Paramedics put down attack dog - Yahoo!7 News
I feel terrible for this man, losing his dog like this, what a traumatic tragedy.
But I find the reporting styles in these matters very sensationalist and lacking in factual info.
If ANY dog, let alone a bull breed with a powerful jaw, was attached to a human hand during an attack for 20 minutes - would they have injuries that amounted to several stiches?????
And how come the offending dog has been so positively identified prior to it's owner talking to the authorities and/or media?
I notice the victim dog is only a "small fluffy dog" but the offending dog is insurmountably a pitbull??? If he can't identify the breeding of his own dog then how come he's an expert on other breeds??
The link I followed to the story of Yahoo even used this photo of a bull breed type dog, yawning:
This picture is completely unrelated, and comes from somewhere called "getty images". But tell me, if you see this photo attached to this story - do you assume it is the dog responsible? I think we're supposed to, and I suppose most people do.
Is a yawning dog supposed to be threatening?? No wonder the average joe has so little idea of dog ID and behaviour!!
I don't think the media treating it like this does anyone a favour - even the poor victim of this pointless attack by some ratbag's wandering mutt.