The relatives of a 5-year-old boy who died after a dog attack are seeking to ban wolf-dog hybrids from the state of Tennessee, according to Examiner.com. Young Kyle Holland moved with his mom and her boyfriend to Michigan from Tennessee. The family was in their new home for only 10 days before the dog attacked Kyle.
Kyle died after the animal dragged him out of his bed in the middle of the night and mauled him in the hallway. The breed is illegal in Michigan, but not in Tennessee, where the family moved from. The mother and her boyfriend were arrested been charged with the boy’s death.
Now one of Kyle’s cousins is petitioning the state of Tennessee to ban these wolf hybrids. Not everyone in the state is on board with the motion, however.
“I’ve had a few over the years and never had any problems with them,” one owner commented. “The issue as I’ve witnessed is with people who are too stupid to properly condition a dog for their (living) situation. I guarantee you that I could show you a dozen different things that the adults did that contributed to this tragedy.”
What do you think? Was this simply an instance of negligence on these dog owners, or should these ‘wolf dogs’ be banned in Tennessee and elsewhere?
Bonnici Law Group—San Diego wrongful death attorney.