Tuesday, October 16, 2007
"The pit bull's ancestor, the Staffordshire terrier, is a human concoction, bred in my native England, I'm ashamed to say, as a weapon. These dogs were designed specifically to fight other animals and kill them, for sport. Hence the barrel chest, the thick hammer-like head, the strong jaws, the perseverance and the stamina. Pits can take down a bull weighing in at over a thousand pounds, so a human being a tenth of that weight can easily be seriously hurt or killed."She goes on to add:
"People who genuinely care about dogs won't be affected by a ban on pit bull breeding. They can go to the shelter and save one of the countless other breeds and lovable mutts sitting on death row. We can only stop killing pits if we stop creating new ones. Legislators, please take note."Read article in full
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| 10/17/2007 1:43 PM |
Breed specific laws are unjust. If owners followed existing laws, there would not be a problem. The people who breed and raise dogs for aggression often are not licensing their pets. The problem is not the breed, it is the owners! These breeds have many redeeming qualities when raised properly, and those who want these breeds do not want something else. Quit fearmongering and get proactive about enforcing existing laws that would address the problem more effectively.
| 11/02/2007 12:13 AM |
Hmm, I can't show a mutt or a neutered/spayed dog. And, I can't breed one either. There is a lack of supply of well bred pure bred dogs and a glut of mutts. So, I really don't think the problem is pure bred dogs or their breeders. Most of what are called "pit bulls" are really just mutts owned by idiots. Figure out a way to ban idiots and I'll sign up. But, then I won't see Al Gore around anymore.
| 4/10/2010 1:44 PM |
So, the pit bull nutters want tight restriction on pit bull owners rather than the dogs. Since so many pit owners refuse to be responsible on their own, then legislation must be enacted requiring liability insurance, muzzles in public, proof of ongoing training, special licensing fees to deter just any idiot from owning one, highly secure fencing with penalties that include confiscation and destruction of pits who's owners refuse to comply. Or we could just ban the breed that more than any other, does the deed.