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Dog attacks commuter on NYC subway

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Nov 2, 2017
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#4
That owner is a fucking jackass.

Everyone in NYC knows that you’re not supposed to bring a dog on a leash in the subway, especially a pitbull.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#22
She shoved the dog, which made the situation tense, and did so again after the owner told her to stop, she wasn't in the wrong initially but she clearly escalated things out of her own will.

The man should be punished for assaulting her, losing control of the animal, and not following the train rules, but there should have been other avenues of dealing with it other than getting violent with the dog.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#25
She pushed the dog twice? Did she put her hands on the owner first, or did he? At the very least, it's not like dog wasn't provoked, but ultimately, the owner is responsible obviously
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#27
The guy was in the wrong, but the dog was non-violent until she kept shoving it and things escalated into a fist fight. That's normal behavior for pretty much any loyal pup.

The man needs to face the consequences for assault, and not following the rules of the MTA. At the same time, lets not demonize the breed of animal or excuse the woman for escalating the situation (shoving the dog), either.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#28
The guy got on the train and put the dog on the seat? What? Why? I mean, don't push a pitbull, but... Why would you put your dog on the seat? Did I read that correctly? Wasn't it already on the floor by nature of, ya know, being a dog and walking?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#29
Pretty crazy all around. Bring my pitbull on the train because F it and all of the luck, winds up right next to someone willing to shove your pitbull. 8 million stories in the city.
 
Nov 16, 2017
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#30
The owner violated the rules regarding large dogs on the train. He also shouldn't be having his dog take a seat that's meant for humans, especially if so few seats are around.

The lady also shouldn't push dogs in general - be it on a train or not, a pit bull or not, etc.

But yeah, the guy is more in the wrong here.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#32
Yeah, shoving a random pitball takes balls. Hate to say it because it sounds like victim blaming, but she shouldn't have done that. Still, the owner is mostly at fault here.
 

Cas

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Oct 27, 2017
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#33
The dude was clearly breaking the rules. He should be glad the dog only got her shoe and nothing more serious. Hopefully they find him and fine him.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#36
People should only be able to own dogs of the size which they can control in such situations and because pit pulls are so fucking insane and strong when they attack, they aren't controllable anymore.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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#37
The owner was in the wrong for taking their dog on the train to begin with, but I feel like this wouldn't have been an issue if the woman didn't shove the dog twice. Dogs that aren't in the least bit aggressive are still typically very defensive of themselves and their owners. Being 'attacked' (in the dogs mind) and seeing their owner distressed with the same person would set off many dogs. Overall a sad situation where everyone involved should have known better.
 

resident_UA

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Oct 26, 2017
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#47
Lots of things happen all the time that are still news worthy.
Maybe on local level, but even then it's a stretch. According to google about 3,287 people die in road accidents every day. And each of those stories is waaaay more important than this. If you want to talk about Subway safety and policies that's fine. But we at least need to know how often these things happen.

Sure. I mean there are millions of people who take Subway. And some take dogs with them. Statistically it has to happen often.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#48
He shouldn't have had his dog on the seat, she sure as hell shouldn't have shoved the dog. The only one I feel sorry for in this situation is the dog.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#49
If you read the article it’s more like the owner attacked this woman and then the dog jumped in and grabbed her shoe to stop the fight. The owner shouldn’t own any pet. Obvious that he has no idea how to have a dog and is just using it as an accessory. He’s not giving any commands to let go and just yanking on the dog.

isn't it said that Pitbulls could take on adult tigers

why are these still pets?
You actually believe this? Maybe a pack could. A pack of any big dogs could take down any big animal though.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#50
Owner is an idiot. That lady was crazy to start up something with a pitbull and it's owner. She is freaking lucky it was just her shoe.
 
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