What’s Trending: Pit bull attack
Sun, May 13, 2012 - 10:48 AM
The Nation’s Associate Editor, Sherie Holder-Olutayo takes a look at what’s trending today in Barbados.
Today’s story in the Sunday Sun where a pit bull viciously attacked 50-year-old Deborah Darlington and members of her family have garnered responses from several of our online readers locally and overseas. Here are some of their comments.
Karen Weekes: And the dogs? Have they been put down??
Ron Colburn: I hope that those dogs were destroyed, the owner traced and prosecuted,and the victims receive just compensation. It must have been a terrible ordeal for them. In the UK these dogs are illegal maybe that needs to be addressed in Bim.
Patricia Mullin-Payne: Thank God these people are alive, a pitt bull is the most dangerous dog there is. I hope animal services put those dogs down.. So many people here in the U.S are killed by these dogs. I have no idea why people keep them as pets.. Speedy recovery !!
Gail Jewel: They can make very loving pets. Some people have them until the dog grows old and have never had a bad experience. All animals have the potential to be loving pets.
Jimmy Alexander: I would like to know if anyone will be charged? Probably not.
Jamal Slocombe: Let me say, after completing a research program about animals and focusing on dogs, they only get ferocious when feel threatened or sense immense fear when persons attempt to approach them. I'm not saying that I have no pity for these people, because I actually do. I don't know the detailed story, so I can't jump to a conclusion (neither should any of you). But I'm sorry to hear.
Vilma Griffith-Ernest: I hope those dogs were put down. Sorry these people were injured but thank god no one was killed especially the little baby. These dogs are known to attack without cause.
Sharon Woolley: Blame the dumb people that own the dogs - good owners have good dogs, it's time they started putting down the owners. Many of the scum that keep these dogs have them to put in dog fights where they will earn money. The blame does not lie in the breed.
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