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Kevin Cotlong

We’re not talking about a piece of meat here! We are talking about someone’s child vs. someone’s dog! What if the dog would have gotten underneath the boy’s chin and severed his neck? The dog was trying to go for the kid’s throat; he just couldn’t because the little guy probably kept his chin down! Point is, this breed goes in for the kill and not the leg or any other part of the body! Most of the bites I’ve heard of, involving Pitts, are head and neck bites! These dogs are killers plain and simple! All it takes is the right opportunity and they will hit, eventually! They don’t even know why they are what they are! They just are! And that’s more than enough reason to ban within city limits! My heart goes out to the family and little boy! And my heart also goes out to the owners of the Pitts, in Sulphur! But what if it was your grandson, son or family member! Pitts are known as one of the best, if not the best, fighting and killing dog breeds in the world! Not to mention the “steel track” they have for jaws, which they can’t even control! My wife and I were looking around on the net because we are in the market for a new puppy! We both agreed that Pitts are some of the prettiest, nice looking, healthy puppies around but then I pictured the same puppy, full grown, with my son or one of my daughter’s neck in its’ mouth and that’s as close as I ever want to come to buying one!

I trained dogs for the military as a military police K-9 officer and my partners and I have gotten bitten many of times by lots of different breeds. But out of the hundreds and thousands of dogs we’ve encounter, not one sends the chills down my spine like the notorious Pitt! I heard people used them for wild hog hunting and stuff like that!!! God Bless Us All!

sharee Cormier

I'm a puittbull owner and I think the owner need to be the one in the wrong not the breed,My son was attacked right before hurricane Katrins by a LAB not a pit and I had to get a lawyer to even get the dog picked up by the pound and the sheriff office never showed up until my son was at the hospital and nothing has never ever been done and now he is so scared of any dog,I think any dog can bite it isn't the breed at all. So what do we do just kill them because of the name. I think that is wrong . thank you sharee in westlake

Rosemarie Sonnier

Any animal capable of doing the kind of damage done by a pit bull should not be outlawed in any civilized society. Just as tigers and lions should not be a part of any town's population, so should dangerous dogs; even those perceived as loyal pets by their owners must be removed from towns because of their potential. I wonder why the picture advertising this question is a pit bull's and not that poor little boy's face. The public should have to look at his injuries and probable lifetime internal as well as external scars when they decide whether to allow these mutant creatures. No one should have to live among animals that can and will destroy the peace and safety of the humans who inhabit that place.

DJ

No I do not think pits should be banned. I think any responsible pet owner can tell you that education on the breed and the right treatmnet of the pet results in happy pets and owners. People tend to get pets wihtout educating themselves on the care and temperments of the breed. THis goes for all pets. We annalyze why children do the things they do , why not do the same for animals. Hold people acountable for there actions. Quit blaming the dog and make the owner answer.

Jody        Lake Charles

Banning Pit Bulls should not even be discussed. What will be next, taking away my right to bare arms? People should look at facts and statistics before blaming Pit Bulls, do some research people. I have three who dearly love children and would protect them with thiers lives. The owner should be to blame for the attack not the dog!

richard

So what most people are saying is the pittbull breed is more important then the children of this town. you rather keep having them attack children to keep the breed. what kind of people are you. like i said before it is the breed NOT THE OWNERS!!!!! it is in there nature to attack and kill. just like the wolf, tiger, and any other animal like that. wait until one pitt attacks the owner and see what the owner says. I agree lets vote on this as a town. because most people would be for banning these dogs and other breeds.

eric

I have three small children, we also have a 5pound POODLE! Shure he snaps at them from time when they are pulling his Tail. BUT, when a STRAY PITT BULL wanders up I fear for my childrens safety as well as my own!!!
PITT's are unpredictable & can become MURDEROUS in a split second Reguardless of the owners. They are BEAUTIFUL dog's in pictures. KILLERS BY INSTINCT !!!
I hope to see them BANNED from Lake Charles Too! WE PRAY for the little BOY, & May GOD HAVE MERCY ON THE STRAYS THAT ENTER MY YARD!!!

k

before banning a whole breed you should research the statistics, and truths.

http://gprime.net/flash.php/thepitbullproblem
this website should further spread knowledge.

k

if you are a pit bull owner. you should be responsible. we all know the possabilities that could happen. so when should the owner be punished for being irresponsible?

Richard

My Son had a pit bull dog. that dog had a
strange behavier. most days she was ok, friendly good nature. for no reason that dog
acted like a wild dog. something strange.
one day my neighbors pet cat came in our yard
and she got hold of that cat and would not let go until the cat was dead. I got all bloody fron the cat. I tried to get the dog off the cat. I used a stick and was afraid that she would turn on me. If this would have been a child it would have been the same. I had to have that dog put to sleep.
Yes there are other dogs that have been bred
to kill too.

