Should people keep pit bull dogs?
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THE PROBLEM IS THE OWNERS NOT THE DOG!!!!!
It doesn't matter that the vast majority of pitbulls are harmless, loving and loyal dogs, you can only look at the statistics and see that Pitbulls are responsible for more bites and deaths than any other dog breed by a long long way, i think Rottweilers are 2nd, a rottweiler actually bit my own dog, a terrier cross a few months ago in a public place, the owner of the rottweiler was a neighbour and a good dog owner but that is besides the point.
my point is, Pitbulls are unpredictable and dangerous to the public, and should be banned, in May 2013, there were 14 human deaths from dog attacks in the USA, 13 of these were by pitbulls, In other studies in the 1980's and 1990's they they have consistently found that 60-65% of all dog attacks on humans have been by a Pitbull or a rottweiler or a mixed breed including one of them.
Notice how they are involved in 60% of attacks but 85-90% of deaths, this highlights the dangers of them even more.
In the UK, A 1991 study found that 94% of attacks on children by pit bulls were unprovoked, compared to 43% for other breeds
I love dogs but avoid pitbulls among other breeds, i have owned what are considered to be 'dangerous' dogs in the past, such as a german shepherd, and he was a lovely calm dog, i would happily trust him around other people not to attack, i could not do this with a pitbull.
Pitbull attacks on children are unprovoked 94% of the time, that is all i can say to that.
A 9-year (1979"88) review of fatal dog attacks in the United States determined that, of the 101 attacks in which breed was recorded, pit bulls were implicated in 42 of those attacks (42%)
A 1991 study found that 94% of attacks on children by pit bulls were unprovoked, compared to 43% for other breeds.
A 5-year (1989"94) review of fatal dog attacks in the U.S. determined that pit bulls and pit bull mixed breeds were implicated in 24 (29%) of the 84 deaths in which breed was recorded
pitbull.lover forfeited this round.
Find me some facts which show that Pitbulls aren't responsible for the most unprovoked attacks against children and responsible for the most dog related deaths of any domestic dog breed.
If these dogs are so easy for inept dog owners to train to be vicious and so unpredictable in that it's not uncommon for a family pet to rip the arm of a baby or kill them then they shouldn't be available to the general public.
They should be banned, i can't imagine anyone with an ounce of common sense would keep these dogs with a young family, but yet thousands of people do, and 94% of pitbull attacks are unprovoked against children.. it beggars belief, it really does.
I could own a pitbull, and i'm sure it would be a calm dog, but would i ever be able to trust that dog? no, would i ever be able to leave that dog alone with someone? no, would i dare bring a child anywhere near that dog? hell no
It is too unpredictable, powerful and difficult for the typical dog owner to own, you'd have to be outright ignorant to disregard the dangers of a pitbull, they should 100% be banned, it would save at least one hundred lives worldwide each year if they were totally banned.
In 100 years that is 10,000 lives saved.
Of course all dogs can bite, i'm not denying this, but you have to take into account, the unpredictability of the Pitbull, combined with the tremendous bite force and power it possesses, add to that the fact that 94% of pitbull attacks on children are unprovoked and even your very own pitbulls have bitten you.
It is not a suitable dog for people to own, it shouldn't have a place in society as it is too much of a danger, i believe it should be banned.
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Vote Placed by TheAdamb99 1 year ago
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