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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Pit Bulls Should be Boiled Alive like Lobsters and Fed to Their Idiot Owners

posted by on August 23 at 9:00 AM

Or if that’s too harsh we can just euthanize the dogs and put their owners in prison. From the Seattle Times:

The owner of two pit bulls that mauled a Pierce County woman in her home and killed another dog has been cited twice in the past three years for letting the dogs run loose in the neighborhood, according to district-court records.

Now the dogs likely will be euthanized, and their owner could face felony charges.

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Don't be ridiculous, euthanize both the owners and the dogs.

Posted by Jersey | August 23, 2007 9:08 AM

augh! not another pit bull argument ... only one per week, pleeeeeeeeease.

Posted by arduous | August 23, 2007 9:15 AM

Pit bulls are illegal in Denver. I'd say that Seattle should pass a law like that but I know better than to expect the city council to take action when they still can't figure out what to do about the AWV.

Posted by Matt from Denver | August 23, 2007 9:16 AM

Oh man, didn't we do this yesterday?

Posted by Providence | August 23, 2007 9:23 AM


Bonus points for combining totally unrelated controversial subjects.

And Dan, nice title- you're no doubt on the Peta hit list, or as I call them "The Hippy Mob"

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | August 23, 2007 9:26 AM

I split live lobsters in two with a cleaver and then grill them, but I think that would be a bit messy with a pit bull.

Posted by kinaidos | August 23, 2007 9:26 AM

Owner might face charges, but no conviction.
Let's face it, dogs are sacred.
They are worshipped in this country, and are deemed much more valuable and lovable and just plain snuggleable than any rank human could ever be.
So, relax. Your dog gods will be left alone to pursue and attack small children, old people, and other dogs, at will, and with impunity.
Dogs rule.

Posted by old timer | August 23, 2007 9:29 AM

Dan, no pit bull is coming to tear your beloved poodle to bits. Rest easy.

Posted by tsm | August 23, 2007 9:34 AM

@ 5, it's completely relevant to comment on the city council's inability to tackle issues that have any hint of controversy around them. So way to not read for comprehension.

Posted by Matt from Denver | August 23, 2007 9:37 AM

Not again! WOOT!

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 23, 2007 9:40 AM

I don't own a poodle. My son does--and our poodle has his own bedroom and a jet airplane.

Posted by Dan Savage | August 23, 2007 9:40 AM

Hey, I have both a poodle and a pit bull, and no one's in danger of being eaten.

Dan, why are you so smart and cool on so many subjects but this one? Pits aren't born cruel; they're abused until they become that way by idiots and assholes like Vick and company. Blame the owners, not the dogs.

Posted by Jmc | August 23, 2007 9:43 AM

The owner stretched the truth in the previous article. Shock. Gasp.

Stricter licensing on "current risk dogs" and stiffer penalties for infractions is a good solution only in that it's the best out of the troubling solutions that seem to be available. Yes, what the "risk dogs" are change from time to time, which is why I think stricter licensing is a much better way to go than an outright ban (which would only proliferate more pitbulls by introducing a new black market.)

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | August 23, 2007 9:43 AM

I meant "his poodle has..."


Posted by Dan Savage | August 23, 2007 9:43 AM

It's not the dog, it's the owner and the training. Stop bitching about all pitbulls everywhere because of the few that are trained to be mean. Pit bulls are the dog of choice right now for those idiots that want a mean dog, which has historically changed breeds (rottweilers, german shepards, etc.) which demonstrates that it is NOT the genetic make-up of an entire breed that creates violent, aggressive behaviours as much as it is the environment the dog is breeded and trained in. There are plenty of perfectly happy, well trained NEUTERED pit bulls in the world, and by outlawing them you'll just change the breed that is trained into meanness.

Posted by euthenize the trainers | August 23, 2007 9:44 AM

And since when has Gig Harbor been in Pierce county? Did this happen miles south of Gig Harbor by the Kitsap/Pierce county line then?

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | August 23, 2007 9:45 AM

OOPS. I was thinking or Port Orchard. Never mind

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | August 23, 2007 9:45 AM

I think the owners should be boiled alive and fed to the pit bulls.

But these poor dogs are already damaged goods. They should be put down. It's a shame.

You know the guy is just going to go out and get new ones.

Posted by monkey | August 23, 2007 9:48 AM

In my mind, the pit bull issue is so similar to the issue of gun control, it's crazy:

There are both responsible and irresponsible owners of pit bulls/guns.

