Bad owners breed bad dogs

Herald on Sunday

Chloe Johnson had a story about Billy-May Graham and her dog:

The owner of a bull terrier dog that put a man in hospital admits it is another example of poor dog ownership.

Billie-May Graham, 19, pleaded guilty in the Waitakere District Court this week to owning a dog that attacked a male causing serious injury.

She told the Herald on Sunday that she had been a 16-year-old living on her own who needed protection. So she bought a cute bull terrier cross puppy and called him Munter.

But after being chained to a tree on a regular basis for nine months and trained to “attack on command”, the cuteness escalated into aggression.

Graham was in the shower in March last year when her friend let Munter off his leash. He escaped the property and ferociously latched on to the leg of a man who was walking past their Glen Eden home carrying a large black stick.

“He’s usually chained up to the tree but my mate let him off and someone went past so he ran after them. My dog doesn’t really like people,” Graham said.

Billie-May isn’t happy about the story and told the world so on Facebook:

She doesn’t seem too happy about the nice picture the Herald on Sunday used. Perhaps she could have supplied them with this one from her Facebook Profile to better convey her true feelings….perhaps the one of her tattoo?

Who’s the Munter now Billie-May?

Or perhaps this one, just in case you thought the first one was just joking Bro:


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.