally abusive and chillingly inaccurate and ugly ‘revelations’ about those of us in the Victims Advocacy are somehow reliable and proof that we have a hate-driven agenda intent on killing all Pit Bulls. It leaves one unsure whether to laugh or cry. NO-ONE is more responsible for the deaths of Pit Bulls than the Pit Bull advocates and owners themselves, with their refusal to spay/neuter, their looking away from home-breeders, their endless push to adopt, adopt, adopt more and more Pit Bulls, and of course to push OTHER dog breeds under the bus by whining that ‘all dogs can attack, so all dogs should receive the same legislations’. Grossly untrue and yet more subterfuge and obfuscation techniques designed to deflect everyone away from a darker truth. When it is one breed of dog that is doing the vast majority of damage, and when it is one breed of dog that is clogging up the Shelters AND being abused as well, then it absolutely behests decent society and the law-makers to apply SPECIFIC legislations to such a wretched breed.
Pit Bull promoters like Huff COST the lives of hundreds of thousands of Pit Bulls yearly – rather than tackling the problems around Pit Bulls with honesty and farsightedness, they prefer instead to run articles PROMOTING the dogs as being Nanny dogs and wonderful around children, in spite of the absolute TRUTH of the matter which is that Pit Bulls KILL more children per annum than all other dog breeds and types combined. Year after year after year.
Dunderheads that read such nonsense and fall for such lies are likely to go full steam ahead into their local Shelter and adopt an unknowable, second-hand Pit Bull dog to ‘nanny’ their innocent children. The Pit Bull problem cannot be solved by ADOPTING Pit Bulls. Many many Pit Bull owners are entering into ownership of multiple Pit Bulls, rather than see them euthanised, and RATHER THAN WORK HARD TO GET PIT BULLS MANDATORILY SPAY/NEUTERED. That which has never been born, cannot suffer and die! And cannot clog up the Shelters and Rescues! And also, of course, cannot commit grotesque acts of violence often ending in death or lifelong disfigurement for their unhappy victims.
I don’t understand how ANYONE can take Huff seriously, not unless one is a Pit Bull owner or protectionist – whatever vague interest I had in Huff dissipated completely when I saw their article promoting the magic of Pit Bulls and children together…. and what did we see amidst the hundreds of terrifying photographs of harmless children arranged around the meaty faces of the number one canine child killer ever? Ah yes – a photograph of Nephi Selu with his arms around the head of a large unlikely-looking ‘Nanny dog’ Pit Bull.
Shortly after that picture was taken in 2013, Nephi Selu was chomped in the head by his alleged best friend and ‘Nanny Dog’ Pit Bull, and died. Problems with credibility, Huff? Yes, yes you do, as does the bizarre Hater Blog that specifically targets victims of violence and the bereaved that you have cited as ‘credible’ too.
Hopefully others will follow PETA now. It HAS to happen. This situation cannot continue, not unless society has reached the alarming point where hundreds of thousands of tons of unwanted Pit Bulldog meat leaving Shelters annually in black plastic sacks, and the incredibly revelatory annual death toll among humans and other creatures brought about BY those Pit Bulldogs, has become somehow acceptable and a modern ‘norm’.
The pendulum must shiver and stop, and then swing another way. For the sake of innocent lives, and I include Pit Bulls in that sentiment. THEY are victims too.”
- Pit Bull Crisis Prompts Support Groups to Declare October 24th National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day
- Why PETA Supports Pit Bull–Specific Protection Efforts
- The Pit Bull lobby – Jane Berkey, Animal Farm Foundation, Karen Delise, The National Canine Research Council, Indeterminate Breeds
2015 Dog Bite Related Fatalities in the U.S.
Updated after each fatality following fact finding research
27 Dog Bite Related Fatality
20 by Pit Bull/Pit Bull Mix
1 by Rottweiler
1 by Golden/mixed breed
1 by American bulldog,Rhodesian Ridgeback, Labrador mix
By Age :
By State :
NM – 1 death
MD – 1 death
FL – 2 death
IA – 1 death
AR – 1 death
PA – 1 death
W. VA – 1 death
TX – 5 death
SD – 1 death
AR – 1 death
GA – 1 death
NV – 1 death
IL – 1 death
OK – 2 death
NC – 2 death
OH – 1 death
SC – 1 death
AL – 1 death
CA – 1 death
WV – 1 death
Names and ages of the deceased:
Unidentified Native American – about 40 y,o. – Gallup, NM – Pack of Feral Dogs [1.2.15]
Eugene W. Smith – 87- Frederick, MD – 1 Pit Bull [1.7.15]
Declin Moss – 18 months – Brooksville, FL – 2 Pit Bulls [1.19.15]
Malaki Mildward – 7yrs old – College Springs, IA – 2 Pit Bull/Bull Dog Mix [1.22.15]
Fredrick Crutchfield – 63 yrs old – Johnson county, AR – Pit Bull [ 2.4.15]
TayLynn DeVaughn – 2 yrs old – Pittsburgh, PA – Pit Bull [2.22.15]
Roy Higgenbotham – 62 yrs old – WHEELING, W.Va. – Pit Bull [3.8.15]
Betty Wood – 78 yrs old – SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX – Rottweiler [3.12.15]
Julia Charging Whirlwind – 49 yrs old – WHITE RIVER, SD – Pending [3.14.15]
Detrick Johnson – 36 yrs old – JEFFERSON COUNTY, AR – 7 Pit Bulls [3.21.15]
Neta Lee Adams – 81 yrs old – WASHINGTON, GA – Pending [3.31.15]
Kenneth Ford – 79 yrs old – NYE COUNTY, NV – Pit Bulls [4.14.15]
Brayden Wilson – 2 months old – Dallas, TX – Pit Bull [4.19.15]
Gaege Anthony Ramirez – 7 yrs old – NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – Pending [5.2.15]
James W. Nevils III – 5 yrs old – Chicago, IL – Pit Bull – [5.25.15]
Jordon Tyson Collins – 3 yrs old – Lawton, OK – Pit Bull – [6.28.15]
Norberto Legarda – 83 yrs old – Pecos, TX – Pit Bulls – [7.2.15]
Joshua Phillip Strother – 6 yrs old – Hendersonville, NC – Pit Bull – [7.7.15]
Annie L. Williams – 71 yrs old – Shaker Heights, OH – Pit Bull – [7.12.15]
Carolyn Lamp – 67 yrs old – COWETA, Ok – 3 Pit Bull/1 Rottweiler – [7.24.15]
Porsche Nicole Cartee – 25 yrs old – SPARTANBURG, SC – Pit Bull – [8.22.15]
Cathy Wheatcraft – 48 yrs old – DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. – Pit Bull – [8.24.15]
Barbara McCormick – 65 yrs old – Autauga County , AL – Golden/Mix – [8.2.15]
Emilio Rios Sr – 65 yrs old – Riverside County, CA. Pit Bulls – [8.8.15]
Carmen Reigada – 91 yrs old – Miami, FL. – American bulldog,Rhodesian Ridgeback, Labrador mix – [9.22.15]
Lamarkus Hakeem Hicks – 2 yrs old – Martinsburg, WV – Pit Bull – [9.28.15]
Tanner Smith – 6 yrs old – Vidor, TX – Pit Bull – [10.19.15]
Updated as they happen: https://www.facebook.com/ProtectChildrenFromPitBulls/posts/557828320987276:0