Guns/pit bulls can and do kill and maim people. This can happen intentionally or unintentionally (i.e., though the fault of the owner's or not).

People who own pit bulls/guns strongly believe their right to do so should not be taken away. As a result, legislation of the control of or banning of guns/pit bulls is highly controversial.

Posted by Julie | August 23, 2007 10:09 AM


You're right that the training has a lot to do with it, but it's not simply a matter of not training pit bulls to be mean. If you do not train pit bulls at all, they will be dangerous. If you train them to be mean, they will be more dangerous. If you train them to be well-behaved, they will be well-behaved. Training pit bulls to be safe enough requires an active, not a passive commitment. Matthew's suggestion @13 is the most sensible I've seen.

Posted by F | August 23, 2007 10:14 AM

"what the "risk dogs" are change from time to time"

Really? It's consistantly been pitbulls in my lifetime.

Posted by The Baron | August 23, 2007 10:19 AM

Calling a pit bull like a gun is kind of a bad argument. It would be better to say that the pit bull is the fully automatic assault weapon with a 50 round clip and a bayonet. The poodle is a .22 revolver.

Both can be used to inflict damage, and neither should be owned by someone not willing to take the time to learn how to minimize their danger. One of those things should have a stricter licensing control however.

Posted by Andrew | August 23, 2007 10:20 AM

Your son has a poodle, and you're convinced he's straight?

Posted by jewels | August 23, 2007 10:41 AM

Bonus points to the first person who can link Pit Bulls to Iraq preferably while mentioning Dan's previous support for the war. If you can get police violence in there I might just cum in my pants.

Posted by Giffy | August 23, 2007 10:52 AM

This is a good example of why cats are better pets than dogs. Smarter, too. And fluffy. And...oops, I'm getting carried away.

Posted by crazycatguy | August 23, 2007 10:52 AM

There are plenty of perfectly happy, well trained NEUTERED pit bulls in the world (15)

This point cannot be overstated. The same jerkoffs that treat these dogs like shit and make them vicious also refuse to get them neutered because it's not "manly". Meanwhile, those nuts produce dog testosterone, which make the dog BATSHIT CRAZY.

Of course, explaining reality to these scumbags does as much good as taking to a wall.

Posted by Mike in MO | August 23, 2007 10:53 AM

Oh, and here's hoping that owner gets boiled alive, etc. Or at least neutered so he can'y make any more dumbfuck humans.

Posted by Mike in MO | August 23, 2007 10:55 AM

This is a good example of why cats are better pets than dogs. Smarter, too. And fluffy.

My ex-wife had a siamese that thought it was a Doberman, which really confused the poor bloody Doberman.

Posted by Boz | August 23, 2007 10:57 AM

I'm a long time reader and support of both your column and your podcast, but this just pissed me off! Blame the deed not the breed you idiot.

Posted by XterrinX | August 23, 2007 11:03 AM

If you've never been pissed off by something Dan wrote then I don't think you can describe yourself as a "long time reader."

Posted by Dan Savage | August 23, 2007 11:07 AM

I meant "something I wrote." Long night. Damn poodle.

Posted by Dan Savage | August 23, 2007 11:11 AM

Well Dan, if the poodle, uh, DJ's poodle, is keeping you up all night, there is only one thing to do.

Boil it alive like a lobster and feed it to your idiot kid.

Though I'm just poking fun. I'm with you on this one.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 23, 2007 11:15 AM

Oh Dan. I find this really disappointing, as your fan and your friend.

Love, Anaheed

Posted by Anaheed | August 23, 2007 11:16 AM

I'm sorry, Anaheed. Best to the dog and Mr. G.

Posted by Dan Savage | August 23, 2007 11:24 AM

Aaaahhh! Pit Bulls running loose! Tear down the Viaduct NOW!!!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | August 23, 2007 11:35 AM

The connection between Dan's retrograde attitude towards pit bulls, his unforgivable support for the war, and his pathetic denial that he is the owner of a poodle so obvious it's hardly worth explaining.

For the sake of those who have not been following closely, I will enumerate the main points. To. Wit.

1.) Contrarian anti-liberalism is tres hip. The only thing more hip is to deny that you are or ever have been a hipster at all. Clearly you will be pushing a healthy selection leftivist buttons if you can advocate in one headline eating meat, killing dogs, boiling lobsters, and the death penalty.