Melissa Mikkelsen

Ban the DEED not the BREED. I have been owned by Rottweilers for the last 17 years and have a wonderful relationship with them. None have ever attacked any one. Animals learn what they are taught. If they are treated gently, they will treat others gently. The animal can not be blamed, it is the owners fault. People should be taught to respect animals and thier boundries.

richard

I looked at the gprime web site and it brought to mind that the little rascales dog had to be put down because it attacked another example of a well cared dog attacking

Mi Mi

I believe if people would actually take time to learn and gather knowledge on dogs and dog behavior they would understand that not all Pit Bulls are bad. I myself love all dogs and have a soft spot when it comes to pit bulls. Unfortunately this breed of dog is extremely overbreed and not breed they way they should be. If you breed a non agressive dog with an agressive dog the chances of that dog turning on its owner is more of a risk. Also dogs are animals with basic instints they are born with. There are many different things that can set a dog off wether it be a smell, a sound, sudden movement whatever. These things are not always understood in animals. It pains me to see anyone get attacked are killed by a dog. It also kills me to only hear about it when its a Pitbull, if people really wanted to know the truth they would check and see that statics show that more attacks and maulings don't involve pitbulls but rather dogs we would never expect or want to like Labadors,retrievers, and other hunting dogs. Think about it before you try and destroy another one of Gods great gifts.

richard

look at the difference between the bite of a pittbull or rottweiller compared to another dog

Trish

I am proudly owned by a rescued APBT. She was horribly abused before I rescued her. She lives in a house with eight other dogs, three cats, and a parrot. She loves them all. She is extremely gentle and loves everyone and everything. People need to do some research before calling for an all out ban on a breed. APBTs are not supposed to attack humans. Here is a site with APBT breed information:http://www.pbrc.net/breedinfo.html
Here is another site that lists temperment test percentages of different breeds: http://www.atts.org/statistics.html
The APBT scored 83.5%. Golden Retrievers scored 83.7% while Collies (AKA "Lassie") scored 79.0%.

Also, how many people can accurately identify a pit bull? Take this test and see how many you get wrong: http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findpit.html

Here is an article where a Pomeranian killed a six week old baby. http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/10/09/pomeranian.kills.ap/ Should Pomeranians be banned? I have been a vet tech for several years and can say that APBTs are one of the sweetest dogs to deal with. The smaller dog breeds such as Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, and Minature Pinschers are some of the most vicious dogs we have to deal with on a daily basis.

All of the facts are not known in this or other cases. Was the dog well socialized, spayed/neutered, chained and forgotten in the yard, provoked by the child, etc, etc. Breed bans will also not keep the undesirable pit bull owners from owning them, just as gun control does not keep criminals from owning guns. It will keep the honest, breed loving, good pit bull owners from owning animals that are cherished family members.

APBTs do NOT turn on their owners and are NOT unpredictable. Those are myths, NOT facts. The same was said about Doberman Pinschers in the seventies and eighties. Please do your research before spouting untruths. If you had researched the links I posted, you would know better.
Historically, the pit bull was known as a 'nanny' to children, served time in the World Wars, the RCA dog, was a faithful, loving companion to Helen Keller, and the list goes on. http://pawsitivelypitbull.com/famous.htm
http://www.pawsandclaws.com/pit_bulls.htm

Please quit spouting ignorance and educate yourselves. Ban the Deed, not the Breed!


Trish

http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/pete.php

Petey the Little Rascals dog was not killed because he attacked anyone. He died of old age. Once more, I cannot stress it enough, do some research before spouting untruths!

JoJo

Banned or not banned I warn you now any pitt bull entering my property will be shot immediately.

Trish

JoJo,

That is an extremely ignorant statement. Now, when a dog is killed on your property, you CAN and hopefully WILL be charged with animal cruelty, a felony.

Please educate yourself. Did you bother to look at this link? http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findpit.html
How many tries did it take you to correctly identify the pit bull?

Trish

Yet another great site dispelling myths about American Pit Bull Terriers: http://www.understand-a-bull.com/PitbullInformation/Urbanlegends.htm

APBTs do NOT have "steel track" jaws. See the above link for the FACTS.

