city may ban pits
5 years ago
You need to point out statistics are inherently flawed. Little dogs bite & nip constantly, but most people will just deal with it & not report it. During my shelter work, all of the staff was bit repeatedly, mostly by small dogs. However, the higher-ups didn't want bite records, so most of us just had to deal. I was mauled by a lab that required 18 extermal and 26 internal stitches in my leg. That obviously had to be reported. However, had I made up some kind of story, it would have gone undocumented.
You also need to point out that the responsible owners are the ones who will be most affected by this. I know that if a BSL ever came up in my area, I'd be listing my house for sale and moving sooner than they could do anything about it. Bad owners are the usually the ones who can't afford vaccines, taking care of their dogs, training, etc. and they are the ones who have no business owning dogs in the first place. However, if you get rid of one, they will just get another!
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