Pet Pit Bull Roughly MAULS Man Who Climbed From Window To Family’s New Orleans Home On Sunday
- A man was killed by his family pet Pit Bull while climbing into the window of their New Orleans home
- The deadly dog attack comes on the same day as a similar fatality in Texas
- The 66-year-old man was a relative of the family where he was climbing South Claiborne Avenue at 6:41 p.m. on Sunday.
- New Orleans Police spokesman Juan Barnes said the victim had wounds on both hands and was pronounced dead at the scene.
- Louisiana SPCA takes dog into custody as police investigate man’s death
- Earlier that same day, a 59-year-old woman was crushed to death by two of her family’s domesticated oxen in West El Paso, Texas, around 6 pm.
- There have been at least 11 fatal pit bull attacks so far this year, with 31 people killed in the first nine months of 2020, or one person every nine days
A man was stabbed to death by a relative’s pet pit bull while climbing through the window of their New Orleans home over the weekend.
According to WVUE, the 66-year-old man, who has not been publicly identified, climbed into a family member’s home on South Claiborne Avenue at 6:41 p.m. Sunday.
With wounds on both hands, residents came home to find the victim, who was authorized to live there. New Orleans Police spokesman Juan Barnes said a coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.
There was also clear blood on his fur from the dog attack, Barnes said, as deadly pit bull attacks on humans enter double digits in the US for 2021.
The Louisiana SPCA took the dog into custody as police investigate the man’s death.
The 66-year-old climbed into the relatives’ home on South Claiborne Avenue (pictured) at 6:41 p.m. Sunday
The dog is taken into custody by the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (not pictured) as police continue to investigate the man’s death
That same day, a 59-year-old woman was fatally crushed by two of her family’s pet pit bulls in West El Paso, Texas, at around 6 p.m., Newsweek reports.
The details about that fatal dog attack are still unclear.
According to the El Paso Police Department, the woman’s daughter discovered her body and officers responded. He noted that the animals were well fed, the property had water and food bowls, which raised questions about why they attacked.
It is being verified.
There have been at least 11 fatal pit bull moltings in the US so far this year. Meanwhile, according to the National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Group, pit bulls killed 31 people in the first nine months of 2020 alone, or one person every nine days.
Most of the victims were children under the age of two; There were 13 other senior citizens, including two on wheelchairs.
But while the breed is often known to be aggressive, that kind of behavior is usually reserved for other dogs and not humans, said Sarah Ondrako, certified canine behavior consultant and founder and CEO of the American Pit Bull Foundation.
She recently told Newsweek that pit bulls are ‘not more likely to bite or attack humans’.
“Despite being bred for certain dog-aggressive traits, they have been selectively bred to be human-friendly for centuries,” he said.
A 59-year-old woman was crushed to death by two of her family’s pet pit bulls in West El Paso, Texas, at around 6 p.m., reports Newsweek.
While the breed is often known to be aggressive, that kind of behavior is usually only reserved for other dogs and not humans, experts say
The ASPCA echoed that, despite a recent increase in fatal pit bull attacks on humans.
‘These dogs have long been popular family pets, known for their gentleness, affection and loyalty. And even those pit bulls bred to fight with other animals were not prone to aggression toward people,’ the ASPCA states on its website.
‘All dogs, including pit bulls, are individuals. Treating them as such, providing them with the care, training and supervision they need, and judging them by their actions, not their DNA or their physical appearance, is the best way to ensure that dogs and people share a safe and happy life be able to continue to do so. Together.’