For example, some people state that pit bull breeds have locking jaws. They also generalize and say that they are overly aggressive towards human beings. It is also their view that pit bulls are dangerous to adopt, especially if one has no known history and parentage from a shelter or rescue is not known (Dickey 63). There is also a widespread myth that pit bulls are preferred by people with irresponsible breeding habits; effectively stating that pit bulls attract the most irresponsible and worst form of dog owners (Marrs). All these perceptions and myths have only served to malign pit bulls and to make them unattractive to the majority of people in the society.
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.
Some act like big babies, parents, trained, wild, or playful. According to the article, “Pit Bulls are born to fight” I disagree with this. All pit bulls aren't raised to fight, however, there are some pit bull owners that train their pit bull to become vicious so that they could fight and kill other dogs for ,money. I also disagree with the myth that states, “Pit Bulls have high bite rates” because it doesn't states all the circumstances that happened to cause a pit bull to bite. Some of these accidents could've came from a pit bull trying to protect someone or someone making them act out in such a bad manner.
When you compare a Pit Bull skull to the skull of any other dog breed, you will see all share the same general characteristics and bone structure (Rock). Lockjaw is thought to a mechanism that Pit Bulls use when ‘attacking people’, but this can be due to the fact that they are well build and strong dogs. When Pit Bulls get a hold of something they are such strong dogs that it might be difficult for someone to get something, such as a toy, away from them. This could be that Pit Bulls are just playing and do not realize that it could be seen as ‘aggressive’
Most people just don’t realize how many laws they broke on just one dog fight. If the dogs where replaced with people, these “organized” fights, it would be classified as forced manslaughter or murder. Yet because it is dogs, some heartless people seem to turn a blind eye to this barbarism. Stricter laws would hopefully have these putrid criminals ponder before pitting these defenseless dogs against each other for blood
The photograph of the “Attack Dogs,” reveals the unethical treatment protesters experienced from the Birmingham police department as they were attacked by their highly trained and dangerous dogs, while they were fighting for equality and human rights. The image displays an attempt by the white police officers to show authority, dominance, to create fear, and suppress any efforts of the Civil Rights Movement’s activists, as racist sentiments were extremely encrypted among many individuals in the South. Life magazine was considered by segregation supporters as extremely liberal and biased, yet the photographs that were published in Life magazine were so real and shocking that resulted in high support for the activist
The government has built these watchdogs that watch everyone’s every move to see if they are breaking the society’s laws. Montag is really disturbed because he is a different person and he is scared that the dog is suspicious of him. The dog is very good at hunting down and killing, which is a huge example of a dystopian society that has no privacy. Another example in Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 would be when the captain says "Come
Boll weevil is similar to war, as they both typically harm people for a hateful cause. Boll weevil kicks Cecil several times after he kills him, to show his hate toward him for not giving the money. Likewise, war is hateful because many soliders go out to fight, filled with hate, to fight for a one-sided cause. Both reprocussions as a result of Boll weevil’s actions, and war,
Blood is important when it comes to violence because without violence there’s no bloodshed. After the night Macbeth killed Duncan and the chamberlains, he was terrified of what he did and said to himself “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand” (2.3)? Macbeth has so much blood and guilt on his hands from the crime he has committed that essentially all the water in the world could not wash him clean of his guilt. His greed for power caused him to murder Duncan and the guards. Macbeth’s violence caused him to feel guilty for what he’s done.
Although the rapid dog in "To Kill a Mockingbird" only appears in one chapter and is killed rather quickly, it acts as a symbol for the reoccurring theme of the evilness in racism throughout the book, illustrates the courage that is gained from overcoming difficult situations, and being an experience that allows for the development of maturity. In a setting that is dominated by racism, such as in Maycomb, a majority of the population also have aspects of evilness due to the damaging effects of their racist behavior, which is represented by the rabid dog. During the Tom Robinson trial, Scout thought to herself how watching Judge Taylor was “like watching Atticus walk into the street, raise a rifle to his shoulder and pull the trigger, but watching
The city of Las Vegas has an enormous population of bully breeds, in residences as well as shelters. Many people have a misunderstanding about the breed in my community, because of the influence of the media. Most statistics show that the bully breed plays a big role in deaths and attacks. Sadly, people fail to realize that it is not the breed’s fault; it is the owners. Pitbulls are taken advantage of by back yard breeders and bad owners, and the only thing these dogs want is to have a loving home.
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.
Buck had to step up and fight the previous leader. He beat a massive problem and showed his power towards being the alpha. During the fight, he shows his ancient ancestry related to wolves. One other time he had to fight Indians to save his owner. Once,,seeing his best owner dead, he reacts extremely fast.
What is failed to be mentioned is how the history of the pit bull breed attracts the illegal act of dog fighting and the people involved in this act. This illegal activity eventually leads to animal abuse and neglect through the hands of unfit dog owners. Oftentimes the media focuses on the bad side of pit bulls without providing background history on these animals. They also fail to explain the extensive rehabilitation that these animals go through to one day be able to live in a loving home environment. Although this process may be rigorous but the people dedicated into helping these animals are making a huge difference in not only their reputation but their unseen future.
These dogs have again and again proved themselves to be loving dogs, but society does not give them a chance. The people assume things about the Pit bull but they are wrong. The lock jaw theory of Pit bulls is false and has been tested by professionals (Realpitbull.com, n.d.). They are not Crocodiles. (Realpitbull.com, n.d.)