July 2009

Man Claims He Attacked Bulldog in Self-Defense

It seems that everyone and his Chud brother has an excuse for beating, maiming or killing animals these days. It wasn’t long ago when we reported that a man had beat his own dog to death with a hammer because it was already dying, and now James Pascal, 31, of Tampa, Florida claims that he attached a bulldog with a machete and a pipe out of “self-defense.”

OK, I’ll definitely buy a woman shooting her husband as self-defense—especially if she’s got a black eye and has filed plenty of ignored police reports. But she hacks him to death with a machete and a pipe, I’m thinking yeah, lady, you’ve probably got some issues.

And I’m thinking the same goes for Mr. Pascal, who says that he was trying to rehabilitate the abused American bulldog when the dog attacked him.