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Should pit bulls be banned?


I believe they should be. It appears far too easy for them to turn on their owner. These dogs were allegedly raised from puppies by the woman whom they killed.

If they were neglected or mistreated at all it appears it wasn't she who was responsible.

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UK banned them and now there are almost weekly court cases (almost 30 years after the ban) involving dogs siezed for 'looking like a pitbull'

It is impossible to determine whether or not a dog is a pitbull or simply a dog which looks like a pitbull (often a boxer cross).

Banning a dog for looking a certain way makes absolutely no sense - its not even as if this is the first person to be attacked and killed by their own dogs.

At the time UK banned pitbulls (and three other breeds none of which were thought to be present in the UK) there had been no fatal attacks by a pitbull - but two fatal attacks by Rottweilers - which are not banned

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To me it boils down to the cost benefit ratio. There are lots of breeds of dogs. Banning pit bulls as well as Rottweilers would not drastically limit dog lovers from having various dogs as pets. Does anyone really need to have either of those particular breeds as members of their families?

Not if they are sometimes going to result in horrific dog attacks like this one. No family should have to experience this kind of horror.
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I try to look on the bright side of stories such as this, which may not be particularly popular, but if those dogs were unpredictable and were going to turn on someone in the way they did, let it be the owner and not an innocent person who was walking by.

It's kind of like the single car accident scenario when the news reports say that the driver "lost control" of the vehicle -- when a driver doesn't know how to control a vehicle and wraps themselves around a telephone pole, I'm always thankful they didn't kill someone else.

I haven't read up on what they feel was the cause of the dog attack, I only read the story around the day it appeared in the news. She did lose control of her dogs in some way; maybe a squirrel ran by or something and got them agitated. In any case, she knew they could be dangerous dogs, they were taught to fight, etc., which, should be banned, imo.
 

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There are lots of breeds of dogs. Banning pit bulls as well as Rottweilers would not drastically limit dog lovers from having various dogs as pets



and if you look many of them have been involved in serious attacks.

But you haven't addressed my point of how do you propose to define pitbull terrier in a way that precludes any mistaken identity.


Does anyone really need to have either of those particular breeds as members of their families?

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does any one really need any dog?



We used to own a Rhodesian Ridgeback (big imposing dog)Mr Oui used to tell people it was to bite people he didnt want to bite himself!


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Not if they are sometimes going to result in horrific dog attacks like this one. No family should have to experience this kind of horror.



I dont see what makes this attack so terrible - in 2016 there were about 32 fatal dog attacks in the USA - three of them involved Labradors or Labrador crosses

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Not pitbulls as a breed but any ferocious dog should be despatched.
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any ferocious dog should be despatched.



define ferocious!

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Those that bite humans who are not exhibiting agression.
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the only way you can know if a dog will bite is to wait until its bitten some one by which time it is too late!

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OK, we are going to eliminate pitbulls. Is this going to be accomplished on a Federal nationwide level? Or is it going to be accomplished via a series of state or local laws. That will be totally impossible to coordinate. W hat are the logistics required to eliminate and entire breed of dog. How do we differentiate between pits and other breeds? In the real world, where we have millions of mixed breed dogs, whar percentage of pitbull blood constitutes a dog to be eliminated? How do we identify and differentiate between the various levels of pit mixes? And on and on, and on. Possibly a. Well intended, proposal that is totally impossible to manage. In simplistic terms — it just ain’t gonna happen.

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