Persuasive Essay On Pitbulls

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Having a pit bull as a pet is like having any other pet, most pit bulls are warm, cuddly and very enthusiastic. They tend to provide security, comfort, and studies have shown that pit bulls have an extreme and extensive psychological and therapeutic effects on humans of every age. Yet in over 1,000 US cities and more than a dozen of counties within 36 states it is illegal to own this specific breed and they have a “breed-specific legislation”. Pit bulls were not born vicious or aggressive; they are raised to behave this way by irresponsible people. Although others state that studies have proven that pit bulls carry this aggression in their DNA. Scientist and CDC don’t agree. Are they as aggressive as the media states they are? Just like children, …show more content…

The New York Times wrote an article called “A Breed That Came up the Hard Way” were it stated that because of their unparalleled love and devotion for children they were commonly known as “The Nanny Dog” throughout the late 19th and early centuries. (Fletcher,W 1971). Meanwhile advocates for this breed claim this specific breed is the most abused, tortured and abandoned breed in the U.S. They’re often difficult to adopt out due to their stigma caused by the media. The ASPCA revealed that there is no evidence that shows how breed-specific laws make communities safer for people or companion animals, these laws are costly and extremely difficult to enforce. In Prince George’s County, Maryland it shows that it has spent more than $250,000 to enforce its ban on pit bulls and yet concluded “Public safety has not improved as a result in a study conducted in 2003. In 1990, Florida legislators banned any municipality from passing legislation that targets a particular breed. Miami Dade County was able to survive the ordinance passed in 1989 and predates the state law restricting this breed. (Fletcher,W

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