My “Obligation” to Answer Private Communications

Unanswered emails

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I just noticed that, possibly due to some previous blog update, the personal, private comments stopped all showing up in my control panel so I didn’t know new private comments were received.

So I’ll be answering them on a can-do, time allowing basis. Hope you all understand.

Only the ones that require a personal, specific reply will get one. Others will get a public response, where I certainly won’t mention names or any specific details but I’m going to answer some of them here so that I can help a much higher number of people.

Sorry but with my lack of time that’s the best I can do.

Let’s go ahead then.

Some of them are quite interesting: invitation for a speech on the health hazards on humans caused by dogs; request to testify as a paid expert on a legal case concerning barking; advice on how to deal with dozens of dogs; request to build a special, super powerful no-barking device; question about the existence of *secret* no-dogs-allowed private communities…

What I can say is: WOW! Thanks a lot to all of you who trust me on all of that. Calling me an “expert”? I’m absolutely flattered! To say the least! I sincerely do not consider myself an expert but the simple fact of being called one by some of you is hugely gratifying.

Once more, a Gigantic Thanks to all of you who trust me!

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Well, now I’m going to be a bit rude. Or worse.

This is not for all of you, just some.

The matter is that some people expect me to answer all their comments, all requests, all emails, right way.

Let me tell you who expected so that I do NOT have to.

This site is Not the basis of my life, my life does not revolve around dogs or their crazed worshippers. I come here when I can and want.

I do not have any obligation to any of you. You are not paying me. I’m not making money from you. I’m not making money from anybody. I’m not deceiving anybody. I really mean what I post here, I’m not a fraud. I’m not looking for fame. I’m a discreet person and just want peace of mind, so I created and keep this blog running. I’m not planning to become a politician or any kind of public figure, no matter where. I’m not taking your time. YOU came to MY site.

You don’t like my writing skills? Don’t read! I speak a number of foreign languages and I always have another one or two on my mind, no matter when. I’m not a professional writer and won’t waste my time with any tidbit of grammar just to please grammar nazis who only speak english and make more mistakes than I do occasionally.

This site costs me money. A good amount of money. My money. Money with hosting fees. Money with domain fees. Money with traffic fees. And all this money – taken of my personal and professional time – is being applyed here, when I could be making it anywhere else just for me. Facebook is free, but this site is not, certainly not for me. But you don’t see that.

So, with all that clearly said, please focus your anger and energy on your public servants who are not doing their paid jobs. Or on the criminal dog hoarders. Not on me or this site.

Please share interesting ideas, send constructive remarks, do something productive. Make a better use of your time, which is something of value, like informing other people about this site that they could find a thing or two that could help them – and perhaps you too – with the constant problems with unruly dogs and stupid owners.

We are on the same side against this doggism lunacy. Or, at least we should.

Well, I could write more (or a useful article, instead of this post) but that’s good enough, I think.

Anyway.

To everybody else, many thanks to you all, specially the many you who trust me.

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Facebook and Death Threats from Criminal Dog Retards

What big corporations and low life, retard criminal dog nannies can do to try to silence normal people of their criminals acts.

Natalie Ann / Natalie Cox - Criminal dog owner

Natalie Ann / Natalie Cox – Criminal dog owner

Here in this site, NO Dogs, Please!, I regularly receive death threats. The problem is that it is usually impossible to match that criminal act with a face. Well, now I got one of those criminals.

I was always skeptic about Fb as it seemed just a place to waste time. But I decided to give it a try, already expecting the backslash from the dog zombies.

For you who visited my Facebook page recently, you may have noticed one of those death threats. Absolutely disgusting. I never visited her page, nor have even heard of that fat bimbo.

Well, it gets worse. She made the death threat, I wrote about it on my Facebook page, not hers, denouncing her criminal act. That post certainly had to include and obviously included her photo.

To let everybody know, it is perfectly legal. And moral.

Not for Fb.

She then makes a – bogus – claim to Fb that I used a “copyrighted” photo of hers, what is totally false. Guess what, Fb deletes my post And her photo. Not a single word about the death threat.

As I am not a person to let criminals rule over me, I recreated a new post now with a screen shot that included her “copyrighted” photo but with a twist; now I even altered the pic to make her look less chubby, and so that no copyright claim could be made at all.

death-threat

Guess what? Fb deletes it AGAIN!

Once more, NO word about the death threat.

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Fb doesn’t even say why the post was deleted.

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Not just that but many people who made the few, in comparison, sane and logical comments were all deleted. I’m sure they are all disappointed as well.

How to Silence Non-Dog People (NOT)

Here is my last post to date on this:

Facebook deletes a DEATH THREAT report against me. Again!
And sides with the CRIMINAL!
Again!
 
Once more, Facebook sides with a CRIMINAL – Natalie Anne / Natalie Cox – who have previously made a death threat against me and later asked FB to delete her photo from my page because it used that (bogus) “copyrighted” photo of hers to denounce such crime. Well, I here repost it again. Fb will delete my page? Who cares. I don’t. I’m wasting a lot of time here anyway, all for that. What I want is that you normal people – who obviously do not have dogs – know what these ODORs (obnoxious dog owners) and big corporations can do to avoid the truth coming out about dogs and their criminal owners. You dog apologists are true CRIMINALS, while NORMAL people do NOT tolerate your CRIMINAL behavior, with or without your mutts.
The criminal’s – Natalie Anne / Natalie Cox ( https://www.facebook.com/xNatalieAnnex ) – photo – the original photo – is now published on my own site – http://www.Anilak.com/ – for posterity.
 
Ask Fb to delete that now, CRIMINAL!

 

Why am I posting that here? To let all the thousands of visitors who come here and demonstrate to all normal non-dog people what those criminals are capable of doing to try to silence us. From threatening us to deleting anything that counters their agenda to make money on stupid.

Ah, you may be thinking if I got an apology from her? Great joke!

Well, I’m not good for writing right now, but hopefully you got the message.

Please don’t let criminal’s rule over you!

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“Shocking” video of python eating puppy infuriates Twitter

Really? It does infuriate you, dog lovers?

python eating puppy

So now you know a little bit how your mutts infuriate all of us who can not sleep at nigh because of your non-stop barking beasts.

Learned something?

Noooo? Ah, I see…

So watch the video then:

One of the sane comments:

seekingit00
All the outrage rage over a python eating puppy.
Would it have been better if it was a warthog or something less cute.
Snakes are carnivores they eat other animals full stop
Maybe PETA should have come in and trained the snake to be a vegetarian.

Nature is ugly now deal with it
Your preferences to what a snake should dine on are infantile

Source:

https://www.rt.com/viral/336483-snake-puppy-china/

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Dogs on a Plane #4 – Pitbulls Creating Havoc In The Airs

Dangerous dogs on a plane – Pitbulls messing with safety

Dogs on a plane - pitbulls

Some dogs, like pitbulls, are even more dangerous than other regulrly dangerous dogs to be transported in a plane, be it in the passengers’ cabin or even in the cargo bay.

Let’s learn about a few of them, occurances that no media likes to talk about.

1 – Pitbull forces emergency landing

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Fort Wayne International Airport, Indiana, October 21, 2001.

A pit bull being trafficked aboard a Kitty Hawk transport flight escaped its cage. The dangerous animal cornered members of the crew forcing an emergency landing and aircraft evacuation when the emergency air stairs were inflated and most of the crew escaped. Airport Emergency crews and Animal Control quickly responded by getting the dog back in its cage, so that, almost, miraculously no one was injured. The dog was once more placed in its cage and back on the airplane in Fort Lauderdale, then bound for Los Angeles. There were no comments on the financial damages.

News-Sentinel October 29, 2001

 

2 – Police called to a pit bull that chewed its way out of a kennel.

Calgary International Airport, Canada, 2009

Police were summoned to assist with a pit bull being trafficked to an unknown destination. The animal had chewed it’s way out of it’s kennel.

www.orilliapacket.com

 

3 – Pitbulls tries to kill each other on the tarmac, shut down entire Dulles Airport

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Dulles International Airport, December 11, 2009

Two pit bulls being trafficked to South Korea shut down Dulles Airport. One of the Pitties chewed his way out of his kennel, then chewed his way into the kennel of the other one…. All hell then broke loose when they tried to kill each other on the tarmac. The airport was shutdown while Law Enforcement responded and pumped lead to terminate the “scuffle”.

wric.com

 

4 – Pitbull ran into and crashed airplane of famous aviation pioneer

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Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 6, 1911

A bull terrier ran into the propeller of famous aviation pioneer Harry N. Attwood’s airplane as he attempted to take off to complete the last leg of an aviation contest sponsored by the New York Times. Attwood’s damaged aircraft took off, then plummeted into the surf in front of a crowd of thousands.

New York Times, July 8, 1911

 

5 – Pitbull attacked the propeller of a Squadron’s aircraft

Fort Still, Okalahoma, February 15, 1919

Another Bulldog attacked the propeller of a Squadron’s aircraft that was preparing to move back to their home base. The aircraft movement was delayed until the aircraft was repaired. Pit bulls are banned even from Military bases, places that host some of the most “trained” but lethal attack dogs.

Idiot Dog vs Airplane

 

6 – Pitbull latches on to a cast of rope of departing US Navy blimp

Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, May 6, 1931;…. Canine Idiot- “Tige” the bulldog mascot, latched on to a cast of rope of departing US Navy blimp. Tige subsequently soared to 400 feet, then plummeted to his death in a forest. Perhaps this is why military airfields approach paths are routed away from neighborhoods……

The Calgary Daily Herald. May 6, 1931

 

7 – Dog fighters arrested getting off flight returning from dog fight

7. Stockton Airport, CA, November 27, 1990. 8 dog fighters were arrested getting off a chartered flight returning from a dog fight in Memphis. California and Tennessee have had nearly 50 pit bulldog bite related fatalities between them but dog fighters have nothing to do with it….

The Union Democrat November 27, 1990

 

8 – Pitbull chews through kennel, damage communications

American Airlines 757 flight July 22, 2002

A pit bull being trafficked from San Diego to New York chewed out of its cage in cargo hold of airliner, then attacked the aircraft communication components and chewed an 8 inch hole in the aircraft bulkhead.

Upon landing, investigation showed that the lower right side of the forward bulkhead panel mangled by the dog.

The dog also chewed up at least three cables/wires. These 3 cables belonged to the #2 VHF radio, ACARS and ADF systems of the aircraft. The captain stated that he lost some communication during flight.

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An estimate of at least 24 hours was made to repair the damage done by the dog. Yes, AA intends to revisit the way they tender shipments of “livestock” in the future.

The documented incident report dated july 2002 follows:

Aircraft Damage on F282/22Jul A/C 5EJ Forward Compartment

Inbound flight 282 from San Diego arrived at New York JFK at 2148 on gate 8. Ramp control was notified by the captain to be careful when opening the forward compartment door. (Below is Ramp CSM Harry Cadet’s statement).

