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Q: breed baning

February 20, 2009 | By karla w. | 72 answers | Expired: 1971 days ago

karla w.

I would like to know how many think pit bulls should not be allowed in towns and cities?

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theresa s s.
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Mar 03, 2009

pit bulls should not be breed at all. but that be meen. they really should not be in town or city. they need to have a reason to live instead of fighting. a job. farming? what can they do?

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Onlybadowners
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Mar 03, 2009

People who fight pit bulls don't care if they are banned or not. Responsible people, who would make good owners for a great breed, are the ones restricted by BSL laws.

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Rebecca L.
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Mar 01, 2009

I think that people should be able to own pit bulls in towns and cities. I just dislike dog fighting. I mean the poor dogs involved in it get badly injured or killed.

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Vanessa G.
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Feb 28, 2009

Ive only met 3 pit bulls...one is my neighbors. Sweetest dogs ever. My late Wired Hair Fox Terrier was more of the vicious dog than any of the pit bulls I've seen

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sally r.
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Feb 24, 2009

I agree with Michelle K and I also think that it's the owners NOT the breed. People have made some pits mean and agressive. The dogs are not born that way-they are created mean. There should definitely be strict regulations for adopting/selling pits to protect the dogs and people.

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Summer S.
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Feb 22, 2009

Breed banning is ignorant. Stupid people create non existent problems, if it weren't for people irresponsibly training Pits to fight, this wouldn't even be an issue. There is nothing wrong with the Pit Bull breed and it's sad to think there are people who agree with breed banning, in my eyes, its on the same level of racism.

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Michele K.
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Feb 21, 2009

While the purest approach of punishing the deed, not the breed is ideal, in practical application it is not helping much. Pit bulls end up dominating pounds and shelters and are put down in numbers disproportionate to other breeds. I don't think banning the breed is necessary but perhaps those who wish to adopt or purchase pit bulls should have to go through particularly stringent screening to ensure that the poor dogs do not end up in the wrong person's home and thrown to the wolves in a dog fighting ring. Maybe requiring more references and a home visit and a veterinary interview would help prevent the abuse of these dogs and the cultivated aggression in them.

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Pebbles2424
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Feb 21, 2009

I think they should not ban the breeds. i mean its not the dogs fault at all. There is no gene for being aggresive and mean. its a learned behavior. If there was a gene, it would have shown up in other breeds as well. I mean all dogs come from similar ancestors.

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Hounddawg
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Feb 21, 2009

I certainly agree with the "punish the deed, not the breed" theory. If the Pit Bull was targeted, so would several other breeds who resemble them. I've worked with several Pit Bulls who were the sweetest things. They didn't like all other dogs, but I bet not all Poodles, for example, like other dogs. As you probably know, there are bills in legislative committees right now that would allow counties and communities to make breed-specific laws. Some organizations are fighting these bills, so hopefully we are educating the legislators.

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Nadine M.
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Feb 21, 2009

The answer in my eyes is simple: Punish the deed not the breed. Almost 100% of the time it's the owners fault NOT the animals. I've dealt with many more nasty small breed dogs then large ones and once again it has to do with how they are raised.

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