They are a mix between the Bulldog and the Terrier. According to the Wikipedia, the Pit Bull gets its gameness and agility from the Terrier and, the strength from the Bulldog. They are fighting dogs because, most of their owners put them in a pit and let them fight the other dog to the death. Hints the name ‘Pit’ Bull. Not to mention, Pit Bulls are aggressive.
Another example is, “These fighting dogs were bred and trained not to display behavioral signals of their intentions so that they would have an advantage in the ring. for this reason Pit bulls are frequently known to attack without warning. For example 1 study found that 94% of attacks of children by pit bulls but only 43% of attacks on children by other breeds were unprovoked”( DaxtonsFather). This proves that the breed of pitbulls in not the only breed that has attack people and also that they only act this way because of where they had grew
Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL) is a law that bans or restricts certain types of dogs based on their appearance, usually because they are perceived as “dangerous” breeds or types of dogs. BSL has targeted pit bulls for many years trying to ban them and will not address the fact that a dog of any breed can become dangerous when bred or trained to be aggressive. Some states have actually enacted BSL specifically to the owners of pit bulls in Denver (Pit). To this day, Denver still has the law, however, it continues to have significantly higher dog bite-related hospitalization rates than other counties (Pit). Ironic, right?
Pit bulls are one of the world’s most understood dog. Pit bulls are wonderful dogs and make great pets if in a loving home. Because pit bulls are such great dogs, they should not be be banned. People think that pit bulls are mean but really they are a very sweet dog. “Before the Civil War, when the first pit bulls were brought to America by English and Irish immigrants, they were a respected breed.
Actually Pit Bulls are not a breed according to Investagation.prta.org. These animals get blamed for so many dogs get in fights, just because they have short hair and a stocky build that doesn 't make them a Pit Bull. Also in source four it claims that any short haired stocky breed is classified as a Pit Bull. As you have learned Pit Bulls get blamed and are misunderstood. Finally we can take a look at a little history about
But not everyone agrees with the dogs regrettable image, these people strongly believe that no dog is naturally violent and aggressive. They are wholeheartedly convinced that any neglected animal can be rehabilitated and rehomed. The second a person offhandedly comments about their pit bull everyone images a large vicious dog. The stigma surrounding the breed, deflects many from even wanting to be in the presence of one. The humerus thing is a pit bull is not technically a breed of dog, According to Charlotte Alter of Time magazine “A Pit bulls is thought to be an actual breed, but is considered multiple different breeds.’’ "The Problem With Pit Bulls."
“Approximately 3.9 million dogs enter animal shelters,” comments, DoSomething.Org. Dogs can also be abused in many different ways. They could be hit or could be used in dog races. Dog races is a terrible sport that requires dogs to run full speed around a track. Some owners take these races to seriously and too far.
What is a puppy mill? According to the ASPCA a puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding facility where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. Puppy mills are very overcrowded and many don’t have proper veterinary care. A lot of puppies have contaminated water and food and many are malnourished. Female dogs are often bred every opportunity that they get and when they can no longer reproduce they are often killed.
Dogs….they all go together” that is what the street fighters say (Kalof). The dogs that would be seized from these places would show the inhumane abuse and the practice of drugs (“High-Stakes…”). During the dog fights the audience members would bet on which dog would come out on top. These bets would be in between twenty thousand to two hundred thousand dollars. During the
In the photograph it shows two protestors being attacked by K-9s, one protestor as the focus of the image and the other in the background of the photograph. The police officers in the photographs are allowing the dogs to attack these protestors, as it is seen that the police officers are not restraining the dogs and are in fact allowing them to savagely attack the protestors. Further evidence of the unethical treatment of these protestors was a statement made by the police commissioner Connor published along with the photographs it Vol 54. of Life Magazine in which he stated, “I want them to see the dogs work, look at those niggers run (30).” His comments and orders showed no sense of sympathy or professionalism in dealing with human beings protesting for equality. There was an assumption that had to be made that favored and supports the evidence that police officers were treating the protestors unethically. There is an assumption that the protestors were peacefully marching and gathering, which also shows the bias of the image, though powerful and real, it did not depict the nonpeaceful protestors, most of them young individuals, who were present in the Birmingham five-day riots