II. Killing a gnat with a sledge hammer in hysterical counter-reaction to a single high profile incident. Both responding to a serious terrorist attack by inciting a regional war against an entire global religion, and responding to a serious mauling incident by putting pit bull owners in death camps go a little far. The fact that all three (hammering gnats, invading Iraq, and boiling pit pull owners) is almost assured to not get the intended target at all is icing on the cake.

C. Generalizing about all pit bull owners, as well as all pit bulls, based on the instance of one bad pit bull owner, as well as one bad pit bull, is not surprising coming from the same man that generalized enough about all Moslems and all Arabs enough to justify invading a country that was merely in the general vicinity as the homelands of those who actually attacked us.

Point the Fourth. How does one become so deluded? Lack of self knowledge. Don't know thyself? Well, that would explain why a man who buys a poodle, puts a roof over the head of a poodle, feeds a poodle, spends thousands on poodle vet bills, and walks a poodle every day would try to say it isn't his poodle. I think you get a Ted Haggard award for that kind of denial.

None of this has anything to do with police violence.

Except perhaps the not inconsiderable issue of white-dominated city councils empowering their white police forces to go forth and confiscate the pets and protection animals of people of color. I mean, huskies kill almost as many people as pit bulls, but huskies are a white man's dog, are they not? And maybe if minorities could trust the man's police to protect black people and black property with the zeal that they protect white people and white property, there wouldn't be any need to own pit bulls, or to bring them up mean, would there?

Thank you. Thankyouverymuch.

Posted by elenchos | August 23, 2007 11:39 AM


Equating a poodle with a 22 Revolver is giving it too much credit- a more apt comparison would be with a bike; specifically a child's bike. in pink. with training wheels and a banana seat.

(Sure it could kill someone, but you'd have to try damn hard and in the meantime everyone laughs at you.)

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | August 23, 2007 11:41 AM

I don´t know if you're serious about the Pit Bulls but every time I read what you say about them it makes me laugh.
That is how it is with you Dan you are either pissing me off or making me laugh. Your ridiculous exaggerations which a lot of people take seriously and fnarfs comments keep me coming back.

I used to HATE ¨They will know we are Christians by our love posts¨but I have come around on that one. If there are that many dumb or dangerous Christians I guess it´s good they are being exposed.

Posted by mj | August 23, 2007 11:48 AM

Dip the owner in barbecue sauce, roast him slightly, and then drop him in a cage with his pit bulls after not feeding them for a few days.

We can sell tickets to Vick.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 23, 2007 12:03 PM

The pitbull/gun analogy is a bit cogent but there are some major problems with it:

* You can't "conceal" a pitbull. You can conceal a gun.

* Guns don't live.

* Gun owners can't lie too easily about the state of the ammo if the gun misfires. Irresponsible pitbull owners can easily get away with bullshit like "I've never seen my dogs be vicious."

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | August 23, 2007 12:20 PM

Anyway, I brought up those three points, because they are the major differences why I do support gun control but I don't support pitbull bans.

I do support "current risk-dog control" in the sense that licensing should be stricter, but not an outright ban. Then again, I don't define "gun control" means "gun bans" either.

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | August 23, 2007 12:23 PM

@36 FTW!!!

Posted by Giffy | August 23, 2007 12:33 PM
...huskies kill almost as many people as pit bulls, but huskies are a white man's dog, are they not?

Bullshit. In the past few decades, Huskies have been responsible for 13 deaths. Pits have been responsible for 104. They (Pits) have also caused 76 times the number of maimings caused by Huskies and are responsible for 28 times the number of attacks overall.

Posted by keshmeshi | August 23, 2007 12:41 PM

@36: I take my hat off to you, sir.

Posted by seattleeco | August 23, 2007 12:52 PM

@40/41 I definitely support stricter licensing/control of both guns and dogs... And I get your point about "they live". That is also why I wouldn't be in favor of an outright ban.

Though, I disagree about the ability to conceal. It would be harder to conceal a dog than a gun, sure, but you could do it. Plus, Pits can be fairly hard to positively identify in some cases so the owner could claim it is not a Pit (hard to do with a gun...).

Posted by Julie | August 23, 2007 12:57 PM

I have morbid sense of humor because now I am laughing at Will!!
I love dogs I really do!

