Why Risk It?
Lehigh Valley, PA - A blogger at the Lehigh Valley Parenting1 website recently pointed out the danger of mixing pit bulls with children. The author asks the simple question, as we have asked in previous blog posts, "Why risk it?" All parents must ask this critical question to themselves, as many of the attacks recorded by DogsBite.org involve a child being severely mauled by a pit bull while visiting the home of a pit bull owner, such as a relative, neighbor or friend.
Do Pit Bulls and Children Mix?By Kevin Amerman, Lehigh Valley Parenting Blog (themorningcall.com)
August 19, 2009
Michael Vick signing with the Eagles got me thinking about pit bulls and how I would never let my kids around them.
I know they can be tamed, but I still view them as land sharks. If you own one and it makes it to the end of its life without biting you or a loved one, you’ve won the game of roulette. If it has attacked, it’s because that’s what they’ve been bred to do.
If you have a pit bull and children in the same house you’re risking a major disaster, in my opinion.
Here are the facts: Pit bulls were genetically designed through different breeds of dogs to attack bulls, bears and other large animals and were trained to hang onto them until those animals bled to death.
I’ve covered and read about many cases over the years in which reportedly “well-trained” pit bulls mauled people. Sometimes children.
Maybe they felt threatened. Maybe they thought someone was breaking into their home. Whatever the case, the damage has been horrifying. Why risk it? ...
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