Comments on: Child Mauled to Death by Dogs at Pittsburgh Zoo http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/child-mauled-to-death-by-dogs-at-pittsburgh-zoo/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:52:36 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Mintz http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/child-mauled-to-death-by-dogs-at-pittsburgh-zoo/#comment-9947842 Mintz Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:32:31 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457410#comment-9947842 Sometimes zoos have the bottom of the railing open as well, like when people bid on cows. It's like that, and the child mightve crawled under quicker than the parent could respond. I bet someone is out there reading this and hating themselves for not dying for the child. Maybe the child had foster parents, or abusive ones. Who knows, the dogs couldve saved him and took him to be with jesus, where he belongs. Sometimes zoos have the bottom of the railing open as well, like when people bid on cows. It’s like that, and the child mightve crawled under quicker than the parent could respond. I bet someone is out there reading this and hating themselves for not dying for the child. Maybe the child had foster parents, or abusive ones. Who knows, the dogs couldve saved him and took him to be with jesus, where he belongs.

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By: Meat-Eating, American http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/child-mauled-to-death-by-dogs-at-pittsburgh-zoo/#comment-9668226 Meat-Eating, American Thu, 15 Nov 2012 03:35:39 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457410#comment-9668226 Point #1 The parents are to blame, however their debt to society has already been paid in full by the life of their child and the feeling "unrelenting failure of responsible adults" they will continue to experience for the rest of their lives. punishment is served; therefore no need for trial. Point #2 As someone who has not faced this particular breed of wild dogs, i have on the other hand faced packs of 20+ wild hungry dogs in the middle eastern region of the wold, and although i am no expert, it is my rational opinion that if a parent or other bystander with more honor, common sense, or just plain old "guts", it is completely feasible to dissuade the beasts from attacking through exhibiting basic alpha-male (or female; for those needing to feel politically correct) actions, i.e. standing your ground, kicking, biting and screaming back. "Real Americans" typically call this a "show of force" which works not only on undomesticated animals but coincidentally on some of your most hardline zealots we call "terrorists" and foreign militias. Point #3 For those who are animal-loving zealots, next time you find yourself pitted up against natures finest or worse. lets see if you ask for someone to come to your aid through any means necessary. Not to confuse your quaint little intellect; I too am against unnecessary violence and/or killing, however, to claim that the "fine line of necessity is non-existent" is idiocy. if you don't understand, allow me to express that mathematically; Human > Animals. if you disagree with this theorem then perhaps you should as your therapist how to treat your incongruous narcissism and he/she will likely recommend that your give away all of your worldly possessions and go live naked in the woods. there are plenty around Pittsburgh, i would know. by the way, i hope you get eaten by a bob-cat or a bear. Final point: My condolences go to the remaining family and also to the irresponsible parents. Regardless of fault, mistakes happen, no matter how preventable. And the loss of a child is never an easy thing to get pass. I hope you all pull through and can move on with your lives because the world will continue to turn tomorrow. - from 2 degree of separation from the family - (for all the judgmental finger pointer's who want to cry out "how dare you" - Point #1 The parents are to blame, however their debt to society has already been paid in full by the life of their child and the feeling “unrelenting failure of responsible adults” they will continue to experience for the rest of their lives. punishment is served; therefore no need for trial.
Point #2
As someone who has not faced this particular breed of wild dogs, i have on the other hand faced packs of 20+ wild hungry dogs in the middle eastern region of the wold, and although i am no expert, it is my rational opinion that if a parent or other bystander with more honor, common sense, or just plain old “guts”, it is completely feasible to dissuade the beasts from attacking through exhibiting basic alpha-male (or female; for those needing to feel politically correct) actions, i.e. standing your ground, kicking, biting and screaming back. “Real Americans” typically call this a “show of force” which works not only on undomesticated animals but coincidentally on some of your most hardline zealots we call “terrorists” and foreign militias.
Point #3
For those who are animal-loving zealots, next time you find yourself pitted up against natures finest or worse. lets see if you ask for someone to come to your aid through any means necessary. Not to confuse your quaint little intellect; I too am against unnecessary violence and/or killing, however, to claim that the “fine line of necessity is non-existent” is idiocy. if you don’t understand, allow me to express that mathematically; Human > Animals. if you disagree with this theorem then perhaps you should as your therapist how to treat your incongruous narcissism and he/she will likely recommend that your give away all of your worldly possessions and go live naked in the woods. there are plenty around Pittsburgh, i would know. by the way, i hope you get eaten by a bob-cat or a bear.
Final point:
My condolences go to the remaining family and also to the irresponsible parents. Regardless of fault, mistakes happen, no matter how preventable. And the loss of a child is never an easy thing to get pass. I hope you all pull through and can move on with your lives because the world will continue to turn tomorrow.

