I really despise this man. I train dogs and horses and other animals and one animal I would not train is a pit bull. They are unreliable as wolves and if you are injured, sick or have a baby, they switch to wolf mode and due to breeding, have very strong jaws and strong wills. They are great for bull baiting and I trained oxen that weighed over a ton each and found them far safer to handle than pit bulls. Here is Milan’s latest attempt at conning people into having pit bulls as pets: I’m not a bully! Heartwarming portraits of rescue pit bulls hope to challenge harsh misconceptions about the breed | Mail Online
A New York-based commercial photographer has launched a campaign called Not a Bully which aims to challenge the all-too-common view of pit bulls as a ‘bully-breed’.
Douglas Sonders, 32, himself the owner of a pit bull mix called Emma, feels compelled to speak up for a breed that is often neglected, mistreated and typecast as mean, aggressive or dangerous.
‘Despite what some bad humans have done to these dogs, they are inherently sweet and very trainable,’ he tells MailOnline.
Here is a loving picture of a young boy hugging his favorite pit bull. Note, please, the dog’s dark expression: Nephi Selu 6-years old killed by his pet pit bull dog while they were playing| Union City, CA recently.
The dog killed this child he knew for years just last year. This boy was one of many children killed by this heartless breed. These dogs also killed adults but in particular, they go after babies and toddlers. I would presume they view these beings as rivals in the dog pack and thus, by killing them, have the entire attention of the pack leaders. Of course, authorities have to shoot these creatures dead because you can’t easily pull them off when they are killing children or even adults. Here is another Millan web page lying about pit bulls and their obvious dangers: Going Pit Bull: How We Can End Prejudice | Cesar Millan
Seeing pit bulls being referred to in this manner (ed.–that is, as killers of children) upset me of course, but didn’t surprise me. If any of the candidates running for office think they have image problems, they have nothing on a pit bull. There has been so much bad information spread about this wonderful breed, it’s no wonder that people get nervous when they see a pit bull on the street—people have been trained to think of these dogs as scary and dangerous.
If you watched Dog Whisperer this week, you saw me visit some of the reformed gang members in South Central Los Angeles, who work for Homeboy Industries. I greatly enjoyed meeting them and working with their dogs, many of whom were pit bulls. Now when people see a big guy, covered in tattoos, walking his pit bull down the street, they respond with fear or anxiety. They’re afraid something bad is going to happen. What they don’t know is that the guy and the pit bull are really sweet and loving and not threatening at all. It’s like I said on the show—a breed is like a suit of clothes, it doesn’t tell you anything about the dog inside.
It’s hard to blame people for being afraid of pit bulls, when all they see on the news are stories about dog fighting rings and people being attacked. They usually leave out that it’s the owner who made the dog violent, not the breed.
In many of the pit bull killings of children or family members or even adults who owned them, the key factor is, these were dogs that were considered as pets, not ‘gangsters being tough.’ Most of the adult victims were women whose boyfriends or husbands kept these killing machines and who petted them, fed them and played with them. Then, suddenly, the dog attacks and can’t be stopped except by shooting them dead.
32 U.S. dog bite-related fatalities occurred in 2013. Despite being regulated inMilitary Housing areas and over 700 U.S. cities, pit bulls contributed to 78% (25) of these deaths. Pit bulls make up about 6% of the total U.S. dog population.2
Together, pit bulls (25) and rottweilers (1), the second most lethal dog breed, accounted for 81% of the total recorded deaths in 2013. This same combination accounted for 74% of all fatal attacks during the 9-year period of 2005 to 2013.
The breakdown between these two breeds is substantial over this 9-year period. From 2005 to 2013, pit bulls killed 176 Americans, about one citizen every 18.6 days, versus rottweilers, which killed 33, about one citizen every 99.5 days.
In the year of 2013, the combination of pit bulls (25), rottweilers (1) and bullmastiffs (2) accounted for 88% of all dog bite-related fatalities. Notably, the two bullmastiff-mixes3 were littermates that inflicted death within a 6-month period.
