The public turning against these dogs really gave them a bad name. In the 1980s, pit bulls were known as a super-predator. The media started filling the public’s head with rumor’s about the dog’s behavior and anatomy (Delise 96). That is when the images of these dogs became so intense that even the people who owned one of them would be affected. These people would then euthanize their dogs in fear that they would turn against them (Delise 97). Even when a dog fighting scene is raided by the police and they rescue the dogs most of them would be euthanized, because of a supposed killer instinct (Delise 96). Most cities would kill any pit bull that is loose, because of the rumors and some still do (Kalof). Ever since the media started bashing
This attack was one of many attacks caused by pit bulls. When a pit bull attacks it does not have the ability to let go. Pit bulls are owned by bad people such as drug dealers, criminals etc. In conclusion, pit bulls should not be pets because they have many laws against them.
In conclusion, pit bulls aren't such dangerous dogs after all. Pit bulls have somewhat of a damage to history. There's reasons behind that though so people can judge pit bulls for being the "bully breed" but they're really not. We can fix the way people think by showing them how pit bulls can be "mean"and how they
When many people think about Pit Bulls, they often get scared and want nothing to do with them. Pit Bulls are viewed as dangerous and scary. The truth behind this is that Pit Bulls are only as harmful and scary as you make them. For these animals life is pretty tough, from getting banned to getting put into the ring to fight. These animals should be treated the same way any other animal would be treated, with love and compassion.
Did you know that pit bulls are not born to be mean? Not just pit bulls aren 't the only dog breed trained to be mean, other dogs are too. Many owners train pitbulls to fight. Dog fighting is very dangerous. Pit bulls are not mean and vicious.
In the 1980’s, the targeted breed was the Rottweiler, and from the 1990’s to now, the Pitbull has been the targeted breed. A major factor that has influenced BSL, is the popularity of dog fighting. The history of the Pitbull explains why they are such a wanted breed for dog fighting. At their origin they were bred to participate in bull fighting or bear baiting.
Pit bulls, should we ban them? You may know the American Pit Bull Terrier’s have been to bred to fight but this is not true. Pit bulls were not bred for fighting they were bred to work and herd cattle. They only got their bad reputation as fighting dog because of the owners who trained them to be mean and aggressive.
This is also why people hate or are afraid of pit bulls, the media overreacts to pit bulls and in my opinion the media sounds awfully like kids saying, “the pit bull ate my homework while the Labrador helped me do it!”. But if that was not enough making a dog take all the blame the are also banned in over five hundred places. But if you live in a place with pit bulls get one and you can see for yourself that they are also good family
Did you know that 86.8% of Pit Bulls pass the American Temperament Test? They are the second most tolerant dog. Pit Bulls are loving, faithful animals just trying to live. Yes, almost everything we see on the news about them is something horrible, but just because those ones are bad doesn’t mean they all are like that.
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.
Allowing people to have pit bulls in their own care is question for many (Time). People should be able to own a pitbull for many reasons. Pit bulls are great dogs because they are good with most people, especially children. They are very obedient and some respond to commands if told to do so. They are also very helpful at times and easy to train.
Some pit bulls are penurious. There have been many pit bull attacks in the past and the present. One such attack happened to Justin Clinton. He was a ten year old boy who was mauled to death by two pit bulls. The mother of the child wants there to be a law called Justin 's law.
Pit Bulls are not vicious animals. Why are pitbulls feared? These poor animals are beaten, sometimes they are beaten to death. These human beings are making these animals vicious and mean, it’s not the breed that makes them this way, it’s people, humankind destroying these poor animals lives, putting fear and danger in the minds. Dogs are also used as bait for fights, and used for fighting only.
Are pit bulls dangerous dogs or are they just stereotyped? When comparing all breeds of dog, pit bulls are a good choice for a family dog in spite of the common misconception about their aggressive and unpredictable behavior. Pit bulls are known for a reputation of being vicious and aggressive, but really pit bulls aren’t any more or less dangerous than other breeds. These misconceptions are usually a result of people being uneducated about pit bulls.
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.
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.