Wednesday, January 2, 2013


A Pitbull attends obedience training in Ontario.

You have only to watch the many TV court shows to see how often pit bulls maul and kill other dogs and attack people. How long do we have to wait until governments pass laws making it a felony to breed pit bulls?

In this case, a small Pomeranian was torn apart. What if it had been a toddler?

Pit bulls are not responsible for the carnage. Men are. Men created pit bulls - bred them, deliberately - for the sole purpose of gambling on them in vicious pit fights to the death. Those poor animals are bred to maul and to kill. How can we blame them? It is in their genes and men bred them that way on purpose.

The most sensible and humane way to stop the bloodshed is to make it a crime to breed pit bulls and to neuter and spay those who are already here.

If you or your pet are attacked by a pit bull - sue the government. They are responsible for letting it happen again and again and again.

All this talk about guns. Pit bulls are deadly weapons. Like an assault weapon, it may seem harmless for a long time - until the moment it strikes. Then it is brutal and deadly.

Phyllis Carter

CALGARY — A Calgary family say three pitbulls attacked their dogs, killing one, "without warning" at an off-leash park.

Shanese Best and her brother were at the park Monday with their dogs when the pitbulls attacked.

Patrick, a Pomeranian, died of his injuries, while Best's other dog, a Great Pyrenees named Maximus, was severely injured.

The owner of the pitbulls says he regrets what happened and is sincerely sorry, but suggested the dogs were provoked.

Stephen Jaquish says he owns one of the pitbulls and was dog-sitting the other two.

The pitbulls have been seized by Animal Services and will likely undergo behaviour testing to see whether they should be returned to the owner or euthanized.

"Catastrophic was the best way to describe it," says Best's father, Scott McDowell. "Imagine a chew toy. Two pitbulls were fighting over a chew toy and that chew toy was Patrick."

Jaquish said it was horrible to watch the attack.

"My son is in tears. They lost their dog and my son is losing his dog too — a dog who would never hurt anybody. She's being deemed dangerous, but I think she was just protecting like any other dog would do."


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