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Old 04-09-2010, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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MURRIETTA, Calif., April 8 (UPI) -- A 6-month-old baby was mauled by two pit bulls as he sat strapped in a carrier in an apartment his mother was visiting in California.

The dogs bit the boy in the *******, removing his testicles, the Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise reported.

Baby mauled by two pit bulls - UPI.com
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:08 AM
 
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I see your post did not get any responses. This is truly a regrettable incident and only one of the tragedies caused by this breed. However, it seems that Americans will have their pit bulls regardless of the damage they inflict on society. All the pit bulls in the world are not worth the life or injury to one child. What has our society become when we allow people to own dangerous animals capable of attacking the very children we seek to protect?
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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So sad, poor baby. So many dog owners are irresponsible. Any dog is capable of biting, and any dog is capable of aggressive pack behavior. Add that together with massive strength, and zero training and exercise, and you have a disaster waiting to happen. Data does suggest that certain breeds attack more often than others, on the other hand these breeds are generally favored by idjits who do not train these dogs, nor do they provide them with ideal living conditions or exercise.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: New Kensington (Parnassus) ,Pa
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Since many owners cannot and refuse to be responsable owners, then I think it may be time to out law pitbulls.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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This kid's life is horribly altered and there are no charges?
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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This kid's life is horribly altered and there are no charges?
Anyone who allows children to be in an area with a pitbull should be charged with attempted murder and if the child is hurt/killed, the owner of the dog should recieve the death penalty.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Incredible, you would think that with all the horror stories one hears/reads about pitbulls a mother wouldn't leave her child alone with the dogs.
And yes, something needs to be done with the breeds that are statistically more prone to cause injury to others (pitbulls & rotties come to mind), I think several states already require registration but criminal charges should be brought to owners of these breeds in case a tragedy happens, even if it was an "accident". It's enough of this, "but my pit is a little angel" BS.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:48 AM
 
Location: New Kensington (Parnassus) ,Pa
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As a precation, I would never allow a child/baby to be around a pit.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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Parents shouldn't leave their children alone with any dog. This is common sense.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Parents shouldn't leave their children alone with any dog. This is common sense.
That is exactly right. I don't care what breed, or what temperament. I have a sappy 8 year-old Golden Retriever, but she weighs 100lb, and has massive, strong jaws. It would be highly irresponsible of me not to expect the unexpected. No dog's behavior is 100% predictable.
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