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Kerry Dougherty should be fired from the Virginian Pilot

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Recently in Virginia Beach, an elderly woman lost her life due to an animal attack. That animal was recently adopted from a local shelter and may have had a history of aggression. The shelter equipped the dog with a shock collar and misinformed the elderly woman on how it was to be used. These are the facts that were released to the public. 

Kerry Dougherty of the Virginian Pilot, a local newspaper, wrote an article following this incident disregarding the factual information of the situation, to an extent. She spent very little time addressing the real problems of the nature and even said in paraphrase that pitbull supporters will want to blame the factual evidence but instead we need to blame the breed of the dog. 

A word for word quote which was her closing statement: "Pit bulls pose a public safety menace. How many more people have to die before we take action?"

The Virginian Pilot is a solid source of news and current events for our community and should not be used to express a biased, uneducated opinion used to instill fear and hate solely so a desperate journalist can get a few reactions on Facebook. The community must call to action to have Kerry Dougherty removed from her position within the company. 



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