Video: Pit Bull Attacks Sturgis Man

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RH Brown

The former veteran radio announcer and veteran Vietnam Era Army Medic is also an author. His autobiographical book, Call Me Gullah: An American Heritage is available via amazon.com in paperback and kindle.

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7 Responses

  1. mantion says:

    Its never an accident. Pits are designed to kill they want to do it. That lady needs to be locked up or someone should sick a dog on her.

    It is the dog, it is the breed.

    But if you say its the owner I say fine, lets kill pit owners. Is that what you want???

  2. unknown says:

    In this circumstance, facts are the owner and the man, where fighting, dog protected owner. Yes it just happened to be a pit bull. What if that man hurt the woman? Fact is he should not have been into it with her. I had a lab mix and my husband got into a fight with someone and our dog took up for my husband. That was his territory he was protecting. Yes PitBulls turn…. However, the whole situation here is the dog just happened to be a pit, had it had been ANY other dog, this would have been looked over. Maybe he will think twice before he argues with ‘his babies momma’ next time in front of the kids and the whole family. No one has yet to say anything about them fussing and fighting or how are the kids who had to watch this whole mess.

  3. Jaloney Caldwell says:

    The media doesn’t determine what breed a dog is, this information comes from animal control officers, The media doesn’t make the dogs maul or chase down these stories .. the stories are picked up by a police scanner when people that are desperate, in shock, and bleeding call 911. If you threw out 2/3’s of all pitbull attacks because of some freak determination that the wrong breed was attributed the remaining attacks would still make pitbulls the top killers . This fad has been promoted by wealthy dog fighters and breeders so they can conduct their sport without fear . Fake nonprofits like ASPCA take in millions in donations that do not go to pets. Follow the $. The pitbull fad is evil and the attacks on innocent humans are brutal and unnecessary. The pitbull lobby has their own lawyers and propaganda machine. People need to get very active to fight this evil in their communities. The it’s the owner not the breed mantra sounds logical but it’s not. This repetitive slogan is illogical. Other dog breeds owned in much greater numbers have equal chances of getting neglectful and abusive owners, yet they adapt to human shortcomings and don’t maul people or pets at anywhere near the rate that pitbulls do. Labs are routinely forgotten and chained in backyards and they are the most popular dog breed in America, Labs are not the top killers, pitbull are. Beagles are routinely penned up in backyards and ignored. They are given no human socialization but they do not pose any threat to humans when they get loose. Most dog bites are nothing more than a minor annoyance, as they rarely break the skin. This is why you don’t hear about them on the news. If a normal dog is in a fight it will fight until the opponent submits and then stop. Pitbulls don’t bite, They maul. They do not stop when the victim submits, they keep on mauling until the pet or human is left in parts. The other problem with pitbulls is that they are extremely strong, and were bred to have fewer pain receptors, and are able to keep breathing while attacking. This makes it extremely hard for people to stop a pitbull attack in progress. News stories are full of stories of strong men being mauled and three or more men being unable to get a pitbull to let go of its victim. Mortality, Maiming and Mauling by Vicious Dogs, Annals of Surgery, April 2011, is study of dog injuries in hospitals spanning the last 15 years. The study found that you have a more than 2500 times higher chance of dying if attacked by a pitbull. In addition it found that pitbulls caused the highest hospital charges, and the most deaths, dismemberments, permanent disability, and disfigurement of all breeds. The study also found that pitbulls attack children, and owners much more often than other breeds AND IT IS FAMILY LOVED AND UNABUSED PITBULLS THAT ARE MAULING PEOPLE. Despite be given all the love and care that other dogs enjoy, pitbulls turn suddenly and the owners are always shocked by the sudden change in behavior. Alexandra Semyonova, a world reknown animal researcher and author of the book, The 100 Silliest Things People say About Dogs, says pitbulls have a disconnect between the thinking and impulse control centers in the brain and a different chemical make up in the brain. Just as you can’t see a gene that suddenly turns on cancer, you can’t see the gene that is suddenly activated in a pitbull making them violent. I personally know of several people who had a pitbull turn on them after years of normal behavior. Personal accounts of owners who had “nice” pitbulls doesn’t mean that pitbulls are not dangerous. This again is illogical. The statistics on pitbulls seriously harming people at a much higher rate than other dogs are overwhelming. You can’t love out genes or untrain genes. Family owned and loved pitbulls can turn on a dime. If you believe that pitbulls are just like any other dog, and regurgitate the false “its the owner not the breed mantra” you might of believed the world was flat, too Just because something sounds good doesn’t make it true. LOVE THY NEIGHBOR, don’t own a pitbull!