At 2135 hours I received a call from Ramp Control advising me that the cockpit called about a noise heard in the forward compartment. I checked the offload of flight 282’s inbound and there was a dog and some mice on board. We started to open the cargo door of Aircraft 5EJ, when I noticed the curtain fastener was sticking out from the bottom of the door. I had Mr. Gittens turn on the lights and I peeped in the vent hole I saw a pit bull staring at me. The captain came down and I asked him if he could see if the passenger was on board. As I ran up to see if he was able to get the pax, he was escorting the passenger down the bridge. We repositioned the belt loader and Mr. Gittens, the passenger and myself went up to get the livestock. The passenger held the canine’s collar to calm him down as we proceed to open the cargo door fully. I then assisted the passenger to place the canine in the kennel. As I attempted to secure the kennel’s door I noticed that the bottom rod was bent and I was unable to get it to lock in. I then called CSM Dillahunt on the radio advising him that the livestock on flight 282 was loose and the kennel was damaged. In addition to that I was going to release the livestock to the passenger at the terminal since there was no way I could ensure that the livestock wasn’t going to get loose again. I escorted the passenger into the baggage claim area. Mr. Gittens rode with the dog to ensure that he wouldn’t break loose again. What was happening after we placed him back in the kennel and then into the cart, was the pitbull kept hitting his head against the door of the kennel trying to get out again. CSM Dillahunt advised me that he was going to fax a copy of the airway bill so that I could have the passenger sign for the shipment. I stayed with the passenger for about ten minutes in the terminal, and we checked the dog to make sure that there was no injury. I looked in his mouth and his gums were okay and there was no sign of any cut or bruises. Mr. Schwerdt came over to the inbound bag room and advised me that the dog had done some damage to the aircraft. I called Peter Hegmann to advise him that there was damage to an aircraft that was found on arrival. Peter and I walked over to gate 8 and when we walked up the belt loader and look in the F1 position of the aircraft, we were in shock. The pitbull had clawed through the avionics access panel and ripped approximately 5 coaxial cables in the aircraft. According to Mr. Schwerdt the captain stated that he lost some communication during flight. I never looked in the cargo compartment when we first got the livestock. My main concern was getting the livestock to his owner safely. I really feel that we must revisit the way we tender shipments of livestock in the future.

Harry Cadet
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I (George Pastrana CSM Cargo) went down to the Baggage claim area and had the passenger sign the Airwaybill. As I was returning to cargo, I received a radio call from Tony Dillahunt of possible aircraft damage on inbound flight 282 and I went to gate 8. I went up the belt loader into the forward compartment and saw the lower right side of the forward bulkhead panel mangled by the dog. The dog also chewed up at least three cables/wires. (See pictures). These 3 cables belonged to the #2 VHF radio, ACARS and ADF systems of the aircraft. There was also a PPS shipment of mice (awb 56219262) from World Courier located in the F1 compartment. The dog gnawed on the corners of the 2 containers but was unable to get at the mice. An AC-18 was filled out and was given to the driver.

Since the dog had damage the forward bulk compartment. I went back into the terminal to locate the passenger, the dog and the kennel to take pictures. The passenger had already left the area and the security guard said they had left right away. The kennel was not issued from AA. Harry Cadet said it was a green kennel, size 400 series and was made by Daski.

The maintenance GFO Bill Doyle gave an estimate of at least 24 hours to repair the damage done by the dog.

The case against pit bulls on a plane has been made.

Oh, it’s just a dog, a regular dog…

It seems a joke but it is definitely NOT a joke!

 

Sources:
http://americasdog.blogspot.com.br/2012/03/vintages-top-pit-bull-aviation-moments.html

http://cravendesires.blogspot.com.br/2009/10/pit-bulls-on-planes-part-2.html

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Dogs in the Bible

Dogs in the Bible – The Holy Bible

Dogs in the Bible

Dogs in the Bible

Dogs are mentioned several times in the Bible, notably pejoratively. Why? Because in the ancient world dogs were common, mostly as a pest that spread death and diseases, but that in a few occasions served as a purpose, like eating food scraps from the floor.

There were numerous troops of wild, stray dogs living off the city rubbish dumps. They became so fierce and disliked that cruel enemies were poetically called ‘dogs’. The dog was an unclean animal; it could not be eaten. Its name was used as a reproach.

Let’s learn more about them:

Wild dogs

In ancient times there were packs of wild dogs roaming the countryside and the city streets. Nobody owned them – they were scavengers, and probably still had a fair amount of wolf in their genetic make-up.

No doubt they were driven out beyond the city gates now and then, but returned. They mostly lived off the rubbish dumps outside the city walls, where they could find scraps of food.

Dogs became so fierce and savage that Israel’s enemies were poetically called ‘dogs’ as a term of abuse.

It was because of this type of dog that the Bible had such a low opinion of dogs in general.

Dogs in the Bible exhibited predatory behavior in their quest for survival, which included the eating of dead bodies (1 Kings 14:11; 16:4; 21:19, 23-24; 22:38; 2 Kings 9:10, 36; 1 Kings 21:23).

Hunting dogs

Hunting — meaning the Killing of other animals — was considered a suitable pastime for the nobility, trying to purport endurance and courage, so every ruler or governor of any importance kept a pack of hunting dogs. These dogs were much better treated than wild dogs, with regular food and exercise, and were specially bred to have:

  • muscled bodies and long legs for coursing and running at speed on open plains; at this stage game was still easy to find, but the trick was to catch it
  • powerful jaws strong enough to catch and hold prey
  • keen senses of hearing and smell.

House dogs

These were more like the domesticated dogs we see today – but they were probably not as well treated, nor as well-regarded.

Lazarus and the rich man: the dogs lick the sores of Lazarus

Lazarus and the rich man: the dogs lick the sores of Lazarus

‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores…’ Luke 16:19-21

‘But the Canaanite woman came and knelt before Jesus, saying “Lord held me”. He answered “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” She said “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Matthew 15:25-27

It seems that dogs were allowed to come inside the house at times, and may even have been what we call today pets. The dog mentioned by the Canaanite woman (above) is inside, and allowed to come near enough to the eating area to pick up morsels of food from the floor or from the people around the table – much as a dog nowadays would do.

Caleb – From Celeb, Dog in Hebrew

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Dogs in the Bible were not well loved.

To be called a dog was to be associated with evil and low status. Therefore it is surprising that Caleb, one of the great Hebrew spies, means “dog” in Hebrew.

Pictured is a stone relief created in 1958 by sculptor Ferdinand Heseding. The relief, which appears on a fountain in Dusseldorf, Germany, depicts the Biblical spies Joshua and Caleb carrying a cluster of grapes back from the Promised Land (Numbers 13:1-33).

Bible Verses

The following verses express the lowly state of dogs. ie: they eat scraps and dead people, they drink water in a derogatory manner, they should be struck with sticks, they are insignificant animals, they are unclean like pigs, and they are used as examples to define lowly people.

Luke 16:19
“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.

Exodus 22:31
“You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs.

Exodus 11:7
But not a dog shall growl against any of the people of Israel, either man or beast, that you may know that the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.

Judges 7:5
So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the LORD told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink.”

1 Samuel 17:43
He said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.”

1 Samuel 24:14
“Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Who are you pursuing? A dead dog? A flea?”

2 Samuel 3:8
Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, “Am I a dog‘s head of Judah? To this day I keep showing steadfast love to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and to his friends, and have not given you into the hand of David. And yet you charge me today with a fault concerning a woman.

2 Samuel 9:8
Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”

2 Samuel 16:9
Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and take off his head.”

Jeremiah 7:26-28
Yet they did not listen to me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse than their fathers. “So you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you. You shall call to them, but they will not answer you. And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the Lord their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips.

1 Kings 14:11
Dogs will eat those belonging to Jeroboam who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country. The LORD has spoken!’

1 Kings 16:4
Anyone belonging to Baasha who dies in the city the dogs shall eat, and anyone of his who dies in the field the birds of the heavens shall eat.”

Ecclesiastes 9:4
Anyone who is among the living has hope —even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!

Isaiah 66:3
“But whoever sacrifices a bull is like one who kills a person, and whoever offers a lamb is like one who breaks a dog’s neck; whoever makes a grain offering is like one who presents pig’s blood, and whoever burns memorial incense is like one who worships an idol. They have chosen their own ways, and they delight in their abominations;”

The following set of verses express the nature or attitude of dogs. ie: they drink blood, dwell in the company of prostitutes, *stay outdoors, vicious and snarling, foolish and will eat anything, and lazy.
1 Kings 21:19
Say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?’ Then say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: In the place where dogs licked up Naboth’s blood, dogs will lick up your blood—yes, yours!’”

1 Kings 21:23
And of Jezebel the Lord also said, ‘The dogs shall eat Jezebel within the walls of Jezreel.’

1 Kings 22:38
They washed the chariot at a pool in Samaria (where the prostitutes bathed), and the dogs licked up his blood, as the word of the LORD had declared.”

2 Kings 8:13
And Hazael said, “What is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?” Elisha answered, “The Lord has shown me that you are to be king over Syria.”

Job 30:1
“But now they mock me, men younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs.”

Psalm 59:6
“They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.”

Proverbs 26:11
“As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.”

Isaiah 56:9
All you beasts of the field, come to devour— all you beasts in the forest. His watchmen are blind; they are all without knowledge; they are all silent dogs; they cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber. The dogs have a mighty appetite; they never have enough. But they are shepherds who have no understanding; they have all turned to their own way, each to his own gain, one and all. “Come,” they say, “let me get wine; let us fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow will be like this day, great beyond measure.”

Isaiah 56:10
“Israel’s watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep.”

As we venture in the New Testament verses, it is very important to realize that the New Testament writers did not regard dogs in any better sense than the writers of the Old Testament. (Pay especial attention to the symbolism used to describe the function of dogs.)

Dogs are once again compared to pigs, **are not to be given what is sacred, are to eat scraps, are symbols of violent killers, and are symbols of the worst evildoers.

Mark 7:24
And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. And he said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”

Matthew 7:6

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. **

Matthew 15:26
He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

Matthew 15:27
She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”

Philippians 3:1
Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh

Philippians 3:2
“Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.”

Revelation 22:15
“Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”

What do all these several Bible verses mean?

1) Dogs are scavengers
2) Dogs are unclean animals (same as pigs)
3) Dogs are ill-mannered
4) Dogs should be struck with sticks
5) Dogs eat flesh and drink blood
6) Dogs dwell with prostitutes and unclean areas
7) Dogs are outdoor animals and not pets
8) Dogs are not to be given sacred things
9) Dogs are symbols of evildoers
10) Dogs represent: dark “magic”, sexual immorality, murderers, adulterers, and liars

In fact, all dog owners who claim to be serious Christians should rethink their position regarding dogs as pets.

How can any believer of the Bible claim that the Bible is the Word of God and then invite God’s most oft-repeated symbol of evil into their homes and hearts? Answer: either you are Not a believer or you Are a hypocrite.

What is more sacred than giving a dog your:

Home?
Money?
Time?
Love?

Owning a dog is a clear violation of Matthew 7:6:
Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

And let’s not forget that dogs do Not love their keepers. This only happens in Hollywood.

