These days, it's not safe to play in the village anymore. We all used to be able to walk down the street, ride bicycles, and dally with the daffodils with nary a worry, but this is a new world. No neighborhood is immune to the problem with pit bull attacks, despite what pit bull expert Bronwen Dickey thinks......that it's only elderly whites. Those who favor BSL are a diverse spectrum, you will even find both Democrats and Republicans who support, and yes, oppose the concept of regulating the type of dog involved again and again and again in a serious, difficult to disengage dog attack. The task of freeing a human or animal victim out of the grips of their non-locking but nonetheless very strong jaws and even more tenacious brains can take the heroic effort of one or several people.
There are many of these videos out there, this one happens to be a rather excellent example showing a variety of methods of "try". How many people and how many means did you witness in the 2:56 minutes of the fight between a stray pit bull and another stray cur mutt this film captured?
Sometimes, it takes the effort of an entire village to make pibble let go.
May 4, 2015 Sharpsburg, PA: Even the pit bull's owner could not get the attacking dog to stand down. Instead, the dog's owner would need a crowbar to pry the dog's jaws open so it would release the 8-year-old girl's arm.
6/06/2016 San Bernardino, CA: It took several neighbors to finally pull the dog off the woman who suffered a serious bite wound to her leg. Neighbors came to their aid, eventually getting the dog to stop attacking by hitting it with a piece of lumber after using fists, a knife and a stun gun had no effect.
"It took the whole neighborhood to get the dog off," said witness Edgar Ramos.
2/15/2017 Houston, TX: Woman uses a plastic chair and protected the victim until help came.
2/19/2017 Australia: Woman bites attacking Staffordshire
3/12/2017 Bronx, NY: I told them ‘I’ve been hitting them with a two-by-four, I’ve been spraying them with mace, and they’re not letting go.’”
4/01/2010 A little tongue in cheek list of ways to defend oneself from a pit bull attack. The same author created a response entitled "How to Defeat Someone Made Furious by How to Defeat a Pit Bull with Your Bare Hands.
How to Break Up a Dog Fight by Ed Frawley
How to Use a Break Stick
It is the village who often pays for the medical and emergency team costs after a pit bull attack, especially when the owner of the dog can not be found or can not afford the expenses. It is the village who pays when an officer in the service of public safety must shoot a pit bull in the line of duty. There is always an investigation, and very often outage spread on social media.
A fire man was demoted after posting a list of ways to defend oneself from a pit bull attack on a facebook page. Pit bull advocates quickly rallied outrage that he be fired, taking his suggestions out of the the "if you are attacked by a pit bull" context, erroneously that he was listing ways to kill pit bulls without the IF. They started a petition that received over 41,000 signatures.
Through investigation, it was found that the fireman's descriptive, anti-pit bull comments caused the fire department to “lose public trust.” The administration also questioned if he could be able to deliver “compassionate and professional” service to pit bull owners in the city who might someday need the fire department’s help. Additionally, the investigation found, that he posted the comments on Facebook using a fire department computer and cell phones when he was supposed to be working.
|Notice the post doesn't suggest going out to dispatch neighborhood pit bulls, |
only IF they are attacking.
In the end, the one thing we need to remember in the event of a pit bull attack, or for that matter, an attack from any other being, human or animal, is that we need to use our BRAIN, to keep our wits and use whatever we can to defend ourselves.
Unfortunately, we can't always defend our thoughts, when they seem cruel or politically incorrect in polite society. Is it something we should HAVE to discuss....ways to defend oneself from an attacking domestic pet?
It is the Village who pays for the cruelty investigations, the warehousing of the unwanted dogs, and destroying thousands of them humanely.
It's our collective heart that suffers when another life is horrifically and tragically taken due to dangerous dogs.
It's OUR VILLAGE! We must do what we can to convince our civic leaders that we can not afford to give our Village to the dogs.