Pit Bull Owner Gets A Ticket After Dogs Kill Man – Is This Fair?

A man is killed by two pit bulls, and the owner of the dog gets … a ticket? Sixty-year-old Huron Barbour was just months from his wedding day when he was mauled to death by two pit bulls on his way home from work last November. That’s like Diane Whipple, whose death in San Francisco in 2001 resulted in murder charges against a dog owner. 

But Louisville Metro Police decided only to issue a dangerous dog citation to Adrian Ferguson, the owner of the pit bulls. This is a Class A misdemeanor in Kentucky, not a murder charge. It’s a ticket. (Read about the case at the Wave 3 TV site or the archived copy of the article.)