Posted by mj | August 23, 2007 12:59 PM

Long rant short: bad owner=bad dog. My pit bull is a certified therapy dog, as in goes to hospitals and makes sick people feel better, and its bullshit like this that make people judge him by his appearance. Its no different than assuming every black guy you see is going to steal your stereo. The blame belongs on the idiot owners hands.

Posted by Stormi | August 23, 2007 1:16 PM

Wasn't the whole thing summed up nicely in the comments yesterday?

Asshole owner = Asshole dog.

Posted by Jessica | August 23, 2007 1:25 PM

@46 - they're great in Korean dishes.

(by the way, I had a dog from the time I was 5 until I was 24 when she died, she was a very good dog ... still miss her)

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 23, 2007 1:29 PM

Except for helper/aid dogs:

I used to like dogs as a kid until I found this through repeated experiences with rudeness, hostility, shit, and noise:

Dog owners are assholes.

Posted by VJ | August 23, 2007 1:48 PM

Oh please. I met a domesticated mountain lion once. She was a sweetheart. That didn't make it a good idea for her family to keep her in their home.

There are a lot of dogs that can be raised violent or friendly-- but a mean Labrador probably isn't going to rip anyone's face off.

Posted by Cody | August 23, 2007 2:18 PM

I had an untrained pit bull. He was a big love ball. We have always had dogs and he was the nicest dogs ever. Also, to whoever said that pit bulls have been the "mean" dogs his/her whole life time. You must be pretty young. German shepards, doberman pinchers, rottweilers, pit bulls. (Yeah, I know I've probably mispelled the dog breeds).

Posted by Papayas | August 23, 2007 3:31 PM

Betty the Pit Bull is smarter than Zach Martin, her human caretaker.

The Pitbull's unpredictability and drive for prey are only matched by their intelligence.

Even a breeder devoted to Pit Bull's know that Betty will be put to death, becuase her *caretaker* never bothered to teach her how to respect the boundaries a domesticated dog must learn in order to be a domestic dog, not a feral hunter.

Zach Martin will probably get another Pit Bull, unless a judge or a concerned neighbor helps him see reason. Tying him up on a chain for 7 days would be a nice start toward teaching him the boundaries he never bothered to teach Betty. Dumbass.

Posted by WenG | August 23, 2007 3:43 PM

Cody, you couldn't be more wrong. Lab attacks simply aren't publicized as much, because, honestly, "pit bull" just sounds cooler in the media's eye. There's this wonderful organization called the American Temperment Test Society that tests the temperment of all the popular breeds today and then some. Guess where the American Pit Bull Terrier scores? WAAAAY the fuck above labs, and even a few notches above golden retrievers who are known for their loving nature. Check it out yourself:

Posted by Stormi | August 23, 2007 4:30 PM

Go to hell Dan you fucking ignorant dumbass hater ....

and take your fucking pot and ass sex too!

Posted by OR Matt | August 23, 2007 4:35 PM

I'm sorry take away your fucking pot and ass sex!

Posted by Matt OR | August 23, 2007 4:36 PM

so much bullshit on here. like any domestic animal, they simply aren't born vicious. it takes long periods of neglect and abuse to create a mean dog. even just taking a passive approach with training it will no more result in aggressive behavior than with a lab or a kitten. #20, you are categorically retarded and incorrect. there is no species wide gene that makes an animal violent... other than humans. i had a friend who more or less inherited a pitbull from a family friend and didn't so much as neuter the animal and it was just as blindly loving and harmless as any other pet.

Posted by frequency ass bandit | August 23, 2007 4:50 PM

Yeah, my untrained pit bull is a monster; you should see what she does to old socks and nylabones!

Posted by jmc | August 23, 2007 5:32 PM

A clear case of ignorance, Dan. Any chance you have any interest whatsoever in befriending a lovable pit bull?

Posted by John | August 23, 2007 5:33 PM

While these personal anecdotes are touching, they are also irrelevant. The fact of the matter is that pits are responsible for harm to human beings far in excess of their proportion of the overall dog population. Even if they "snap" at no greater, or even lower, rates than other dogs, their phisical capacity to do harm is far above almost any other breed.

Since people like analogizing, this same reasoning is why I can own a handgun and not a machine gun. They can both cause harm, but the capacity of the latter to do harm is so much greater that normal citizens aren't allowed to own them. The pits should be banned to.

Posted by Brad | August 23, 2007 5:36 PM

TOO. Duh.

