For the record, I want to publically (on this forum) say that I, too, think banning any particular breed is not the answer to the problems. Animals are animals, it is our responsibility to ensure aggressive animals (dogs, cats, whatever) are not around other humans. It's our responsibility to understand what breed we are working with, what their traits are or are not, and handle them accordingly. Nobody has a right to say what another may or may not own. This is America. We do have a right to ask people to be responsible. Responsibility in this country is not just a problem with breeding dogs. It stems into all walks of life, in every profession and industry there is. I think we need to change a moral fiber, not ban or kill off a breed of dog.
To pittbull2AZ sorry I meant to say that I do not agree on banning pittbulls, I have one myself, I read myown posting and I left out a very important word I don't believe in banning animals and pittbulls are not the most vicious dogs. Watchout for my litle dog, not my pitt. I believe labs and some small dogs are more aggressive than pitts. Yesterday (07/16/07) we had a visit to the vet we had our pitt was attacked by a greyhound who would ever had thought that a greyhound could be aggressive, he was so bad that he knocked his owner to the ground by wrapping the leash around him, he has a nasty bump. My dog was extremely afraid because he is not vicious or used to dogs like the grey as a matter of fact he has raised two kittens from 3 weeks old and now he and the kittens who are no longer kittens but 3 years old sleep together every nite. So no I don't think banning dogs is the answer I say ban the owners.
I have to agree with the no ban on animals. I think humans should be banned on adopting them without proper education and training. You know the adoption process for a child is so strenuos and tedious and carefully dictated, well, why not for an animal. They are just as helpless and need to be taked just as good of care of like humans so why do they deserve anything less?? I love my boxers babies and I am such and animal person it's unreal to even think that people are making certain breeds out to be bad and banning them is even worse!! God forbid that my boxers should ever be outlawed...i'd pay the fine and keep my babies!! Ignorance is like a disease...it spreads just as fast and sometimes....there's no cure!!!! PATCH--i wanted to say that your babies are so pretty!! I love them!!! :) I think those that have dogs just for the purpose of fighting should be thrown in the same situation and the pups. Put them in the ring and force them to fight until they die. Maybe they'd change their tune!! Forcing any animal to fight for entertainment is so sickening and it pisses me off!!! I could go on all day about this....i get fired up when it comes to animals and abuse of them. I think it should be treated just like child abuse!!! WE NEED TO SPEAK FOR THOSE THAT CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!!!
The one thing I do not like is the mob mentality of pit bull activists that slam small towns trying to decide what to do about the pit bull problem. As soon as a town grapples with the issue, they get spammed by 10,000 out of towners copying and pasting huge sections from pro-pit bull FAQs, pictures of pit bulls next to babies and links to the "find a pit" challenge.
If Podunkie, PA is having issues with a problem, the people of Podunkie, PA should be the ones that come up with a solution. They're the ones that have to actually live there, not someone 1400 miles away.
The good people of Podunkie, PA needs to have all the facts before allowing lawmakers in their city to govern what kinds of dogs they're allow to have. Besides, if the good people of Podunkie, PA succeed in convincing lawmakers that Breed Specific laws are unconstitutional, then it sets precedence in other communities across the Country for other lawmakers who needs the good people's votes to keep their jobs. Also, having some outside influence helps even the playing field when someone is trying to force something down your throat.
About 10 years ago, I moved to a small town, and at the time I had 2 6 month old Rotties. They were the sweetest puppies ever.One day a couple of months after I had moved the male slipped by me as I was loading groceries into the house, and ran down the lane. I instantly dropped the food, and ran after him. When I got there he was barking crazily at a 6 year old boy on a bike. As I grabbed my dog 's collar, a car pulled up, one that had apparently been watching from a short distance away, and the driver jumped out, and loaded the boy and his sister, who was also there , with their bikes into his car. He then proceeded to walk over to me and tell me how lucky I was that I came when I did, because he had a rifle in the car, and he was going to shoot my dog. He further went on to tell me that if he ever saw my dog 'attacking' a child again, or loose in the neighborhood, he would shoot it on sight.He then proceeded to take the children home, and the mother went straight to the police. I received a letter from the municipality saying my dangerous dog had to be contained at all times, or I would be ordered to remove or euthanize the dog. The word quickly spread around town that I had 2 very dangerous Rottweilers, and they had already attacked 2 children and knocked them of their bikes. Luckily Mr..... was there in the nick of time to save them. When I tried to explain that it was 1 dog, a puppy, who was afraid of the bike, I received some blank stares and a lot of downright rude comments. Needless to say, that was the first and last time either dog escaped from me, but it was an amazing reaction, from such an insignificant incident. All because the dog was a Rottweiler. If the dog had been an 8 month old poodle it would never have been an issue.
No breed is an issue IMO, but now what is an issue however are irresponsible people who blame the dogs for doing things when they leave them unattended, do not do any training and other such things
I have a video that explains what the lives of some pit bulls is like and also how it should be in a loving family. It is quite graphic so I won't post it. I will however PM the link to those that PM me and want to see it
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