Thematic Bible

Too long of a list? Please find it all sumarised below:

Dogs » Described as » Carnivorous
Dogs » Illustrative » Of obstinate sinners
Dogs » Illustrative » (dead,) of the mean
Dogs » Described as » Fond of blood
Dogs » Nothing holy to be given to
Dogs » Illustrative » Of persecutors
Dogs » Described as » Unclean
Dogs » Price of, not to be consecrated
Dogs » Illustrative » Of false teachers
Dogs » Illustrative » Of fools
Dogs » Described as » Impatient of injury
Dogs » Infested cities by night
Dogs » When domesticated » Fed with the crumbs, &c
Dogs » Illustrative » (dumb,) of unfaithful ministers
Dogs » Illustrative » Of covetous ministers
Dogs » Illustrative » Of apostates
Dogs » Things torn by beasts given to
Dogs » Despised by the jews
Dogs » Described as » Dangerous and destructive
Dogs » Sacrificing of, an abomination
Dogs » Manner of, in drinking alluded to
Dogs » A term of reproach
Names » Of the wicked » Dogs
Wicked people » Compared with » Dogs
Wicked, the, are compared to » Dogs

Dogs are nice in the Bible, ahn?

Violence Against Dogs in the Bible

There is evidence in the Bible that physical violence toward dogs was considered acceptable (1 Samuel 17:43; Proverbs 26:17).

To compare a human to a dog or to call them a dog was to imply that they were of very low status (2 Kings 8:13; Exodus 22:31; Deuteronomy 23:18; 2 Samuel 3:8; Proverbs 26:11; Ecclesiastes 9:4; 2 Samuel 9:8; 1 Samuel 24:14).

In the New Testament, calling a human a dog meant that the person was considered evil (Philemon 3:2; Revelation 22:15).

Killing Dogs in the Bible

Does the Bible say anything about killing dogs? Yes, it does:

  1. The Bible says that animals can be possessed by demons.  Chewing a bible for example seems as good an indicator as any.
  2. The Bible prescribes capital punishment for over thirty-six kinds of evildoers.  (Please check the list and find out for yourself if you — or your dog — would qualify.)  Bible chewing appears well within the range of capital offenses.
  3. Animals are not exempt from capital punishment.  When a man or woman has sex with a goat for example, the goat must be put to death. Same as to dogs as nowadays many are coming to practice this, sex with dogs, such is the lunacy of dog lovers.
  4. Fiery torture is the ultimate punishment for unrepentant sinners in hell.  There is no indication from media reports that the pit bull in question was repentant. Furthermore, it probably didn’t take the dog more than ten or fifteen minutes to burn, a light punishment by comparison.
  5. Death by burning here on earth is also sanctioned by God in the Bible.  God both models it and commands it.  Biblical death by burning is not only not cruel—it is not unusual.

Please remember that to many Americans, biblical words are God’s words, set in stone.

Conclusion

1) There is No reasoned basis for owning a dog, according to the Bible.
2) Owning a dog as a pet is hypocrisy and a sign of disbelief.
3) Owning a dog for other reasons is still dangerous.

No-Dogs-Allowed

With all that, you, a firm Bible believer, will still keep a dog?

Simple.

Sources:

http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/dog.html

https://www.openbible.info/topics/dogs

http://www.womeninthebible.net/dogs.htm

http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Dogs

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/hebrew-bible/dogs-in-the-bible/

http://valerietarico.com/2011/01/26/woman%E2%80%99s-hanging-and-burning-of-dog-biblical/

Dogs in Religion

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Diseases Transmitted By Dogs – Plague

The BLACK-DEATH Plague Is Now Back in the USA – Through… Dogs!

plague dogs epidemic

Just when we thought the menace of dog genetics was enough of a plague, we learn that the BUBONIC PLAGUE  has returned to the U.S.A, the first case of a canine transporting infected fleas to humans in 90 years.

To add insult to injury, guess what kind of dog transmitted the disease? Yes, you’re right: Pitbulls!

An outbreak of plague that affected four people and a dog in Colorado might be the first instance of person-to-person transmission of plague in the United States in 90 years, officials said.

“We know that he got it from the dog”
Janine Runfola – Tri-County’s Health Department

It started with a sick pit bull, its owner, two veterinarian technicians, and a close personal contact among them, who all ended up infected. The dog died but all four people were treated with antibiotics and are okay.

Plague is caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria, in three forms:

  • Bubonic
  • Septicemic
  • Pneumonic

While the Yersinia pestis bacteria that causes plague is usually passed along in flea bites, the pneumonic form that infects the lungs can be transmitted by little droplets in a cough or through other close contact.

“Although human plague is rare in North America, it remains a public health concern in the western United States where Y. pestis circulates among wild rodent populations”
CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“Although human plague is rare in North America, it remains a public health concern in the western United States where Y. pestis circulates among wild rodent populations,” the researchers wrote in a report circulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The dog got sick last summer, and was euthanized at a veterinary office after it coughed up blood and became very weak. No one suspected plague until its owner got sick too. He was initially diagnosed with another bacterial infection, but later tests showed he was infected by Yersinia pestis — the same bacteria that wiped out 25 million people in the year 541 and tens of millions more throughout the Middle Ages.

It’s still seen from time to time around the world and in Western states — about eight human cases a year, on average. “Plague is virtually always confined in this day and age to rural regions in the West,” Dr. John Douglas, director of Colorado’s Tri-County Health Department, told NBC News. “That is because the vector of plague is typically the prairie dog although there are other rodents that can transmit as well.”

The last documented case of human-to-human transmission of plague in the U.S. was during an outbreak in Los Angeles in 1924.

plague world epidemic

When the Colorado health officials got the report of plague, they started investigating. The first human patient was very ill, in the hospital and intubated, so he couldn’t talk. But officials learned the dog had been sick as well. They tested tissue samples at the vet’s and found plague.

“We know that he got it from the dog,” Tri-County’s Janine Runfola said. “He was coughing up blood. That is likely when some of the cases got infected, including the index patient.”  When patients with pneumonic plague cough, particles of infected blood and mucus spread and other people and animals nearby can breathe them in and become infected.

It’s the most dangerous form of plague because it can spread this way, and it’s the only way plague is transmitted from human to human.

Separately, two veterinary technicians who treated the dog got respiratory infections.  They treated themselves with antibiotics. After the dog owner was diagnosed with plague, they were checked and put on extra intravenous antibiotics to be certain they were cured of the infection.

But the two technicians never became seriously ill — something else that’s new and good to know, said Douglas. Doctors usually assumed that pneumonic plague patients become very seriously ill. That could suggest that sometimes people get infected and don’t know it, Douglas said.

But the most troubling case is the fourth one, a close female contact of the dog owner. Health officials are trying hard not to identify any of the people involved to protect their privacy.

“She also had contact with the dog and also had more intensive contact with the patient when he got sick,” Douglas said. Both the man and the dog were coughing up blood, so either could have infected her. But the timeline makes it look more likely that the man infected her. “There’s no way to be sure that she also didn’t get it from the dog,” Douglas notes.

“Don’t let your dog run around where the prairie dogs are.”

Either way, the case is unusual and serves as a warning to doctors and vets alike to be on the lookout for plague when animals or people have unusual respiratory symptoms and have been in possible contact with rodents such as prairie dogs or squirrels.
In 2012, a 7-year-old Denver girl caught bubonic plague from a dead squirrel.

The good news is that all forms of plague can be treated with antibiotics. But it must be diagnosed properly.

“If you live in the West and you live in places where there are rodents or you are hiking… you need to be generally aware,” Douglas said. Pets should get flea treatments and be kept away from wild animals.

“Don’t let your dog run around where the prairie dogs are. Wear insect repellant and socks,” he advised. Mr. Douglas was probably not referreing to wear insect repellant and socks when getting close to dogs but there is an implied message here.

And of course, if you are nutty enough to own a pit bull, wear Kevlar and keep the break stick handy. Flea bites are bad, but so are pit bull bites. Some times fatal.

Four 4 people dead due to Plague – Very concerning
Thirty 30 people dead due to Dogs – Not concerning
Four and a half million 4,500,000 people bitten by dogs – Forget it.

CDC

The CDC is very concerned about this outbreak which has thus far caused the death of four people. The 30 or so deaths caused by pit bulls, not so much. In fact, they don’t track the breeds that cause canine related fatalities any longer, and they claim there is no such thing as a pit bull.

Also alarming and detrimental to public health and safety is that the CDC does Not collect statistics on the number of people attacked or bitten by dogs who required medical attention in a hospital Emergency Room ER. Last figures show that 900,000 required medical attention due to biting dogs. An unknown number of them even DIED. Just because of “simple” dog bites.

This report can tell you a bit better about this dog epidemic:

Dog Bites by the Numbers

Sources:

Time Report
Washington Post
NPR
ABC News
NBC News
TFCP
CDC

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Dogs in Religion – The Church of Antimuttology

The only good dog is a dead one – The saying says

Dogs by their very nature are evil, angry, killers. They always have been and always will be. Even with the best of human intentions, dogs cannot be controlled and they are unpredictable and violent by their very design. The solution? Not having dogs around humans.

The only good dog is a dead one?
Why hasn’t humanity learned this lesson already?

It’s likely because humans are quick to forget and doomed to repeat history. In the study of theology, it’s known that dogs are the most evil of creations. Don’t just assume that everything you read on the internet is true. Let’s examine what major world religions say about the dog and whether or not they should be taken as pets.

The Holy Bible

The following verses express the lowly state of dogs. ie: they eat scraps and dead people, they drink water in a derogatory manner, they should be struck with sticks, they are insignificant animals, they are unclean like pigs, and they are used as examples to define lowly people.

Exodus 22:31
“You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs.

Judges 7:5
So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the LORD told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink.”

1 Samuel 17:43
He said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.”

1 Samuel 24:14
“Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Who are you pursuing? A dead dog? A flea?”

2 Samuel 9:8
Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”

1 Kings 14:11
Dogs will eat those belonging to Jeroboam who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country. The LORD has spoken!’

Ecclesiastes 9:4
Anyone who is among the living has hope —even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!

Isaiah 66:3
“But whoever sacrifices a bull is like one who kills a person, and whoever offers a lamb is like one who breaks a dog’s neck; whoever makes a grain offering is like one who presents pig’s blood, and whoever burns memorial incense is like one who worships an idol. They have chosen their own ways, and they delight in their abominations;”

The following set of verses express the nature or attitude of dogs. ie: they drink blood, dwell in the company of prostitutes, *stay outdoors, vicious and snarling, foolish and will eat anything, and lazy.
1 Kings 21:19
Say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?’ Then say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: In the place where dogs licked up Naboth’s blood, dogs will lick up your blood—yes, yours!’”

1 Kings 22:38
They washed the chariot at a pool in Samaria (where the prostitutes bathed), and the dogs licked up his blood, as the word of the LORD had declared.”

Job 30:1
“But now they mock me, men younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs.”

Psalm 59:6
“They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.”

Proverbs 26:11
“As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.”

Isaiah 56:10
“Israel’s watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep.”

As we venture in the New Testament verses, it is very important to realize that the New Testament writers did not regard dogs in any better sense than the writers of the Old Testament.
(Pay especial attention to the symbolism used to describe the function of dogs.)

