Should Pit Bulls Be Banned? [Video]

Pit BullPit Bulls have been deemed the Jekyll and Hyde of dogs worldwide. Having been credited with innumerable unpredictable attacks, a breed ban seems to be the only reasonable response. This is the most proactive policy that can be undertaken concerning the tragic problem of attacks which have become the norm. A ban saves lives by preventing attacks before they occur. By prohibiting future breeding, the ban would also save countless pit bulls from systematic euthanasia. Should the breed be banned?

The breed has already been banned on all military bases and in 40 countries. Within the United States, cities such as Miami, Denver and Pawtucket have already adopted pit bull bans and have released data to support its dramatic success. Many reports from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) seemingly suggest that the breed is not as bad as the owners who fail to rear them properly. This is not a complete assessment. The ASPCA’s Shelter Guidelines for Pit Bulls confirm the truth behind many coffins which contain the remains of this breed’s victims.

According to documented reports revealed within many non-profit organizations and as well as the Shelter Guidelines from the ASPCA, pit bulls should be banned; especially within communal occupants. The guidelines state that this breed has been known to attack those with whom it has had a good relationship over a lengthy time. They not only ignore signs of submission from other dogs, but give no warning before attacking its victims.pit bull

Pit bulls can be so vicious they will chew up stainless steel containers, climb fences, and attack victims through chain-link fences. The breed has the ability to destroy typical epoxy paint on walls and floors, break through conventional cage doors, and as such, require special housing considerations. The guidelines also warn that a panic button should be installed in rooms housing the breed. All of these warnings confirm that a breed ban is in order.

There is a large amount of documented history covering pit bull killings for centuries with no accountability. Instead, the breed’s advocates claim the dogs are really gentle and docile pets where only bad owners produce killer canines. After the recent story surfaced of a pit bull mauling a nine-year-old girl to death in New York, many are again asking, “Where are these gentle pit bulls?” one person said:

How many times are we going to hear pit owners say this after their animal kills a child that ‘he was a good dog and never showed any signs of aggression?’ I am sick of it. This what this breed was created for and it is doing its job. There is a reason the breed is banned in 40 countries and on all military bases. BAN THE BREED END THE DEED!! How many more kids have to die like this before we do something? This is disgusting.

Pit bulls were selectively bred for dog fighting, which is an activity that is now a felony in all 50 states. This alone has many critics wondering why the breed has not been banned. DogsBite is an organization, of which many exist, that has been deemed the primary whistleblower opposing well-funded animal “expert” groups that manipulate the truth about this dangerous breed of dogs. The company’s main goal is to protect human lives.  However, the number of reports continue to rise concerning maulings, maimings, and deaths inflicted by this distinct breed.

With more than 70 attacks in less than 30 days, this ordeal is not something to wink at; it is a crisis. The reported success of the breed ban is indisputable. Not only has the ban dramatically reduced the number of attacks by pit bulls on people and pets, but euthanasia and shelter intake rates have been greatly reduced as well. The question remains, “Should pit bulls be banned?”

By Cherese Jackson (Virginia)

Sources:

DogsBite: Truth About Pit Bulls
ASPCA: Shelter Guidelines for Pit Bulls
CBS News: Girl, 9, killed in Long Island backyard pit bull attack

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26 Responses to "Should Pit Bulls Be Banned? [Video]"

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  2. Mary Ann Redfern   November 27, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Pit bulls were B R E D over two centuries ago in England for the one and only purpose of killing each other in bloody and exceedingly violent dog fighting “contests”. They were never B R E D or intended to be companion animals. Choose a safe breed of dog for your family to enjoy as a pet. NEVER adopt, “rescue” or buy a pit bull expecting it to fill the need for a family pet. A pit bull may very well break your heart. Ask the parents of Kara Hartrich, Beau Rutledge, Nephi Selu and HUNDREDS of other pit owners who lost either their own lives or the lives of their own children to the deadly attack of their previously “loving” pit bull “pet”. Stay safe. Avoid pit bulls in everything that you do.

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  3. Pit Bull Aware   November 15, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    When bully people get all huffy over a particular pit bull situation here and there, it’s not because they care about pits, it’s because they love to fight.

