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The Pitbull Dog Breed Should Be Banned in the US

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Started: 9/2/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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allieo66

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Round 1 is just acceptance.
BALLISLIFE501

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I don't get why you would remove pit bulls in the U.S. , others would think that pit bulls are just a breed of dogs that fight each other but just think about it, anyone could pick up a stray dog and make it fight each other. Pit bulls are just like any other dogs if you try to train it to kill a other dog then the dog will kill the dog but if you give this dog a home where he can enjoy his life like his other cousins and not be treated like he just came from a killing school then the dog will learn to love his owner and others around him who've shown love to him.
Debate Round No. 1
allieo66

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There is a reason why I'm focusing just on pitbulls and not any random stray dog. Here is a quote from HG.org, a legal resource site:

"Every year in the United States, hundreds of people are killed by dogs and thousands more are injured. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), every 75 seconds someone is bitten by a dog in the U. S., and 1,000 people a day are hospitalized to treat dog bite injuries.
Even more disturbing of these dog bite statistics is the dominance of pit bull breeds. According to a study highlighted by the website Dogsbite, 59% of dogs that bite humans are pit bulls or pit bull mixes. Even more disturbing still, is the fact that pit bull breeds attack adults and children in equal numbers, a phenomenon never observed among other breeds."

So, obviously pitbulls stick out more than other breeds. And while other types of dogs attack humans as well, it is noted much more with pitbulls. Why? Because even trained properly, they have dangerous tendencies and can snap at any time. Don't believe me? Take the case of Beau Rutlledge, a two year old who was mauled to death by his family pitbull. The family had owned the dog for almost 8 years, and it had never showed a single sign of aggression. All it took was one minute the mother was out of the room, and the dog snapped for no reason.

Some people say that this could happen with any dog, but if it does, it is extremely rare. Fatal pitbull attacks actually happen fairly often. Of the 88 fatal dog attacks recorded by DogsBite.org, pit bull type dogs were responsible for 59% (52). This is equivalent to a pit bull killing a U.S. citizen every 21 days during this 3-year period. The data also shows that pit bulls commit the vast majority of off-property attacks that result in death. Only 18% (16) of the attacks occurred off owner property, yet pit bulls were responsible for 81% (13). If this is not enough evidence for you, you can view the fatal dog attacks archives here: http://www.dogsbite.org...

In this case, I couldn't agree more with the mother of Beau Rutlledge, the mauled two year old. This is her statement to pitbull owners:

"Ponder this one thing: Would you rather keep your dog and take that chance, and grieve for a lifetime, or would you rather put that dog down and grieve for just a moment? There is no comparison in the grief. I have put a pit bull down, and I have also put a child down. The child is a lot more painful." - Angela Rutledge
BALLISLIFE501

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Debate Round No. 2
allieo66

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Debate Round No. 3
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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by KasiaLynne 1 year ago
KasiaLynne
Why punish an entire breed of dog for humans that make them dangerous? I grew up with a Pit Bull and she never attacked anyone. It's how the dog is raised that will determine how he or she will be.
Posted by psyrus 1 year ago
psyrus
Human's are far more dangerous, we should stop breeding in general.
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