Letters: A high-risk breed

I find it totally inappropriate that the most recent pit bull attack story is now turning to how the police handled the incident.

Editor, The News:

Re: Pit bull’s death questioned (Letters, Aug. 7).

I find it totally inappropriate that the most recent pit bull attack story is now turning to how the police handled the incident. Give me a break – a girl’s arm was crushed and all reasonable attempts were made to get the dog off but to no avail.

The owner indicates that she “doesn’t know why the dog attacked the girl, and it has never attacked anyone before.”

This response is all too common for these kind of pit bull incidents, but it is no longer acceptable. The owner goes on to say she “just wants the police to be accountable for what they did”.  Excuse me, the owners of dogs that attack and injure people and kill other dogs are the ones who should be held accountable.

I agree it is time again for the municipality to consider banning of pit bulls as they are a high-risk breed.

K. Smith

Maple Ridge

 

Dirty work

Editor, The News:

Re: Pit bull’s death questioned (Letters, Aug. 7).

Why does this become an RCMP issue?

This dog attacked a young lady trying to deliver a newspaper.  Have a look at her injuries people.

Thank goodness they did whatever was necessary to get that animal off that girl.

It’s odd how pit bull owners try to humanize a situation like this and state how that animal was a member of their family, then blame the people who have to do their dirty work to kill the animal.  No one wants to kill an animal like that. There is simply not too many choices when you are put in that position.

Norm Krentz

Maple Ridge

 

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