    If they cared about pit welfare, they would work to restrict pit breeding. That’s the way to reduce the overpopulation of homeless, unwanted pits. The shelters and dumpsters that aren’t full of pits are all in areas where pits are restricted.

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  4. Pit Bull Aware   November 15, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Bully people care about self, ego, and ability to breed, own, monger the dog of their choice. They do not care about dog welfare, not even pit bull welfare!

    Proof is their attempt at “defense” of their dog-killing-expert dogs, “pits weren’t created to kill humans, they were created to kill dogs!

    Proof is their refusal to offer or accept ways to reduce the disproportionate suffering and death that is the pit bull crisis. They care about pits as much as arsonist firefighters care about fire victims: not at all.

    No one who cares about their favorite dog wants to see their dog become popular. Popularity leads to over buying, over breeding, over population which leads to disproportionate abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness, death. Look at shelters to see pits disproportionately filling pounds, dying like flies, because bully people monger pits.

    Joseph Colby, pitbull breeder, fancier / fighter, author, wrote ” Inasmuch as dog fighting is illegal… As long as these dogs are bred, there will be pit contests to prove who owns the better fighting dog.”

    Of course Colby was right. But with those words, he also tells us how to end dog fighting: stop breeding fighting dogs.

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  5. michael johnson   November 13, 2015 at 12:30 am

    This is an excellent article. Well stated and researched position supporting a reasonable solution to this very real puclic health hazard.

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  6. Jodi Spear   November 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    BLAME THE DEED NOT THE BREED
    DON’T DISCRIMINATE

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  7. erin butler   November 12, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    This is completely ridiculous. Get your facts straight. Here’s what the ASPCA actually says about pitbulls and BSL
    Laws that ban particular breeds of dogs do not achieve these aims and instead create the illusion, but not the reality, of enhanced public safety. Notably, there are no statewide laws that discriminate based on dog breed, and 18 states have taken the proactive step of expressly banning laws that single out particular breeds for disparate legal treatment. Even the White House has weighed in against laws that target specific breeds. In a a statement issued in 2013, President Obama said “[w]e don’t support breed-specific legislation—research shows that bans on certain types of dogs are largely ineffective and often a waste of public resources. And the simple fact is that dogs of any breed can become dangerous when they’re intentionally or unintentionally raised to be aggressive.”

    All dogs, including pit bulls, are individuals. Treating them as such, providing them with the care, training and supervision they require, and judging them by their actions and not by their DNA or their physical appearance is the best way to ensure that dogs and people can continue to share safe and happy lives together.

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  8. pnw51   November 12, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Just like any other dog (breed)? I don’t think so.

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  9. Sarai   November 12, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Whoever wrote this should be fired, research both sides before writing about it

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  10. Briana   November 12, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Jack Russell Terrier is the third (see above).. this is from a study done by Penn State University , not some radical idiot who has a computer and an agenda. Pit bulls actually rate in the top 10 breeds for temper many as well.

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  11. Briana   November 12, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Let’s stop blaming a breed and take a good look at our society as a whole, blaming the wrong end of the leash is wrong. I have raised several pit bull in the last 20 years, know how many have bitten any one or thing ? A big fat 0 Zero 0 ! Let’s stop spreading ignorance and ban small minded people instead. And to you Craig ^^^^ , look up actual bite statistics! The three breeds most likely to bite and cause the most reported bites each year (no particular order) , daschaunds, chihuahuas and the last one is escaping me at the moment but I will double check and comment again.

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  12. Craig   November 12, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Same numbers year after year… If you check out dog bite fatalities for 2013, the list of dogs who killed humans will look like this:

    Pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, German shepherd, pit bull, pit bull, bullmastiff, pit bull, pit bull, Labrador retriever mix, husky mix, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, pit bull, shiba inu, pit bull, boxer.

