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Re: “Springdale: Don’t ban pit bulls - ban morons, instead

17 Barks

Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Pit shelter and euthanasia stats.
Merritt Clifton, Editor at Animal People recently shared some pertinent information about the number of pit bulls in shelters and their ultimate disposition.

I think it bears repeating because it refutes the idea that "BSL" is somehow to blame for all the pit bull deaths.

The current U.S. pit bull population is about 3.2 million, and it has been about three million for about 10 years now, according to the annual ANIMAL PEOPLE surveys of classified ads offering dogs for sale or adoption.

About one million pit bulls per year enter animal shelters, about two-thirds surrendered by their keepers, most of the rest impounded for dangerous behavior.

Most of these dogs have already been through three homes -- their birth home, the home that bought them, and a subsequent pass-along home, before they arrive at shelters.

An average of just over 900,000 pit bulls per year over the past 10 years have been killed in shelters after flunking behavioral screening, with a peak of 967,000, a low of 835,000, and 910,000 killed last year.

This is about 60% of all the dogs killed in U.S. shelters today, up from about 50% in 2003. The average age of pit bulls killed in animal shelters is about 18 months.

So what we have at any given time is a third of the pit bull population having not yet reached maturity, a third (at most) in homes they will still occupy at the end of the year, and a third flunking out of homes and being killed -- which translates into a 50% failure rate among adult dogs in homes each & every year. Among all other dog breeds combined, about 5% enter shelters each year.

Animal people news.

http://17barks.blogspot.nl/2013/07/pit-shelter-and-euthanasia-stats.html

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Posted by Thomas McCartney on 11/14/2013 at 3:20 AM

Re: “Springdale: Don’t ban pit bulls - ban morons, instead

A pit bull BSL works EVERYWHERE it is useful in almost eliminating all serious dog attacks that maim, disfigure, dismember, maul, cripple.
or kill, this is a simply proven fact in all cases.The number of pit bulls is dramatically reduced as are the numbers of them put to death.

The need to have BSL is to have a preemptive capability to avoid a pit bull attack from happening due to it's extremely savage consequences.

It is enacted against all pit bulls as they all have the genetic DNA propensity to carry out these horrific attacks that are non existent in 99% of all other breeds, ban the breed and you ban the deed, simple as that.

Dealing with an attack after the fact is simply not acceptable due to the horrific nature of said attacks.

With any other breed other then Rottweiler's, wolf hybrids and Akita's and a few others in very small numbers it is not a naturally genetic reality for them to carry out such horrifying attacks.

Hence they need to be dealt with in an aggressive reactive modality where all of the breed are not looked on as one but rather based on the actions of the individual misbehaving dog.

This can be done in a very aggressive proactive manner so that as soon as a dog like a lab lets say starts behaving inappropriately severe consequences can be brought to bare on the owner and their dog in an escalating manner as needed to deal with a situation that has developed.

This duel track approach can deal with the pits issue as other normal dog breeds can be dealt with as well so vicious dogs of other mainstream breeds are also held accountable for their actions.

There should be mandatory Spay/Neuter programs for all breeds but clearly the one that needs it the most and where the most change would be effected would be with the Pit Bull type dog.

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Posted by Thomas McCartney on 11/14/2013 at 3:20 AM

Re: “Springdale: Don’t ban pit bulls - ban morons, instead

Cesar Millan quote unquote:

“Yeah, but this is a different breed…the power that comes behind the bull dog, pit bull, presa canario, the fighting breed – They have an extra boost, they can go into a zone, they don’t feel the pain anymore. … So if you are trying to create submission in a fighting breed, it’s not going to happen.

They would rather die than surrender. If you add pain, it only infuriates them…to them pain is that adrenaline rush, they are looking forward to that, they are addicted to it… That’s why they are such great fighters.”.

He goes on to say: “Especially with fighting breeds, you’re going to have these explosions over and over because there’s no limits in their brain.” Wow, is that what you want in a pet? A dog that has “explosions over and over” in its brain?

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Posted by Thomas McCartney on 11/14/2013 at 3:20 AM

Re: “Springdale: Don’t ban pit bulls - ban morons, instead

Sadly one does not even have to search for the many attacks of these savage mutant undog's on humans and pets, there are literally hundreds of new incidents every day carried out by these disgusting creatures, here is another.

These are all major daily newspapers and network TV station accurate factual reports with direct access to Doctors, ER's Animal control officers, Police, the victims family, witnesses, the guilty pit nutters, all in news reports from major city newspapers and TV stations, as legit therefore as it possibly can be.

There is only one breed that has every been or is a threat to public safety and that is the pit bull, the sooner they are exterminated the sooner tragic attacks like the one below will be ended.

Ban the breed and end the deed.

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Posted by Thomas McCartney on 11/14/2013 at 3:19 AM

Re: “Springdale: Don’t ban pit bulls - ban morons, instead

"The LA Times (and other advocates) are fond of mentioning that many pit bulls live without incident as gentle pets. These advocates ignore more compelling facts.

321 humans have been killed or disfigured by dogs during calendar year 2013; 316 of those attacks were by pit bulls.

16 of the attacks have caused human fatalities, 15 of those deaths were caused by pit bulls.***.

California leads the nation in fatal pit bull attacks with 25% of the nation's total.

To omit this essential information in an editorial opinion on pit bulls is tantamount to a lie of omission."

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Posted by Thomas McCartney on 11/14/2013 at 3:19 AM

Re: “Springdale: Don’t ban pit bulls - ban morons, instead

An Ox be a Mutant Undog pit bull type dog by another name.................works for me, this should be the outcome for all pit bull type dogs and pit nutter owners, we should include this in the next proposed BSL here, there and everywhere.

28 If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.

29 But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/kjv/exo021.htm

Posted by Thomas McCartney on 11/14/2013 at 3:19 AM

Re: “Springdale: Don’t ban pit bulls - ban morons, instead

Pit Bulls Lead 'Bite' Counts Across U.S. Cities and Counties.
Dog Biting Incidents: 2008 to 2012.

Animal control departments in at least 25 U.S. states report that pit bulls are biting more than all other dog breeds. These states include: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The oft-quoted myth by pro-pit bull groups that pit bulls "do not bite more than other breeds" is categorically false. In addition to leading bite counts, the pit bull bite is also the most damaging, inflicting permanent and disfiguring injury.

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Posted by Thomas McCartney on 11/14/2013 at 3:18 AM

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