Pit Bulls Fair Research Paper

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Are laws against pit bulls fair? According to BSLcensus.com 's map, breed specific legislation (BSL) is a law that is currently being enforced in twenty- nine states of the United States. Breed specific legislation is a law that bans or restricts certain dog breeds that are deemed vicious, dangerous, or aggressive towards humans and other animals. The breed of dog that the law mainly concentrates on is the "pit bull". Many dog lovers, pit bull owners, or just dog owners in general feel that the pit bull should not be discriminated against just because of its history, looks, and a couple of undisciplined dogs. Whereas, people who 've witnessed a pit bull 's aggression, or believe that the breed describes the individual dogs personality, feel that there should be …show more content…

When examining the argument of whether BSL is fair to pit bulls, one must view both sides of the debate. The reason why the pit bull is thought of as such an aggressive dog, is that these dogs were bred specifically for their strength. "Bull and terrier breeds were created in early 19th-century England for the popular spectator sports of bull- and bear-baiting." (DogTime) Over the last forty years the pit bull has been a large debate because of the amount of fatal attacks that have been from these dogs. "In 2015, the combination of pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 91% of all dog bite-related fatalities." (DogsBite)
For advocates of the pit bull breeds, you must look at how many pit bulls make up the United States ' large dog population. "Each year, 1.2 million dogs are euthanized, approximately 40% of whom are Pit Bulls. This means that nearly half a million Pit Bull-type dogs are killed in shelters annually." (BarkPost) The animal shelters countrywide are full of Pit Bulls. BarkPost states their claim on why so many Pit Bulls are in the shelter is because of the overpopulation of the Pit Bull, which can have six to twelve puppies per litter. Also because of BSL laws that forbid people to own

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