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Another poor animal who very very unfortunately is at the mercy of the @*@##* people who own him. Do not put this innocent dog down! Dogs are not aggressive unless people make them that way! The poor thing, I am sure he is totally traumatized! Dogs usually rescue and save children or adults when in peril, not trained to do so, but it is inherent in them to do so!!!
DO NOT TAKE ZICO;S LIFE. IT IS THE PARENT;S RESPONSABILTY TO WATCH THERE CHILD NOT ZICO;S. I AM SORRY FOR THE CHILD. PLEASE SAVE ZICO
The poor boy is named Dinis. Is a human innocent life less than an animal life? I adore animals, I signed yet a portuguese petition about this case. A dog that attacks is dangerous, instead all reasons.
Read the article the dog did not attack the child,the baby fell and hit his head,the dog had nothing to do with it other than being a scapegoat for people who are neglectfull not only of the child but of the dog and now the dog is suffering abuse and neglect even more so because of it.
Read the article the dog did not attack the child,the baby fell and hit his head,the dog had nothing to do with it other than being a scapegoat for people who are neglectfull not only of the child but of the dog and now the dog is suffering abuse and neglect even more so because of it. I am praying for both the child and the dog ,I think also that it may be in this childs best intrest to be removed from that enviornment until it can be determind that it is safe for the child to be returned,the poor dog needs to be placed in a loving forever home!
Again, a case of BSL. The dog was just probably trying to protect the boy who was neglectfully left unattended. Don't kill the messenger......go after the parents.
please share he did nothing except want love parents neglected their child and dog and now dog gets blamed ...why does this continue ...not fair parents should be punished for leaving child alone
I feel very sad for the child and for Zico, Zico was in the dark inhe kitchen, he was sleep unexpected the child fall on top of Zico, but there are serious doubs he attacked the child, wasn't any bite on the Childs body, My golden retriever was sleep in the dark in my bed, i didn't call him or put the lights on and i fall down in his legs, he attacked me. Wasn't his fault was my fault, he was sleep and something unexpected happens, we are humans we think what is right or wrong, and is wrong to live the child unatended, The childs grandfather said Zico was a friendly, sweet dog. Another Child and Dod suffer the consequences for the mistakes of humans.Please save Zico.
I TOO FEEL SORRY FOR THE CHILD. IT IS NOT ZICOS FAULT. DO NOT PUT THIS DOG DOWN AND MAKE HIM PAY FOR THE PARENTS NEGLECT.
I agree that the parents are the sole responsible. A dog can get jealous too if he has not given attention,food,care and never goes out from the house. A dog can get angry if he is left alone. So human wisdom is higher than dog's, right?
I feel very sorry for the Child and Zico, but wasn't Zico fault, Zico was sleep in the dark in the kitchen, the child fall on top of Zico, there are serious doubts, the child didn't have any bites in his body. My golden retriever was sleep in the dark in my bed, i always put the lights on and i call him, but that day i was tired and went to bed and i fall in his legs, he attacked me, wasn't his fault was my fault. We know what is wrong and right, i saw a video were the parents of a todler make the todler jump and jump on the poor dogs back, that is very painful for the dog, the parents laughing , that is animal cruelty if the dog attack to deffend himself, the parents put the dog down, we have to teach our childrens to respect animals, i have doubts Zico attacked i think the Child hit his head when fall down, why the child doesn't have any bite marks?. The childs grandfather said that Zico was a friendly, sweet dog, I feel very sad for Zico, here is another dog that suffer the consequences of human mistakes. The child should never be unantended.
WHY BLAME THE DOG? BREED? PARENTS ARE AT FAULT!!!!!
eu inteleg ca vor sa-l omoare pentru ca ar fi ucis un copilas care a fost lasat singur in prezenta caineluisi parinti cum raspund pentru acesta iresponsabilitate?eu nu cunosc imprejurarile in care sa intamplat acesta tragedi3e, deci nu pot sa ma pronuntpoate nici macar nu a fost vina cainelui, asa ca nu pot vota sa fie ucis acest caine.sunt putini caini care ucid din dragul de-a ucide, ei in general fac asta dintr-un anumit motiv ,pe care noi nu-l sesizam.sincere condoleante familiei si Dumnezeu sa-l odihneasca in pace pe micut.
a morte não é solução!
Don't kill this dog please! The parents are the ones responsible for what happened. DO NOT KILL ZICO!
If the child died from a fall, why is the dog being blamed? Were there bite marks on the child? Any person who leaves a child unattended should be shot. It's also a very stupid idea to leave a small child in the "care" of a dog.If there were no bite marks on the child, then my guess is that the parents are using the dog as a scapegoat to deflect criticism from themselves.
