Anyone else hear about this?

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    This kind of story really makes me think twice about forced sterilization.

    http://www.ktbs.com/news/local/4877961.html

    They can afford a ferret and a dog, but not a crib for their baby. :angry:
     
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    The dog should be put down. So should the parents.
     
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    It's a 6-week old puppy...it wasn't an attack. As for the parents...yep!
     
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    From my understanding, though, once a dog tastes blood, it's not 'salvagable.'
     
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    With it being a pit bull, you're probably right.

    I would add that it would be appropriate to give the pup a shot at mom and dad before putting it down though.
     
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    There has to be something more to this story... why the parents didnt wake up if the child was "nearby". As a mother of a new baby, you have an "instinct"... my daugther never cries for more than a couple minutes in the middle of the night before I'm awake and right beside her. Id be willing to bet there was some kind of substance abuse involved on the part of the parents.

    In a related "child abuse" story... I dont know if this made national news or not.. but this makes me sick to my stomach.

     
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    I think you're right.
     
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    I think the baby was probably on smack and didn't feel it. Kids these days.
     
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    Actually, the common wisdom that dogs have to be put down once they've 'tasted blood' is false, though the end result of the truth is usually the same. Dogs are no more vicious than their owners allow, but dogs who have attacked people can't be allowed to stay with their old owners and few people are willing to take them in. There have been cases of dog experts, such as Ceaser Milan, taming vicious pit bulls, but it takes a lot of work, and it's moderately dangerous, especially if you don't know what you're doing.
     

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