Posts from the ‘Minimization of Injury’ Category

“FUzupf”

YouTube user FUzupf is an intellectually bankrupt pit bull advocate that piggybacks his name off of the significant activist Zupf. In 2008, DogsBite.org named Zupf Internet Advocate of the Year after posting over 90 news video clips of pit bull attack victims that year. All of Zupf’s video clips can be seen at the Zupf YouTube page. Blogger Craven Desires recently unleashed battle on FUzupf in a mauling thread that FUzupf was partaking in and published the top comment to Craven Desires.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Best weekly comment – thanks FUzupf!
and the winner is…..OMERGARED!
“@FUzupf Here’s no exaggeration – The victim is dead. And you want to quibble about whether the arm stumps in the box are 1.5 feet long or 2 feet long. You are disgusting. Pit bulls tore this woman apart. She died in a barbaric heinous act of senseless violence. Why don’t you send the family a memorial plaque saying – “You can be thankful she died with her elbows intact” – Craven Desires

It must be noted that the title of the DogsBite.org post that the mauling thread refers to is: Elderly Russian Woman Dies After Both Hands Amputated in Pit Bull Attack.

“An ‘attack’ with no bite”

The distorted logic, if there was no bite, there was no attack, is employed by Maul Talkers to minimize injuries suffered by victims even when the injuries result in death. For instance, after Plainfield AC officer Theresa Foss was knocked to the ground by a pit bull causing fatal head injury, the National Canine Research Council wrote on their website:

However, it was eventually disclosed that the dog did NOT inflict any bites. Without a bite, it is not accurate to classify this as an “attack.” It is certainly not unheard of for excited dogs to knock people over; therefore, it is entirely possible that this was an over-exuberant (non-aggressive) dog and not a dog intent on inflicting injury. – NCRC

A separate incident that resulted in death due to serious head injury after being knocked to the ground by an “exuberant” dog involved letter carrier Hao Yun “Eddie” Lin.

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