Professional dog trainer and whisperer, Cesar Millan believes that, “We don’t have to kill them. We don’t have to ban them. We have to educate the human” (Kadumaan). Believe it or not, human negligence and naivety almost always relate to every pit bull attack. Whether people do not spend enough time with their dog or do not take the proper precautions when they know that their dog reacts negatively to strangers, dog attacks by any breed usually trace back to the owner.
We need to stop buying puppies from commercial pet stores and online puppy scams, and we need to start adopting them from responsible breeders, rescue organizations, and shelters or pounds. Caroline Earle White, a leader in preventing the cruelty to animals, was a huge part in opening the first animal shelter, and was a big believer in treating animals well. (Beers 9) When you adopt from shelters or rescue organizations, you are saving a puppy from a life full of malnourishment, lack of love, and exposure to numerous diseases, giving it a home and no longer fueling the puppy mill industry. Years ago, people would go just directly to the breeder and pick out the puppy they found most fitting ... ... middle of paper ... ...asily be a part of your deciding factors. Your dog will need plenty of room to sleep and play, and again, some breeds will need more room than others and need more exercise than others.
This question is one the Riverside County should have asked themselves before passing a law that can hurt many dogs and families. Looks exercise the power of vision upon living creatures, every living thing has had judgmental value on “looks” no one or nothing ever has that perfect look. So why judge a dog on how it look? People judge pit bulls by their looks on they look too muscular, they have scary jaws, devilish eyes, and cropped ears, but these features do... ... middle of paper ... ..., October 8). RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors pass pit bull sterilization ordinance | Politics | PE.com.
Now raise your hand if they come to mind when you hear the word “discrimination”. B. They most likely won’t because human social interaction is often considered while a whole system for structured discrimination amongst dogs exists. II. Thesis: “Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is the banning or restriction of specific breeds of dogs considered “dangerous”, such as pit bull breeds, Rottweilers, Mastiffs, and German shepherds amongst many others” according to the American Humane Association (2013).
When talking about this in regard to BSL laws, the dogs get classified as being more like wild animals that could turn at any time than other dogs. This targets the owners as well, making them “the kind of people who would own a dog like that”. This breeds vigilantism and hatred, that is then encouraged by the media.... ... middle of paper ... ...d Dog Breeds." PawNat ion. 7 Dec. 2012.
Pit bulls can be hostile when they feel intimidated just like any other class of dog. Although Brian C. Anderson delivers a somewhat informed argument, I disagree with his view that pit bulls are murderous beasts, created to attack and should be banned from society. Brian C. Anderson lived in the Bronx with his wife and son. Their neighborhood was a little rough around the edges considering the area that they lived in. They started to realize pit bull owners taking their dogs to their neighborhood park to partake in illicit dog fighting.
However, there are those who still believe genetics play a small role in the aggressive nature of the Pit Bull. These individuals contend that because breeders once bred and used these dogs for fighting, that the whole breed still poses a significant danger to the public and, therefore are not suitable as pets in today’s society (Preis, 2014). On the other hand, there are people like myself, who do actually have experience with these animals, who contend that it is the animal’s environment which includes everything from socialization, training, and the love from their owners, which is what makes an animal good or bad. In addition to this argument, even though some of these poor creatures were originally bred to be killers, responsible owners like mysel... ... middle of paper ... ...ature via Nuture. New York: Harper Collins Press.
Humanity must be their voice.” This quote by A.D. Williams says everything about the cruelty of animal abuse. Have you ever given a thought to animal abuse? Its not just dogs or cats in a shelter it spans a greater community. Before stopping abuse, we need to consider why it happens. Hoarding isn’t just a show on T.V about stuff in your house.
Napoleon used the dog’s superior senses by chaining them to the walls of Alexandria, using them to warn of any impending attacks (3). In more recent years, dogs are used in many combat situations, scouts, messengers, casualties, sledge, attack, tactical, and packing (3). However, the public in general does not realize the significance of dogs in warfare as well as in homeland security. Dogs have been used to defend and protect humankind for years. Service dogs have been criticized for being a form of animal cruelty in reality using service dogs save lives through, bomb, enemy, and wounded soldier detection.
By being uneducated we blame dogs for what owners do to them. With that being said bad pet owners will continue to get dogs, if Pitbulls are banned they will switch breeds. This teaches nothing. The reason most of these dog’s attack is because they were brought up to do so. Whether they are used as guard dogs, fighting dogs or trained poorly it will continue on with any breed.