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. What makes these dogs different from others? In Las Vegas, the media will discuss at lease one attack or house raid, a month, which involves one or more American Staffordshire Terrier, “pitbull”. It’s very seldom that the breed gets recognized for saving a life or being a great companion. With all the negativity being publicized about these dogs, people start forming an opinion about them; without have any concrete reason as to why they think pitbulls are bad dogs. It is important that people are educated about this breed. They are not the dangerous and viscous dogs that their reputation falsely accuses them of. There is no reason that these dogs should be dying because of lack of knowledge or ignorance. Discussions about pitbulls usually are associated with deaths and attacks. People, and the media, love to throw in …show more content…
The number one reason that there are so many aggressive pitbulls is because of how they are raised. History shows that pitbulls were bread to be the strong and protective dogs they are today. Bad owners feed into that and make them aggressive, while good owners train them and socialize them as much as possible. I know first hand, that a pitbull that was once used as a fighting dog can be trained and socialized with consistency, and no longer be aggressive toward other dogs or people. The way an owner raises their dog, will not only affect them, but
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In the media and the pit bull, James Cross said “News outlets consistently tell animal control officers that they will not cover a dog attack unless the situation involves a pit bull”. If the media is only shown how bad Pit bulls are then they think they are aggressive dogs and other dogs are great. Pit bulls are not aggressive, the media makes it look that way so don't believe
Mostly because everything you hear is negative, they have been involved in another attack of a small child or they have a raging temper that leads to destruction. However, with this being said, I know a lot of friends who have pit bulls in their own homes and also around small children. Yes, these animals
Pit bulls as a breed are not dangerous. The things that make pit bulls or any breed dangerous are abuse/neglect/abandonment, bad owners, and lengthened shelter stays. Pit bulls are considered muscular, short-haired, stocky dogs with a square head of any various type of breeds. ¨Pit bull is a name commonly used for dogs that are usually some mixture of bulldog and terrier… Pit bull include the American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, bull terrier, and Staffordshire bull terrier” (Pit Bull). Sterilization of dogs can increase their lifespan by 1-3 years while reducing the risk of cancer and curbs the dogs urge to roam.
The supposed dangerous breed, the Pit bull, has been in the news, media, and been the center of dog attacks in america since the beginning of 20th century (Hiding the Truth, 2016). Labeled as killers, these dogs have a history that is unknown by many. The killer breed isn’t even a breed at all (Hiding the Truth, 2016). Pit bulls are a group of dogs with the same signature body that most Pit Bulls have. The American Kennel Club does not recognize Pit bulls a breed but rather as a grouping of dogs with similar features to that of an American Pit bull Terrier (Hiding the Truth, 2016).
Due to media's false information about the pitbulls, many shelters put them down before giving anyone the chance to adopt them (BestFriends). Many people are forces people to give their beloved pets. Since 2017, 20 states have passed a contract against breed discrimination and has been working on increase the number but still people don't know that they can admit that the breed is the most kind, lovable breed to get to know. The pitbull is the most misunderstood when it comes to the media but pitbulls are like dragons but can be trained to be good. Pit bulls have been the target of breed specific legislation for years despite evidence claiming such laws do not diminish the number of overall dog attacks.
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
All dogs can be mean and vicious, not just pit bulls. Most people think that as soon as they see a pit bull it 's going to attack you for no reason. But really pit bulls are born very nice and efficient to people. Other people train dogs to fight not just pit bulls. In fact, the top ten dog breeds have dogs, you wouldn 't think would be on it, Pitbull, Rottweiler, Husky, German Shepherd, Alaskan malamute, Doberman, chow chow, great dane many more.
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.
Take note, that BSL does not necessarily mean a ban on the breed, but may include restrictions and laws that owners must abide by. This may include: muzzling the animal in public, spaying or neutering the dog, purchasing liability insurance on the animal of a specific amount, and placing vicious dog signs outside of your residence (BSL Census). All military bases currently have a ban on owning Pit Bulls and other dog breeds that they deem as dangerous. Also, there are currently 860 cities in the United States that regulate dog breeds and all of them target Pit Bulls. Studies have shown that the bans on Pit Bulls have proven to be effective, in at least some areas, when it comes to lowering dog attack statistics.
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.
From a movie it was stated “Good dragons under control of bad people do bad things” (Time). That is the same thing for pit bulls they just need to be trained the right way. Being trained properly is what causes them to be so great with children (Melanie). People say that “pain and fear” are the two main causes of pit bulls attacking and biting (Time). Some have heard of pit bulls that are “as gentle as lambs” and that just shows how easy they would be to work with.
There is a myth about pit bulls that says they have locking jaws, but their jaws actually exert less force than that of the rottweiler and the german shepherd. In terms of the potential of the dog to cause bodily harm, the caucasian ovcharka ranks number one at the top of the list. The list ranks pit bulls as number two stating that the majority of the pit bull breeds were used for dog fighting and are CONSIDERED the most dangerous dog in America, which does not prove they are. Statistics aren’t always accurate when it comes to the actions of the dog. The nature of pit bulls is not to be aggressive to a point where they cause major bodily harm; their experiences, their owners, and their upbringing determine their actions.