Essay On Pitbulls

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Imagine if your beloved pet was given such a bad rep, that your breed of your pet was banned in certain places in the world such as the UK, Germany, Ireland and almost thirty plus other countries. Your pet had always been the one of the sweetest pets that you’ve ever known, yet, a lot of people are against them being in their public area. Catherine Hedges, founder of the non-profit “Don’t Bully My Breed” organization, dedicated to rescuing pit bulls, says, “I’ve always wanted to help the "underdog" and they are a super personable, highly friendly, affectionate and misunderstood breed.” She says that her pit bulls are loving, loyal, and silly dogs. If that is the truth, then why have pit bulls been giving such a bad reputation? Before we get into the current news, the history of the pit bull should be covered first. For those of you that aren’t aware, pit bulls aren’t one specific breed, but more of a classification of several different breeds (i.e. Staffordshire Terries, American Pit Bull Terriers, American Bullies and more). The pit bull was originally bred…show more content…
Around thirty to fourty people die each year from their injuries, and an estimated 100,000 are injured badly enough to require plastic surgery or a lot of stitching, according to Polsky. Most fatal dog attacks involve pit bulls. But Polsky emphasized that this doesn't mean all pit bulls are aggressive inherently. Some pit bulls have been bred for fighting or intimidation, and so they may have more aggressive traits. But studies show that Chihuahuas and Jack Russell terriers are actually the most aggressive breeds, but their size and physical limitations prevent them from killing people, Polsky said. "Unfortunately, an incident like this just reinforces people's beliefs," that all pit bulls are dangerous, Polsky said. "It's just not fair. I come across a lot of pit bull dogs that are just the sweetest dogs in the world," he
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