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  13. Susan Rennaker   November 12, 2015 at 7:36 am

    First off, you are wrong about Pitts. They were once called the NANNY DOG. The reason why so many have reported child mauled by pit is because of article like this that say FIGHTING, oh their goes a bell off in someone head that just doesn’t get it, I can make money. Do you know how these fighting dogs are groomed for this, they are starved, they are beaten tortured is ways you don’t want to know, but they are still loyal to their owner. When any dog is mistreated or abused then rescued their is always that thought could they do harm to anyone. People this is also true to any dog not just the Pitt but you wont let it go, you are also in my eyes an abuser for writing this story.

    Yes I have one “Bella” who loves everyone, would I leave her along with a child, NO, simply because children don’t always know that pulling an ear or tail or sit on and maybe around their food, yes any dog would be upset and territorial. Then when something happens its always the poor child and damn the Pitt. Well take responsibility for your children and we as Pitt owners will take responsibility of our Pitts.

    But stop slamming them, if you need I can provide pictures and articles of at least 5 cases in where a Pitt was severely abused then tossed aside to die alone, lets hear more about the people who do their hardest everyday to help these poor dogs that have suffered at the hands of HUMANS.

    Ignorance comes these articles and people like you. Your ban will never, never happen, why because of people like me.

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    • pnw51   November 12, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      Even the bully breed advocates Bad Rap have debunked the nanny dog myth. Why are so many nanny dogs making young children, the elderly and the disabled victims? Because there never was any such thing as a nanny dog.

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  14. Marie Galvani   November 12, 2015 at 4:57 am

    nothing like a brain full of ignorance, this world would be alot safer if they bane’d all ridiculous stupid people

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    • Kirstin   November 12, 2015 at 6:17 am

      Can I like this ? I so agree with you.

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  15. Paul   November 11, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Maybe we should ban human breeding. They kill a lot more people than pittbulls.

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  16. Karen McGrath   November 11, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    This is the biggest load of close minded uninformed crap! Publishing an article like this is ridiculous. Sad thing is that the uneducated will believe and continue to discriminate and hate.

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  17. Elisa Leflore   November 11, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    People who feel breed specific legislation should exist are gravely misinformed and ignorant toward the pit bull breed. There are many other breeds that harm more humans than a pit bull. In Miami Dade you can own a tiger but not a pit bull? That is usally the type of stupidity that comes along with trying to ban these dogs. Any dog can become a product of their environment. Blame the deed not the breed

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    • Mary Ann Redfern   November 27, 2015 at 8:28 am

      The. vast majority of “deeds” (maimings and deaths) are being committed by the same “breeds”, pit bulls. Ban the breeds and END the deeds. Or do you not care about the thousands of horribly mutilated and killed pit bull attack victims, both human and animal?

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  18. Otto Rochester   November 11, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Hell yes they should be banned! This should no longer even be a question.

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  19. Grant Richter   November 11, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Great piece. It’s just common sense. Pit bulls are killing children. Pit bulls are killing people. Pit bulls are killing pets. Dogs bred to fight are dangerous. Why is this so hard to understand?

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  20. Jessi   November 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    I agree wholeheartedly with this article,perfectly written. Fatalities are happening every 10 to 14 days on average and our communities shouldn’t have to live in fear. How many more lives have to be lost? If it was a product it would have be recalled already. And with all the propaganda and shelters pushing pit bulls it is only gonna get worse.

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  21. Mary Ann Redfern (@Carlaumol)   November 11, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    This editorial is spot on. Pit bulls were NEVER intended to be kept as pets. The death toll re people, pets and livestock animals is quickly and steadily rising. STOP THIS INSANITY, LAWMAKERS.

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  22. Gail Rosbach (@GailRosbach)   November 10, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    So I guess its Ok for Pit Bulls to continue to murder people and innocent pets. We must all get used to it? NEVER! These lawmakers who vote in favor of Pit Bulls are protecting dog fighters and breeders and are certainly not caring at all about Public Safety. They are crooked as Hell and I would like them to tell us why we are allowing these dogs to remain in our communities.How is this going to benefit communities. I think these lawmakers should be sued and held accountable financially for every attack that happens in their juresdiction. These people are minions of all that is evil in this world. Putting the rights of Pit Bills ahead of the rights snd safety and people. Its disgusting.

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  23. Gail   November 10, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Sorry

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