- from 2 degree of separation from the family – (for all the judgmental finger pointer’s who want to cry out “how dare you” -

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By: Elizabeth K http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/child-mauled-to-death-by-dogs-at-pittsburgh-zoo/#comment-9666299 Elizabeth K Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:52:47 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457410#comment-9666299 There is a petition at Go Petition.com to move the dogs else where, not to harm the dog. This is in honor of Maddox who lost his young, innocent 2 year old life so viciously. I think the Zoo should respect his memory relocating these dogs. As a parent , I would never bring my child here with these animals still at the zoo. RIP:little cutie. I mourne for your little life. I never knew you, but I cry each time I remember what you endured. God bless and guide your loving parents and family There is a petition at Go Petition.com to move the dogs else where, not to harm the dog. This is in honor of Maddox who lost his young, innocent 2 year old life so viciously. I think the Zoo should respect his memory relocating these dogs.
As a parent , I would never bring my child here with these animals still at the zoo.
RIP:little cutie. I mourne for your little life. I never knew you, but I cry each time I remember what you endured.
God bless and guide your loving parents and family

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By: Paul http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/child-mauled-to-death-by-dogs-at-pittsburgh-zoo/#comment-9663506 Paul Wed, 14 Nov 2012 04:02:53 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457410#comment-9663506 The animals should not be punished and I don't believe that they are but the ZOO failed at having a safe exhibit for families with children above wolves! There is no doubt in my mind as I have been there that this exhibit along with others was and is an accident waiting to happen. The Mom shouldn't have but IF she did that shouldn't be able to happen. It's bullshit and so is someone worried about vicious animals when an innocent little boys life was taken before it really began. If you have kids you understand why people are in an uproar about this tragic accident at a family fun zoo! The animals should not be punished and I don’t believe that they are but the ZOO failed at having a safe exhibit for families with children above wolves! There is no doubt in my mind as I have been there that this exhibit along with others was and is an accident waiting to happen. The Mom shouldn’t have but IF she did that shouldn’t be able to happen. It’s bullshit and so is someone worried about vicious animals when an innocent little boys life was taken before it really began. If you have kids you understand why people are in an uproar about this tragic accident at a family fun zoo!

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By: Sarah http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/child-mauled-to-death-by-dogs-at-pittsburgh-zoo/#comment-9661472 Sarah Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:15:34 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457410#comment-9661472 Why are the animals and the zoo being punished for the mother's incompetence? Why are the animals and the zoo being punished for the mother’s incompetence?

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By: Paul http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/child-mauled-to-death-by-dogs-at-pittsburgh-zoo/#comment-9647549 Paul Sat, 10 Nov 2012 07:36:55 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457410#comment-9647549 My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I'm so sorry that something so horrible and tragic had to happen to you. I really do believe that the Mom is wrong though if she did place him up on the railing like that to look at dogs. With that being said I think that we have all made mistakes. Some we get away with and some we don't and some that we have to live with for the rest of our lives. Now even though the Mom is wrong here I do believe the zoo is still liable for his death due to having the top middle wide open and waiting for an accident to happy. Btw these are wolves not dogs. They take town lions when they hunt. The little boy didn't have any chance at all once he hit the ground. So sad and so shouldn't have happened! I hardly think a 4 ft high railing and a tiny net is worthy of a safety feature above hunting wolves! Always remember an ounce of prevention is a pound of cure and this goes for both the zoo and the Mom in this event. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I’m so sorry that something so horrible and tragic had to happen to you. I really do believe that the Mom is wrong though if she did place him up on the railing like that to look at dogs. With that being said I think that we have all made mistakes. Some we get away with and some we don’t and some that we have to live with for the rest of our lives. Now even though the Mom is wrong here I do believe the zoo is still liable for his death due to having the top middle wide open and waiting for an accident to happy. Btw these are wolves not dogs. They take town lions when they hunt. The little boy didn’t have any chance at all once he hit the ground. So sad and so shouldn’t have happened! I hardly think a 4 ft high railing and a tiny net is worthy of a safety feature above hunting wolves! Always remember an ounce of prevention is a pound of cure and this goes for both the zoo and the Mom in this event.

