These dogs were bred to shake their prey like a stuffed animal. All the harm the Pit Bull Terrier has done, devistates me. Very long post though. Thank you for putting up this article. I haven't read that much in a long time! When people fight dogs, it is sick and wrong! I can almost guarentee you not all those dogs were Pit Bull Terriers. I don't like when people down Pit Bulls. I am not afraid of any breed though. Someone always seems to be downing Pits. I don't understand why a mother or father would leave their child alone with any dog! My husband on the other hand is terrified of them. I have heard all of this before. He thinks they are monster that are out to kill man. There is always someone putting down pits. I mean, what is the point, just to anger someone who loves the breed. Honestly, there is nothing wrong to be afraid of any dog. I use to work at an animal shelter. The number one breeds that were put down from aggression were Silky Terrier Mixes, American Pit Bull Terrier Mixes, and Boxers. There would be more Pits in shelters if they were really that vicous.
I think that people just need to get a grip and some education before they speak, it is unreal how many people are scared of pit bulls. I find it quite amusing because they claim "They were bred to be mean, they were bred to kill" etc, well that is true to an extent. They were bred BY THE AMERICANS to pit fight, the breed was not bred to pit fight until the americans got a hold of them, and what people do not realize also is that all breeds of dogs were initially bred, way back when, to fight, kill and protect something. ALL BREEDS! do a little reseach on other breed histories. and stop blaming a dog for what people have done to it, its a dog, they have no choice in what happens to them, people choose what happens to them. Look up other breeds, Poodles, standard poodles were bred to kill PEOPLE to protect kings why not ban the standard poodle? stop being rediculous and go after the junkie drug dealers who buy the dogs and make them mean.