Apr 3, 2010
joined My Stranger Face
Apr 3, 2010
commented on How to Defeat a Pit Bull with Your Bare Hands
I love how outraged readers are to this article, especially in light of how many cheered on that STOOPID feature a couple of years ago about hunting urban wildlife. Some idiot's story of trapping and killing rabbits, squirrels etc. He didn't know the first thing about hunting and his clumsiness caused anguish to the creatures he killed - and they weren't even attacking him!! Where were you people then?
Defending oneself from animal attack is at least useful. And for all you shocked and outraged readers, it would help to remember that the first line of defense (rightfully listed here) is to avoid conflict. Re-read the first item - it's not that different from advice given by most wildlife experts when dealing with cougars, bears etc. Don't pose a threat, and don't make eye contact.
An aggressive pit bull or Rottweiler simply cannot be handled the same way as a Lab. Except for the eye-gouging, everything here cited expert advice. If you disagree, why don't you find a better expert and post about it? You can debate the odds of a pit bull attack all you want, but if you're ever in that position I doubt you'll all be so squeamish about protecting yourselves.