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Pamela Devitt Mauled To Death By Pack Of Pit Bulls, Owner May Be Charged With HomicideLos Angeles, CA – Last Thursday morning, 63-year-old Pamela Devitt was brutally mauled to death by several pit bulls while out jogging. Now police are investigating Devitt’s death as a possible homicide.

A passing motorist saw Devitt laying face down on the ground while several of the dogs were attacking her. She tried honking her horn to scare the dogs away, but they attacked her car, biting its tires. The driver called 911 and the responding officer tried to chase the dogs away, but was also attacked. The deputy fired a round at the dog which ran off into the desert.

But it was too late for Devitt. The poor woman had been dragged 50 yards, scalped, and had one of her arms ripped off. She would die in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Devitt, a married mother of two, often went jogging in the morning.

Police would seize six pit bulls and two mixed-breed dogs at the home of 29-year-old Alex Jackson after receiving information from Animal Control that he owned pit bulls that have been aggressive in the past. Jackson was arrested after it was found he was growing marijuana in his home. But that’s the least of his worries.

Investigators are currently waiting on DNA test results to find which dogs were involved in the attack. If any of the dogs are found to have participated in the killing of Devitt, they may be put to death and Jackson may be looking at homicide charges.

Neighbors said the dogs attacked a man on a horse with two children earlier in the week, and another man said they attacked him and his horse in January. Neighbors say they also have video of the dogs hopping the fence where they live.

Tony Bell, spokesperson for LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, said he wants state laws changed regarding aggressive dogs in order to make communities safer. “To ask state legislature to allow local government to pass their own ordinances, breed specific if you will. We’re not talking about bans necessarily. We’re talking enhanced enforcement on pit bulls and the owners,” Bell said.

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  • CT

    Yet another reason to avoid exercise.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/rhonda.marseli Rhonda Marseli

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lorie.engebretsen Lorie Engebretsen

    They really need to change the laws on overly aggressive dogs.. It shouldn’t have took the poor woman just out excersing to be mauled to death for this guy to be arrested.. I wonder if the neighbors reported these dogs to animal control..

  • http://www.facebook.com/lorie.engebretsen Lorie Engebretsen

    They really need to change the laws on overly aggressive dogs.. It shouldn’t have took the poor woman just out excersing to be mauled to death for this guy to be arrested.. I wonder if the neighbors reported these dogs to animal control..

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    Who needs that many dogs in the middle of a fucking city?

  • VenusDoom3

    “Aside from possibly being put to death if found to have participated, Jackson may be looking at homicide charges.”

    The way you put that, it sounds like the dog owner may be put to death instead of the dogs. I vote for both, actually.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.gloss Alan Isntevenmyname Gloss

    Running kills. We should pass laws to ban running.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.gloss Alan Isntevenmyname Gloss

    Running kills. We should pass laws to ban running.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Iwantmyreal Theresa Lindsey

    Just like guns… Don’t blame the dog. Blame the owner of it

  • http://www.facebook.com/Iwantmyreal Theresa Lindsey

    Just like guns… Don’t blame the dog. Blame the owner of it

  • Disc0rdia

    Where are the posters defending aggressive breeds this morning? Come on out of the woodwork, I need reading material with my morning oj.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    lol, you are right. I modified it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cathy.jenkins.31 Cathy Jenkins

    I bet according to the owner( they were the sweetest dogs EVER.)Owner definitely should be charged & laws should definitely be changed to keep animal control from being charged too. How many attacks do they get before they are considered a threat. Dogs are pack animals and if one attacks, they all do. However the difference between attacks is similar to bees. Would you rather be attacked by a swarm of Sweat bees or a swarm of Hornets? Being a wonderful yet regretful/learn the hard way but not expensive way previous owner….its the BREED, not necessarily the owners. Bad owners just throw fuel on the fire. If laws aren’t changed soon , I believe the local animal control should be charged as well (if having known and cited aggressive dog owners in the past). All I can say to my friends and loved ones that are owners: Never, EVER say “My dog doesn’t bite” If you are fortunate enough to be a homeowner …don’t own a pit. If you are a renter have enough money set aside to file bankruptcy because you will never have the money to pay for some kids doctor bills or funeral after you are sued. Til then…. enjoy your ferocious/deadly if provoked fur babies. If you never have a bad hap, CONGRATULATIONS and if you do, well….welcome to the- I told ya so, I feel like a fuckin idiots club.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cathy.jenkins.31 Cathy Jenkins