Audrey King

I am the mother of Tyler King. I was standing right by my son when he was attacted by this Pit Bull. This animal was also part chocolate lab which made him a real large dog. This dog did not make a sound. There was no signe of agressiveness there was no emotion at all. This dog tryed to take my little boys face off. He would have exceded if my nephew wouldn't have been there. This dog was locked on his face and had no intension of letting go. When I hit him with a pipe and the men from next door came running this must have startled the dog and he let go. My baby was bloody from head to toe. "This big baby" so called would have killed him if someone woyldn't have been there. He did pull my baby's nose away from the bone in his face, he also tour from under his nose all the way up to his eye. It is a miracle that he is alive. These dog's that peaple there babies should think about it again. They are not babies when you your self can not get there jaws loose without useing some kind of prie bar to get there jaws unlocked. When I looked at Tyler all I could see was the back of my childs head and a big dog all over the front of his face. I thought he was going to take off Tyler's face, which he almost did. These animals are not pets they were not bread to be pets. They were raised to be fighting dogs. These dogs are so inter-bread they are really dumb dogs. All they know is to kill. An to you peiple that have them please keep them away from your children, they will adventually kill them. Think about it you people play with them by giving them something to bite on and you fight them to get it out of there mouths. That is strenthing there jaws. Which they are born with anyway. Even as puppies they are demanding and agressive dogs. Peaple if you just need something to be tough why don't you just get you a chawawa they are some of the most agressive dogs there is, they are just not large. You people that have these big agressive dogs I pray for your children and all the children in your neighborhood. These dogs are truly dangerious. And by the way I have done alot of background study on the pitbull. This dog has been interbread to fight. And fight they will do. I wished you could be here to watch Tyler having nightmairs about this dog attack. He is a tugh child, but he cries in his sleep. He relives this attack every time he clothes his eyes, I have to hold him all night because of hi fear of one of your big babies. Please re-think keeping these dog's especoally around children. What if there is a toy your child wants and so does the Pitt. Who do you think will when the toy? And what do you think the dog will do to get it. Just think about it. Mothers all over the world I plead to you. (KEEP THESE ANIMALS AWAY FROM YOUR FAMILY.) I could be a matter of life or death for your Love Ones. Tyler is all I have left. We lost his mother Christmas Eve of 2000. I Pray you think it over, these dogs were bread to Kill.

kathy abdul

pit bulls are as bad as cigarettes. an owner should be age 21 or older. everyone who owns a pit bull should carry 1,000 of dollars on insurance to own one. all dogs are to be owned by 1 family. if you don't want the dog anymore it should be put asleep. it should be treated with all shots and vaccines. it should be walked by owner 21 yrs or older never by a child. even walked with a muzzle for other peoples protection. this will cause safer streets. ones home should be checked properly so the dog could never escape for any eason. if this dog attacks a human being or any other animal it should be put to sleep immediately with no questions asked. owner should be treated as a crimal if dog does any type of damage and must be registered where they live. make it as hard as owning a gun or having a gun or drug charge, owner should be responsible for all pain and suffering. if owner doesn't follow the complete law for any reason owner should do time in prison with a very high fine and never be able to own a pit bull in future. pit bull owners should live in surburban or country never in the city. owner is responsible of all vet bills for animal and hospital bills of human beings. if people don't understand this breed is dangerous we should make it hard for them to own one. if neighbor see this breed not following the law they should report to police and police make sure all papers for this breed checked and if papers are not up to date or registered properly police should take dog and have it put to sleep immediatedly. if you want this breed of dog you must follow all requirements to tht tee no excuses.

kathy abdul


pit bulls are as bad as cigarettes. an owner should be age 21 or older. everyone who owns a pit bull should carry 1,000 of dollars on insurance to own one. all dogs are to be owned by 1 family. if you don't want the dog anymore it should be put asleep. it should be treated with all shots and vaccines. it should be walked by owner 21 yrs or older never by a child. even walked with a muzzle for other peoples protection. this will cause safer streets. ones home should be checked properly so the dog could never escape for any eason. if this dog attacks a human being or any other animal it should be put to sleep immediately with no questions asked. owner should be treated as a crimal if dog does any type of damage and must be registered where they live. make it as hard as owning a gun or having a gun or drug charge, owner should be responsible for all pain and suffering. if owner doesn't follow the complete law for any reason owner should do time in prison with a very high fine and never be able to own a pit bull in future. pit bull owners should live in surburban or country never in the city. owner is responsible of all vet bills for animal and hospital bills of human beings. if people don't understand this breed is dangerous we should make it hard for them to own one. if neighbor see this breed not following the law they should report to police and police make sure all papers for this breed checked and if papers are not up to date or registered properly police should take dog and have it put to sleep immediatedly. if you want this breed of dog you must follow all requirements to tht tee no excuses. all pit bulls should be registered and licensed from birth. if law is not followed owner should pay 10 thousand $ fine and 5 years imprisonment. with a 10 year parole after release from prison and report to probation for the whole 10 years. no rxception. this should make our streets safer for all.

