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    (LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Animal control officers are using a helicopter in the search for four pit bulls suspected of attacking and killing a 63-year-old jogger in Los Angeles County on Thursday.

    Local authorities have warned people to be on the lookout for four tan-colored pit bulls. Several other dogs have already been seized in the search for all the dogs that may have taken part in the attack.

    Sheriff's Lt. John Corina said the woman, as yet unidentified, died after an attack by four pit bull terriers as she was jogging in Los Angeles County. She died from her wounds on the way to a hospital near the high desert community of Littlerock which is about 65 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

    Corina said a woman in a car who saw the attack honked her horn to try to get the dogs to stop, but to no avail.

    "When the first deputy on scene saw one dog still attacking the woman, he tried to chase the dog away," Corina said. "The dog ran off into the desert, then turned around and attacked the deputy, the deputy fired a round at the dog and tried to kill the dog, and the dog took off into the desert."

    After the attack sheriff's and animal control officials served a search warrant on a home near the site of the attack and took away eight dogs, six of them pit bulls and two of them of mixed breeds.

    Investigators are trying to determine whether the dogs were involved in the attack. A 29-year-old man that lived at the house was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana.

    Residents who live near where the attack occurred told local TV station reporters that stray dogs are always roaming the area and have attacked people before.

    According to data supplied by dogsbite.org there were 38 U.S. fatal dog attacks in the U.S. in occurred in 2012.

    Despite being regulated in Military Housing areas and over 600 U.S. cities, 3 pit bulls contributed to 61% (23) of these deaths.

    Pit bulls make up less than 5% of the total U.S. dog population.

    Together, pit bulls (23) and rottweilers (3), the second most lethal dog breed, accounted for 68% of all fatal attacks in 2012. In the 8-year period from 2005 to 2012, this combination accounted for 73% (183) of the total recorded deaths (251).

    The breakdown between pit bulls and rottweilers is substantial over this 8-year period, according to dogsbite.org. From 2005 to 2012, pit bulls killed 151 Americans, about one citizen every 19 days, versus rottweilers, which killed 32, about one citizen every 91 days.

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    I don't understand, all the Memes on Facebook show Pitbulls as just being misunderstood...

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    The province i live in banned pit bulls a number of years ago.

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    I don't trust those animals. I don't care what anyone says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    I don't trust those animals. I don't care what anyone says.
    I second that. I have come across nice ones, yes, but as a rule I just stay the fuck away. They are the land-based four-legged version of a Great White shark IMO....and I dont pet sharks.
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    The person killed in this attack is a relative of someone on one of my other rock band message boards. Sounds like the dogs are a wild pack, probably abandoned by their owners at some point in the past and left to fend for themselves.

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    Pit Bulls are the Muslims of the dog world. No matter how many times people say "oh they are really actually quite peaceful" you don't believe it.

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    For every story you post about Pitbulls being harmful, I could post TWO that show they're alright. Basically it all comes down to how one treats the animal and how they're raised. Imagine that?

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    I've gotten in to fights and lost friends on f/b over this stupid subject.

    Pit bulls are simply more prone to attack than other breeds...period. The math simply does not lie. It's a dangerous bread of dog.
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    I think that's true. After all, we know and accept certain breeds of dog are predisposed to show certain characteristics - that's why we utilise those qualities in very specific roles, for example, Labrador Retrievers are generally used as guide dogs because they're gentle, amiable, relatively easy to train and eager to please; collies are used as sheepdogs because they're highly intelligent, quick-thinking and nimble; German Shepherds are used as police dogs because their latent aggression can be tempered by their loyalty to their master...

    Pit Bulls are bred as fighting dogs because, generally speaking, that is in their nature - they are an extremely volatile and inherently ferocious breed. Of course there are exceptions - but they ARE exceptions - that's why when a Pit-Bull saves somebody (as was demonstrated by the links posted above), it makes headline news; because it's extraordinary.
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    They're also ugly ass dogs. Nothing about them elicits an "ahh, how cute".

    I mostly see thug type punks who want to try and look bad sporting this dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    Pit Bulls are the Muslims of the dog world. No matter how many times people say "oh they are really actually quite peaceful" you don't believe it.
    I actually researched this for an article. I went through reports in Texas over a 10-year period and found four arrests made against men who were raping animals (sheep and horses, to be precise).

    Doing the math by working with the population of Texas men and the number of them arrested for rogering horses, it comes out to roughly 1 in 3 million Texas men are horse rapists.

    If we apply that same ratio to Muslims, saying horse rapists = Islamic terrorist, it comes to 533 (give or take). I do not know the number of Islamic extremists who committed acts of terror in the same 10-year period, but a quick look shows me 109 events, most with a single suicide bomber, but some with multiple terrorists (such as Sept. 11, 2001). I think 533 is exaggerating the true number, but let's go with it for argument sake.

    If you're still with me, the ratio of Texas men who get busted raping horses is roughly the same as the ratio of Muslims who commit violent terrorist acts.

    If anyone is comfortable calling Muslims terrorists, you should have the same level of comfort calling Texas men horse rapists.

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    As for this dog issue, you have to consider several factors. Most important to me is the media fixation on these stories. Do we have any idea how many poodles bit people the same day? Or for that matter, how many pit bulls bit people that day without doing any real harm?

    Second, dogs are mirrors of their owners. Culturally speaking, what sorts of people are pit bull owners? If we could wave a magic wand and turn all pit bulls into chihuahuas instantly, I'd bet my hat we'd start hearing about ankle nipping incidences increasing over time.

    Last, do you guys remember 20 or so years ago when rottweilers and dobermans were getting this exact same treatment from the media? (KILLER DOGS! FILM AT 11!) The phrase "If it bleeds it leads" is absolutely true. Those breeds shook the bad press. Pits likely will, too.

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    With owning a pit bull comes great responsibility. If the owners don't want to take care of and control their pets then they should be held accountable.

    I'm sure there are many nice pit bulls out there. But when I see one running my way as Im jogging. I'm gonna shit my pants then run for dear life.



    That being said, I don't jog.

    I don't plan on jogging so I probably don't have anything to worry about. But if I see a pit bull Im scared.


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    I suspect part of the problem these ugly ass balls of muscle and teeth have a tendency to attract a particular type of owner.

    No not everyone that owns a pit bulls like that, but you know the kinda units I'm talking bout. They don't want a poodle.
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