Feed the children ..

.. to the dog

Another day another fatal dog attack. Your ABC reports that a three year old girl was mauled to death by pet dogs in the the NSW Riverina. According to everybody’s ABC, the local community is (collectively I presume) shocked that this happened.

How could anyone be shocked by a dog attack? I mean – if you were the actual victim, and suddenly found yourself having your flesh ripped off faster than an Abu Ghraib inmate you might go into shock. But shock is normally regarded as a state of great surprise. How could people possibly be surprised at another vicious dog attack?

Haven’t enough children been killed, maimed or permanently scarred by vicious dogs for people to understand that keeping large pack animals around small children will result in many of them being eaten alive? Apparently not.

Dogs are of course, much like Leftists.

  • They are supposedly loving, warm and only want to be friends with everyone.
  • They are cowards when they are alone with something bigger and more powerful than they are.
  • When they mob together in sufficient numbers they attack anything and everything weaker than they are.
  • They have no responsibility for anything they do.

This, of course, qualifies them to be ‘man’s best friend’, or maybe even ‘friends of the Earth’.

And in this case a woman looking after another someone else’s children decided to leave the meat out. And the pack of cute little lovable doggies helped themselves.

The woman herself claimed to be ‘in shock’ (no point in letting the police interview you until you get your story straight eh?). Her husband was later quoted on the ABC as saying that it was just an accident, and was no-one’s fault. Presumably ‘society‘ is to blame. Somehow. Again.

It might baffle some that people would want to keep such animals as pets – in their houses, around their children (or in this case around other people’s children). But the reason is actually quite obvious.

There is a popular notion that the Left need peace, tranquility and calm. They don’t. In fact, they crave conflict, confrontation and aggression. That’s why they surround themselves with it.

20 thoughts on “Feed the children ..

  1. I was attacked by two dogs while alone on a beach in Tonga in 1996. It was a very scare experience. Luckily I managed to fight them off with an extended series of well placed kicks. If they were more immune to pain I think they would have happily killed me.

  2. Sorry to be pedantic but shock is a recognisable physiological state that can be caused by lots of things. If somebody is in shock then certain reflexes don’t function. A classic test for shock is an eye dilation test. Flash a tight in the patients eyes and if they don’t dilate it is a clear sign of shock. I’ve been in shock a number of times, usually following significant accidents. The sudden death of a child would be enough to induce shock in many people.

    Of course shock is also used as a more general term to describe an unpleasant surprise. As in “I was shocked to find the lolly jar empty”.

  3. >> The sudden death of a child would be enough to induce shock in many people.

    Yep – the possibility for going to prison for reckless endangerment might qualify too.

    So might the thought of having to explain your actions without first getting lawyered up.

    .. just saying is all.

  4. It turns out that she was not in fact in shock, but had a heart attack.

    Strawman has a novel approach to this issue and has blogged on this before on his own site. This needed saying, as there has to be a way to get people to understand that dogs are dangerous, especially to strangers brought into their domain and this article should help. Every time this happens there is an owner saying, “Oh but they have never done anything like that before.”

    Even ‘toy’ dogs have killed infants, especially if the dog was the centre of attention as the sort of ‘only child’ before. Parents and dog owners need to be aware of this, and this article should shock a few longer lasting chips into their memory banks.

    Congratulations Strawman.

  5. In Tonga the owners of the two dogs said they had never attacked anybody before. When I saw the doctor he said those dogs had attacked him also. When I put this to the owners they said that what they meant was that I was the first white person that the dogs had attacked. When I suggested they kill the dogs they agreed. However when I left the particular island a week later the dogs were still very much alive and very much running free. It was quite some time before I trusted dogs again.

    We are currently baby sitting two dogs (Corgi / Terrier cross). Our kids adore them. 😉

  6. Any dog can kill, but there are certainly some breeds more likely to then others. Anyway, hold the owners culpable. Problem solved.

  7. Jim is right. I’m a long term dog-owner and have owned various working dogs, including an American Staffie (Pitbull). I don’t approve of breed-specific legislation on libertarian grounds (it also doesn’t work). That said, people have a bad habit of forgetting that dogs are domesticated wolves, and owners who don’t take responsibility for their animals should have the bloody book thrown at them.

  8. True, Strawman.

    I freaking hate dogs and even hate them even more since my better 1/2 decided to introduce another one of these disgusting creatures to me as a “new member of the family”.

    In 3 months the monstrous four legged oaf has destroyed 4 pairs of specs and chew anything it can get its fangs around to total distruction.

    It jumps up on you to say hello scaring the shit out people and it has destroyed most bits of the garden including chewing the irrigation system.