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By: SecretAsianMan http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/child-mauled-to-death-by-dogs-at-pittsburgh-zoo/#comment-9647078 SecretAsianMan Sat, 10 Nov 2012 04:54:04 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457410#comment-9647078 DINGO ATE MAH BABY! DINGO ATE MAH BABY!

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By: Kelly http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/child-mauled-to-death-by-dogs-at-pittsburgh-zoo/#comment-9645295 Kelly Fri, 09 Nov 2012 16:59:42 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457410#comment-9645295 This is a horrible tragedy, but what keeps going around in my head is WHY did that mother put her kid into harms way by placing him to stand up onto the railing for a better look and then let go of him. Even if she had him up there and was holding him tightly, she could've grabbed his clothing and kept him from falling. I feel for her as I couldn't imagine losing a child, but I think the blame should be on her. He would never have been able to climb up there by himself and who in their right mind would lift him up and leave him standing briefly on the railing. If you want to give your child a better look, you lift them up in your arms while holding tightly and keep back from the railing. Even if she was holding him in her arms and leaned over the railing, he still wouldn't have been able to fall. This is a case of parental neglect and she should be charged. As far as everything else that happened, I think that it was handled the right way. This is a horrible tragedy, but what keeps going around in my head is WHY did that mother put her kid into harms way by placing him to stand up onto the railing for a better look and then let go of him. Even if she had him up there and was holding him tightly, she could’ve grabbed his clothing and kept him from falling. I feel for her as I couldn’t imagine losing a child, but I think the blame should be on her. He would never have been able to climb up there by himself and who in their right mind would lift him up and leave him standing briefly on the railing. If you want to give your child a better look, you lift them up in your arms while holding tightly and keep back from the railing. Even if she was holding him in her arms and leaned over the railing, he still wouldn’t have been able to fall. This is a case of parental neglect and she should be charged.
As far as everything else that happened, I think that it was handled the right way.

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By: pat cincotta http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/child-mauled-to-death-by-dogs-at-pittsburgh-zoo/#comment-9638250 pat cincotta Thu, 08 Nov 2012 06:28:26 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457410#comment-9638250 Those of you feeling sorry for the wild dog who was shot while trying to kill the child - what would you do, just let the dog keep tearing up the kid? There was no way to get that wild animal to stop. You can't whistle a command at a wild animal. I just wish they could have done something lethal in time to save the kid. Those of you feeling sorry for the wild dog who was shot while trying to kill the child – what would you do, just let the dog keep tearing up the kid? There was no way to get that wild animal to stop. You can’t whistle a command at a wild animal. I just wish they could have done something lethal in time to save the kid.

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By: L. Williams http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/child-mauled-to-death-by-dogs-at-pittsburgh-zoo/#comment-9634718 L. Williams Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:48:58 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457410#comment-9634718 Has anyone considered that the mother may have done this on purpose in order to sue the zoo? People kill their kids everyday. It's very odd that she lifted a baby up on a wall and then didn't jump in to save the child if it was an accident. Instinct would have taken her over that wall. If she sues the zoo, my money is on the possibility she did it on purpose. I hope the child didn't suffer long. Has anyone considered that the mother may have done this on purpose in order to sue the zoo? People kill their kids everyday. It’s very odd that she lifted a baby up on a wall and then didn’t jump in to save the child if it was an accident. Instinct would have taken her over that wall. If she sues the zoo, my money is on the possibility she did it on purpose. I hope the child didn’t suffer long.

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