Remember the Maryland Court of Appeals decision labeling pitbulls as inherently dangerous?
Well apparently that was undermined by the Maryland House of Delegates.
One day after the Maryland House of Delegates unanimously approved a bill that overturned the Maryland Court of Appeals decision labeling Pit Bulls as “inherently dangerous,” an Edgemere woman was attacked and seriously injured by at least one of her two pit bulls. One of the Pit Bulls was later found a few blocks away and was so aggressive that Baltimore County Police officers were forced to shoot and kill it, the Baltimore Sun reports. - See more at: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/pit-bull-attacks-md-woman-1-day-after-state-overturns-court-decision-breed#sthash.lmqabn7f.dpuf
At least one of HER OWN DAMN DOGS?????
Hmm, wonder if anything has happened this month or was January a particularly bad one for pitbull attacks on innocent people and other nonhuman animals?
Horse and Rider pulled down by....well, it was probably a bichon actually.
Bankok....c'mon, it couldn't have been an American Staffordshire Terrier (pitbull) now could it?
No one admitted to owning the pitbull .... duh, cause it was a dachshund!
I'm sure this Labrador was just asking for it....and they are only "pitbull-like" dogs....so that pretty much could be anything. like a Yorkie.
UPDATE: naturally there was a Twitter side of the discussion today. I love this. Because when you get one of these dog lurvers on the line, they will quickly make absolutely insane statements. This one was by way of discussing which dogs might represent a threat to a person. @invertenerd opined:
You said maim a toddler, yorkies can and do maim little kids.
Here's an image (source) that I grabbed off the web for reference. Now, admittedly the Yorkie is an aggressive little Napoleon complex of a dog. Which frankly is why it makes for such a good example. Even with its outsized attitude problem, however, the size of the beast tends to limit the damage. Admittedly in this figure, well...this is the scenario where a kid gets its face bitten, frequently enough. I stipulate that. So if we were talking "disfigure"...mmmm maybe. Arguable. Especially since owners of these little pocket dogs are more likely to be neglectful around kids. But I digress. The main point is how absolutely insane you are if you think that this kind of dog "maims" kids with anything like the same severity or probability that occurs with larger breeds. Insane. And of course that is the point. Dog owners are, to all intents and purposes, insane in their willful denial of what dogs do on a constant basis week in and weekout.