    I bet according to the owner( they were the sweetest dogs EVER.)Owner definitely should be charged & laws should definitely be changed to keep animal control from being charged too. How many attacks do they get before they are considered a threat. Dogs are pack animals and if one attacks, they all do. However the difference between attacks is similar to bees. Would you rather be attacked by a swarm of Sweat bees or a swarm of Hornets? Being a wonderful yet regretful/learn the hard way but not expensive way previous owner….its the BREED, not necessarily the owners. Bad owners just throw fuel on the fire. If laws aren’t changed soon , I believe the local animal control should be charged as well (if having known and cited aggressive dog owners in the past). All I can say to my friends and loved ones that are owners: Never, EVER say “My dog doesn’t bite” If you are fortunate enough to be a homeowner …don’t own a pit. If you are a renter have enough money set aside to file bankruptcy because you will never have the money to pay for some kids doctor bills or funeral after you are sued. Til then…. enjoy your ferocious/deadly if provoked fur babies. If you never have a bad hap, CONGRATULATIONS and if you do, well….welcome to the- I told ya so, I feel like a fuckin idiots club.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrickwm68 Pat Moore

    “My Pitties are the sweetest dogs in the world and would never hurt anyone. It’s the owners not the breed”. Yeah right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrickwm68 Pat Moore

    “My Pitties are the sweetest dogs in the world and would never hurt anyone. It’s the owners not the breed”. Yeah right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrickwm68 Pat Moore

    Oh because it’s always the owner. Tell that to the woman who had her arms torn off by her 3 pitbulls.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrickwm68 Pat Moore

    Oh because it’s always the owner. Tell that to the woman who had her arms torn off by her 3 pitbulls.

  • Athena

    If this isn’t a clear example of owner negligence, I don’t know what is. This would definitely be one in the “a dog is only as good as his owner” column.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobocopsSadSide Eric King

    I guess I just got lucky with mine. All he’s done for the past ten years is eat, sleep, and shit. Never attacked anyone. Never acted like he was going to. He’s stayed in my daughter’s room for the better half of 4 years, and they are pretty much besties.

  • LuluMontegut

    “The poor woman had been dragged 50 yards, scalped, and had one of her arms ripped off.”

    I actually had to walk away from my computer, and did the sign of the cross…and i am agnostic. The pain and terror she experienced…i am physically ILL.

  • Defafan

    Shocking. Another instance of a MORON with sweet little pitbulls for pets! Get rid of both breeds. (idiot owners and violet breed dogs).

  • http://www.facebook.com/JenniferHerrick Jennifer Herrick

    You are comparing dogs to guns….guns are inanimate objects. The owners of guns are strictly to blame….the dog AND the owner are to blame.

  • Evan Oswald

    Don’t put these dogs down! Rather save them, and use them to put idiot owners of pit bulls (who attack others) down. Essentially, death by pit bull for owners of pit bulls who injure others. That way we can study the dogs and figure out how to prevent things like: scalpings, removal of faces/arms/etc…..

  • http://www.krashthrills.wordpress.com/ Anthony Mandich

    That’s pretty fucking fucked up

  • tkaz

    I know I’m preaching to the choir but…….why so many frigging pits!??? Is it really necessary???
    This is a law I think I’d totally back- dog owners need to be aware of the consequences.

  • Cassy_Again

    Seriously? This is 100% owner. I bet $100 those dogs were not neutered or socialized. NO ONE can have that many dogs and properly care for them. They’re animals, they act accordingly.

  • Vannessa

    I’ll defend “agressive breeds” until I die!!!!! ANY dog can be aggressive and deadly. Just like some people shouldn’t fucking breed, some people shouldn’t fucking own animals. I’ve been bit by many different dogs, unprovoked at that. Blame the ignorant cuntheads who can’t drive their thumb up their ass let alone handle the simple task of training a dog. He ought to be put down along with the dogs.

  • velvetjoneslives

    Yes, because once a week or more we read of people being torn to piece by Beagles, Golden Retrievers, and Poodles. Oh wait….

  • Athena

    Yes, because thugs and wannabes own so many Beagles, Golden Retrievers and Poodles. Oh wait… ;)

  • JohnQknowitall

    But it was too late for Devitt. The poor woman had been dragged 50 yards, scalped, and had one of her arms ripped off. She would die in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Devitt, a married mother of two, often went jogging in the morning.

