B. There are many reasons why we fear this particular breed and one reason is because we fear what we do not understand. C. The pit bull dogs are outlawed in Miami Dade County because of the inbred susceptibility to attack other animals, and because of the danger posed to humans. II. One stereo type of pit bulls is that they are mean and vicious.
Ayen’s mom tried to beat the dog away from the children with a table, but she failed. Then the dog turned on Ayen and the vicious injuries caused Ayen’s death. Dr Cam Day, who is the RSPCA’s Queensland pit bull expert, has claimed that American pit bull terriers are ‘head, shoulder, feet and everything else above other breeds’ in terms of their capacity to injure and maim. If the government doesn’t ban pit bulls, these tragedies would continue to happen and children’s lives would be threatened all the
The America Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) was breed to be a sport dog, they are athletic energetic and a good companion. That being said over the years their reputation has dropped dramatically form once being Americas most popular dog to Americas most hated and feared dog. Pit bulls are nothing like the poor reputation that they have, they are very smart, loving, and friendly dogs. In America, dogs have become part of families and it is not taboo to see them treated, loved and taken care of as if they were a blood relative. There are all different breeds, sizes, and colors.
They started to realize pit bull owners taking their dogs to their neighborhood park to partake in illicit dog fighting. When the dogs would finish fighting they would release the dogs on the town to terrorize innocent people. They decided to move from the Bronx after their neighbors dog was mauled by a pit bull that was loose. Anderson believes that all pit bulls are born with an innate aggressive behavior. He also believes that pit bulls are causing problems on all public properties (Anderson).
The majority of what people know about pit bulls is pure myth. In a recent study in June 2010, 122 dog breeds were given temperament tests by the American Temperament Testing Society, also known as the ATTS. American Pit Bull Terriers achieved a passing rate of 86.0%. That’s better than beagles that scored 78.2% (Dog). People believe that pit bulls have “lock jaw”, in which they can lock onto their victim and nothing can pry it loose.
Pit bulls accounted for 59% followed by rottweilers with 14%. All though some pit-bull have attack, by far these incidents are rare. Enacting breed restrictions on all pit bulls to punish the neglect of a few dog owners is inhumane. Myths are stories passed from one generation to another, and there a various extreme amounts of myths told on pit bulls. Pit bulls in general are amazing animals, a faithful dog to there owner just like any other.
Are all pit bulls subjected to the life of gangs or forced into a fighting ring? No, but it is the dogs that are and have become violent because of their mistreatment that get in the media which leads to the public fearing all pit bulls. There are often cases of apartment buildings, rental homes or even whole towns banning the breeds without question. A case that is reaching media today is in Moreauville Louisiana, the town passed a ban that originally stated that everyone who owned a Pitt bull (or Rottweiler) had to get rid of their animals before the first of December or the “vicious” animals will be confiscated for "further disposition” and the owners will be forced to pay a fine. One of the dogs who is in danger from this ban is Zeus, a pitt bull who acts as a therapy dog for his owner O’Hera Owens who has severe neck problems that leave her in a brace and wheel chair.
“If somebody is too stupid to understand the fundamental immorality of dog fighting, you’re never going to be able to explain it to him” (Kevin Hench). Most people think that pit bulls have locking jaws. This is false however; no dog breed in the whole world has locking jaws. Dogs are not always aggressive how they are raised and trained determines the behavior of a dog. Dogs have tendencies to be aggressive only if not trained properly.
The All American Dog has a long history that’s been forgotten by America today. The American Pitbull Terriers use to be a World War I, “Mascots of neutrality and bravery.” Today they are seen almost like a convict in public waiting to commit a crime and keep their distance from them. The breed is one of the smartest breeds out there in the world today proven by the Canine Temperament tests, American Pitbull Terriers score above average higher than any other dogs. Pit Bull Terriers are part of American history due to their powerful physical characteristics and strong bonds of loyalty, however, recent media focus have tarnished changed this breed’s image unfairly. The American Pitbull Terrier originated from Europe, Scotland, and Ireland in the eighteenth century.