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3:13 pm on Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I have screen shots of all of his postings and would be glad to repost them if you would like also. A benefit of the email notifications from patch.com is that they contain the body of the comments posted.
3:08 pm on Tuesday, June 26, 2012
@ Phil Dirt I can assure you that no one has been filtering any of the comments here. Even as author I do not have the ability to remove comments and can only flag them as inappropriate. Which I luckily havnt had to do yet.
The comments posted Mr Brad Mulcahy have disappeared along with his profile, and unfortunately it is a very common internet troll tactic to do so. From what I saw he was flagged and even blocked from other postings and was possibly removed from patch all together for doing so.
Another drawback is that due to the anonymous nature of patch postings, you could very well be Brad Mulcahy under the alias of Phil Dirt, and are simply continuing to troll by pointing out the above question.
So let me make it clear that neither myself, as the author, or those who comment have the ability to remove comments on the fly. We can only flag comments and then the comments would still be listed in this conversation as "flagged." Only when you remove your profile or own comments from patch.com will your comments be purged, "flagged" or not.
I created this blog to start a public discussion, not to steer it, and I would certainly be glad for you to participate and express any opinion you may have, regardless of which side of the topic you are on.
12:49 pm on Friday, June 22, 2012
Keri can you clarify what you meant by this? "So I agree that some breeds can be very vicious and brutal so its unspeakable and appalling what they are doing towards Pit Bulls and only Pit Bulls." Its kind of a contradictory statement.
10:17 pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Furthermore I would like to note that my involvement in this entire discussion is due to the fact that both of my dogs "look like" pit bull mixes, and due to their appearance, under the Solesky v Tracey ruling, fall into the nondescript category of "pit bull mixes." Intern are a liability at this point, because the court failed to define what a pit bull actually is, and what would be a determining factor in what a mixed breed pit bull was either. Therefore every dog that is of unknown origin could be labeled a "pit bull" and fall under this ruling. This is not good science, and has proven to be a terrible legislative effort by the judiciary system of Maryland.
9:58 pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
On a side note, I would ask that all participants be polite and professional in your responses. I will not tolerate any personal attacks or foul language in this discussion. You will be removed and blocked. Keep it classy, we're all adults here..
9:56 pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Brad if you wish for us to provide citations for any statistical data I ask that you provide the same. Do you have access to a scientific study to support the claim that "31 U.S. fatal dog attacks occurred in 2011 and out of that 31 attacks, 22 involved pitbulls."
Also am I to understand that you are affiliated with dogsbite.org in some way? "we keep great records when it comes to dog bite fatalities." Every single one of your arguments have been a verbatim repeat of their position and I'm curious as to your insistence of citing them..
9:53 pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I would like you to note that in the 33 cases of Dog related fatalities the study shows
21 dogs to be of unknown origin or indeterminable.
2 verified Pit Bulls
3 verified Rottweilers
2 verified German Shepards
1 verified Husky
1 verified American Bulldog
1 verified Wolf Mix
1 verified Boxer
The study also makes note that several of the cases were reported to be "pit bulls" by the media, but there was no evidence to support those claims, and photos of the dogs were found to be an unknown mixed breed as well. Most of the unknowns were also strays, feral or junkyard pack dogs that were never located after the incidents.
So if you'd like to claim that all of the unknown breeds were "pit bulls" help yourself. But under review by scientific, medical, and veterinary professionals that would be a very incorrect statement.
9:36 pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
There are only a couple of credited sources that cover dog bite fatalities in the US.The National Canine Research Council will usually take a full year of follow up to complete their report. The NCRC is preparing numbers for 2011, and expects their report to be out the first week of 2013.
Here is their preliminary report for 2011
The CRC's report for 2010 is available here.
11:21 am on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
"70 percent of fatal dog attacks last year involved pit bulls."
Can you cite that? I have never heard such a statistic and neither has the court or legislature.
11:19 am on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Media hysteria and bad owners have greatly damaged this breed and every incident involving a Pit Bull makes it worse for the entire breed and their owners.
In closing I will say a large part of a dog’s success in life depends on the genetics he inherits how well he is raised and managed.
APBT= American Pit Bull Terrier have a life span of 10-14 years, fantastic temperament, they are a solid medium size dog with an average weight between 30-60 pounds, they come in a variety of colors(red, white, blue, black, chocolate, tan, brindle), their coat is short and easy to groom, energy level is high with both physical exercise and mental stimulation needed, they are easy to train, some health concerns are hip dysplasia, allergies, and hereditary cataracts.
If you would like to participate in this discussion I would recommend avoiding being pretentious and dismissive. There are a lot of us that are well educated on the facts. We are responsible dog owners and have good dogs.
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