Posted by Brad | August 23, 2007 5:38 PM

I mean are you people really that retarded that waging a war on a breed is about as asinine as waging a war on drugs.

Do you know how fucking hard it is to get your breed defined let alone banned? I mean animal control is an on going, underfunded, underappreciated thing as it is.

How do you test for pit bull, is there a pit bull gene we can map and clone out?

The muts?

To top it off, I'm finding all sorts of lovely articles about the abused feral chihuahua population in LA, but I can't find anything on the stuff in CT, the sensationalizm drives people to report the pit bull shit, but no one ever wants to report those loveable labs, collies and the dalmations.

Same shit they did to dobermans different decade.


I'm going to start training poodles to fight, just for you Dan, they were initially bred to be hunting dogs.

Posted by OR Matt | August 23, 2007 5:43 PM


Pit bulls KILL way more people than any other breed. You kinda can't get around reporting that one... if other breeds were KILLING people at the rate pits do, people would be just as pissed.

Also, I do know how to spell "physical" as well. Long day...

Posted by Brad | August 23, 2007 5:47 PM

I can't find the one about the huge population in Torrington CT ... it's a very very funny article.

Still ... you are totally out of your element if you can identify and ban pit bulls ...

Posted by OR Matt | August 23, 2007 5:53 PM

I guess they learn to travel and "hunt" in packs!

Posted by OR Matt | August 23, 2007 5:55 PM

Look, you can sit here and yammer on about how much you don't like and don't trust a dog breed and that is your right as an american. I'm not going to dispute that... but in order to ban a "breed" of dog you are going to have to get involved in the politics of dog breeding.

Which I know very little of, other than the American Kennel Society is a BITCH to deal with when it comes to that sort of thing.

They have their own standard and their own protocol and you have to have this massive pedigree and then you can have your dog be recognized as a breed.

If you want to ban the breed, you have to identify the dogs we have in society and you have to identify the actual breed of dog!

It just ... it just starts to become ludicrous when you think of the logistics of it all. Especially when you consider the muts and the rescues. Hell I'll take my shot with pit bull cross than a full blooded dalmation any day.

I'm not exactly a dog person, I'm a an "a dog" person. Companion in moderation thing. I'm still at work. But still, listening to people harp on what is truely a loosly defined breed sounds like hate speech and it really gets me steamed ... and it makes you people sound like idiots.

It also hurts because it comes from Dan.

Posted by OR Matt | August 23, 2007 6:04 PM

Hey Brad, do your fucking research before spattng off yr mouth! If you actually looked up dog-related fatalities for a given year, you'd notice how small a percentage pit bulls actually account for. And guess what? Pit bulls are often misidentified because the gerneal public aren't really masters at distinguishing dog breeds. Don't beleive me? See for yourself:

Posted by Stormi | August 23, 2007 6:14 PM


I guess I wouldn't be surprised if pit bulls are misidentified. When it comes to dog bites benifit goes to the bitten and rightfully so. You can't ask the dog what breed it is.

Pits are also the new bad dogs, they used to oscilate between dobermans and rots but becausee dog fighting is getting urban appeal all of sudden, pit bulls are the bad guys.

I'm not really sure if any of this or the numbers mean anything. I think people will make judgement on their own experience. I've met so many woosy affectionate pit bulls that I'm cool around them. My uncle had a giant schnouzer that scared the shit out of me constantly. But he was just trying to protect the house and the family and once he understood that you were cool, he would chill out. and those damn tempermental chihuahuas. I don't trust them. Shepards are ok ... so long as you are cool with the owner. And thanks to a LOVELY childhood experience I'm still skittish by dobermans. Our first family dog was half doberman and the mother of the litter scared the shit of me when I was four. but alas thanks to the all the hate mongering on dobermans I don't really see too many of them anymore.

Hell, if people don't even like dogs, it's just easier to pick on the damn pit bulls ... all they will really know is what they get from the media anyways.

Pits have come a long way from buster brown

Posted by OR Matt | August 23, 2007 6:29 PM

Pierce County is like white-trash East Las Vegas in how they let violent dogs run rampant through the neighborhood and... many other ways.