Dogs are once again compared to pigs, **are not to be given what is sacred, are to eat scraps, are symbols of violent killers, and are symbols of the worst evildoers.

Matthew 7:6

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. **

Matthew 15:26
He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

Philippians 3:2
“Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.”

Revelation 22:15
“Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”

What do all these 18 Bible verses mean?

1) Dogs are scavengers
2) Dogs are unclean animals (same as pigs)
3) Dogs are ill mannered
4) Dogs should be struck with sticks
5) Dogs eat flesh and drink blood
6) Dogs dwell with prostitutes and unclean areas
7) Dogs are outdoor animals and not pets
8) Dogs are not to be given sacred things
9) Dogs are symbols of evildoers
10) Dogs represent: dark “magic”, sexual immorality, murderers, adulterers, and liars

Snoop Doggy Dog should seriously consider a new name.

In fact, all dog owners who claim to be serious Christians or Jews should rethink their position regarding dogs as pets. And we are not even going to talk about dogs among Muslims.

How can any believer of the Bible claim that the Bible is the Word of God and then invite God’s most oft-repeated symbol of evil into their homes and hearts?

What is more sacred than giving a dog your:

Home?
Money?
Time?
Love?

Owning a dog is a clear violation of Matthew 7:6:
Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

And let’s not forget that dogs do Not love their keepers. This only happens in Hollywood.

Conclusion

1) There is No reasoned basis for owning a dog, according to the Bible.
2) Owning a dog as a pet is hypocrisy and a sign of disbelief.
3) Owning a dog for other reasons is still dangerous.
4) Kill The Dogs!?

Kill the dogs? Well, not necessarily.

If their keepers were responsible persons and didn’t try to impose their inconsiderate behaviour upon normal people who do not want to live a dirty and dangerous life then, no, dogs would not needed to be killed by the humans being constantly victimized by those vicious animals, real victims that at some point have no other recourses.

Responsible dog keepers, no dogs killed.

Simple.

Why this article – Church of Antimuttology?

As usual, dog nutters try to shame non-dog people by calling them crackpots, weirdos and such. That’s exactly what happened at http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/community.read?post=660096-church-of-antimuttology (warning: you need good stomach to read it).

They do not “tolerate” “information on how to get action against owners that harbour dangerous dogs. He also has links to videos showing dogs being shot by law enforcement, and news articles about dog attacks.” Wow, what an heresy!

That group was the probable KILLERS of the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kill-The-Dogs/381769521896883?ref=stream&sk=info

So, we can say that those ‘rabid dogs’ were the ones that MURDERED the Church of Antimuttology.

I revived it here, at least their memories.

Message to ODORs, Doggists and All Dog Apologists

Don’t mess with us.

Sources:

This article was adapted from the one written by Rev. KT Humphrey Fipper on http://killthedogs.blogspot.com.br/2012/08/dogs-in-religion.html All credits must be given to him.

The Bible Gateway – http://www.biblegateway.com/

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How to Get Dogs Naturally Exterminated in the Wild

Presenting The Dog Catcher Supreme Predator Call!

dog catcherWild ideas while dreaming…

You decide to go out for a long weekend in the wild to get some fresh air, peace of mind, and quiet. You dream of listening the song of birds and the wind blowing in the trees, the leaves falling. You travel anxiously to get there.

However, that is not what you find in your destination. The first thing you find are… dogs everywhere! Barking out loud! Disturbing wildlife! Off leash nonetheless.

Aren’t you sick and tired of finding free roaming dogs when you are right there in the wilderness? In Nature Reserves? National Parks? The countryside? In the middle of nowhere?

I am.

Well, so let’s think for a second; what do we usually encounter out there in the forests (apart from loose dogs)? Predators.

Yes, predators! Those wild animals that kill other animals, specially stupid animals that think they are brave, smart, the king of the hill.

Wouldn’t it be so “sad” if one – just one – of those predators “naturally” attacked and killed those free-roamers in areas where they should not be and most of the times are PROHIBITED to be?

How sad!

While Googling for ‘dog catchers’ I found this one just by chance: “Primos Dog Catcher Electronic Predator Call” on www.amazon.com/Primos-Catcher-Electronic-Predator-Call/dp/B00I6P8AN0

That’s their real name: Primos Dog Catcher.

Dog Catcher Electronic Predator Call What it does? The article says:

“This compact and simple to use electronic predator caller is designed to make your hunt easy and effective. The Dogg Catcher is packed full of features including the 150 yard remote and the ability to play two sounds at once, all at a super affordable price. Utilizing 12 different proven Randy Anderson sounds, the Dogg Catcher can call in some of the wiliest predators out there including bobcats, fox and coyotes. Whether you’re a seasoned caller or a beginning hunter, the Dogg Catcher is an excellent addition to your bag of tricks this fall. “

Our bags of tricks, indeed! All for ~US$70, shipping included!

Hurray!!! Dogs exterminated, “naturally”!

You had nothing to do with that, of course not, the predators just did what they do… (isn’t that what doggists always say, that it’s not their fault, ever?)

Just don’t forget to carry your .45 with you!

Ah, and for a total of ~US$100, you also get the Wildlife Research 526 Coyote Juice Calling Scent (8-Fluid Ounce) — Please, while jogging or riding your bike, do not let it spill in the trails where dogs need to roam freely, please!

Doggists, don’t you like it?

No problem, there are many other models… kkkkkkkkkkkkk

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Dogs DON’T Love Their Dog Owners – New Research

News! Your dog does NOT love you, dog lovers!

Dogs DON'T LoveDogs don’t love their keepers even when one comes to sacrifice his life.

In 2009 a woman jumped into the freezing 40-degree waters of Lake Michigan to save a dog. Paramedics said the woman was less than five minutes from death when they plucked her and the 2-year-old mutt to safety.

Note to icy-water jumping woman: Your dog still doesn’t love you!

It was a foolhardy risk. Life threatening for herself. Dangerous for the rescuers. Expensive, for taxpayers. All because of a dawg.

And the dog still doesn’t love her!

But in fact, said author Jon Katz, who has written extensively on the bond between humans and dogs, what dogs and other pets offer is neither unconditional nor love.

“Dogs develop very strong, instinctive attachments
to the people who feed and care for them”
Jon Katz

“Dogs develop very strong, instinctive attachments to the people who feed and care for them,” said Katz, speaking from his farm in upstate New York. “Over 15,000 years of domestication, they’ve learned to trick us into thinking that they love us. “

What about the nuzzling? The big, adoring eyes? The wagging glee with which they greet their keepers?

They’re all part of what Katz refers to as the “opportunistic, manipulative behavior” that’s second nature to dogs.

Not to say that they’re canine con artists.

“It’s just how their instincts have evolved,” Katz said. Dogs aren’t deceptive any more than they’re sentimental, loyal, nostalgic, witty or bitter.

“They don’t have a narrative mind or the language to have those sorts of human qualities,” said Katz. Imagining otherwise is part of what he calls the “Disney Dog” idea so many of us buy into.

“They’ll respond to anyone who gives them food and attention.”

Their attachment is, in fact, “extremely conditional,” Katz said. “They’ll respond to anyone who gives them food and attention. I have a wonderful Labrador retriever who’s very happy here. But if you had hamburger meat on you, she’d gladly go to Chicago with you and never look back.”

“Dogs don’t ‘miss’ you when you go away,” said Katz, whose conclusions are supported by university studies of animal behavior. “They might get anxious and confused, but don’t mistake that for loneliness or mourning. As soon as they find someone else to take care of them, they forget you pretty quickly.”

“As soon as they find someone else to take care of them,
they forget you pretty quickly.”

He added, “I don’t mean to imply that dogs aren’t great. I love my dogs. But I don’t need to pretend that they’re like people. That doesn’t do them any good. Dogs are happiest when you treat and train them as dogs, not children.”

But meanwhile, Jon Katz, moment of truth: Despite your unrequited love, would you leap into an icy Lake Michigan after one of your dogs?

“It’s hard to say,” he allowed. “I’d like to think I wouldn’t; that I’d realize that human life is far more valuable. But watching my dog drown would be very tough.”

How do dogs really feel about us after all?

That’s the challenging question taken up by a Scandinavian research team for a new study published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, under the title “I like my dog, does my dog like me?”

Their conclusions may not be quite what dog lovers were hoping to hear. “There was no evidence to support the view that because a person has a strong emotional bond to their dog, their dog is similarly attached to them,” wrote Therese Rehn and her co-authors.

Dogs DON’T Love.

What’s interesting about the study is that it bothers to consider the dog’s point of view in the first place. Most previous studies have looked exclusively at the human side of the relationship (and doesn’t that just about say everything?). Some studies have focused on how peoples’ personalities and patterns of forming attachments correlate with the way they bond with their dog. Others have relied on questionnaires, which puts the dog’s opinion at something of a disadvantage.

Rehn began with a questionnaire (for the owners, to be clear) asking, “How often do you hug your dog?” and whether they agree or disagree with propositions like ”I wish my dog and I never had to be apart” or “My dog costs too much money.”

Then, to get the dogs’ side of the story, the researchers employed Ainsworth’s Strange Situation Procedure, originally developed to measure the degree of attachment between human toddlers and their parents. The test procedures generally involved putting a dog alone in an unfamiliar room, then reuniting him with his owner, or introducing him to a stranger, and seeing how these different situations changed the dog’s behavior.

It turned out that, when the human test subjects had indicated that they spent a lot of time playing and otherwise interacting with their dogs, the dogs made a bigger deal of the reunion. But that “may be merely a reflection of a more owner-dependent dog who is not as used to being left alone,” the researchers concluded.  They also looked at whether dogs played independently more when in the presence of their owner, rather than a stranger’s, meaning the owner served as a secure base for exploration. But those same “owner-dependent” dogs actually stuck close to their owners, leading the researchers to detect a resemblance to “the ‘clinging’ behavior of children with an insecure ambivalent attachment style.”

So everything a dog lovers thought was good about their relationship with a dog seems a little sketchy to these researchers.

This is a conclusion few dog owners will want to accept.

But for the skeptics among you, it may be comforting to know this study, like all studies, has limits: It reported on just 20 dog-human pairs (larger studies are in the works). Sixteen of the owners were women, who may tend to differ from men in how they relate to dogs.

Rehn also pointed out that an insecure attachment style isn’t necessarily a bad thing, even in humans. “It would maximize survival chances, because you would get the most out of your parents,” she said. A dog’s feelings are shaped by what it has experienced with its owner, and insecurity may be a natural response to smothering love. Farmers who use their dogs for herding, Rehn suggested, probably encourage a more independent relationship, because they need their dogs to work at a distance.

So have a little respect for your dog. Ease off on the cuddling and the baby talk, ramp up the challenges and the problem solving. Remind yourself that there are two very different individuals in this relationship, neither completely transparent to the other. “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend,” Groucho Marx once wrote. And then he added, with more wisdom than he probably intended “Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

Proof that dogs are loyal to ANYTHING that feeds them

dogs do not love

A new study in Animal Cognition found that dogs interacted with robots similar to how they would with humans if those robots seemed ‘social’.

The researchers conducted their experiment by having a robot point out hidden food to a dog and measuring their reactions to the robots directions.