Annual data from 2013 shows that 56% (18) of the fatality victims were children 7-years and younger, and 44% (14) were adults, 25-years and older. Of the total children killed by dogs in 2013, 61% (11) were ages 4-years and younger.
Annual data shows that when combining all age groups, male and female fatality victims were equivalent, 16 and 16. Amongst children 7-years and younger, however, males were excessively victims, 72% (13), versus females 28% (5).
In 2013, over one-third, 38% (12), of all dog bite fatality victims were either visiting or living temporarily with the dog’s owner when the fatal attack occurred, up from 32% in 2012. Children 7-years and younger accounted for 83% (10) of these deaths.
Of this subset of 12 fatalities, 92% (11) were inflicted by pit bulls and 58% (7) involved a babysitter, including a relative or friend under the directive to watch a child 7-years or younger. All 7 of these child deaths were inflicted by pit bulls.
47% (15) of all fatalities in 2013 involved more than one dog; 16% (5) involved breeding on the dog owner’s property either actively or in the recent past, and 9% (3) involved tethered dogs. All 3 chaining deaths were attributed to pit bulls.
Dog ownership information for 2013 shows that family dogs comprised 47% (15) of all fatal attack occurrences; 78% (25) of the attacks resulting in human death occurred on the dog owner’s property and 22% (7) resulted in criminal charges.
California led lethal dog attacks in 2013 with 5 deaths. 100% were attributed to pit bulls and 60% resulted in criminal charges. Texas followed with 4 deaths and 0% criminal charges. Arkansas and South Carolina followed, each with 3 deaths.
Here is a story about a killer pit bull and a small child last year:
7-years old, was attacked and killed by a pit bull while visiting family friends at a home on Whiting Avenue. Ryan had spent the previous night at the home. At the time of the attack, the boy had been playing in the backyard. Investigators believe the dog was tethered before the attack, but broke free. When police arrived, the pit bull was still clamped onto the boy’s neck. After police “disengaged” the dog, the animal was shot to death to prevent additional attacks. The boy was transported to Cottage Hospital where he later died from his injuries. The owner of the pit bull, Ashiya Ferguson, said she tried everything she could to get the dog off the boy, including beating the dog with a shovel. “I couldn’t stop it. I couldn’t stop it.” Ferguson repeated in anguish after the attack. She vowed to never own another pit bull again. In June, authorities announced that no charges would be filed. According to Knox County Assistant State’s Attorney Elisa Tanner, there was no evidence that a crime occurred.
This is the same disgusting problem we have with gun owners who are careless and stupid. Sane, careful gun owners have to figure out how to stop this madness, leaving hand guns where children can grab hold of them. There are way too many examples of this from just this last 30 days: Toddler, 2, picks up loaded gun and kills 11-year-old sister, police say. Father charged after 2-year-old fatally shoots herself and then there is this tragic story: 3-year-old Michigan boy kills self with gun he finds in bedroom, out West, a little Girl, 3, fatally shoots 2-year-old brother in Utah home, while a Boy, 5, shoots, kills girl, 7, at birthday party thinking it was toy gun …Toddlers Killed More Americans Than Terrorists.
Irresponsible adults are the cause of both forms of carnage as are parents who don’t secure their children properly in cars so they won’t become missiles in an accident. When rich, famous people openly lie about dangers, when powerful people in DC and in the states don’t prosecute parents who leave lethal weapons where toddlers can find them, I notice most pit bull killings didn’t involve the arrest of the owners of these monster dogs except in California where desperate to stop these attacks, laws were passed to punish the owners.
In ‘conservative’ states, you can leave guns unattended and not be charged with child endangerment much less, murder, and ditto with the doggies. This runs alongside the conservative howls about abortion and birth control, the love of fetuses especially when women are stuck with these, and the depraved indifference if the babies that are born die young due to stupid beliefs about guns and dogs both of which, I presume, are not to be controlled, regulated or used safely.
Meanwhile, the lunatic, Cesar Millan, gets a new season to spread his lies at National Geographic. This is beyond disgusting.
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