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Pit Bull Terriers are KILLERS! They are hard wired TO KILL from generations of breeding TO KILL. Pit Bulls kill other animals and pets and they kill people.
Staggering numbers of children and adult humans are killed each year in The U.S. by Pit Bull Dogs. Still, there are few regulations across this country to control what amounts to 'canine death squads' among us. (It is not unusual for Pits to kill in packs and it's not unusual for owners to have more than one Pit Bull dog.)
(We have several articles on this blog presenting statistics and the nature Pitt Bull attacks. See our article, "PIT BULL TERRIERS---Bred to Kill.......", dated July 23, 2010, for statistical information.)
It is remarkable that in the face of incontrovertible evidence some 'rights activists' maintain, "it's the 'owner', not the breed". And some have written telling us so. And then some can't write anymore because their dogs have attacked them.
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The most recent 'Pit Bull to Human' killing comes from South Carolina.
On Thursday, Sirlinda Hayes, 66, was working in her yard tending her collard greens and turnips as she did on a daily basis. Within moments she was dead. Attacked and mauled to death by a neighbors 2 pit bull dogs. A neighbor who saw the attack ran to her aid, and he was also attacked and is now in a hospital with life threatening injuries.
When first responders arrived, the pits would not allow them near the victims. Accordingly, the pits were shot and killed.
Odom Hayes, a nephew of Sirlinda, today said, "...never had no trouble before......just one of them things meant to be. She's in a better place.....".
With all due respect to Odom and the surviving members of the Hayes family, Sirlinda need not be in 'that better place' at all. If those 'PIT' bulls were not there, Sirlinda would still be here.
In the last 4 months, South Carolina has reported at least 3 'Pit-to-Human' killings.
In November 2010, a 25-year old man was killed by his 'pet' pit. A few months earlier a 10-year old boy was literally decapitated by 6 pits and pit mixes.
Last month a 9-year old girl was chewed to death by a pit bull. And just on Thursday, February 10, a 3-year old girl remains in a South Carolina hospital after almost having her head taken off by a Pit Bull Dog!
So what can be done in South Carolina to ameliorate Pit Bull attacks and killings? A lot. What will be done? Probably nothing.
There are numbers of things that can be done in more intelligent parts of the country, however. Laws can be promulgated on the State, and local levels, to regulate Pit Bulls care and ownership.
Cities, counties and States can make local laws banning these creatures within their geographical limits. Some municipalities in Colorado have. In fact, Colorado has been a leader in the country in regulating pit bulls and other identified vicious breeds.
This kind of human death does not have to happen. Why is it happening?