As described in the study, the robot looked like a ‘piece of gym equipment with a white gloved hand attached to it’.

In one instance, the robot would act ‘asocially’ by beeping to communicate with the dog.

But the dogs were better able to find the hidden food when the robot had a human face on it’s monitor, and acted ‘socially’.

During the experiment with the social robot, the dog’s owner would enter the room and shake the robot’s hand and talk to it.

Then the robot would speak the dog’s name with it’s pre-programmed human voice and point out where the food was.

Researchers found that in addition to being better able to find the hidden food, the dogs treated the social robots just like they were a strange human.

They sniffed it’s gloved hands and spent more time ‘gazing’ at it’s monitor face.

Enough said.

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.
Inside of a dog, it’s too hard to read.”

Groucho Marx

Sources:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168159113002426

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24096703

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10071-013-0670-7

http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/01/does-your-dog-really-like-you

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2420793/Dogs-loyal-ANYTHING-feeds-Scientists-bond-robots.html

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-05-06/news/0905050489_1_moxie-dog-leash

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-05-07/news/0905060871_1_jon-katz-dogs-moxie

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Doctors Thoughts About Pit Bulls, Dangerous Dogs

Doctors Experiences With Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs

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Please find below what doctors think, see, and experience daily in their professional life. Hopefully their expert reports will make some people understand that overly dangerous dogs, like pitbulls, are a serious matter and deserve to be dealt with the most scrutiny.

Several professional in the medical field, as well as in the judicial/law system, all express their concerns about the dangerousness of pitbull-type dogs, like practicing emergency physicians, medical doctors, veterinarians, psychologists, psychiatrists, plastic surgeons, Judge in Environmental Court, researchers, scientists, Oral Surgeons, Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, veterinary assistant, General Surgeon, medical professor,  chief of surgery, pediatricians, Chief Justice (Ohio Supreme Court), Districy Judge, City Attorney, and even PhDs.

Hard to say they don’t know what they are talking about, right?


Case #1

DR. BILLMIRE is professor and director of the Division of Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

As one who, for the last 30 years, has been on the receiving end of the dog-bite injuries that pass through the Children’s Hospital Emergency Room, as well as on the staff at the Shriners Hospitals for Children where we see the late effects of these injuries from across the nation, I can categorically tell you that the problems associated with dog bites are indeed breed-specific.

When I started my career, the most common dog-bite injuries were from German shepherds and occasionally retrievers. These injuries were almost always provoked, such as food-related or stepping on the dog, and in almost every instance, the dog reacted with a single snap and release – essentially a warning shot. There were no pack attacks.

Starting about 25 years ago, my colleagues and I started to see disturbingly different types of injuries. Instead of a warning bite, we saw wounds where the flesh was torn from the victim. There were multiple bite wounds covering many different anatomical sites. The attacks were generally unprovoked, persistent and often involved more than one dog. In every instance the dog involved was a pit bull or a pit bull mix.

Now, I am a dog lover and virtually every one of my family members has a dog. But it is a fact that different dogs have always been bred for specific qualities. My sheltie herded, my daughter’s setter flushes birds and my pug sits on my lap – this is what they are bred for. Pit bulls were bred to fight and kill and, unfortunately, many current breeders favor these aggressive traits. There is no need for any dog with the characteristics.

I recently gave a talk summarizing my 30 years of practice in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery, and one segment was titled “Why I Hate Pit Bulls.” I watched a child bleed to death one night in our operating room because a pit bull had torn his throat out. I have had to rebuild the skull of a child who had his ears and entire scalp torn off. I am currently reconstructing the face of a child, half of whose face has been torn off down to the bone. I have had to rebuild noses, lips, eyelids, jaws and cheeks of numerous children. On older children, I have had to reconstruct legs and hands. The unfortunate young victim whose recent attack has initiated this discussion will bear the scars of this attack for the rest of her life.

Based on my extensive experience, I believe that the risk posed by pit bulls is equivalent to placing a loaded gun with the safety off on the coffee table. In my opinion, these dogs should be banned. I know this is an unpopular stand in some circles, but how many mauled children do we have to see before we realize the folly of allowing these dogs to exist?

The arguments made by advocates of these dogs are the same arguments made by people who feel that assault weapons are an essential part of daily living. There are plenty of breeds available that peacefully coexist with human society. There is no need for pit bulls.

“The attacks were generally unprovoked, persistent and often involved more than one dog.”

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/06/29/doctor-says-ban-pit-bulls/11709481/


Case #2

Martin Penkala

“After having worked in two veterinary clinics and an emergency animal hospital, and seeing the statistics on pit bull attacks on both animals and humans, and after having now had two close friends’ dogs viciously ravaged by pit bulls, I feel compelled to address this issue very frankly.

I have heard both sides of the argument dozens of times, and when I put all the facts, opinions, stats and justifications together into a final perspective, this is what I conclude: Many pit bull supporters don’t seem to realize they are populating this country’s towns and cities with a lethal attack dog that needs to be rigorously controlled.

All the characteristics that make this breed notorious were selected centuries ago. They were used in the sports of bull and bear baiting. They were bred to attack without provocation or warning (hence their “unpredictability”); clamp on to a vulnerable area of the victim’s body with a hold-and-shake grip to inflict major physical damage; and sustain tremendous pain in order to continue damaging the victim. They were not intended to be household pets. They do these things for the same reason pointers “point” – it’s bred into them. It has nothing to do with “irresponsible ownership.”

It’s long past time to bring some common sense (and compassion for victims) back to this debate. Many countries and U.S. municipalities have taken measures to regulate or even outright ban these dogs, and it’s not due to some arbitrary “breed bias.” If you happen to dislike breeds that drool a lot, that’s a bias. Controlling the ownership of a breed that has proven to be a vicious killer is not; it’s sensible and humane policy.”

“Pit bulls weren’t bred to be household pets”

http://mobile.buffalonews.com/?articleRedirect=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.buffalonews.com%2Fopinion%2Fletters-to-the-editor%2Fletter-pit-bulls-werent-bred-to-be-household-pets-20151025


Case #3

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hamiliton Smith

Nearly 20 years before the ASPCA existed, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hamiliton Smith weighed in on the topic in The Natural History of Dogs, published in 1839-1840 by W.H. Lizars of Edinburgh, Scotland. This was the book that established the basis of most of the breed standards still used by fanciers today. Hamilton Smith spoke well of every dog mentioned, except one. Of pit bulls, he wrote,

“The bull-dog differs from all others, even from the mastiff, in giving no warning of his attack by his barking. He grapples his opponents without in the least estimating their comparative weight and powers. The bull-dog is possessed of less sagacity and less attachment than any of the hound tribe; he is therefore less favored, and more rarely bred with care, excepting by professed amateurs of sports and feelings little commendable to humanity. He never leaves his hold, when once he has got it, while life lasts.”


Case #4

Douglas Skinner, DVM

“I have been in veterinary practice for 43 years and never have seen anything like the infusion of this breed. Having worked with more than 100,000 dogs of all breeds, I defy any apologist to offer up such experience.

Sure, there are sweet pits, but telling one from the bad ones, the Jekyll and Hyde ones that can be incited to violence by some catalyst, is near impossible. While most apologists fancy themselves good trainers, 95 percent of owners are clueless.

Many breeds have a history of use based on genetics; the border collie’s is herding, German short hair pointers find birds, and pits have a history of violence. With that information, it still makes sense from the “it’s how you raise your dog” crowd that any dog could be made to herd or point; I mean, it’s how you raise them, right?

A border collie herds instinctively, pointers find game birds, and a pit bull? Well, it wants to chase two girls across a field with three of its buddies and maul them.

Neuter all pit bulls, require high, double fencing, and give severe fines/incarceration of owners for such attacks. I’ve had it with pit bulls and their mixes trying to bite me during exams or scaring other pet owners. Six weeks old, three months old, you can’t trust them; you can only make excuses for them.”

“Neuter all pit bulls, require high, double fencing, and give severe fines/incarceration of owners for such attacks.”

http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2015/10/indiana-journal-and-courier-letter-to.html?m=1


Case #5

Andrew Fenton, M.D.

“As a practicing emergency physician, I have witnessed countless dog bites. Invariably, the most vicious and brutal attacks I have seen have been from the pit bull breed. Many of the victims have been children. In a recent study from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, pit bull attacks accounted for more ER visits than all other breeds combined. In young children, the most common part of the body injured was the face. Numerous studies have proven that the number-one cause of dog bite fatalities is the pit bull breed. I am certain that many attacks are due to owner negligence, but the fact remains that many were unpredictable and were perpetrated by formerly “loving and loyal” pets. Dr. Chagnon has every right to leave our town as she claims she will if pit bulls are banned, just like every one of her patients has the right not to attend her clinic where she brings her pit bulls. I applaud Mayor Pro Tem Joanne Sanders for bringing this issue to the forefront. In the interest of public safety, I recommend we enforce a spay/neuter requirement on pit bulls while reviewing and revamping all of our policies relating to animal bites.”

“In the interest of public safety, I recommend we enforce a spay/neuter requirement on pit bulls while reviewing and revamping all of our policies relating to animal bites.”

http://physicians.akrongeneral.org/Details/218?index=1&lastName=fenton


Case #6

DR. Amy Wandel, Plastic Surgeon

“I see just as many dog bites from dogs that are not pit bulls as bites from pit bulls. The big difference is pit bulls are known to grab onto something and keep holding so their damage they create is worse than other breeds.”

http://health.usnews.com/doctors/amy-wandel-253554


Case #7

Mike Joyner
“As a judge in Environmental Court who has had to deal with numerous cases of dog on dog and dog on human attacks, I can without any bias say that pit bulls are a dangerous breed. The facts speak for themselves. You cannot argue against the data.

My wife owns a doggie daycare and I have dealt with every possible breed. In the six years she has been opened there have been over 1600 dogs that have been through the doors with the exception of the pit bull. Her liability insurance company will not insure her if she takes pit bulls, and as much as I love ALL dogs I do not trust pit bulls around children or other dogs.

I have been on the bench for several cases where a pit bull attacked a child and literally pulled the scalp off of a 12 year old girl’s head. It was a neighbor’s dog and she had pet it a week before the incident, which occurred in her own backyard with the pit bull jumped the fence and attacked her without any provocation or warning. I have had numerous cases where a pit bull attacked another dog and held it down or shook it until it was dead…even in the presence of the owner of the pit bull who could do nothing to separate the dogs.

I have nothing personal against the breed and I have never personally experienced anything negative from a pit bull. In fact from 1969 until 1972 our neighbor had a female pit named Sassy and she was as sweet a dog as I ever met, but knowing what I know I would be negligent if I promoted pit bulls as pets to any family with children or neighbors with pets.

