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The Pit Bull Ban

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Started: 11/2/2011 Category: Education
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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boberg1

Con

I agrue that not every Pit Bull should be put down because only a few have attacked people. I think the states that are creating the ban on Pit Bulls should be reconsider their decision and all ban should be lifted with no proof that every single Pit Bull out there will attack a person or animal just because he/ she is a Pit.
Grapeness

Pro

You may begin if you wish.
Debate Round No. 1
boberg1

Con

The American Pit Bull Terrier was the most popular family dog in the beginning of the 20th century. Pit Bulls are not an aggressive breed of dog. According to the American Temperament Testing Association, APBTs have an 85.3% passing rate, compared to a passing rate of 81.9% for all breeds on average. In the test a dog is placed in a series of confrontational situations. The first sign of aggression or panic is a failure of the test. Pit Bulls used to be considered American heroes. According to the ASPCA breed specific laws are not making the communities any safer for people or companion pets. Other regulated breeds include not just American Pit Bull terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, English Bull Terriers and Rottweilers, but also a variety of other dogs, including American Bulldogs, Mastiffs, Dalmatians, Chow Chows, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, or any mix of these breeds—and dogs who simply resemble these breeds. This is still very costly and not proved to be working according to the ASPCA. On ASPCA site they actually stated an alternative to breed specific laws. In the aforementioned study, the CDC noted that many other factors beyond breed may affect a dog's tendency toward aggression—things such as heredity, sex, early experience, reproductive status, socialization and training. These last two concerns are well-founded, given that:
More than 70 percent of all dog bite cases involve unneutered male dogs.
An unneutered male dog is 2.6 times more likely to bite than is a neutered dog.
A chained or tethered dog is 2.8 times more likely to bite than a dog who is not chained or tethered.
97 percent of dogs involved in fatal dog attacks in 2006 were not spayed/neutered:
78 percent were maintained not as pets, but rather for guarding, image enhancement, fighting or breeding.
84 percent were maintained by reckless owners—these dogs were abused or neglected, not humanely controlled or contained, or allowed to interact with children unsupervised.
Recognizing that the problem of dangerous dogs requires serious attention, the ASPCA seeks effective enforcement of breed-neutral laws that hold dog owners accountable for the actions of their animals.
Did you know....
1.) About 40 people (children) per year die by drowning in 5-gallon water pails. A person, during their lifetime, is 16 times more likely to drown in a 5-gallon water pail than to be killed by a Pit Bull.
2.) Approximately 50 children in the US are killed every year by their cribs - 25 times the number of children and adults killed by Pit Bulls.
3.) Approximately 150 people are killed every year by falling coconuts. Therefore, you are more than 60 TIMES MORE LIKELY to be killed by a PALM TREE than a Pit Bull.
4.) Each year, 350 people drown in their bathtubs. You are 151 times more likely to be killed by your bathtub than you are by a Pit Bull.
5) Every year, more than 2,000 children in the U.S. are killed by their parents or guardians either through abuse or neglect. A child is more than 800 times more likely to be killed by their caretaker than by a Pit Bull.
6) It can be estimated that for every Pit Bull who kills, there are 10.5 MILLION that DON'T!
http://www.dontbullymybreed.org...
http://www.aspca.org...
Grapeness

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Im sorry i just cant do this there is just to much good in a dog and by personal belie i feel for them..so i request i be dropped out of this debate.
Debate Round No. 2
boberg1

Con

I dont know how to drop you
Grapeness

Pro

Grapeness forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
boberg1

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Grapeness

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Debate Round No. 4
boberg1

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boberg1 forfeited this round.
Grapeness

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Kethen 5 years ago
Kethen
There is actually legislation stating that.
Posted by Ore_Ele 5 years ago
Ore_Ele
Is there any legislation out there that is trying to "put down" every pit bull?
Posted by Brooklyn1223 5 years ago
Brooklyn1223
i wanna argue this but i agree to much with you ive known pitbuls that wouldnt harm a fly its just dependent on how they were raised
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