    Story after story after story…. It’s not the dog, it’s the owner. Another person is dead and if she were not dead she would be maimed for life. Fuck You Pit Bullshitters… that breed has no redeeming qualities and it is time to go… needles please…

  • JohnQknowitall

    Do you find it in the slightest of ways uncanny that the dogs involved are Pit Bulls?

  • JohnQknowitall

    How do you feel about Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot?

  • JohnQknowitall

    Pit Bullshitters

  • Buffettgirl

    Sure – blame the dogs because we all know logically that if a dog is of a certain breed then it will automatically be a vicious, evil, man-killing devil. Why not take the chance to highlight what happens with BAD OWNERS? Nope – just join the wagon train of “it’s the Pitty’s fault for having been born…”

  • Vannessa

    Ohhh so because you don’t hear about something it doesn’t happen? Let me guess, you’re a democrat too? Ever think these things are over publicized for a reason? Poodles are NASTY fucking critters!!! And ugly too. Shepards can be, we had a retired police dog that HATED people. ALL animals can be mean if mistreated. You clearly missed my point. If they are raised in a loving home, they don’t just “snap”. They can, just like you can too, but the probability is much lower. It’s not the dog, its the owner.

  • Vannessa

    You probably don’t want to know.

  • deweycheatamandhow

    I wish I had a nickel for every time I read this kind of defense on DD. I’d retire.

  • velvetjoneslives

    A democrat? Hahahahahahah! That is a good one. While a agree Poddles are nasty critters, to compare them to a Pit Bull is ludicrous. Even an ill tempted German Shepard is no match for a Pit Bull. There is a reason people bread Pit Bulls as fighting dogs, and it is not because of their cute and cuddly demeanor.

  • velvetjoneslives

    Though the sight of some gangsta thug walking through da hood with his pimped out Poodle would be hilarious.

  • Vannessa

    I get that, I totally do. But what I mean is any dog can rip you apart. Yes pit bulls have stronger jaws and shit but to hate an ENTIRE breed because there have been issues and bad ones and bad owners isn’t fair to the ones who wouldn’t hurt a fly. I love animals… Most of them. There are plenty ill shoot because they are completely fucking worthless in this world but, it isn’t fair.

  • Vannessa

    Hey whatever, i’ve been bit by plenty of dogs and seen dogs do shit first hand that will haunt your mind for the rest of your life, never was a pitbull involved.

  • Vannessa

    I would laugh! If pitbulls were banned, what dog would they use next?

  • Athena

    I lived in the hood for several years. Pits are BY FAAAAR the most popular breed among the irresponsible. Combined with their inherent ability to injure, it is perfectly understandable. But I believe the experts when they tell me that, statistically, Pits are generally less aggressive than average.

  • Athena

    I once knew a drug dealer with a tea cup Chihuahua that shook like it was constantly hypothermic. Of course, he also owned the most intimidating Pit I’ve ever laid eyes on, but he’d occasionally walk just the little one, and it was hilarious. :P

  • deweycheatamandhow

    Two questions please. Less aggressive than average what?? And who are the experts and where can I see their statistics?

  • Buffettgirl

    Especially if it were dyed… just sayin’!

  • JohnQknowitall

    Where are the trustworthy published stats found? Are the stats based on overall attacks or based on attacks per PB capita or human capita?

  • Buffettgirl

    Keeping in mind that Boyfriend is in an MC and I know better than to make the stereotyping mistake, we have a huge, burly, beefy, scary lookin’ Outlaw Biker kind of guy down the street (who is NOT in an MC), when he walks his wife’s Bichon Frise it’s about the funniest thing I get to see all day! ;-)

  • Buffettgirl

    Just because a dog is purple doesn’t mean you have to get rid of it…

  • deweycheatamandhow

    Believe me, I get it (I’ve owned other breeds that used to also be vilified: doberman, rottweiler, and chow). And you’re entitled to feel and believe what you want, as are the rest of us. Here’s what I suspect, though: while beagles and poodles and whatever may also be aggressive, bite, etc., the percentage of those that result in serious injury or death is probably far, far lower than the percentage of pit bull bites that do. I have no data to offer, that’s just my impression based on my own experience, what I’ve read, and so on.

