Whenever someone hears pitbull they probably think of vicious beast that they would not want to be around, but all American Pit Bull Terrier’s, which is their native names are not actually what people say they are to be. In fact, there is a American Pit Bull Terrier right now on the police force in New York, it is the first American Pit Bull Terrier to be on the police force in New York. On estimate 2,800 American Pit Bull Terrier’s are euthanized each day nation wide that is about 1,022,000 American Pit Bull Terrier’s euthanized each year nation wide. In fact, studies show that American Pit Bull Terrier’s are not anymore aggressive than golden retrievers. Aggression towards humans is not typical of the breed. Most American Pit Bull Terrier’s …show more content…
PTSD is a disorder that is caused by stressful or frightening events and in this case it can be caused by war. PTSD can happen in male of females at any age depending on what happened. Nearly 31% of Vietnam veterans, almost 10% of Gulf war veterans, 11% of veterans that fought in the war with Afghanistan, and 20% of Iraqi veterans have been afflicted with PTSD. 1 out of every 13 people will deal with PTSD during their lives. PTSD can affects a person 's life mentally, emotionally, and physically. There are 3 clusters to PTSD. the first cluster is re-living the event. The way the person relives the event is by having recurring nightmares and images that can happen at any time. During this cluster the victim has extreme emotion and physical reactions. The second cluster is avoiding reminders of the event. Reminders of the event includes places, activities, people, or thoughts. During this cluster the victim may withdraw from friends and or family, they will feel emotionally detached, and will lose interest in everyday activities. The third and final cluster is being on guard or hyper-aroused. During this cluster the victim could feel irritable or angry all of a sudden, they could have difficulty sleeping and or a lack of concentration, and being overly alert or easily startled. Victims with PTSD may pick up drug or alcohol habits or suicidal tendencies. 18 veterans commit suicide each day, that is 126 each week, and 6,552 each …show more content…
The American Pit Bull Terrier and veterans are beneficial to on another. One way they are beneficial to one another is that they help improve each other 's life. The way they help improve each other’s life is by changing the negative look that society gives them. American Pit Bull Terrier’s also helps with the veterans depression and as stated before with anxiety attacks. Veterans with the disorder have lowered self esteem and the American Pit Bull Terrier helps build back up their self esteem and they feel more apart of society. The veteran benefits the American Pitbull Terrier because they take a misunderstood dog train them and show society that they are not what people think they are to be. The veteran benefits the American Pit Bull Terrier because it gives them a stable home, a loving owner, and they are treated well and are not abused. The American Pit Bull Terrier also helps the veteran become more involved in society and helps them step back into society with their chest out and head held high. The veteran also helps the dog trust humans more and the dog helps the veteran open up to people more instead of living in the shadows. The American Pit Bull Terrier also helps the veteran love more because there can be days where the veteran might feel ashamed of his or her disorder and feel unloved about it aswell but the dog will always be there to love them unconditionally. The veteran and the American Pit Bull Terrier also gives each other a second chance in
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Across the nation animal shelters are flooded with unwanted or homeless dogs, 74% of them being pitbulls. It is strongly believed, by some, that animals are not born mean they are made mean. Many people like to jump to the conclusion that Pitbulls and similar dogs, are naturally mean, but in reality they make the best family pets if treated
This is the sad and cruel work these innocent dogs were made for. (3)“Pit Bulls have been banned in England and Wales since 1991” Just like the Labrador is bred to retrieve, the American Pit Bull Terrier was bred to fight other dogs. We can’t blame these breeds for behaving the way they were bred to behave. It’s like the healing instinct that a Blue/Red Heeler has, or the urge to run in a Greyhound.
