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paul April 24, 2014 at 11:46 am
Logic? It's you that needs to be neutered.
Miss Krys April 24, 2014 at 11:48 am
Paul, that shows how LITTLE you know about dogs. CLEARLY, I am a girl. And for your asinine comment,Read More it would be spayed. Schmuck.
Miss Krys April 24, 2014 at 11:58 am
#Mike I just saw what you wrote. I understand what you are saying. I don't claim to know everythingRead More about dogs or pitbulls. I can just vouch for mine. I try to defend the breed because people are so arrogant and negative. It really upsets me that someone could hate something so much. They are animals, all animals have instincts. If you choose to have one, there is always a possibility that something could go wrong. The proper training and good owners is the biggest chance they have to clear their name.
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Amanda coleman April 24, 2014 at 08:19 am
Can we kill M Vick and the puppy doe guy
Harriet Laurin April 24, 2014 at 08:41 am
#John - I did see the stats. I also know that such studies often are flawed, with dogs beingRead More misidentified, etc. - sometimes even by professionals. I will never advocate for a breed ban, because that is an ineffective policy that punishes an entire classification based on the actions/incidents associated with a relative few in terms of the entire population. I will always advocate for increased education of owners, what it means to be a responsible owner - including providing the dog with proper training, exercise, nutrition, veterinary care, socialization, licensing, microchipping, adherence to leash laws, etc. - and that should be for EVERY dog owner. And for the record, both of my dogs are "fixed" so they will never add to the pet overpopulation problem. Both went to obedience school, and the PB earned the AKC CGC on her first try. She was also the ONLY dog in the class who passed. While prepping her for that test, she went to a crowded mall where a plate of food was dropped on the floor in front of her. Most dogs would have jumped on the opportunity to scarf up what was on that plate; not her. She looked to me for direction, which was "leave it" - and that's exactly what she did. While training towards becoming a certified service dog, she flew a round-trip flight 5.5 hours each way, in coach. A TSA agent happened to be seated two rows behind us, and when he saw my PB at my feet, he made some comments to another passenger that weren't very nice about my dog, based solely on her breed. He didn't know it, but that passenger he was talking to knew me and she didn't tell him. However, by the end of the flight, he reversed his position and told her that he would never have believed it if he hadn't seen it for his own eyes - but he's flown many, many flights and had never seen a more well-behaved dog and watching her work - which included staying quiet the entire flight, escorting me down the length of the aisle to the lavatory and back, without batting an eye at any of the many other passengers on the plane - changed his previously negative view on PBs. Unlike some PB-proponents who deny a PB could attack, I admit they can - as can any other dog. It often comes down to responsible ownership and management of the dog, rather than the actual breed.
Proud Hamster April 24, 2014 at 10:53 am
#Harriet. All those positive things can be accomplished with other types of dogs. I think that isRead More what perplexes non-Pit Bull owners. Why would you take such a risk with a dog that was created for bull and bear baiting and has such a sordid history -- when they do attack.
November 2013 file photo of Greenwood Avenue railroad crossing, by Paula Antolini
Liu Wei April 23, 2014 at 10:51 am
Very good responses. Perhaps Mr Improta would outline his solutions for us.
Andrew Wiggin April 23, 2014 at 10:59 am
Paul is absolutely correct. These are boiler plate letters that a low level staffer crafted and hadRead More auto signed. Notice they address none of the specifics of Ms. Antolini letter? These two men have been involved in CT politics for well over a decade each, true leaders would have addressed this before it got to this point.
Paula Antolini April 23, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Thanks for the "luck" Paul, but we should not need "luck" to address and remedyRead More safety issues in our community. The point of this article is to show the responses from the two senators, and allow you to make your own conclusions. Another point is to spread awareness about this safety issue and inspire residents to actively participate in creating positive change in the community regarding ALL safety issues. This means contacting those who can remedy the situation and not stopping there. If you do nothing, then you have no right to complain about any of it, and live with the safety hazards consequences. Unfortunately people wait until after a disaster happens to act on safety measures. Sad. In this case Improta and Wiggin are correct, no mention was made of the main issue of the traffic warning signs to alert about a train approach and malfunctioning gates etc.. Only one individual (Boucher) understood the problem and wrote back to the DOT ask for a clarification on the original answer she had received from the DOT, her response to me read in part "We emailed the DOT to ask what the status of that request is. So far they have responded with general information about safety on the Danbury line, and the stop and warn policy. Our office has written back to clarify that we are looking for information specifically about the request to install temporary signage on Greenwood Avenue." Eventually the DOT responded and said they would not supply the signs: http://bethel.patch.com/groups/paula-antolinis-blog/p/dot-to-bethel-no-traffic-warning-signs-needed-at-train-crossings-9th-update
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Kim April 23, 2014 at 12:05 pm
What I think is really scary and a public health threat is the violence PEOPLE do to pit bulls. WeRead More kill millions of them every year. They are tortured in fighting rings, look at what Vick did. Humans are a very dangerous breed. THere should be laws or something to protect the public--and animals--- from people.
tribble April 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm
#Kim, all the more reason for restrictions, such as spaying and neutering. Less animals to be hurtRead More in fighting pits or put in the pound, only to be put down.
Notbricktrash April 23, 2014 at 07:20 pm
Here's a story http://m.digitaljournal.com/article/355611