AmericanMinotaur t1_ja5jxny wrote

I’m trying to be optimistic because I want things to turn out alright for her. Yeah she won’t be the same, but I don’t want to write her off as someone destined to a miserable life because of this one event. Also again, as I said above, I don’t want to fight about pitbulls with people because I don’t think this is an appropriate place to do it. If someone wants to make a post about pitbulls ownership laws in Maine, go ahead, but I don’t think it’s respectful to do it here.


AmericanMinotaur t1_ja5hx76 wrote

I hope she’s okay. One thing that made me feel a little better was reading "And she doesn't hate all dogs, at least; that's what she told me. She just doesn't want to see that one again," she continued.”. Going through life being terrified of dogs would be very hard considering they’re everywhere, so I’m glad it seems she won’t have to be afraid all the time. No one would blame her if she was though. I’m sure that despite what happened she will go on to live a happy fulfilling life. She seems to have a good family who can support her.


AmericanMinotaur t1_ja4e7y2 wrote

That’s totally fine. You can believe that. I just think that we should tone down the discourse under this post specifically out of respect for the victim and move this discussion to it’s own post. Again I don’t think anyone has done anything wrong, I just think it would be a good idea to discuss this somewhere else.


AmericanMinotaur t1_ja3if0r wrote

Okay so I’m all for discussing possible solutions to dog attacks, but I think we should try to keep it respectful. Listen, I like pitbulls. I respect your right to not like pitbulls. I even respect your right to hate pitbulls and want them dead.

We need to remember however, that this is the comment section about a child who was mauled and this comment section has devolved into insulting people.

I’m not trying to lecture people, you’re allowed to have your opinion, I just think it might be a good idea to stick to this specific article instead of making broad statements.

‘All Pitbulls should die.’ Is not a realistic solution to the issue, and while you can have that view, stating it here will only lead to more arguments and this just doesn’t seem respectful to this girl.

There are subreddits on here that are both for and against pitbulls ownership and I think that those points might be better brought up there.

TLDR: I don’t think anyone is in the wrong here, but I think this comment section has become a war zone and a separate post about pitbulls might be a more appropriate place to have this debate, instead of on this particular post about a mauled child.


AmericanMinotaur t1_j22nw2f wrote

I know that this war is ghastly but keep in mind we are seeing the worst side of the Russian people right now. They are literally sending convicts to fight. They have been fed propaganda for years and anyone who speaks out has an ‘accident’. This war has devastated their economy and will likely affect the children in the future who currently have no control over what’s going on. There are some horrible Russians and their are some noble Russians, but mostly there are just Russians who are normal people like us. They are victims of this war as well, even if they don’t believe it. I say this not to be preachy, but because I know that it can be hard to see the good in the world sometimes, but at the end of the day there still are good people. Never give up hope my friend. 🙂