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June 29, 2009



I'll bet you there is a 66.6% chance that one of the family's Pit Bulls killed the kid.

We have the cops in St. Pete kill another Pit Bull which was out of control today, attacking random people.

Brent Toellner

Statistically you're right of course Doug, but the reality is:

a) The Collie was the one dog that was chained up -- and yet couldn't be ruled out as one of the attacking dogs. Which makes it pretty likely to be the culprit.


b) It doesn't really matter which dog is responsible -- because as long as the general public, people like you and lawmakers try to pretend that the reason the child was killed was because of a breed of dog and not because the child was allowed to roam free at night by himself around dogs that clearly weren't well-socialized with him, we will continue to have horrible disasters like this. And instead of working on educating the public on WHY dog attacks like this happen, people like you would rather avoid the professional opinion of every expert organization out there and talk about dog breeds. That lack of education that you spread is making the problem worse, not better.

And I for one, am wanting to end the tragedies by focusing on solutions that really work.


Stupid is as stupid does.

As long as we have stupid people in this world we are going to have a certain amount of dog bite deaths.

Support one of my ideas to no allow anyone convicted of a crime to own a dog over 20 pounds.

Brent Toellner

I'm not sure I've ever disagreed with this one. Obviously, instead of any crime, it should be no one convicted of a felony or a violent crime felony. I also think that exceptions should be made for dogs that come from prison dog programs (where dogs are given to prisoners during their prison time and have proven to help in criminal rehabilitation). I think maybe a better version of this is to be sure they cannot own an unaltered dog vs the weight limit. But yeah, in principle, this is a fine idea.

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