kathy abdul

philadelphia,pa

Audrey King

Again this is the mother of Tyler King. Tonight on the 10 o'clock news ther was another child eat up by a pit bull dog. What is going to have to happen for something to be done abput these dogs. People these dogs are noy just big babies, do not have to be prevoked by anyone especially by a todler this time. I wonder what has to happen before these dogs are delt with like the killers that they are. I am very afraid of what they will do next. I still have at least 3 more of these big babies in my neighborhood. I would like to see the hole race of Pit bulls to be gone all over the world is what my son told Mrs. Kitchens. He is now afraid of his own dog which has never tryed to bight him even when he was riding on his back. Tyler has had this dog since he was 3 years old. Tyler has lost a lot in his life. He lost his Mother to Murder Christmas Eve of 2000 ln her own home. Tyler had just had his 5th Birthday Dec. 2nd of 2000. But there is a good part to his life he goes to school at Our Lady Catholic School. These people Love him and we Love them. I have never in my life seen such Love and Compasion. These People treat him as family. I just wish his Mother Karen King was alive to see how much he is Loved. Tyler is still not well but he is back in school. Our Lady's will not pick on him or ask hurtful questions. They Love him just as he is scars or no scars. Tyer Is a beautiful person inside thanks to the teachings of Our Ladies. Tyler's Teacher Mrs. Chamblee is retiring this year and has ben sick, but she was up at the hospital for about 4 of the five hours he was in surgury. I had to run her off because I could see she was in pain. This teacher was up at the hospital every day. Almost the hole staff came to school the 7th right after school. They were bearing lots of gifts and prayer cards from all the class mates in school. On the signe outside the school there was a signe that said Tyler King We Love You. This ment so much to Tyler he and I both cryed. He also had one student that would come up every morning before school an leve him something. This childs name is Ress Rapp. His Momowns Clasroom ect. And his father is the retired baseball player Pat Rapp. There was also another child tha don't even go to OueLady's. This child's name is John Paul. The Millers that live across th street from us was also there every day. Father Bryan came the day after he was bitten said prayers over with us and went back to school to prepare the rest of the school children, and staff in what to look for and encouriged them to pray for him. He got a lot of prayers and cards. Then the hole school made him a card with all there names on it. I just wanted toshare that with everyone. My husband says he eill never fuss about the tuition again. He just couldn't believe how much LOVE OUR LADIES HAS YO OFFER. They are all wonderful. YHANK YOU SO VERY MUCHTO ALL OF YOU! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, Audrey King

Audrey King

Again this is the mother of Tyler King. Tonight on the 10 o'clock news ther was another child eat up by a pit bull dog. What is going to have to happen for something to be done abput these dogs. People these dogs are noy just big babies, do not have to be prevoked by anyone especially by a todler this time. I wonder what has to happen before these dogs are delt with like the killers that they are. I am very afraid of what they will do next. I still have at least 3 more of these big babies in my neighborhood. I would like to see the hole race of Pit bulls to be gone all over the world is what my son told Mrs. Kitchens. He is now afraid of his own dog which has never tryed to bight him even when he was riding on his back. Tyler has had this dog since he was 3 years old. Tyler has lost a lot in his life. He lost his Mother to Murder Christmas Eve of 2000 ln her own home. Tyler had just had his 5th Birthday Dec. 2nd of 2000. But there is a good part to his life he goes to school at Our Lady Catholic School. These people Love him and we Love them. I have never in my life seen such Love and Compasion. These People treat him as family. I just wish his Mother Karen King was alive to see how much he is Loved. Tyler is still not well but he is back in school. Our Lady's will not pick on him or ask hurtful questions. They Love him just as he is scars or no scars. Tyer Is a beautiful person inside thanks to the teachings of Our Ladies. Tyler's Teacher Mrs. Chamblee is retiring this year and has ben sick, but she was up at the hospital for about 4 of the five hours he was in surgury. I had to run her off because I could see she was in pain. This teacher was up at the hospital every day. Almost the hole staff came to school the 7th right after school. They were bearing lots of gifts and prayer cards from all the class mates in school. On the signe outside the school there was a signe that said Tyler King We Love You. This ment so much to Tyler he and I both cryed. He also had one student that would come up every morning before school an leve him something. This childs name is Rees Rapp. His Momowns Clasroom ect. And his father is the retired baseball player Pat Rapp. There was also another child tha don't even go to OueLady's. This child's name is John Paul. The Millers that live across th street from us was also there every day. Father Bryan came the day after he was bitten said prayers over with us and went back to school to prepare the rest of the school children, and staff in what to look for and encouriged them to pray for him. He got a lot of prayers and cards. Then the hole school made him a card with all there names on it. I just wanted toshare that with everyone. My husband says he eill never fuss about the tuition again. He just couldn't believe how much LOVE OUR LADIES HAS YO OFFER. They are all wonderful. YHANK YOU SO VERY MUCH TO ALL OF YOU! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, Audrey King

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