  • Athena
  • techsupp0rt

    It’s kind of like the gun debate… if you get rid of all of the pit bulls, there’s still aaaaalll of the other dogs that still can and will do this in the hands of the wrong people. It just so happens that those other dogs aren’t quite as over-bred and plentiful (therefore cheap and easy to acquire by lowlifes) as pit bulls are… yet.

    But you can rest assured that the moment you get rid of pit bulls, your next problem dog is probably going to be an even bigger problem.

  • techsupp0rt

    Because they’re cheap, tough looking, and absolutely everywhere.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Did you mean to post an url?

  • JohnQknowitall

    But maybe if it attacks and kills humans perhaps it might be a good idea…

  • JohnQknowitall

    Well… the dogs get put down if they maime and kill, but with guns the humans go to prison… It’s not the same battle.

    The “it’s always something argument” is mute.

  • Buffettgirl

    Really? You thought that was about the dogs? Defafan accidentally left the “n” out of violent, I made a funny, that’s all, just a funny…

  • Kasie K

    Omg, laughing and agreeing. Good one!

  • Athena

    It works just fine for me…

  • JohnQknowitall

    It didn’t show up in the comment on my end when I looked.

  • newstarshipsmell

    LOL I’d love to see a Chihuahua try to rip me apart. I’d love to see one even manage to mildly annoy me before booting it across the room.

  • newstarshipsmell

    Come on, you know they come from Hell. Admit it.

  • newstarshipsmell

    I thought it was fuckin’ hilarious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannah.guillory Shannah Erwin Guillory

    I normally don’t weigh in on these arguments…both sides have some valid points. Yes, Pit Bulls are massive and their bites often maim and cause fatalities of the victims. Anyone who owns a dog should be held responsible for monitoring their pets and keeping them safe as well as secure from running loose in public.

    With that being said, I firmly believe that goes for every breed, not just the larger or stronger dogs. I have 2 dogs – a miniature schnauzer and a chihuahua / fox terrier mix. Both are old, grumpy, protective and would thoroughly enjoy biting someone just because they entered my room. They may not be able to kill but I guarantee you’d know they were there, even if it was just a gnawed ankle.

    In the past, I’ve owned pit bulls, dobermans and a chow. Responsibly, that is. No one was attacked or bitten. Like a child, the end result is based on the time and effort you put into raising them and socializing them; maintaining discipline; rewarding good behavior.

    I agree with Techsupport. Any dog can be aggressive and yes, there are parallels to stereotyping humans and stereotyping breeds of dogs. Same thing as saying a Muslim is likely to be a terrorist. Or a Catholic priest is likely to molest a child. Or a Mexican is likely to be a gangster. Or a white person is likely to be a racist. It depends on the person, their temperament, upbringing and numerous other factors that influence their lives.

    Dogs are loving animals by nature. People are mostly responsible for cases where this deviates. I say hold the owner responsible. A pet is a responsibility, not a part-time accessory to pay attention to when it is convenient. Yes, there are cases where the animal was inbred, ill-tempered or unusually aggressive because of genetics or other factors. That is an exception, not the norm.

    I don’t disagree that owners of more aggressive breeds should be required to attend a course or obtain a permit, similar in principle to taking hunter’s safety training or a background check or obtaining a gun permit. I hesitate to say we should make more laws and further restrict freedom. The government is too law-happy as it is. Enforce the ones we have, practice accountability and watch most of these problems get solved accordingly.
    JMO

  • Buffettgirl

    Why thank you very much! ;-)

  • Buffettgirl

    But then so do I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chinchillazilla

    No. Any dog can bite, but it’s actually a rare dog that can tear you limb from limb, even in a pack of six or more. Wolves don’t often dismember their prey while it’s alive; they just don’t have the jaw/neck strength.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannah.guillory Shannah Erwin Guillory

    The answer is more education and less ignorance :)

  • Aussie Sabbath

    Actually a few weeks ago, a woman nearly had her face torn off by a Lab x retriever. Completely unprovoked. Labs and retrievers are one of the most docile breeds out there. But if it has teeth, it will bite. Any dog can attack, they’re animals after all.

  • Wolf_of_Mars

    Ditto! LOL!

  • Wolf_of_Mars

    …he lines up the kick, takes the shot, the furry football goes between the uprights, and it’s GOOD!
    The crowd goes wild!