Posted by Gomez | August 23, 2007 7:14 PM

Corry Paul Tyler, 29, an Army captain and 1999 West Point graduate from Woodbine, Ga., was among 14 soldiers killed in the crash of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter near Kirkuk in northern Iraq on Wednesday.Tyler, on his third deployment to Iraq, is survived by his wife, Kathy, and three small children in the Tacoma area.
A couple excerpts from Dan Savage\'s \"Say yes to War\" article October 2002:

\"War may be bad for children and other living things, but there are times when peace is worse for children and other living things, and this is one of those times. Saying no to war in Iraq means saying yes to the continued oppression of the Iraqi people.\"

\"In the meantime, invading and rebuilding Iraq will not only free the Iraqi people, it will also make the Saudis aware of the consequences they face if they continue to oppress their own people while exporting terrorism and terrorists. The War on Iraq will make it clear to our friends and enemies in the Middle East (and elsewhere) that we mean business: Free your people, reform your societies, liberalize, and democratize... or we\'re going to come over there, remove you from power, free your people, and reform your societies for ourselves.

Posted by Gomez | August 23, 2007 9:52 PM

Leave it to idiot breeders, asshole macho owners, and the media's eagerness to sensationalize to screw up the reputation of a good breed. The ignorance displayed in many of these comments is quite sad.

Pit bulls typically have a muscular, powerful build and large head. They are agile and courageous. UNFORTUNATELY THOSE MUSCLES AND AGILITY ARE THE SAME TRAITS THAT ATTRACT ASSHOLE OWNERS WHO WANT DOGS THAT EMPHASIZE HOW BIG OF A MAN THEY ARE.

It's really irritating that these dogs keep getting blamed for the deeds of really stupid people. Idiots who are interested in dog fighting are attracted to big dogs with big muscles. They use abuse and cruelty to engage and encourage aggressive behaviors. Throw these people in jail! Those dogs are TAUGHT to behave the way they domesticated and loyal animals they want to please their people even if their people are insensitive idiots.

Blame irresponsible breeders! Blame ignorant owners!

As a breed Pit Bulls perform well in temperament tests. Check out this site:
As of December 2006, the American Pit Bull Terrier had an 84.1% pass rate. The Golden Retriever 83.9%. Miniature Poodle 76.6%. Standard Poodle 85.7%.

YES Pit Bulls were once popularly known for reliability with children....that's why Pit Bulls were referred to as "nanny dogs" people!
Does anybody remember the Lil Rascals and Petey?? Do Buster Brown Shoes ring a bell??

When I have the time for a dog I'm going straight to the pound and looking for a Pit because I know what wonderful pets they make. They are affectionate, people friendly and loyal. An entire breed shouldn't be punished because of bad people who pick them.

And are you seriously relying on "the News" as your sole reliable source of information?? WOW.

Posted by Vivian | August 24, 2007 2:32 AM

Pitbulls are 1 to 3 percent of the dog population and are responsible for 67% of dog attacks. Do the math.

Posted by Tom | August 24, 2007 7:36 AM


Yet another bull shit statistic because it will never take into account the character of the owners that chooes a pit bull.

Hell if some ass hole/lazy/ignorant or otherwise desperate owner WITH MONEY had a dog they couldn't figure out how to control, they would put it down. Do you think someone with that neglignance who doesn't spay or neuter their pet, gets a bad ass animal, beats and neglects his dog.

You think he's going to choose a collie

simply haters

Posted by OR Matt | August 24, 2007 9:36 AM

I could almost argue that I'm suprised it isn't higher.

67% of REPORTED dog attacks. Do you think most people would know the difference between a pit bull and perhaps a jack russel? Especially if it's a mix. Do you think if your neighbor comes over, freaks out your malimut, he bights, do you think he is going to report it?

Posted by OR Matt | August 24, 2007 9:51 AM

it's the same kind of stupid thing that happens with black cats. a stigma is attached to a kind of domestic animal and then they become the whipping pet of the ignorant.
next, we should outlaw people becoming bodybuilders, because they have a greater capacity to cause harm (overhauled testosterone, anyone?). fuck you nitwits.

Posted by frequency ass bandit | August 24, 2007 5:58 PM

Comment no. 51: "There are a lot of dogs that can be raised violent or friendly-- but a mean Labrador probably isn't going to rip anyone's face off.
Posted by Cody | August 23, 2007 2:18 PM"

Interesting you should say that. Remember the news story about the French woman who needed a total face transplant because her dog took her face off? It was a Labrador.

Just because the usually loveable Savage is being an uninformed dweeb on this subject doesn't mean others need to join him. Savage, why not stick to subjects you know something about?

Posted by Ellen | August 28, 2007 8:07 PM

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