  4. Jaloney says:

    The it’s the owner not the breed mantra sounds logical but it’s not. This repetitive slogan is illogical. Other dog breeds owned in much greater numbers have equal chances of getting neglectful and abusive owners, yet they adapt to human shortcomings and don’t maul people or pets at anywhere near the rate that pitbulls do. Labs are routinely forgotten and chained in backyards and they are the most popular dog breed in America, Labs are not the top killers, pitbull are. Beagles are routinely penned up in backyards and ignored. They are given no human socialization but they do not pose any threat to humans when they get loose. Most dog bites are nothing more than a minor annoyance, as they rarely break the skin. This is why you don’t hear about them on the news. If a normal dog is in a fight it will fight until the opponent submits and then stop. Pitbulls don’t bite, They maul. They do not stop when the victim submits, they keep on mauling until the pet or human is left in parts. The other problem with pitbulls is that they are extremely strong, and were bred to have fewer pain receptors, and are able to keep breathing while attacking. This makes it extremely hard for people to stop a pitbull attack in progress. News stories are full of stories of strong men being mauled and three or more men being unable to get a pitbull to let go of its victim. Mortality, Maiming and Mauling by Vicious Dogs, Annals of Surgery, April 2011, is study of dog injuries in hospitals spanning the last 15 years. The study found that you have a more than 2500 times higher chance of dying if attacked by a pitbull. In addition it found that pitbulls caused the highest hospital charges, and the most deaths, dismemberments, permanent disability, and disfigurement of all breeds. The study also found that pitbulls attack children, and owners much more often than other breeds AND IT IS FAMILY LOVED AND UNABUSED PITBULLS THAT ARE MAULING PEOPLE. Despite be given all the love and care that other dogs enjoy, pitbulls turn suddenly and the owners are always shocked by the sudden change in behavior. Alexandra Semyonova, a world reknown animal researcher and author of the book, The 100 Silliest Things People say About Dogs, says pitbulls have a disconnect between the thinking and impulse control centers in the brain and a different chemical make up in the brain. Just as you can’t see a gene that suddenly turns on cancer, you can’t see the gene that is suddenly activated in a pitbull making them violent. I personally know of several people who had a pitbull turn on them after years of normal behavior. Personal accounts of owners who had “nice” pitbulls doesn’t mean that pitbulls are not dangerous. This again is illogical. The statistics on pitbulls seriously harming people at a much higher rate than other dogs are overwhelming. You can’t love out genes or untrain genes. Family owned and loved pitbulls can turn on a dime. If you believe that pitbulls are just like any other dog, and regurgitate the false “its the owner not the breed mantra” you might of believed the world was flat, too Just because something sounds good doesn’t make it true. LOVE THY NEIGHBOR, don’t own a pitbull! The media doesn’t determine what breed a dog is, this information comes from animal control officers, The media doesn’t make the dogs maul or chase down these stories .. the stories are picked up by a police scanner when people that are desperate, in shock, and bleeding call 911. If you threw out 2/3’s of all pitbull attacks because of some freak determination that the wrong breed was attributed the remaining attacks would still make pitbulls the top killers . This fad has been promoted by wealthy dog fighters and breeders so they can conduct their sport without fear . Fake nonprofits like ASPCA take in millions in donations that do not go to pets. Follow the $. The pitbull fad is evil and the attacks on innocent humans are brutal and unnecessary. The pitbull lobby has their own lawyers and propaganda machine. People need to get very active to fight this evil in their communities.
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pitbulldangers

  5. dava says:

    This man has unfortunately been educated about pitbull behavior as no other teaching can do. Attacks like these happen every single day. Children are often permanently maimed and sometimes killed by pitbulls with no provocation at all. While any dog may have bitten a person it perceives as a threat to its owner, this man’s repeated attacks and severe injuries perfectly defines the difference between pitbulls and normal dogs. If this had been two children arguing, the exact same attack would have occurred…and a child likely would not have survived.

    Pitbulls should be regulated out of existence. A strict pitbull regulation law requiring spay/neuter, double fencing, reinforced outer doors, muzzle/short leash when off property, liability insurance is the beginning. People who already own them can keep them until they die (or attack someone in the household), but no new litters will begin diminishing the numbers for the future. To paraphrase oft repeated quotes by pitbull advocates, “If you think only pitbulls can give you the love and affection you seek in a pet, then you need to be educated about other gentle breeds like poodles, yorkies, weimaraners, etc” If one of these breeds does bite, it is extremely rare if it is anything but a bite then retreat…no mauling/tearing of flesh, bone, and muscle as in pitbull attack.

    Just recently in Pennsylvania, a jury awarded over $500,000.00 to a child and mother injured in pitbull attack. I hope Mr. Pittman is as fortunate. If the pitbull owner rents, he should also sue the landlord. Maryland now has a law requiring landlords to pay medical expenses for anyone attacked by a pitbull owned by someone they rent to. Maryland’s law was the result of a child being attacked in an alley by a pitbull who lived in a rental.

    There are steps the public can start taking to protect ourselves from pitbull attack and the damaged owners who have no regard for anyone but their own fragile ego and need to have a dog they believe reflects power on them. The problem is that the pitbull owners do not see themselves that way which further reiterates the truth of it. They cannot be trusted to keep their pitbulls safely secured because they want them “out there” front and center for everyone to see. It would not give them the power they seek if their pitbull was at home in a fenced yard instead of at the end of a thick chain with a spiked collar with testicles dangling for all to see.

  6. none says:

    Where is her comments?? Where were the children when the couple were fighting? Who was the dog protecting??? Why doesn’t she counter sue him? Why should this dog be put down?? oh yeah, cause it’s a PIT… duh.. Not a good excuse… Does was protecting the owner. End of story..

  7. unknown says:

    There appeared to have been a Verbal and PHYSICAL altercation between Pittman and Cindy Wilkes, the mother of his three children.
    ** The dog was protecting the owner. If they had a verbal and PHYSICAL altercation, that was exactly what the dog was doing. I think she needs to press charges on him for asaulting her. My dog would have attacked someone, if he was physcally harming me. And guess what, he is not a pit bull. I think this dog should not be put down.

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