Now is the Time to Outlaw Pitbull Ownership

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  1. Llewellyn Moss

    Llewellyn Moss Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2016
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    Pitbulls are dangerous, they are made for killing and mauling and have NO use in society. It is high time to make this breed illegal, or restrict ownership.

    Boy killed by 2 pit bull terriers in Lowell, Massachusetts

    Aaron Curtis
    The Lowell Sun
    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:40 UTC

    A 7-year-old boy was killed after a dog attack in The Acre section of the city on Saturday night.

    A preliminary investigation suggests the attack took place when the unidentified child entered a fenced-in area on Clare Street that housed two pit bulls, according to a press release from the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.

    Authorities received a call about the attack at around 6 p.m. and arrived on scene to discover the deceased child, the release states.

    Following the attack, one of the pit bulls escaped the enclosed area. The animal has been located and euthanized. The other pit bull is in custody of Lowell Animal Control.

    No charges have been filed as of press time, according to the release.

    During an investigation of the horrific scene, police tape was used to block a portion of Clare Street at the intersection of Sargent Street. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., District Attorney Marian Ryan was in the process of leaving the location.

    An officer was on scene snapping photos throughout the stretch of the driveway between 56 and 58 Clare St. where the attack took place. A chain-link fence separates the property of the residence being investigated from the road and the majority of surrounding properties. The mouth of the driveway is blocked with a gate.

    The incident remains an open and ongoing investigation by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, the Lowell Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police.

    Police remained on scene as of 10 p.m.

    Last edited: Oct 22, 2017
  2. Professor Peabody

    Professor Peabody Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Apr 19, 2008
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    I think that goes a bit too far. Make the owners have insurance and post a bond to back it up. The owners will be responsible for their dogs actions without the protection of bankruptcy should the dog attack someone.
  3. jmblt2000

    jmblt2000 Well-Known Member

    May 28, 2015
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    So what you're saying according to the article is that this child entered a private yard that was fenced in. It does not state whether the owner had beware of dog signs posted.
    I hate to be callous but 90% of this is this kids own fault. He shouldn't have entered the property in the first place. And make no mistake my 2 german shepherds could kill a kid as well.
    Its not the breed it's how the dog is raised.

    Just a little tidbit of information for you, the number one biting breed is the cocker spaniel. Also for those who have some age to them like me and remember the little rascals...Petey was a pit bull.
  4. DarkDaimon

    DarkDaimon Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2010
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    Pitbulls are one of the most popular breeds in the U.S. (next to the chihuahua) so logically, it makes sense that most dog attacks would be from pitbulls.
  5. PanMonarchist

    PanMonarchist Active Member

    Oct 24, 2017
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    I know personally four pit bull owners and the dogs they own are among the nicest dogs I've ever encountered. Hold the individual owners responsible for their dog's transgressions.

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