Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Pit Prejudice
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
Benjamin Franklin

I learned something from the newspaper today.
I had just finished reading Jackiesue’s post about the serial slasher cat when I beheld this headline.
“Pit bull owner given 18 citations”.
I must admit that my first thought was that some asshole was caught fighting Pit bulls. To give you an idea of the kind of paper this is this headline was the lead story front page above the fold.
What really happened was the local Dog Warden issued 18 tickets to the owner of the property after responding to complaints of vicious dogs. He found that the owner had 39 American pit bulls. The citations were for the 18 animals living in the house with the family and for not having liability insurance.
I learned that in Ohio it is illegal to have a pit bull and not have it in a kennel locked with a pad lock. You also must carry liability insurance. This seems a little extreme to me, as they class a pit bull as a vicious animal. I think that the people who train them to be fighters are the vicious animals.
The Dog Warden and the two Sheriff’s detectives were convinced that the owners statement that he bred the dogs but not as fighters was true. I would say it is not the best choice of business in view of Ohio’s hatred of American pit bulls, but he has other things to worry about. During the search they found a dead pit bull in a barn but didn’t say how it died. They also found an SUV that was reported stolen in Cleveland over a year ago. Can’t wait to hear his story about that one.
Nite all!
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  • At 10:26 AM, Blogger Babs

    The media has made such a big deal out of pit bull attacks. ANY dog can attack a person. But the media thrives on knocking on pit bulls and stirs up paranoia among people who don't know the dogs can be gentle and sweet, just like any other dog too. Pisses me off.
    Yes, Peaches is very colorful. In more ways than one!!!

  • At 11:32 AM, Blogger Babs

    Just found out the moron that told me what type of citizen I was is Canadian!!! WTF? Go judge your own fellow citizens you moron!!!
    I can see you trying to get in 3 other cars before finding your own!!! LOL!!!!

  • At 2:30 PM, Blogger leo myshkin

    yup, ruby might have to look up joan rivers and ask for some tips on how to change her appearance.

    me and ruby don't care, we're too excited about april 2 just around the corner.

  • At 11:58 PM, Blogger yellowdog granny

    i agree. it's the owners that give pits a bad name...
    i paid $2 for a new copy of cash by johnny cash..cant wait to read it...not hard back..a quality paper copy..but still brand spanking new...hooboy

  • At 11:58 PM, Blogger yellowdog granny

    i never noticed the ball clock before...cooooooool,,,

  • At 8:37 AM, Blogger Babs

    Ahh... Midnight is a good one by Koontz. I told you 3 Koontz books in a row tops, then you have to change authors for at least one book, then you can go back to Koontz.
    LOL about Domino's. I haven't ordered from them in years. I still do Pizza Slut sometimes, but you can't beat Totino's fo $1. Sure, you have to throw some extra cheese on top, but still much cheaper.
    Actually, the lady that lives below BB boy alreayd hissed at him and he has a cat anyway, so it might not scare him. I just yell at him through the wall, STFU!!!

  • At 4:31 AM, Blogger Babs

    Just stopping by to give you a thumbs up on Blog Mad!!!

  • At 5:56 AM, Blogger Babs

    Ahhh... you need to apply the STFU principle at Wal-mart and not at home!

  • At 9:16 PM, Blogger raddog1

    The Stories Behind the Statistics
    by Karen Delise


    The study covers 431 documented human fatalities from a dog attack.

    Location of Attack
    25% of all fatal attacks were inflicted by chained dogs
    25% resulted from dogs loose in their yard
    23% occurred inside the home
    17% resulted from attacks by dogs roaming off their property
    10% involved leashed dogs or miscellaneous circumstances

    Number of Dogs
    68% of all fatal attacks were inflicted by a single dog
    32% was the result of a multiple dog attack

    Victim Profile
    79% of all fatal attacks were on children under the age of 12
    12% of the victims were the elderly, aged 65 - 94
    9% of the victims were 13 - 64 years old

    The age group with the highest number of fatalities were children under the age of 1 year old; accounting for 19% of the deaths due to dog attack. Over 95% of these fatalities occurred when an infant was left unsupervised with a dog(s).

    The age group with the second-highest number of fatalities were 2-year-olds; accounting for 11% of the fatalities due to dog attack. Over 87% of these fatalities occurred when the 2-year-old child was left unsupervised with a dog(s) or the child wandered off to the location of the dog(s).

    Boys aged 1 - 12 years old were 2.5 times more likely to be the victim of a fatal dog attack than girls of the same age.

    Breeds Involved
    Pit Bull and Pit-bull-type dogs (21%), Mixed breed dogs (16%),
    Rottweilers (13%), German Shepherd Dogs (9%), Wolf Dogs (5%),
    Siberian Huskies (5%), Malamutes (4%), Great Danes (3%),
    St. Bernards (3%), Chow Chows (3%), Doberman Pinschers (3%),
    other breeds & non-specified breeds (15%).

    Reproductive Status of Dogs
    Overwhelmingly, the dogs involved in fatal dog attacks were unaltered males.
    From 2000-2001 there were 41 fatal dog attacks. Of these, 28 were attacks by a single dog and 13 fatalities were caused by multiple dogs.

    Of the 28 single dogs responsible for a fatal attack between 2000-2001;
    26 were males and 2 were females. Of the 26 males, 21 were found to be intact (the reproductive status of the remaining 5 males dogs could not be determined).

    States with the Most Fatalities - 1965-2001
    California, 47; Texas, 32; Alaska, 26; Florida, 22; New York, 19; Michigan, 18; Illinois, 18; North Carolina, 17; Georgia, 16.

    While at times informative, statistics on fatal dog attacks can also be misleading. For example, a number of cases were a Pit Bull, Rottweiler or GSD were counted as causing a human fatality were in reality the direct result of gross human negligence or criminal intent (i.e. discarding a newborn in the yard where the dogs were kept, or cases of extremely emaciated animals, or cases were the dog was ordered or encouraged to attack the victim).

    This study was conducted not to determine which breeds of dogs caused fatalities, but rather to examine the circumstances and events that precipitated an attack. Knowing how many Pit Bulls or Rottweilers caused a human fatality has little applicable value, only when examining each case individually can we hope to gain insight into the HUMAN and CANINE behaviors that contributed to these tragic events.

    The preceding information and statistics are excerpts from the book:

    * "FATAL DOG ATTACKS: The Stories Behind the Statistics", by Karen Delise