    The next thing it destroys and it’s heading out the second window without a parachute head first.

    Charles, stop saying silly things.

  9. A few years ago Strawman told me his thoughts on dogs and even then I thought they were rather harsh but logical enough, but I certainly don’t feel the same way. I’ve spent most of my life around dogs (herding, hunting, training for obedience and agility, and work with guide dogs) and they really are ‘man’s best friend’. When we have a nutter commit a heinous crime we don’t immediately assume all people are bad. The same rule applies to dogs in terms of their social behaviour (acknowledging that they are not predominantly rational beings). From a human perspective they are wonderful creatures – a guide dog serves her master not just out of fear of punishment or through training but on a belief that they are part of a team and share a common interest, happiness and wellbeing – even if this is just pack animal behavior. I also reject Strawman’s assertion that dogs are naturally cowardly or fail completely to be responsible for their actions. I’ve met many a dog that was foolishly brave in their ‘duty’ and dogs do know a sense of ‘pack’ right and wrong. I have children and while I wouldn’t leave them in a situation where the humans present weren’t physically stronger than the dogs I really want my kids to grow up with their own dog. When I was growing up I was regularly left in the company of large dogs for very long periods, I never felt fear and I loved and remember fondly the dogs I grew up with.

  10. The analogy with leftists is very apt. Dogs and leftists can both be entertaining and friendly. Both also like sex, which was especially relevant when I was single and also bred dogs.

    But they will eat you out of house and home and leave when the food runs out. Dogs will shit on your lawn while leftists will shit on your life. Both are unprincipled and opportunistic.

    And as Strawman says, they need to know who is boss.

  11. In my personal opinion hardcore leftists are lower down the moral foodchain than dogs. A dog can increase the quality of human existence, a leftist qua leftist will only reduce it over the long term. Dogs can only act on their instinct, a leftist has voluntarily chosen a destructive and irrational moral code.

  12. The only thing that can turn a dog into a human killer is a bad owner. If a dog is properly trained by it’s owner it will not attack a human unless the human is harming it’s owner (or the family).

  13. Ben wrote:
    >> The only thing that can turn a dog into a human killer is a bad owner. If a dog
    >> is properly trained by it’s owner it will not attack a human unless the human
    >> is harming it’s owner (or the family).

    Ben, I urge you to think through the logic of what you have written.

    A dog does not have to be trained to attack people. It comes naturally. Dogs are, (as skeptic lawyer pointed out) domesticated wolves.

    Even if what you say were true (that proper training can PREVENT this behavior), it is not true that that only bad owners TURN dogs into human killers, just that a bad owner will not PREVENT dogs becoming human killers.

    In other words, what you have written is illogical and untrue.

    In fact your post displays the typical muddy logic of Leftists and dog owners.

    * You didn’t prevent their poverty, therefore YOU caused it.
    * Someone with the same colored skin as you did something horrible, therefore YOU are responsible.
    * But I’m a different person to who I was then – therefore I’M NOT responsible.

    And of course the favorite dog owner’s logic:

    Before the attack it’s

    * I take full responsibility for the actions of my dog.

    And immediately after the attack:

    * I can’t be held responsible – the dog did it!

    .. not to mention the other one, simultaneously arguing that

    * My dog has rights – don’t you dare abuse it.

    and

    * My dog can’t be held responsible – it’s just an animal.

    Apparently dogs have the same rights as everyone else, but take no responsibility – just like Leftists.

    Notice the common element in all of these things? The some confused clouded logic that you used in your post.

  14. >> Both also like sex, which was especially relevant when
    >> I was single and also bred dogs.

    DavidL,

    I hope that you are implying that you used insights gained by observing canine sexual behavior to seduce naive Leftist women.

    Because any other scenarios involving dogs, Leftists and sex are to awful to contemplate.

  15. >> That said, people have a bad habit of forgetting that dogs
    >> are domesticated wolves, and owners who don’t take
    >> responsibility for their animals should have the bloody
    >> book thrown at them.

    I agree completely 😉

    >> The analogy with leftists is very apt. Dogs and leftists
    >> can both be entertaining and friendly. Both also like
    >> sex, which was especially relevant when I was single and
    >> also bred dogs.

    Crap, maybe I should stop trying to get my girlfriend to listen to my libertarian rants then 😛 It is quite amusing (albeit in a dark way) to see people saying ‘ban it, BAN IT’ without even paying the owner a second glance. Kids + animals = bad in my experience. Even my cousins, who have been around cattle dogs their whole lives, still can’t be trusted not to do something stupid and need to be supervised whenever they’re around them

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