“knowing what I know I would be negligent if I promoted pit bulls as pets”

http://www.columbusga.org/courts/recordJudge.htm


Case #8

Lindsay R. Mehrkam  – Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

Clive D.L. Wynne  – Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

Abstract

In both popular media and scientific literature, it is commonly stated that breeds of dogs differ behaviorally in substantial, consistent and predictable ways. Since the mid-twentieth century, scientists have asked whether meaningful behavioral differences exist between breeds of dogs. Today, there are over 1000 identified dog breeds in the world, but to date, fewer than one-quarter of these are represented in studies investigating breed-specific behavioral differences. We review here scientific findings of breed differences in behavior from a wide range of methodologies with respect to both temperament traits and cognitive abilities to determine whether meaningful differences in behavior between breeds have been established. Although there is convincing scientific evidence for reliable differences between breeds and breed groups with respect to some behaviors (e.g., aggression, reactivity), the majority of studies that have measured breed differences in behavior have reported meaningful within-breed differences has well. These trends appear to be related to two main factors: the traits being assessed and the methodology used to assess those traits. In addition, where evidence for breed differences in behavior has been found, there is mixed consistency between empirical findings and the recognized breed standard. We discuss both the strengths and limitations of behavioral research in illuminating differences between dog breeds, highlight directions for future research, and suggest the integration of input from other disciplines to further contribute to our understanding of breed differences in behavior.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168159114000823


Case #9

DR. Christopher Demas

“Bites from pit bulls inflict much more damage, multiple deep bites and ripping of flesh and are unlike any other domestic animal I’ve encountered. Their bites are devastating – close to what a wildcat or shark would do.”

http://health.usnews.com/doctors/christopher-demas-464401


Case #10

DR. MICHAEL FEALY

When a Pit Bull is involved the bites are worse. When they bite, they bite and lock and they don’t let go… they bite lock and they rip and they don’t let go.”

http://www.mjfealymd.com/


Case #11

Dr. EDGAR JOGANIK
(after trying to reattach scalp and ear to a pit bull victim)

“Pit bull attacks are typically the most severe, and in about one-third of all attacks, the animals are family pets or belong to close friends. That should be the message that these dogs should not be around children, adults are just as likely to be victims. Everyone should be extremely cautious.”

http://journaltimes.com/users/profile/thomas%20mccartney/


Case #12

DR RICHARD SATTIN
Chief of unintentional-injuries section of the Centers of Disease Control

“We’re trying to focus public attention on this greatly underestimated public hazard. In 1979, pit bulls accounted for 20 percent of fatal attacks by dogs. That figure had risen to 62 percent by 1988. Nobody knows the dog population of the United States or the exact breakdown by breed. We do not believe that pit bulls represent anywhere near 42% percent of dogs in the United States. Therefore, we believe that the pit bull excess in deaths is real and growing.”

http://health.usnews.com/doctors/richard-sattin-498229


Case #13

HORSWELL BB, CHAHINE CJ, oral surgeons

Dog bites of the facial region are increasing in children according to the Center for Disease Control.

“To evaluate the epidemiology of such injuries in our medical provider region, we undertook a retrospective review of those children treated for facial, head and neck dog bite wounds at a level 1 trauma center. Most dog bites occurred in or near the home by an animal known to the child/family. Most injuries were soft tissue related, however more severe bites and injuries were observed in attacks from the pit-bull and Rottweiler breeds. Younger (under five years) children sustained more of the injuries requiring medical treatment. Injury Severity Scales were determined as well as victim and payer mix demographics, type and characteristics of injury, and complications from the attack.”

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22235708


Case #14

SHERYL BLAIR
Tufts Veterinary School symposium – Animal Aggression: Dog Bites and the Pit Bull Terrier

“The injuries these dogs inflict are more serious than other breeds because they go for the deep musculature and don’t release; they hold and shake. Colleen Hodges, Veterinary Public Health spokeswoman Some families think that they can raise a loving pet if they treat a pit bull like any other dog. They may not realize that the dog was bred to fight and that some of these dogs may have fighting in their genes. They are tough, strong, and tenacious. They are much more capable of inflicting serious damage, and some of them do. I would not recommend pits as a family dog.


Case #15

Dr. Radcliffe Robins

“Temperament is 100% genetic; it is inherited, and fixed at the moment of the dog’s fertilization/conception/birth. Temperament in the dog cannot be eliminated nor transformed from one type to another. It cannot change during the dog’s lifetime. It is the permanent mental/neurological characteristic of the individual dog. Environment, socialization or training can MODIFY the expression of an individual dog’s temperament, but they cannot transform it nor eliminate it. The dog will die with the temperament with which it was born.

https://www.facebook.com/PioneerKennel/info?tab=page_info


Case #16

MICHAEL W. FOX, Veterinarian

“I spent 20 years studying the behavior of dogs and it’s not in their nature. Man, has created a monster, If you wish…These dogs were selectively bred to fight, they have greater propensity to fight than other animals, which is brought out in training.” “They can attack people, and because the attitudes of Pit Bulls it is more likely they will attack people. The worry is the power of the dogs jaw…to bite and not let go. It’s quite sufficient to crush right through a child’s arm or leg.”

http://www.drfoxvet.com/library/special-reports


Case #17

ARTHUR HERM, Veterinarian, Animal Control

I disagree with those people who believe they can train aggressiveness out of dogs, and added he believes aggressiveness is “inherent” and “genetic” in all dogs while pit bulls “seem to have more of that.”

http://www.manta.com/c/mmffsyz/arthur-herm-dvm


Case #18

KATHRYN HAWKINS, DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

“After seeing another dog die from a pit bull attack, I feel compelled to write. The opinion that pit bulls are “mean because of the way they are raised” is often not the case. A Both of the dogs I took care of that died were attacked unprovoked by pit bulls that were in families that raised them responsibly. Just as a retriever is bred to hunt birds — an instinct you can’t stop — many pit bulls have a genetic tendency to attack other animals. When they do, they are extremely powerful and don’t quit. I have never been bitten or growled at by a pit bull — they are very friendly. But when the instinct to attack another animal occurs, they cause serious damage, or death. They don’t bite people any more often than other breeds but when they do, it’s bad. The aggressiveness toward other animals and damage they do is not because of “the way they are raised” — it is usually due to a genetic instinct not in the control of the owner.”

http://local.aarp.org/yp/valdez-veterinary-clinic-hawkins-kathryn-dvm-po-box-708-valdez.html


Case #19

MELANIE PFEIFFER, veterinary assistant

“Working in a veterinary hospital, you are exposed to all kinds of animal trauma. One of the more common ones is dog fights. I can honestly say that in three out of four cases, an American pit bull terrier is involved. Many times, we are able to save the life of the afflicted, but yesterday, we were not.”

“I propose that all owned American pit bull terriers be registered and all breeding be halted indefinitely. How many mutilated faces, mangled limbs, butchered pets and even human deaths does it take to convince us that this breed needs to be phased out?”

http://mcgdconsulting.info/247-emergency-animal-hospital-eagle-find-trusted-veterinarian-animal-hospital-in-vail-eagle-summit-county-970-524-3647/


Case #20

KEVIN COUTTS, Head Dog Ranger, Rotorua, New Zealand

“There was concern among dog authorities about American pitbulls being allowed into New Zealand as they were dangerous, unpredictable animals, Mr Coutts said. “A lot of people in this town get them because they are a staunch dog and they will fight. They are perceived as vicious … It’s frustrating they were ever allowed in the country … we can’t go back now though,” Mr Coutts said. COUTTS’ comment on a pit car mauling This sort of thing happens when people own this breed of dog and then don’t look after them.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PooU_vNxhrU


Case #21

MARK WULKAN, MD, surgeon at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

“There is a difference with the pit bulls. In the last two years we’ve seen 56 dog injuries that were so severe the patient had to be admitted to the hospital so this doesn’t count just a little bite and then goes to the emergency room. Of those 56, 21 were pit bulls. And then when we look at our data even further, of the kids that were most severely injured, those that were in the hospital for more than 8 days or had life threatening injuries, 100% of those were pit bulls.

http://www.surgery.emory.edu/about-us/faculty_directory/faculty_profile_mark_wulkan.html


Case #22

NCBI, The National Institute of Health:

“CONCLUSIONS:
The patients most likely to suffer dog bite injuries of the head and neck are children. Although a number of dog breeds were identified, the largest group were pit bull terriers, whose resultant injuries were more severe and resulted from unprovoked, unknown dogs. More severe injuries required a greater number of interventions, a greater number of inpatient physicians, and more outpatient follow-up encounters. Healthcare utilization and costs associated with dog bites warrant further investigation.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25311183


Case #23

STEPHEN COHN, MD, professor of surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center

“I think this is a public health hazard, this particular dog. We just have to have them contained in a way that protects the general public. I don’t want to see another kid come in dead.”

http://surgery.uthscsa.edu/faculty/cohn.asp


Case #24

JOHN BINI, MD, chief of surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center

“There are going to be outspoken opponents of breed legislation, who say: ‘My pit bulls lie with my baby and play with my rabbit.’ And that’s fine. I just think we’re seeing something here, and I think it does warrant a discussion as to whether this is a risk that a community wants to take.”

http://surgery.uthscsa.edu/faculty/bini.asp


Case #25

MORTALITY, MAULING, AND MAIMING BY VICIOUS DOGS
April 2011 Annals of Surgery

“Fortunately, fatal dog attacks are rare, but there seems to be a distinct relationship between the severity and lethality of an attack and the breed responsible,” they wrote in an article published in the April issue of the medical journal Annals of Surgery. “These breeds should be regulated in the same way in which other dangerous species, such as leopards, are regulated.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21475022


Case #26

DAVID E. BLOCKER, BS, MD, Dog Bite Rates and Biting Dog Breeds in Texas, 1995-1997

Bite Rates by Breed page 23
One out of every 40 Pit Bulls (2.5%) and about one out of 75 Chow Chows (1.4%) generated a reported human bite each year (Table 29; Figure 7).

One out of 100 Rottweilers (1%) caused a reported bite, and less than one out of 250 German Shepherds (0.37%) bit a human each year, not statistically different from the average for all dogs combined (0.53%).

Huskies, Dobermans, and Australian Shepherds had bite rates slightly lower than German Shepherds but higher than Labrador Retrievers.

Less than one in every 500 Labrador retrievers (0.15%) was associated with a reported bite each year. All other breeds examined individually, including Poodles, Cocker Spaniels, and Dachshunds, had bite rates lower than Labrador Retrievers.

Odds ratios for each of the five most commonly biting dog breeds versus all others presented similar findings (Table 30). The odds of a Pit Bull in Bexar County causing a bite were 5 times greater than the odds for all other breeds combined, at 4.9 to 1.

Chow Chows and Rottweilers also had odds ratios significantly greater than the average, at 2.9 to 1 and 1.8 to 1, respectively. The odds ratios for German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers were significantly lower than the average, at 0.67 to 1 and
0.26 to 1.

http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-bibliographies-injury-studies.php


Case #27

PETER ANTEVY, pediatric E.R. physician, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Dr Antvey sees at least five dog-bite victims a month in his emergency room. Unfortunately, he said, “the biggest offender is the pit bull.”

http://www.pediatricemergencystandards.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=56


Case #28

MELISSA ARCA, MD

“The reality is that any dog can bite, and statistically speaking, a child is most likely to be bitten by the family dog or a dog that they know. When you’re talking about bite severity resulting in life-threatening and even fatal injuries, pit bulls and Rottweilers are the main culprits.