PTSD is an anxiety disorder that follows the experience of a traumatic event. Of the 2.7 million American veterans that served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, at least 20% were diagnosed with PTSD (Veterans Statistics). PTSD affects everyone differently but the most common symptoms of PTSD include: reliving the event, increased anxiety, and avoiding any reminders of the trauma (Robinson,Segal, Smith). These symptoms negatively affect their life
Not all pitbulls are mean and will attack you, it’s the people who make the pit-bulls attack and train them to be mean. Pit-bulls are good dogs people just think that they are bloodthirsty beasts and people should not keep them as pets. They can be trained to be good pets and it is the owners faults if the pit-bulls attack you or if they are mean. They are good pets to have and I feel that people should be able to keep them as pets. If people were not
Opponents of this issue would argue that pit bulls have a history of lashing out at people and other animals. To prove this statement wrong there are a lot of stories of pits saving lives. “Baby barked and pounced on Westenberger and her sister, Evelyn, alerting them of the smoke filling their Oklahoma home. After the people were taken care of, Baby went back for the five other dogs trapped in the home. According to a family member, one of the dogs was hiding underneath the bed.
“In the early 1900s, the pit bull was one of the most popular breeds in America. Pit bulls became a symbol of America pride, and their image was used on posters to recruit soldiers during WW1” Since they were so popular during WW1, that proves pit bulls are not the ones with problems, people are the ones with problems. Is it possible another breed of dog was more popular before the pit bull, and some people wanted the other breed to be more popular so they framed the pit bull? “Why do so many people hate pit bulls?” Pit bulls in are very loyal to the people who own them.
More than likely the people that get this type of dog would just train a different breed of dog such as german shepherds to do the same thing therefore, “banning pit bulls would make no progress”. http://www.opposingviews.com/i/should-pit-bulls-be-banned. “If it was determined that pit bulls were 5 times more likely to attack than any other dogs, that could mean that 5 out of 1 million pit bulls will attack in their lifetime instead of 1 out of 1 million. The point is the evidence that shows pit bulls are more likely to attack than other dogs is misinterpreted to mean that they are likely to attack”. http://www.opposingviews.com/i/should-pit-bulls-be-banned.
The four common symptoms are re-experiencing, avoidance, arousal and reactivity, and cognition and mood. Re-experiencing symptoms include such things as flashbacks, bad dreams, and frightening thoughts. Avoidance symptoms could be staying away from places or things reminding the person of the traumatic event and also avoiding thoughts of the event as well. Arousal and reactivity symptoms include being easily startled, feeling tense or on edge, having difficulty sleeping, and having anger outbursts. Cognition and mood symptoms could include trouble remembering key information from the traumatic event, negative thoughts about oneself or in general, distorted feelings like guilt or blame, and loss of interest in enjoyable
“PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.” Defined from U.S. Department of Veteran affairs. There are many names for PTSD such as “shell shock” during the time or World war I and “combat fatigue” after World War II. In addition, posttraumatic stress disorder does not only occur in combat veterans. PTSD can occur in all different types of culture, age, gender, or ethnicity.
There is no Pitbull breed, there is an American Pitbull Terrier. The word Pitbull is a word used to describe certain types of dogs that have the same characteristics. The characteristics that people can piece to make a “Pitbull” is what they can see, people see a dog with cropped ears and a short stocky body they say a pit bull. People see stories about how kids and adults are being attacked by a Pitbull but they do not hear the full story just the parts the media puts out, many people get attacked by dogs but the media knows that the Pitbull will get them more controversy, Some of these stories did not have the reason why the dog attacked they change the story around by adding for example “The victim was walking down the street when out
Owning a pitbull is smart move because they are good with people and children, obedient, and easy to train. The dogs are just so great with people depending on how they are raised and trained. The way humans behave is what leads up to “companion animal attacks” (Time). People are able to have good relationships with pit bulls though.
Many cities have banned pit bull breeds believing them to be vicious/ dangerous breeds one city that city that has done so is Miami, according to Warnes “pit bulls have a reputation for aggression and many municipalities have ordinances either forbidding pit bull ownership outright or imposing restriction on ownership” (Salem Press Encyclopedia). Many pit bulls have ended up in shelters facing the possibility of euthanasia. Dogs identified as Pit bulls are amongst the highest breeds to get euthanized across the United States.
Pit bulls scored 83% on their temperament test. That is a higher score than the Golden retrievers, a dog that is considered to be friendly. As shown in the temperament test, pit bulls can be friendly dogs as well. Pit bull owners need to treat their pit bulls nicely. It is just like it states in the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated.