In an article from the Christian Science Monitor entitled “Dog pack murder”, a pit bull owner was charged with the murder of jogger. A 29-year-old pit bull owner charged with murder after four of eight dogs, six pit bulls and two mixed breeds that attacked and killed a 63-year-old woman Pamela Devitt. She was bitten anywhere from 150 to 200 times. The police used DNA to match blood types of the dogs and of Mrs. Devitt to prove the dogs did attack her. Pamela Devitt’s husband told KCAL-TV, that he does not blame the dogs and does not blame the pit bulls but he does blame the owner for what happened, the owner needs to take responsibility for what happened.
In contrast to Devitt’s husband, an article in Live Science written by Marc Lallanilla, says there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that suggests that pit bulls deserve their reputations as vicious “attack” dogs. Lallanilla looked at a five-year review of dog bites from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelph...
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