Experience absolutely colors our perception, and in this case I can’t help but be affected by what I’ve seen. I will never forget a young child I treated in the ER during my pediatric residency. She suffered severe facial lacerations and tears to her face after a pit bull attack in her local park.”
9.16.2013

Legal Experts and the Enemy of Humanity

“The reality is that any dog can bite”

https://twitter.com/Melissa_DrMom


Case #29

THOMAS J. MOYER, Chief Justice, Ohio Supreme Court 1987-2010

“The trial court cited the substantial evidence supporting its conclusion that pit bulls, compared to other breeds, cause a disproportionate amount of danger to people. The chief dog warden of Lucas County testified that: (1) when pit bulls attack, they are more likely to inflict severe damage to their victim than other breeds of dogs; (2) pit bulls have killed more Ohioans than any other breed of dog; (3) Toledo police officers fire their weapons in the line of duty at pit bulls more often than they fire weapons at people and all other breeds of dogs combined; (4) pit bulls are frequently shot during drug raids because pit bulls are encountered more frequently in drug raids than any other dog breed…. The evidence presented in the trial court supports the conclusion that pit bulls pose a serious danger to the safety of citizens. The state and the city have a legitimate interest in protecting citizens from the danger posed by this breed of domestic dogs.”

https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/SCO/formerjustices/moyer/


Case #30

WILLIAM M HOEVELER, US DISTRICT JUDGE, ADOA v Dade County, Florida

Despite plaintiffs’ contention that there is no such animal as a pit bull, plaintiffs’ own experts have written articles about their pedigreed dogs referring to them by the common nickname of pit bull. At trial, these experts identified photographs of dogs as pit bulls, rather than delineating the dogs into any one of the three breeds recognized by the kennel clubs. Moreover, veterinarians commonly identify dogs as pit bulls — rather than one of the three recognized breeds — by their physical characteristics.

Two veterinarians, testifying for the defendants, stated that they are often called upon to identify a dog’s breed because it is an integral part of the animal’s health record. This they do by reference to standard physical characteristics. Generally, these veterinarians testified, owners themselves know what breed their dog is.

There was ample testimony that most people know what breed their dogs are. Although the plaintiffs and their experts claim that the ordinance does not give them enough guidance to enable owners to determine whether their dogs fall within its scope, the evidence established that the plaintiffs themselves often use the term “pit bull” as a shorthand method of referring to their dogs. Numerous magazine and newspaper articles, including articles in dog fancier magazines, refer to pit bull dogs. Veterinarians typically refer to the three recognized breeds and mixed breeds with conforming characteristics as pit bulls. In addition, the veterinarians who testified stated that most of their clients know the breeds of their dogs.

http://www.floridabar.org/tfb/TFBProfess.nsf/840090c16eedaf0085256b61000928dc/25b0965d6160575985256d50006481db?OpenDocument


Case #31

DON BAUERMEISTER, Council Bluffs, IA prosecutor

“All dogs can “get into it”. The reality, though, for way too many dog owners is the sudden, unprovoked, violent and very serious attack from a pit bull. These folks have to pay the immediate vet bill. Yes, sometimes, the Court is able to intervene and order restitution, but what about the dead dog. What about the psychological damage to those who had to witness the attack. I have seen pit bulls attack and injure other dogs. It is something that you will never forget. A very purposeful bite, indeed. Pit bulls are pros and the rest of the dog world are amateurs. Man made them this way.”

https://www.facebook.com/don.bauermeister


Case #32

KORY NELSON, Denver, CO City Attorney

“The most significant point about the justification for bans or restrictions of pit bulls is that these are not dependent upon a claim that every pit bull has a higher than average propensity for attacking humans. The justification is based on the clear evidence that, as a group, pit bulls, compared to other breeds, generally have a higher propensity to exhibit unique behavioral traits during an attack.

These behaviors have a higher likelihood of causing more severe injuries or death. The Colorado Dog Fanciers trial court made this clear, stating that, while it could not be proven that pit bulls bite more than other dogs, there was “credible evidence that Pit Bull dog attacks are more severe and more likely to result in fatalities.” The court, in great detail, noted fourteen separate areas of differences, including: strength, manageability and temperament, unpredictability of aggression, tenacity, pain tolerance and manner of attack.

A municipality that is experiencing a problem with pit bull attacks needs to consider for itself the best course of action to protect its citizens, especially those most likely to be unable to defend themselves from the tenacious and sustained attack of a pit bull, who will likely bite, hold, and tear at its victim despite efforts to stop it. However, given the clear rational evidence, breed-specific legislation is still a legally viable option.There is no new evidence that undermines the holdings of Colorado Dog Fanciers, only new relevant evidence that adds additional support for BSL, as the differential treatment of pit bulls is based upon logical, rational evidence from the scientific field of ethology.”

http://pview.findlaw.com/view/1942689_1


Case #33

BOB JOHNSTONE, Cincinnati, OH city attorney

“We have amassed what I consider an overwhelming amount of information that demonstrates to me that pit bulls are, by far, responsible for more fatal or serious attacks than any other breed.”

http://www.cincybar.org/news-resources/legal-directory.php/19401


Case #34

VICTOR E. BIANCHINI – JUDGE , San Diego, CA

“A pit bull is the closest thing to a wild animal there is in a domesticated dog.”

http://www.judicatewest.com/neutral/297


Case #35

U.S. SUPREME COURT, April 26, 1897, SENTELL v. NEW ORLEANS & C. R. CO.

“Laws for the protection of domestic animals are regarded as having but a limited application to dogs and cats; and, regardless of statute, a ferocious dog is looked upon as hostis humani generis, and as having no right to his life which man is bound to respect.”


Case #36

HORSWELL BB, CHAHINE CJ, oral surgeons

“Dog bites of the facial region are increasing in children according to the Center for Disease Control. To evaluate the epidemiology of such injuries in our medical provider region, we undertook a retrospective review of those children treated for facial, head and neck dog bite wounds at a level 1 trauma center.

Most dog bites occurred in or near the home by an animal known to the child/family. Most injuries were soft tissue related, however more severe bites and injuries were observed in attacks from the pit-bull and Rottweiler breeds.

Younger (under five years) children sustained more of the injuries requiring medical treatment. Injury Severity Scales were determined as well as victim and payer mix demographics, type and characteristics of injury, and complications from the attack.”

http://thetruthaboutpitbulls.blogspot.com/2012_07_01_archive.html


Case #37

DR RICHARD SATTIN, chief of unintentional-injuries section of the Centers of Disease Control

“We’re trying to focus public attention on this greatly underestimated public hazard.

In 1979, pit bulls accounted for 20 percent of fatal attacks by dogs. That figure had risen to 62 percent by 1988.

Nobody knows the dog population of the United States or the exact breakdown by breed. We do not believe that pit bulls represent anywhere near 42% percent of dogs in the United States. Therefore, we believe that the pit bull excess in deaths is real and growing.”


Case #38

ROBERT D. NEWMAN, M.D.

“As a pediatrician I was disturbed to read Vicki Hearne’s assertion that there are no bad breeds, just bad dogs (Op-Ed, April 15). There is ample evidence to suggest that certain breeds of dogs are more dangerous to children than others.

From 1979 to 1994, there were 177 known dog-bite-related fatalities in the United States. Of these fatalities, 66 percent were caused by five breeds: pit bull, Rottweiler, shepherd, husky and malamute.

If you include crosses among these five breeds, that number rises to 82 percent. Other breeds, like Labrador retrievers and golden retrievers were not implicated in a single fatality during this same period.

I laud the American Kennel Club’s attempt to include information about dog breeds considered ”not good with children” in the coming edition of ”The Complete Dog Book,” and lament the fact that the book is being recalled at the request of some breeders.
Seattle, April 16, 1998″

http://globalhealth.washington.edu/faculty/robert-newman


Case #39

DR. PATRICK BYRNE, Johns Hopkins Hospital

“I can’t think of a single injury of this nature that was incurred by any other species other than a pit bull or a rottweiler.”

Dr. Chagnon has every right to leave our town as she claims she will if pit bulls are banned, just like every one of her patients has the right not to attend her clinic where she brings her pit bulls.

I applaud Mayor Pro Tem Joanne Sanders for bringing this issue to the forefront. In the interest of public safety, I recommend we enforce a spay/neuter requirement on pit bulls while reviewing and revamping all of our policies relating to animal bites.

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/facial_plastic_reconstructive_surgery/index.html


Case #40

BONNIE V. BEAVER
BS, DVM, MS, DACVB, Professor and Chief of Medicine, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University

Executive Director, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
By its origin, a pit bull is a fighting dog that takes very little stimulus to initiate aggression, and it will continue to fight regardless of what happens.

Pit bulldogs have been responsible for about 70 percent of the deaths of humans killed by dogs since 1979.

The AVMA warns veterinarians to be careful about supplying behavioral evaluations of dogs for insurance purposes.

“It’s risky for veterinarians,” said Dr. Beaver, explaining that there are many situations in which a dog may behave aggressively, and temperament tests can’t rule out the possibility of aggression. “You don’t have temperament tests that can identify all possibilities.”

http://vetmed.tamu.edu/directorydetail?UserID=958


Case #41

COLLEEN HODGES, Veterinary Public Health spokeswoman

“Some families think that they can raise a loving pet if they treat a pit bull like any other dog. They may not realize that the dog was bred to fight and that some of these dogs may have fighting in their genes.
They are tough, strong, tenacious. They are much more capable of inflicting serious damage, and some of them do. I would not recommend pits as a family dog.”

www.harriscountytx.gov/hc_phone_dir/deptinfo.asp?DropDown=49


Case #42

MICHAEL BURNS, Los Angeles Animal Control Lt.

“You have a dog that has aggressive tendencies enhanced through constant and incestuous breeding. If there are some recessive genes on the aggressive or psychotic side, they will make themselves manifest.

They are different. There’s an absence of the normal sounds a dog makes when it attacks. It’s almost a workmanlike way they hold on in an attack. It’s a persistence I haven’t seen in any other breed.”

http://articles.latimes.com/1987-06-23/local/me-10085_1_pit-bull


Case #43

DAVID GENDREGSKE, Clare County MI Animal Control Director

“In my opinion they appeal to the most irresponsible pet owners and to younger people,”

“The younger people have no jobs to support the animal, or they have to move where animals aren’t allowed and (the dogs) end up here.” Certain people like pit bulls because they are intimidating, he said. “They want to scare people. It’s an intimidation thing.

They’re number one with those being incarcerated. If there’s a dog left behind (when someone is sentenced to jail or prison), it’s always a pit bull,” he said. He cited the time a pit bull got out of a car and attacked a horse.

He was pulled off, but he went back and grabbed the throat. He was pulled off again and again and went back after different parts of the horse. “What kind of a dog but a pit bull would do that?” he asked. “All dogs can bite but not with that ferocity. “ Some people will say that how a pit bull acts and reacts is dependent upon how the dog is raised, he said.

“But he was raised to kill for centuries,” he said. “You can’t breed it out in one generation.” If the popularity of pit bulls is a fad, it’s a long term one, he said. “I keep seeing more and more pit bulls,” he said. “It’s getting worse.”