Do not kill him, he is not guilty. Humans are guilty of dog´s behaviour
Another example of human stupidity and cruelty --and breed discrimnation-- punishing an innocent dog for human carelessness. If he were a terrier no doubt the reaction would be very different! People need to understand - Pitts are innately among the gentlest breeds.
It is obvious, especially because there were no bite marks on the child, that this animal IS NOT responsible....In fact, over the weekend in Conroe, Texas there was a two year old boy that wandered out of his backyard and into the enclosed back yard of a neighbor and was killed when he was attacked by the neighbor's dog, but no charges are expected to be filed because the dog was in his backyard while the child wasn't in his...and where was the mother..not watching the kid like she should've been because she was inside the house with another child!
THE DOG WAS NOT AT FAULT. ITS EASY TO BLAME AN ANIMAL INSTEAD OF BAD PARENTING.
Find the stupid parents of this child, the dog is not a responsible baby sitter. He is innocent until proven guilty just like anyone else. Why was he not well fed, why are the "owners" not caring for him? This is also a serious case of child and animal abuse. Zico deserves the benefit of the doubt until it can be proven. NO KILLING OF THE DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Parents of child seem unfit.
Where were the unfit parents at the time of the baby's falling? They are looking to blame the dog to take the spotlight off of themselves. This dog does not deserve to die due to neglect from the parents. Dog is not a baby sitter in the first place. They could not even feed the dog as he was skinny and underfed, so how could they take care of a baby. Zico is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Wake up law officials, parents are number one suspects.
Totally agree with Kitty Plourde !
Oooh I got a great idea lets put the childeren in a cage with lions and blame the lions then maybe
please dont blame the dog for the childs death why was the child left alone?
MORE NEWS ON ZICO..LINKS: http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/national-outcry-against-killing-of-pitbull-zico/27516Attached is a link to footage by TVI, who were given access to the kennel where Zico is being held: http://www.tvi.iol.pt/videos/13784224http://www.algarveresident.com/0-50901/algarve/unprecedented-move-to-save-dog
Do not shift the blame from the parents, who were responsible for the unfortunate incident. Why should another innocent life be taken?
Another reason why they should stop breeding dogs so much. It should be regulated and restricted to only certain individuals. People can't take care of themselves let alone a dog. This person should not be allowed to have a dog. Make it like china where they regulate how many children you have.
They should have the dog taken away and not allowed to have children or pets ever again. One thing I actually agree with that china does.
Well your right you can't blame an animal for bad parents. The child fell what was the do suppose to do pick it up and put it back? He would protect that child..if the dog felt you were a danger to the child he would not let you back near the baby..Come on what are people stupid..the parents did this not the dog..why don't they stop blaming the dog and tell the police what really happened and stop acting like they are so upset at what the dog did and the truth will come out you dumb people. The animal is always a great excape gote..But you will answer to God in the end. They should make sure these people have no more kids..they are just bad people..and the coroner should be able to tell what really killed the baby..Plus the baby should never have been left alone with any animal so matter how you look at it it is still there fault..What a couple of pieces of dirt these people are. You know what I ave noticed is all these dogs that people are blaming for all these horrible things are pit bulls.. These are a sweet dog until made to be mean just like any other dog
The parents are to blame for leaving the child unattended. They are blaming the dog for their negligence. What cowards and terrible parents for leaving their baby alone. Where is the proof that the dog was responsible for the death of the child? These kind of humans freaking DISGUST me!
i can't stand irresponsible parents. i have met too many of them. they should be sterilized.
Irresponsible parent and pet owner. Not dogs fault
This is definitely the parents fault as they were totally irresponsible. Di, Cape Town
I am shocked at how many people here don't know the facts and claim, "it wasn't the dogs fault" and "the child didn't have any bite marks on him.""According to a hospital source who spoke to Portuguese newspaper Público, the child was admitted to hospital with a severe concussion and died from his injuries around midnight on January 8. The autopsy, performed the following day, revealed that the child’s death was caused by the dog’s bites, reported the newspaper, quoting a source from the Legal Medicine Institute."Also in this story:"news agency Lusa reported that the child’s grandfather had been attacked at least twice by the dog and needed medical assistance." Autopsy finds dog bites killed the child. Read it for yourself before you make your pleas for the dog. Where do you people draw the line? At what point is the dog to aggressive? How many attacks requiring medical assistance does it take before you are willing to say the dog should be put down?http://www.algarveresident.com/0-50901/algarve/unprecedented-move-to-save-dog
Thankyou Robert Doran for putting the facts forward and for having the inititive to alert these folk who post with lack of facts,there seems to be a lot of people out there with blinkers on also -I agree with your comments