I did not call him vicious, Mozy. I stated him unstable. He is being called a pit bull by mainstream media. If he were indeed a pit bull, then genetically based on true breed history, he should not be human aggressive; thus a human aggressive pit bull by very definition is unstable. One of the key factors in their breed history was docility towards humans. This is not a resource guarding issue where a child's hand was bitten when he took a bone. He lost half his face. That is a mauling, not a bite. They were critical injuries. In addition, the very statement that there was a bone at all has been called into question and is reported false on some reports. There are so many conflicting stories going around, I'm not sure how anyone can say they know what happened unless they are the babysitter that was present. I don't claim to know them, as I wasn't there. What I know is this dog mauled a child and had the babysitter not been there, it would have been an attack that resulted in death, and nearly did as it was. ANY pit bull that shows human aggression should be PTS because it is against the genetic makeup of that dog and proves the dog to be unsound and unstable. The last thing any of us with sound temperamented pit bulls need is unstable dogs causing BSL frenzies and providing the public a even further skewed view of what this breed actually is......true human lovers. I'm not saying every biting dog should be put down either. There are indeed true resource guarding / unsupervised and inappropriate child interaction induced bites. For example, my last foster came into foster because his owner's grandson nipped her grandchild near his eye when the grandson leaned over him to hug him while he was eating a new bone. In this case, it was resource guarding, the child wasn't supervised, was hovering, and the dog nipped the child, one slight warning mark, no blood, no stitches. The child didn't lose half his face. So I fully behaviorally and medically vetted the dog, deemed him safe for adoption to an adult only home, and his life was spared and he enjoys a great life now. My breed experience qualifies me to state this is indeed an unstable dog that should be PTS solely based on the injuries to the child. That should NEVER occur with this breed, and saying it's the child's fault does nothing to support a positive view of this breed to the public. This is not a guardian breed. They are a bully breed. Should this be expected from a GSD, a rottweiler, a doberman? In those cases, it wouldn't be considered unstable genetics but breed specific response. In this case, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that justifies any pit bull removing half of a child's face.