I do feel really bad for the child to have to have gone through all of that in her last moments of her life, but I also feel very bad for those
pitbulls. I wish people would stop placing blame on everything they possibly can, and blame what truly needs to be blamed.
I'm tired of video games being blamed because some kid decided to shoot somebody. I'm tired of pitbulls being villified all because of some very bad
owners. I know many people who own pitbulls and have children of their own. Guess what?? They love their pits, and the pits take very good care of
those children. Matter of fact, they are very protective of the children. The only time I've ever heard of them being aggressive, is when cops show
up at their house trying to harass them because of the fact that they own pitbulls. You tell me what dog won't become protective if somebody
aggressively comes to their home. Maybe only dogs who were babied for too long, who'll run away barking.
2 years ago my g/f and I were walking our dog(little daschund/cairne terrier mix) at this little park in Fort Collins, when 2 random pitbulls started
following us without any owners. They were both big, but one was like an Arnold Swarzenegger of pitbulls. Now when the dogs came over to us, they
stared at us. Thankfully I didn't feel any aggression on them, but I won't lie, I was scared for our lives. I reached over to a stick, called their
attention, and tossed it in the bushes. They seemed happy, and ran over to get it. Then, after a moment or two, ran off in the direction we were
headed. Now that is a time that we could've been just like those stories. But I wasn't mad at the dogs at all. Nope. I was mad at their owners.
Because they had no collars, but were wearing a harness. They also were allowed to just run around freely. So whoever owned these dogs, were a bad
owner. I called the humane society, reported the two loose dogs, and then we left.
My point being, is as scary as that is, it's not the dogs. Just like when people are messed up in the head, it's not movies, books, or video games.
More often than not, it's how they were raised. Start placing blame back where it needs to be. Start taking responsibility like a true adult
I mean, seriously, a grandma sleeps while a 2yo is outside unsupervised. Even if the pitbulls didn't attack the child, a child predator could've
snatched her. If she were in the mountains, a mountain lion could've snatched her. Or hell, the child could've just fallen down badly enough to hurt
herself, all while grandma sleeps. Plus, people who don't watch their children very well, shouldn't be trying to take care of 7 pitbulls. They need
constant exercise, walking, playing, anything to not only train them, but to also wear down their energy. Know your breeds. My g/f won't allow me to
ever have my favorite type of dog, siberian husky, because we're both PC nerds and don't exercise as often as we should. In other words, we're
responsible, and won't get a breed that requires more work than we will put into taking care of one. We do walk our dog 1-2 miles a day, but a husky
requires 3-5 miles a day.
Plus not only that, but you have to be dominant over your dog, or else the dog will feel it's the pack leader. You'd have to be very big person, with
a very strong personality to be dominant over 7 pitbulls.
Point of my early morning rant is stop blaming the breeds, and blame the true problem. Bad owners.
edit on 29-3-2013 by Necrobile because: (no