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Old 09-20-2006, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default Porter's Pit Bulls Kill Horse

Obviously we were not the only ones a little upset with Monday nights showing.....

Police: Pit Bulls Belonging To Steeler Joey Porter Kill Horse
Porter Upset, Cooperating With Officials


POSTED: 4:22 pm EDT September 20, 2006
UPDATED: 4:46 pm EDT September 20, 2006

RICHLAND TWP., Pa. -- Police in Richland Township said that Steeler Joey Porter's pit bulls killed a horse on Hill Haven Lane.

Police said when they got to the scene, they called Porter.

He cooperated with police, and police said that he was upset about what happened.

The dogs are secured right now, and police are investigating.

There could be charges filed against Porter eventually.

Watch Channel 11 News and refresh this page for updates on this story.

http://www.wpxi.com/pittsburgh_steel...52/detail.html
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Porter's Pit Bulls Kill Horse

A horse??!!

I will be interested to hear how the horse and pit bulls were in the same neighborhood and why the horse did not get away.

In all seriousness, people keeping animals such as pit bulls that do a fair amount of violence to small children on a recurring basis remains a puzzle to me.
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:33 AM   #3
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Default Re: Porter's Pit Bulls Kill Horse

More info on this story......

Porter's pit bulls kill miniature horse

By The Tribune-Review
Thursday, September 21, 2006


Two pit bulls owned by Steelers linebacker Joey Porter escaped from his backyard in Pine on Tuesday and killed a miniature horse that was grazing on a neighbor's farm, WTAE-TV reported Wednesday.

Northern Regional Police Chief Robert Amman told the television station that Porter assisted officers in bringing the dogs under control after they attacked the 29-inch-high miniature horse. The chief said the dogs managed to get away from Porter's yard despite the presence of what he called a secure fence.

Amman said Porter has expressed remorse to the horse's owner and has been cooperative with police. The chief said police will file summary charges against Porter for harboring unsafe dogs and failing to confine the animals.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_471473.html
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:51 AM   #4
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In all seriousness, people keeping animals such as pit bulls that do a fair amount of violence to small children on a recurring basis remains a puzzle to me.
I couldn't agree more. As much as I like Porter, this is very irresponsible. For any of you who have kids you'll know where I'm coming from on this one. The sooner these types of dogs are outlawed the better off we'll be.
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We could get off-topic fast, but I gotta defend dogs here (not these particular dogs, but the breeds). Just as with teenagers (yes, they kill from time to time too--more often than dogs), the responsibility lies with the parents/owners. 99+% of Pitt Bulls (and Rotts) will never harm a soul.

Those that do should be dealt with (and their owners), but it isn't an issue of banning an entire breed of dogs. One of the reasons this comes up in the news once and a while is that these are super-popular breeds. But again, countless thousands of these dogs are living well manered (and controlled) lives.

I know it's easy to dump on dog breeds, just like certain types of people. But as an owner seeing 1st hand what dogs like these are like under training and supervision, I'd only ask people consider spending time with these dogs or at least do some reading/research before they jump to conclusions.

One more stat: you mention kids, but more kids are mauled by dalmations than by any other breed. Why? Kids are most likely to be given this breed as a pet. Here again, most dalmations do not maul--it's important to keep things in perspective.
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Out where I live dogs roam free no leash law. I own a small cattle farm with about 32 head of cows I have had dogs run my cows thru the fence more than once, so I shoot dogs that come near my cows and the law is on my side. I know folks get upset about the poor dog and its not the dogs fault and blah blah blah but nobody asked the cow that has to get put down cause barb wire and steel post have rip it to shreads.
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only porters dogs would eat a horse
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Pit bulls are an unnessesary breed. They are too unpredictable and violent.
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only porters dogs would eat a horse
This should have happened the week the Steelers played Indy.
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That minature horse owner will be able to purchase a whole new flock of little ponies with the civil lawsuit he will eventually win --

Porter's new contract: 5 years 35 million - signing bonus of 10 million - 8 million of which is guaranteed to little pony owner...
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