Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Recent Pit Bull Attack Puts Breed in Bad Light…Again

Dogs are still one of the pets that American animal lovers want to have in their homes. These cuddly, fluffy, and playful creatures are really a bundle of joy. However, not all dogs are created alike. Some are nice toy dogs that people can bring around like accessories, while others tend to be more of a companion because of their loyalty and drive for different activities. However, certain dog breeds do not enjoy the general public’s approval, making them unpopular breeds. Case in point: pit bulls.

What are pit bulls?

Pit bulls are pedigree dogs that were bred due to the cross-breeding between bulldogs and terriers. Pit bulls are popular guard dogs as they are big and brawny and are quite powerful. However, the said violent nature of the dog makes it also one of the scariest breed to own. While pit bulls are generally tame, the environment where the dog is exposed does affect their attitude.

Another pit bull, another animal attack incident

Not too long ago, a deputy wanted to contact a probationer. The woman however fled and went to one of the nearby houses. In the aim of the deputy to contact the probation, he went to the house where the probationer went then he was suddenly and viciously attacked by a pit bull. The deputy tried to pacify the dog by using his baton but the dog would not stop and became more violent. For the fear of being bitten, the deputy shot the dog.

Responsible pet ownership

As highlighted by personal injury lawyers, there is a law where pet owners are held responsible for the injuries that their pets may cause others. However, there are still dog owners who fail to adhere to these rules, having their pets end up attacking and hurting people. When this happens, a victim can file for a personal injury claim. According to a Los Angeles attorney, a person that is found guilty of negligence which caused the animal attack may be required to pay damages that cover the pain and suffering that victim experiences as a result of the attack. That is why as a pet owner, you should make sure that you don’t only give your pets food to eat, water to drink, or groom them when needed. You should put your pet and other’s safety on top of your priority by doing anything that you can to prevent your pet from attacking anybody. This way, you don’t only protect the people around you. Most importantly you protect your pet and save yourself from all the stress that an animal attack charge can cause you.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Fatal Oxnard Crash and the Top Causes of Aviation Accidents in the U.S.

Fatal Oxnard Crash and the Top Causes of Aviation Accidents in the U.S.
Flying gives you a great feeling. It pumps up your adrenaline and makes you feel free momentarily. It gives you a different perspective of the world as it gives you a birds-eye view of your surroundings. It gets you into places that you have never been, faster. However, aircrafts are rather harder to operate and could also be dangerous. That is why you have to undergo extensive training so that you will be allowed to operate an aircraft.

Bad fall

Not too long ago, two people were killed when a small aircraft crashed in Oxnard, California. Firefighters rushed to the scene to put out the fire engulfing the plane that was destroyed because of the impact. Authorities say the aircraft was headed to the Oxnard Airport. Officials are withholding information about the crash as they are still in the process of determining what caused it.

Top causes of plane crashes

Boeing, one of the biggest aircraft makers in the world, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and website planecrashinfo.com have recently conducted a study to determine the reasons why planes crash and they found out that:

Friday, July 5, 2013

4th of July and Canine Heroics: A List of Some of the Incredible Hero Dogs

4th of July and Canine Heroics: A List of Some of the Incredible Hero Dogs

Heroism is not only a concept that applies to humans. Even animals, in particular, canines, possess such trait. We all have heard stories of so-called “hero dogs” that have risked life and limb in order to save the lives of people and other animals, not just their owners, from dangerous situations. From military and service dogs to guide dogs, these exceptional canines have the incredible instincts that we, humans, need to learn throughout our lives.

In the spirit of patriotism, since today is the Fourth of July, it is important to honor the most heroic canines in recent memory. Here is a list of some of them.

·         Roselle. If not for this yellow Labrador, her owner might not have made it alive out of the crumbling Tower 1 of the World Trade Center on September 11. From the 78th floor, she led her owner, Michael Hingson, down a stairwell towards the ground floor where they were able to escape just moments before the whole building collapsed.

·         Trakr. Together with his handler, Officer James Symington, the German shepherd helped locate at “ground zero” of the World Trade Center what would be the last human survivor of the September 11 attack. Because of his bravery and unbelievable courage, he was cloned not once, but five times. He died in 2009 at age 14.

·         Belle. Who would have thought a dog would dial 911 to help save his owner? After her owner, Kevin Weaver, who had diabetes, collapsed because of seizures, she literally bit those numbers on the cell phone for help. Unbelievably, she was trained to detect her owner’s blood-sugar levels, as well as bite down on the number 9 of Weaver’s cell phone to contact 911.

·         Maya. Who says the pitbull breeds are dangerous? Even they can be hero dogs, too, just like any other dog breeds. Maya, the recipient of the 2008 Dog the Year, was one of them. She bravely protected her owner, Angela Marcelino, from a vicious attack by a male assailant.