Pit bulls, he said, are not good as a working dog, except for perhaps wild boar hunting. “And they’re not one of the smarter breeds,” he said, despite other’s beliefs that they are intelligent.

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-gendregske/14/920/aa2


Case #44

GARRETT RUSSO, dog trainer

“I estimate Medical & Veterinary bills related to injuries caused by pit bulls in the Tompkins Square dog run in 2011, $140,000.00. Estimated Medical (human) & Veterinary (canine) bills from all other breeds and mixed breeds combined during the same period, $5,000.00.” (Estimate gathered from reports to by owners to the dog park association.)

http://cravendesires.blogspot.com/2013/04/pitbull-attack-burnaby-fraser-foreshore.html


Case #45

ARLENE STERLING, Newaygo County, MI Chief Animal Control Officer

“It is genetically inbred in them to be aggressive. They can be very nice dogs, but they are very prey driven and they are extremely strong. It makes them high risk dogs and it makes them extremely dangerous.”

http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2010/10/newaygo_county_animal_control.html


Case #46

BOB KERRIDGE, New Zealand SPCA executive director

“That is the only real way to solve this problem – is to license owners and to give them the responsibility that goes with owning a dog. It would be extremely useful when you have a neighbour who is concerned about that dog next door. You can look at it and see they don’t have a license and take it away. That’s owner responsibility.”

“We led the charge to stop the importation of the pitbull because of the concerns they would be crossbred with other dogs… But there’s not a lot we can do about that because it’s happened. We wish someone had listened all those years ago.”

“The only real way to solve this problem – is to license owners and to give them the responsibility that goes with owning a dog. ”

http://www.spca.org.nz/Aboutus/staff.aspx


Case #47

MARK PAULHUS, HSUS southeast regional coordinator

If it chooses to attack, it’s the most ferocious of all dogs. I’ve never known of a pit bull that could be called off (during a fight). They lose themselves in the fight.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcpaulhus


Case #48

ALAN BECK, Sc.D

However, Alan Beck, director of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine Center of the Human-Animal Bond, favors letting the breed go into extinction.

“This breed alone is a risk of serious public health factors,” Beck said. “We are keeping them alive against their own best interests.”

Beck said while he does not advocate taking dogs from current and caring owners, he does feel that it has become more of a social and political issue for people than a health one.

“If these dogs were carrying an actual disease, people would advocate euthanizing them,” Beck said. “This breed itself is not natural.”

“It has this sort of mystique that attracts a population of people. Of course, most of these dogs are never going to bite, as champions of the breed will tell you. But most people who smoke don’t get cancer, but we know regulations help reduce a significant risk.”

“I know you’re going to get beat up for this. But they just aren’t good dogs to own. That’s why so many of them are relinquished to shelters. There are too many other breeds out there to take a chance on these guys.”

“This breed alone (pitbulls) is a risk of serious public health factors”

http://www.vet.purdue.edu/directory/person.php?id=64


Case #49

MERRITT CLIFTON, journalist

There are very few people, if any, who have written more on behalf of dogs over the past 40-odd years than I have, or spent more time down the back alleys of the developing world observing dogs in the habitats in which normal dogs came to co-evolve with humans.

But appreciation of the ecological roles of street dogs & coyotes, exposing dog-eating and puppy mills, opposition to indiscriminate lethal animal control, introduction of high-volume low-cost spay/neuter and anti-rabies vaccination, introduction of online adoption promotion, encouraging the formation of thousands of new humane societies worldwide, etc., are not to be confused with pit bull advocacy.

Pit bull advocacy is not defending dogs; it is defending the serial killers of the dog world, who kill, injure, and give bad reputations to all the rest. Indeed, pit bull advocacy, because it erodes public trust in dogs and people who care about dogs, stands a good chance of superseding rabies as the single greatest threat to the health, well-being, and human appreciation of all dogs worldwide.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifton_report


Case #50

STANLEY COREN, PhD

“A dog’s breed tells us a lot about that dog’s genetic heritage and makeup. Genetics is a strong determinant of personality. In the absence of any other information, we can make a reasonable prediction about how the dog will behave based upon its breed.” p 84

“When we crossbreed, we lose some of that predictability, since which genes will be passed on by each parent and how they will combine is a matter of chance. Fortunately, there is some data to suggest that we can still make predispositions without knowing much about its parentage.

John Paul Scott and John L Fuller carried out a series of selective breeding experiments at the Jackson Laboratories in Bar Harbor, Maine. By happy chance, their results revealed a simple rule that seems to work. Their general conclusion was that a mixed breed dog is most likely to act like the breed that it most looks like.” p 77

Dog trainers/animal control, Pit Bull breeders, owners, fanciers, experts
Behaviorists/veterinarians

http://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/stanley-coren-phd-frsc


Case #51

RANDALL LOCKWOOD, PhD

Randall Lockwood, who said he has witnessed the best and worst of pit bulls, said illegal dog-fighting is perpetuating dogs that are hazards to humans and other animals. Shaped by dog-fight enthusiasts, they are “a perversion of everything normal dogs should do. What they’ve created is a canine psychopath.”

“Fighting dogs lie all the time. I experienced it first hand when I was investigating three pit bulls that killed a little boy in Georgia. When I went up to do an initial evaluation of the dog’s behavior, the dog came up to the front of the fence, gave me a nice little tail wag and a “play bow” — a little solicitation, a little greeting. As I got closer, he lunged for my face.”

The pit bull, in its purebred or mixed form, has been responsible for most of the fatal dog attacks on humans in the last two years. In 1987, there were eight deaths from dog attacks in the country, and seven involved pit bulls. In 1986, there were 13 deaths, seven involving pit bulls. But pit bulls have been victimized by hype.

The dogs are no strangers to ordinances. A pit bull ban was passed in London in the 1400s.

These dogs can be canine crocodiles. They have a dark and bloody history.

In the United States, pets are considered property in the eyes of the law. And one of the most hotly defended rights of the individual is the right to own anything, no matter how stupid or dangerous the choice — even when what someone wants to own is a threat to them, their family, and the community around them.

“These dogs can be canine crocodiles”

http://www.oxfordanimalethics.com/2012/06/randall-lockwood/


Case #52

FRANKLIN LOEW, dean of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

“I’m not aware of any other breed of animal that has ever been singled out this way. This is man biting dog.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_M._Loew


Case #53

HUGH WIRTH, veterinarian

RSPCA Victoria president Dr Hugh Wirth said the dogs were a menace and were not suitable as pets for anyone.

“They are time bombs waiting for the right circumstances.”

“The American pit bull terrier is lethal because it was a breed that was developed purely for dog fighting, in other words killing the opposition.

“They should never have been allowed into the country. They are an absolute menace.”

“The fact of life is that the community doesn’t want American pit bull terriers. They’ve said it loud and clear over and over again – they want them banned.”

“They are time bombs waiting for the right circumstances.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Wirth


Case #54

GRAEME SMITH, veterinarian

“My views about associating a breed with dangerous behaviours were challenged over time as I saw the impact of Pit Bull attacks. Talking to owners with dogs of this breed who have themselves been turned on, it became clear that these animals are unpredictable and when they attack they can cause serious injury or death.”

“It is very hard to give Pit Bulls the benefit of the doubt.
Avoiding the identification of dogs and their behaviours by their breed means the legislation in place can be such that allows these Pit Bulls “one free bite.” This “one free bite” can have fatal consequences.”

If it looks like a Pit Bull, it is a Pit Bull.
What’s at stake is the safety of people and their own pets in the wider community, there is no room for gambling with an unpredictable animal.

And that is so often the case. No one knows where these dogs are until they come out and cause some form of grief. My position is about protecting the public and other animals from these animals.

“If it looks like a Pit Bull, it is a Pit Bull.”

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/graeme-smith/13/355/56b


Case #55

NICHOLAS DODMAN, BVMS, ACVB, ACVA

“Rottweilers were originally bred to guard the money of peasants returning home from the city of Rottweil in Germany, so their fierceness was prized. Staffordshire bull terriers and pit bulls were programmed to deliver a full crushing bite to the noses of bulls. “They’re locked and loaded,” as Dodman puts it.”

on breed profiling
But Dodman defends the practice. “The insurance companies have no ax to grind,” he says. They base their decisions on actuarial statistics showing that certain breeds in certain homes are a recipe for trouble and the cause of lawsuits.

on the MA muzzling law
After a spate of attacks by pit bulls this summer, Massachusetts lawmakers passed legislation requiring the dogs to be muzzled in public. Some pit bull owners protested, but a Tufts expert says the law may be a good idea. Breeds like pit bulls and Rottweilers, says animal behavior expert Nick Dodman, are hardwired for aggression.

“Some of these dogs are as dangerous as a loaded handgun,” Dodman– director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at TuftsSchool of Veterinary Medicine – said in an interview with The Boston Globe Magazine.

Genetics play a big role.

“No doubt about it, pit bulls are genetically predisposed toward aggression,” he told the magazine. “Justas certain breeds of dogs were bred to herd, certain were bred to hunt, certain to point, and others to swim.”

While most pet owners accept that their dogs have certain genetic behavioral characteristics, there is still resistance to the idea that some dogs are more dangerous than others.

“Everybody accepts [genetic behaviors like herding or hunting] until you throw in the word ‘aggression’ and things like a full, crushing bite, which some breeds were specifically bred for in the past.”

Statistics on dog attacks reinforce the link between certain dogs and dangerous behavior.

“It’s like a scene from “Casablanca” when they say, ‘Roundup the usual suspects,’” Dodman told the Globe.“It’s always German shepherds, chow, husky, pit bull.The numbers do the talking.”

He added that pit bulls and Rottweilers alone account for more than 50 percent of the fatal dog attacks every year. Despite the danger, the owners of these dogs often fail to take proper precautions.

“A lot of owners of aggressive breeds are suffering from denial and ignorance, because no one wants to be fingered as having that kind of dog,” Dodman said.

“Genetics does play a role and people who think it doesn’t are kidding themselves,” says Dodman. “The pit bull is notorious for a very hard bite. They are always No. 1 in the lethal dog bite parade. The dog was bred for pit fighting. It was bred to never give up, to bite and hang on.”

http://vet.tufts.edu/behavior/staff.shtml


Case #56

KATHERINE HOUPT – VMD, DACVB, PhD

Says Katherine Houpt, director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cornell and author of Domestic Animal Behavior: “Different breeds have genetic predispositions to certain kinds of behavior, though that can be influenced by how they are raised. The pit bull is an innately aggressive breed, often owned by someone who wants an aggressive dog, so they’re going to encourage it.”

“I have seen so many pit bulls taken by very nice, very dog-savvy people who did all the right things,” said Houpt. “They take them to socialization class, they take them to obedience school, they are fine for a few years, and then they kill the neighbor’s dog.”

“The pit bull is an innately aggressive breed.”
Katherine Houpt – VMD, DACVB, PhD

http://abcofnm.com/


Sources:

Some Doctors and Dog Experts Thoughts About Pit Bulls

The Truth About Pitbulls – 2013_09_01_archive

The Truth About Pitbulls – 2012_07_01_archive

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