NOT AGAIN!! A child mauled by a dog and another child with “life changing” injuries. I guessed a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Did I guess right? Of course, I did!! I’d have been surprised if the killer dog had been a Golden Retriever or a Cocker Spaniel.
All the BS, “It’s not the dog’s fault, it’s the owners” – there are Golden Labradors who have irresponsible owners but they aren’t known as child killers. There are plenty of Red Setters who have irresponsible owners but I don’t think I’ve read about a Red Setter mauling a child to death. It’s almost always a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Let’s be honest, I’m not one to judge a book by its cover but you do only have to look at some of the owners of these dogs to see why they have one – it’s a macho ‘thing’ – the dog is a weapon. The dogs are rarely muzzled in public so there’s no way that they are muzzled in their homes.
If you aren’t one of those brainless sorts who has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier as a weapon, why would you have one. There are so many other breeds to choose from and so many ‘non breeds’ in cat and dog shelters who need a home – why pay however much it is to someone who is breeding these animals?
Any dog can attack, any dog can act out of character, however much we love our dogs, we must always be aware that any dog can ‘snap’. It can’t be denied, however, that Staffordshire Bull Terriers ‘snap’ more than other breeds – more precisely, they don’t ‘snap’ – ‘snap’ implies acting out of character. It seems to me, and it is only in my humble opinion but it is based on evidence and my understanding of the evidence, it seems to me that when these Staffies (a loveable nickname which does not change the fact that these dogs kill people!!), when they maul a child to death, they are not acting out of character, that there is something sinister in their make up which predisposes them to kill.
Why someone with young children would choose to bring a Staffordshire Bull terrier into their home is completely beyond me – would these people give a rattle snake to a child as a pet? Would these people put their toddlers in a bath with a few piranhas? Would these people buy some Black Widow Spiders for their toddlers to cuddle in bed at night? Maybe….
How many more children will die agonising, horrendous deaths in the jaws of these dogs before the British Government takes action? Think about it, children, in agony, terrified beyond the imagination, screaming while being mauled by a slavering Staffordshire Bull Terrier!!! This latest attack, a child dead and one left with ‘life changing injuries’ – I dread to think what those injuries might be!!!
Breeding and owning/possessing these dogs should be illegal and if you have one and it injures or kills someone, you should be dealt with by the criminal justice system as if you, yourself, had caused the maiming or death.