UK: 17-Month-Old Baby Girl Killed by Pit Bull Her Parents Bought a Week Earlier

Bella-Rae Birch.

Previously: 22-Year-Old Woman Reveals Her New Face Made Out of Buttock Skin After Pit Bull Attack

Niggas gotta eat.

Seriously though – the parents should be charged with murder. In current year, no one doesn’t know that pit bulls eat human children.

The Guardian:

A family have said their “much-loved” 17-month-old girl who was mauled to death by a dog in her home will be “missed but never forgotten.”.

The toddler, who died after the attack at her home in Blackbrook, St Helens, was on Monday named by Merseyside police as Bella-Rae Birch.

Her devastated family released a brief statement calling for space and time to grieve.

“As a family we would like to thank the community for their support,” they said. “We would ask that we are now allowed some space and time to try and come to terms with the tragic loss of our much-loved Bella-Rae. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten.”

Neighbours have spoken of their shock after the toddler, described as a “beautiful little girl”, died after being mauled by a newly acquired dog.

Police were called to an address at 3.50pm on Monday afternoon after a report that Bella-Rae had been attacked in her own home by a dog. The child was taken to hospital where she died from her injuries.

Speaking outside the house Supt Steve Brizell said the toddler had lost her life in the “most unimaginably terrible circumstances and our thoughts, first and foremost, are with the family and wider community”.

Specialist family liaison officers were providing support, he said. The incident had left “a family and a community grieving and in complete shock”.

Brizell said the dog, which has been put down, had been with the family for a week after it had been bought. It will be forensically examined to determine its breed and to establish whether it was permitted under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

“We are working to identify all the previous owners of the dog so we can establish its history.”

A neighbour, Joanne Foster, said: “She was such a beautiful little girl, toddling about. I’d see the family in passing, just to say hello, and they were always very pleasant.”

She said she first saw an ambulance arrive at the house followed by about 10 police vehicles. “I saw them bring the dog out. I couldn’t tell what breed it was but from the back it looked like a staffordshire bull terrier or pit bull.”

I didn’t even think pit bulls were legal in the UK.

Why are they legal anywhere, other than at dog fighting arenas?

These dogs were bred to fight bulls, then they were bred to fight each other when the bulls got too expensive. So, very few pit bull owners have a legitimate reason for owning these animals.

A few of them do.

But seeing as how in the current year dog fighting is frowned upon, and I think is illegal in basically every country, I just don’t understand why they are turned into pets? It’s like, nonsensical.

I mean – imagine if there was a human population that was bred to pick cotton, then all of a sudden there wasn’t a need for cotton pickers, and society started claiming they were going to train an entire race of cotton pickers to be doctors and lawyers and astronauts.

You would think that was insane, right?

So what the heck are we doing with these dogs?