It's one thing to opine about pit bulls when you have no skin in the game, but here we look at an event which shows just how far pit bull advocates will go to cover up the danger of the breed and the violence regularly inflicted by these animals - even when they've been mauled by their very own "family pit bull".
A Pullayup, Washington couple who have so far gone unnamed in news reports were hospitalized after being mauled by what they claimed was a mountain lion. Wildlife agent Bruce Richards visited the hospital to record the testimony of the victims as part of his investigation of the attack. Richards then took a tracking dog, Mishka, to the couple's home in an effort to locate the mountain lion, but no trace of a mountain lion could be found. Instead, Mishka led Richards back to the house. They encountered a white pit bull, with the dried blood of the victims on its coat, lurking there.
The agents credited their tracking dog, Mishka, with preventing the department from spending hundreds of search hours, thousands of dollars in resources and saving the public a lot of turmoil for a mountain lion that didn’t exist. The wildlife agents would not say why the couple said they were attacked by a mountain lion.
After reading this, I have to ask myself, what is wrong with these people? Why did they go to such lengths to mislead authorities about the attack by their pit bull? Now ask yourself, when people like this tell you that pit bulls are sweet, loyal, safe, dependable family pets, can you believe them?
Links to original story -Dogsbite.org - "Major Mauling" on Two People
Kiro TV - Couple blames cougar for attack