  • Disc0rdia

    I feel like part of the club now, I got down voters, yaaaayyyy

  • Disc0rdia

    No not seriously, derp derp, goodness, did anyone not ever read my comments on other pit bull threads?

  • Disc0rdia

    Aaaand you fell for it hook line and sinker

  • 18th40

    Yep me to Buff, it was a good one.

  • JohnQknowitall

    I hesitate to say we should make more laws and further restrict freedom. The government is too law-happy as it is. Enforce the ones we have, practice accountability and watch most of these problems get solved accordingly.

    Laws are meant to support the rights provided by the Constitution which includes limiting the actions of others not to limit the rights of others. Given your argument then a lion and a house cat are equally good pets as long as the owner is responsible. I love the response: we like the breed when asked why they choose the breed, but no real answer can be gotten from a Pit Bull owner, but from most other breeds the answer is sitting on the tip of their tongues. The breed is an unnecessary danger to life and limb.

  • Vannessa

    exactlyl!!

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    They weren’t neutered or appropriately socialized and trained, either.

  • DeweyCheatam

    Link please. I need details.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannah.guillory Shannah Erwin Guillory

    “Given your argument then a lion and a house cat are equally good pets as long as the owner is responsible”

    That is correct. As long as the animal is confined and the owner is able to properly take care of the special needs that an exotic species entails (which most people cannot therefore it is not a feasible pet to own). Really…who has room to comfortably house an elephant or a tiger?

    We are talking about a dog here. A domesticated animal, not a mammoth sized creature from Africa.

    I no longer own a pit bull. But I can answer your question of why I like them quickly and without hesitation. 1) They are sweet and adoringly goofy dogs…always happy and ready to play a game of tug of war with a rope, tire, mack truck, whatever is available.. :) 2) They are very loyal and protective – gentle in nature IF RAISED RIGHT. I like all breeds of dogs (except chows lol). Why do I own the chihuahua? It is small, sleeps under the blanket with me and suited for the size of my house. Why would I own a retriever? I live on the river and they love swimming. Plus they are happy, goofy dogs too – just like the pit bull. Chihuahuas are typically high strung and more apt to hate everyone except the owner. I honestly have to keep an eye on mine when people come visit, usually I put it in my bedroom so it doesn’t bark them into oblivion (because they are typically not as laid back as the other breeds mentioned above).

    I respect your opinion as well as that of other posters. I would assume that you feel the same way because you appear to be above average in intelligence. Some of us will just have to agree to disagree on this issue because obviously these opinions are steadfast! If I own a dog that injures another person, I would expect to assume the responsibility for that.

  • Buffettgirl

    Sorry – so many Pit haters out there it’s hard to keep count of who is and isn’t a hater anymore! I doubt I’ll forget again though! ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rick.maloney1 Rick Maloney

    It all comes down to that word I have seen repeatedly used throughout this discussion/arguement: resposibility. Sadly, too many people buy certain breeds for the status symbol, the image the breed represent, or, worse, for intimidation purposes. Such people give the breeds the bad reputation, not the breed itself. I have always preferred large dogs, but as pets, not as attack dogs. To hold the animal responsible for how they’re trained is akin to holding a gun responible for shooting someone. When our society turns away from blaming others and instead begins to hold people responsible, we will have far less problems. Of course, I won;t be holding my breath waiting for this to happen.

  • JohnQknowitall

    The study itself is based on information that is severely limited. One line in the actual study stands out:

    Dog bite statistics are potentially misleading for several reasons: (a) most dog bites go unreported unless medical attention is sought…

    The reports of deaths and maiming by Pit Bulls are frequent and for other breeds comparatively very rare.

  • EmilyRed

    What does being a Democrat have to do with owning a Pit Bull or being against them?

  • Aussie Sabbath

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/iowa-woman-says-husband-bit-labrador-mix-stop-attack Here you go, mate. Some reports say it was a Lab mix, some say it was a Lab x Retriever. Ripped her bloody nose off!

