[VIDEO:] Family Dog of Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly Kills Sea Lion in Laguna Beach

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Former astronaut Mark Kelly and his wife Gabrielle Giffords have become national spokespeople for gun control since the former congresswoman out of Arizona was nearly shot to death in a January 2011 assassination attempt that took six lives and injured 11 others. Now the high-profile couple finds themselves on the other end of deadly victimization, as a bulldog mix belonging to Kelly's daughter/Giffords' stepdaughter reportedly killed a sea lion near Montage resort in Laguna Beach.

The Kelly family was vacationing at the Montage Saturday when Kelly's daughter took the 65-pound dog for a walk on the beach with a leash. But the pooch broke free, charged at a sea lion and, as the graphic video below shows, locked its teeth onto the sea creature:



A male onlooker can be heard shouting "Drown the dog! Drown the dog!," later explaining if the canine was placed underwater, it would unlock the dying sea lion and swim to shore. Mark Kelly later appears to take control over the dog and walk it back up the steps to the resort. The sea lion later died.

A spokesperson for Kelly says the family crated the dog and talked with police officers, who did not cite anyone because the dog broke free from its leash and no laws were broken.

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vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

Dogs gonna dog. It killed a sea rat, so what. Animals kill each other all the time. They are not subject to laws either so shut up about the stupid protected species act. My dog would be in jail for lewd and lascivious behavior if dumb laws applied to them. 

NaturePhotog
NaturePhotog

They should have been fined.  The favoritism is unacceptable.  It's ironic that these people walk around the USA talking about responsibility and civic duty and they can't even engage in these 2 behaviors themselves.

Kanani Fong
Kanani Fong

Why they didn't just kennel the dog back home is beyond me.

Abbey Beckworth
Abbey Beckworth

It wasnt the wounds from the attack, thy said it was the stress that killed it

Catherine Turley
Catherine Turley

it does stink of special treatment. most people would have been cited for breaking leash laws. if you can't handle a big dog, then don't own one.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

How about that Mark Kelly?  Really took control of the situation, shook the bejeesus out of the whelp. 

Kristen Pearson
Kristen Pearson

It's so sad that sea lion pups are beaching themselves in record numbers. The rescues are already at max capacity and we're not even in "pup beaching season" yet. It's a painful, sad way for this little baby to go, but he probably would have starved to death anyway. Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach needs our help- Please donate supplies or anything you can here: http://www.pacificmmc.org/index.php

Simon Baty
Simon Baty

And totally got away with it. w.t.f.

Luke Armstrong
Luke Armstrong

I was at dog beach in HB yesterday and watched a boxer pull right out of his harness somehow and attack a sea lion pup. They're animals.....nature happens folks, get over it.

Pete Bolin
Pete Bolin

The dog, like a gun, is not responsible for its actions. It's the irresponsibility of the owners of both that causes harm. The elite in America, left and right, play by different rules. They will have no problem telling you what to and how to do it. Just don't hold them to the same standard as us mortals.

Jamie Sachse
Jamie Sachse

um yeah my pit would not bite another animal in a harmful way and would drop what ever is in his mouth when i yell drop it who the fuck lets an untame dog on a beach and was that even a dog beach ??

Karen McHale
Karen McHale

And the dog was not a Pit Bull. It was an American Bull Dog.

Robert Blevins
Robert Blevins

The animal was tagged earlier in the day as being both sick and beached and had little or no chance of survival before the attack. Otherwise it would have hit the water and left that dog on shore. Report the whole story guys.... this is sloppy work.

doglover
doglover

The dog was a BULLDOG mix!  It wasn't a PITBULL you moron! Kill a dog for going after prey?  Did the dog attack someone?  No?  I rest my case.

justino_bambino
justino_bambino

yeah guns are much safer than pit bulls. bunch of hipocrites.

David Yeh
David Yeh

Why the heck are they pulling the sea lion? Since when does a dog EVER let go in a round of tug-of-war?

Raaj Shankla
Raaj Shankla

If you can't handle or properly train your dog especially a pit bull you shouldn't own one.

Gina Aspaturian
Gina Aspaturian

thank god it wasn't someone's dog or child. If you can't handle your dog you shouldn't have one!

Leila Oropeza
Leila Oropeza

This is going to ruin it for those of us who are responsible with our dogs

Peter Aviles Jr
Peter Aviles Jr

@peyton... nice thought but they will get away with it... regular folks from the O.c. would be in jail... or baiL. assualt dog.. same guy that wants YOU to have no LEGAL guns...weird.. ! red white & blue..

Craig Hammons
Craig Hammons

This is very sad. If a owner cannot control their dog they should not be on the beach or in public at all.

Daaron Lees
Daaron Lees

Holy shit! Dahaha and ya i agree with Peyton up here ^

Peyton Farquhar
Peyton Farquhar

Sea lions are protected, therefore, the Kelly family should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for not securing their pet.

NaturePhotog
NaturePhotog

@Abbey Beckworth It is the weaning season for sea lion  and seal pups.  This pup was NOT sick; it was just resting.  These people are stupid, irresponsible dog owners and they should have been fined.

BagelNosh
BagelNosh

Not for nothing, but if it were your dog or any dog owned by John Q Public it would have been killed and you would have been fined.

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