Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Photos Lie: Killer Pit Bulls & other dangerous dogs with their Victims

Adapted with thanks from a post on The Truth about Pit Bulls.

Photos of friendly pit bulls and other dangerous breeds as pets are deceptive.  These photos only show a moment in time.  When pit bulls and other dangerous breeds are made into pets, children are put at risk of being maimed or killed by a well-loved and cared for pet.  Dangerous breeds are dangerous because they will break the human canine bond for no reason other than their genetics.


 Sep, 2018 The woman pictured here just met her new adopted pit bull.  Two weeks later, this pit bull killed this woman even though the several rescues and shelters that had brought the pit bull to her determined the pit bull was a sweetheart and even though this woman was a seasoned rescuer herself.

'Though all players are eager to take credit for the "pull and save," they are just as eager now to delete pages associated to Snowball.'

'Also, the victim's sister, Susan Eve LeClair, offered up a press conference to an array of news stations Tuesday professing that not all pit bulls are bad."'

Nov, 2017 The woman pictured with this pit bull later had to stab it to death to stop it from attacking her mother and sister.  Her friend said that the pit bull was extremely "sweet." Daily Mail

 Oct, 2017 The woman pictured cuddling with this pit bull as a puppy was later killed by this very pit bull. Tania Klemke was killed at her home in Australia.

ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury agreed there was "room for improvement" with the ACT's dog laws but reaffirmed his opposition to banning dogs based on perceived "dangerous breeds".

Jul. 2017 -  The pit bull pictured with his owner later attacked and killed him while he was having an epileptic seizure.  During the seizure, Sabrina says, the dog suddenly became aggressive and attacked Kochut’s throat – something he had apparently never showed any signs of doing during past seizures.  Sabrina says she tried to intervene, but wasn’t able to pull the dog off her boyfriend.

Jun 2016  - The pit bull pictured with this child later killed another boy.

The first owner said, "...he surely was the sweetest...he never showed aggression to people...he was alway(s) perfect with my child and with the two children living in the house! So I don't (think) the breed has to do with it."

"I have a 2 year old who he was around since a puppy, the dog was 1.5 yrs old and never once showed aggression towards any person. No one expected this would happen." 2016 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull that Killed Boy Had a History of 'Dog Aggression

Dec 2014 - Photo of Pit Bull owner with the pit bull that later killed him2014 dog Bite Fatality: Portage Man Mauled to Death by Pet Pit Bull on Christmas Day

Mar 2014 - Photo of 4 year-old Mia DeRouen with the 130 pound pit bull that later killed her. Both the dam and the sire of this massive pit bull were UKC registered American Pit Bull Terriers.  

"What we find most disturbing in the past few days is that police want to know why Niko attacked, as if an unpredictable attack by a pit bull is unusual? As if it is not well established in appellate decisions upholding pit bull ordinances that these dogs often show no warning signals before an attack?" DogsBite.Org


Nov 2013 - Photo of Lexi Branson hugging her bull breed pet dog that was later to kill her.  "Neighbours said the family had the dog, named Mulan, for only around two months after picking it up from a local rescue centre. Family friends said Ms Hudson had been told the dog was safe around children. The animal apparently attacked Lexi without provocation.

The mother said she did not know the killer bull breed dog had a history of violence and that the rescue lied to her about the dog's history of violence and aggression and who characterized the dog as 'laid back and placid.'  Daily Mail

Jun 2013 - After this photo was taken,this boy was killed by his pit bull.  His mother said, "It was like one best friend turning on the other,” said Tilema Selu. “He had no signs of being hostile. In fact, we felt confident that it was a protector of our children.” Selu said her son, Nephi Selu adored the pit bull mix that killed him at his grandparents’ home in Union City.  "We brought the dog into our home as a pet to help protect life and to help watch over, and by no means did we know that he was going to take life." DogsBite.Org

Feb 2012 - After this photo was taken in South Africa, this boy's pit bull jumped over its fence and killed an elderly man with no provocation on the man's own property:

Jun 2009 - These well raised, loved and seemingly friendly pit bulls killed a 10 year old boy named Justin Clinton after this photograph was taken.

Dec 2007 - Three pit bulls tore apart Kelly Caldwell as she was walking to the store. These two pit bul owners are showing us a photo of one of their pits with a baby taken before their pits killed Caldwell inadvertently proving that even if you raise a pit bull to be a family pet, it still might go on to launch an off property, unprovoked fatal attack.

Jun 2005 - These photos seem to show a boy with his well-loved and cared for pits, as well. But a couple years after these photos were taken, one of his pit bulls viciously killed him:
These photographs prove exactly nothing. And often when we know the story that surrounds the photos, we find the photo, if used as proof of a cherished, loyal, safe family dog, is an outright lie.