  • A-nony-mous

    Great. Then they’ll move on to another breed and we’ll have 5-10 years of that breed doing the exact same thing, just like before pitbulls it was German Shepards, Dobermans and Rottweilers that were the insane out of control apocalypse-bringers of their decades. Getting rid of a breed does nothing because the ignorant owners just move on to another large breed dog and are equally irresponsible. Until we start focusing on the people BEHIND the dogs then we’ll continue being obsessed with the breed and never see progress. Unfortunately dogs don’t get to choose their owner and they’re only as safe as who they end up with, just like a car is only as safe as the person driving it and a gun is only as safe as the person holding it. PItbulls are a dog, nothing more and nothing less. They have the same redeeming qualities, pros and cons of any other dog.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Could it be that the numbers of what is not the most dangerous breed in America have grown to make it public enemy breed number 1? My guess is the publicity probably deterred other dog lovers from getting those breeds. This breed has no appealing characteristics and I question the motives of people who choose this breed. We are talking about human safety. I love dogs, but when it comes to human safety: fuck dogs.

  • newstarshipsmell

    When you’re gonna focus on a single word like that, it helps to get your point across when you don’t misspell it. Twice.

  • DeweyCheatam

    Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/DiJennings Di Collins

    Vannessa, my neighbor is 88 and a kindly old woman. She had a pit that she adored. The dog was kind and loving and was treated like gold. Two years ago, her so-called sweet dog snapped and attacked and killed her visiting 7 year old granddaughter. There was nothing she could do to stop the attack. This dog was never mistreated or abused. This dog was raised in a loving home. And it was NOT the owner’s doing, in any way. Your statement, “But never ever bit anyone, killed anyone, robbed any old ladies of their candy and spare change” is 100000000000000000000% incorrect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DiJennings Di Collins

    I used to live in NYC and I cannot tell you how many thugs have these dogs purposely to further their street cred and to instill fear. These dogs were walked with chains, not leashes….chains. If your dog is honestly SOOOO strong that it requires a CHAIN rather than a leash, then it really shouldn’t be allowed in your home or anywhere in our communities. Most of the time, it was just douchebag dog owners just wanted to scare people which is quite a disservice to an already hated breed. So, all of you pit-lovers out there; why don’t you go after the irresponsible dirtbag owners that make your precious breed look so bad. I hate pitbulls. One killed my 88 year old neighbor’s 7 year old granddaughter and I think you live with your heads in the sand if you don’t believe their dangers. The data is right there. Not saying that other dogs don’t attack because they do, but other dogs don’t tear your limbs off. Pits are bred to kill; that’s their breed indication. They will not back down from a fight until it wins; whether that fight be with another dog, a human, or your sofa.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DiJennings Di Collins

    “They are very loyal and protective – gentle in nature IF RAISED RIGHT”..my 88 year old neighbor’s pit killed her 7 year old granddaughter without being provoked. Your argument does not hold water.

  • Vannessa

    Their mothers didn’t hug them enough.

  • Vannessa

    you people are too fucking serious.

  • EmilyRed

    I was fucking joking. mehhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com/forums/ Dakota Valkyrie

    Charged with murder:

    Alex Jackson’s four dogs involved in the fatal attack all tested positive for DNA belonging to 63-year-old Pamela Marie Devitt, Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
    [...]

    Jackson was arrested that day after deputies discovered a marijuana grow on the property. He was not initially charged in Devitt’s death and bailed out of jail on the drug charge.

    The Los Angeles County Coroner later determined Devitt’s cause of death was “blood loss attributed to sharp force trauma. The sharp force trauma was caused by the dog attack where the victim sustained approximately 150-200 puncture wounds,” Lt. Corina said.

    Jackson was arrested again Thursday morning for murder and owner negligence of an animal resulting in death.

    According to the District Attorney’s Office, authorities received at least three other reports of Jackson’s dogs attacking other people.
    [...]

    The dogs linked to the attack will likely be put down, officials said.

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/05/30/owner-arrested-after-dna-links-pit-bulls-to-fatal-littlerock-mauling/

  • JohnQknowitall

    Comparing humans to another species or more directly anthropomorphizing another species is incorrect on many levels.

    Dogs can and do harm. The temperament is partially nature and partially learned among canines. The amount of damage they can do is determined by their physical structure and temperament. All of this should be considered among many other things when there is consideration of dog ownership.

    We agree that ownership accountability should be an issue. I will take that a bit further and suggest that owners be required to own an insurance policy that incorporates liability. In that way breeds with a true statistically determined danger to human beings and their property will pay higher premiums. Their victims will be compensated. There will still be a foul, but lessened harm. Let the market decide.

    As far as rights go, I am not sure if dog ownership is a right. If it is then the rights of ownership should not supersede the rights of those who wish to live a healthy, peaceful and whole life.

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