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And what if it were a pit....

twodogsandacat
April 25th, 2005, 06:57 PM
The owner of the Rottweiler was fined but no criminal charges were laid. I wonder how this would of played out in Michael Bryant's world if it were a pit instead.

Remember these were the kids that found the dog, took it home, played ball with it for an hour and then the kid 'intercepted' a throw to the dog.

http://www.680news.com/news/local/article.jsp?content=20050418_162856_6120

Local News Vaughan Rottweiler owner charged in attack on boy
April 18, 2005 - 4:28 pm
By: Anne Winstanley

The owner of a Rottweiler that attacked an eight-year-old boy in Vaughan is facing charges.

The incident happened March 28 when the boy was playing with friends in front of a home in Woodbridge. York Regional Police say the friends found the Rottweiler wandering around and the dog followed them when they went to a backyard to play.

One of the children threw a ball and the victim tried to catch it. As he did so, the dog bit the boy's leg, forcing him to the ground. When the boy tried to get away, the dog then bit him on the ear.

The boy needed stitches, but he is expected to make a full recovery.

Police say the dog owner has been fully co-operative with police and is remorseful. There is no evidence that the dog owner was negligent and no criminal charges will be laid.

The 36-year-old man was charged instead with breaking two bylaws, permitting a dog to run at large and for having no dog tags.

seeker
April 25th, 2005, 08:32 PM
I think we all know the answer . Bryant would have spent thousands of our dollars on a media blitz . The Star and others would have jumped on the band wagon and given him all the press he wanted .
Why was this and the chow attack{over 100 stitches} largely ignored along with a sheppard attack up north somewhere .
All in all there are lots of "other types" of dogs attacking but the stories are not newsworthy enough because BIG BROTHER has not instructed the "media" to cover anything other than pitbulls.