Irresponsible ownership, hoarding 40 dogs, and now a child is dead, and we still blame the dog.

 http://tylerpaper.com/article/20101111/NEWS01/11110329/0/FRONTPAGE

Now lets see if we understand the facts on this story, 35-40 dogs were found on the property, and the dog in question was kept chained to a tree. How charming! I feel for this family, but yet again, we have a story about too many dogs, the chaining of dogs, and we still want to blame the dogs! What is missing here is that dogs were never meant to be chained, it goes against their instincts, their natural way of life. How can anyone expect an animal not to have issues when it is denied the right to freedom, wouldn’t you go insane if you were tethered and ignored? Never allowed to walk freely, and never socialized around other animals or people?

It sounds like the family has had its share of tragedy, but any fool could see there was danger in the making here, this is exactly what I try to speak out against because it ALWAYS end in a tragedy of one sort or another. I find it hard to believe that no one knew how many dogs were on that property, and why would any mother allow a toddler to be in a situation like that in the first place? The police officer wants to blame the dog, but come on!

What I want to know is why is that grandfather not behind bars? I’m sorry to the family but really, this man was very irresponsible, obviously neglectful in the duties of caring for and having that many dogs, not to mention he should have never been allowed to keep that many dogs in the first place! I feel sorry for that little boy, what a horrible thing to have happen, and a horrible way to die. I feel sorry for the family, there is no greater or more profoundly felt pain than the loss of a child, but accountability is in order here.

It is a shining example of abuse, neglect, child endangerment, and ignorance all rolled up one little tale, again we see  media bias at its finest, why is it that nobody heard about the little boy attacked last week by an English Mastiff? Or the story about a little girl attacked by a Blue Healer three weeks ago? I am constantly amazed at how stupid humans can be! This is why BSL exists in the first place! 

I will say that I do not object to the euthanization of dogs that have attacked. I believe that if a dog is aggressive and has attacked people or other dogs, it is a threat to the safety of the community as a whole, and should be put down. But ultimately we are responsible for shaping these dogs, we domesticated them and a great responsibility comes with that , if you are not ready to take on that responsibility than you should not own a dog, period!

I wish I could take these dogs out of the hands of ignorant and neglectful humans, we do these stupid things, we abuse, jail and neglect them, and then want to vilify these dogs because of it. This child did not ask to be born into the hands of neglectful family members, this dog did not ask to be chained and ignored.

This story just played right into the hands of an irresponsible media,  and those who wish to see BSL stick I makes me very angry, angry at the media, angry with this family and angry with a system that allows neglect and irresponsibility to continue. Again this story makes front page news but its disgraceful that the above mentioned stories did not. This all makes me sick to my stomach, nothing good comes from situations like this one, what a shame!

-Apitome-

About apitome

I am a mother, a pit bull advocate, but mostly I am just like any of you, I am passionate about politics, the environment and dog advocacy. I want possitive changes within the judicial system as well. I want my children to grow up in a country where we are not told what breed of dog we can own. I want to see BSL put in the trash where it belongs! I want to see the constitution protected but not manipulated *see anything on the mosque near ground zero (USA) or changing Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays (Canada)* I am not racist in any way shape or form against any ethnic group, I do however have prejudices against bad behavior! If you abuse our laws, kids, the elderly, or animals, If you move to a new country and then demand that country to change everything about it's laws & way of life to suit your own agenda, If you blatantly break those laws with no regard and show no repect for them, if you engage in dog fighting or any other forms of animal abuse, torture or neglect, or if you are a pedophile, Than yes! You are on my radar for sure, and I will do EVERYTHING within my power to see you stopped and brought to justice! Furthering that goal, I have no qualms about publishing the names and faces of convicted abusers. I am not trying to change the world, I simply want to see things improve not backslide, Mostly for my children and these wonderful dogs futures! I may say things you agree with, and I may say things that you won't agree with, I may anger you, challenge you, or just plain piss you off, but in my book that's ok as long as long as it inspires some form of action on your part. This is not a popularity contest, If I have said anything about a group or person that you don't agree with please feel free to leave a comment or simply don't come back. If You have been mentioned in my blog it is for one of two reasons, you are either an advocate or you are an abuser loser, if you are the latter I could care less what you think! I value the opinions of trash about as much as I do that of a slug! Everything in print here is a matter of public record, or came from a trusted source, with that said, I am certainly willing to print both sides of any story, in an effort to be fair and always print the truth! View all posts by apitome

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