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  • Make pitbulls illegal

    There are many of these animals in my area, and because of this, I will no longer walk without pepper spray. I would rather face a grizzly than one of these animals. Just read about the attacks. Pit bulls attack for NO earthly reason. And when they attack a child or an elderly person, the result is usually death. Why would any person want to own a pet that has been bred to kill? It makes no sense. Making the breed harder to own would stop some of the indiscriminate breeding and selling. Around here there are hundreds for sale on Craig's List at any given time. There must be as many pups sired by hyper aggressive parents as not. Those aggressive dogs end up attacking someone. I am sick of reading about the attacks.

  • Yes they are dangerous

    My dog was killed by a pit bull last month. Although they can be very loyal and loving to their owners, these animals are powerful and have an instinct to attack other dogs and humans. Everyday, people are attacked by pit bulls. A pit bull attack isn't like any other. They grip on to their prey, and refuse to let go. My dog was killed by a pit bull last month.

  • The "It's the owner's fault is invalid"

    Every time a pitbull-type dog kills or injures a human or another dog, there are always those who immediately blame the owners in the dog’s defense. These kind of people usually go on to say that there is nothing wrong with pitbulls and that they are sweet dogs. I’ve found some inconsistencies with this argument and I'd like to share them with you.

    Pitbulls make up a relatively low percentage of dogs in the America. Pitbull-type dogs account for less than 5% of dogs in America. Here is an excerpt from Dogbites.Org:

    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.

    This stat is not including the non-fatal attacks that pitbulls were responsible for. Also, this study was from 2006 to 2008.

    According to multiple sources, since 1982 to 2012, pitbulls have killed 233 people and the second highest was rottweilers at 81 deaths. In that same study, pitbulls had maimed 1268 people while rottweilers (2nd highest) maimed 277 in U.S. & Canada.

    Just this year, there have been 18 fatal dog attacks reported. Of these, 15 of them were caused by pitbulls.

    The statistics speak for themselves. If it were the owners fault, why aren’t there more golden retrievers or german shepherds killing and maiming people? The simple truth is that pitbulls, as a breed, are dangerous dogs. Even insurance companies understand this.

  • Ban pit bulls

    Owning a pit bull puts your and others lives in danger. All dogs bite, but pit bulls are more likely to kill when they bite than any other dog. They were bred to kill dogs in dog fights. It is not the dog’s fault but that does not make them less deadly to people and dogs.
    Pit bulls were bred to kill dogs. The pit bull tends be more irritable and aggressive than any other breed. This is not the fault of the dog but it is still a danger to humans and dogs. Pit bulls have a way of biting that is called “bating”, the pit bull will bite and will not release until the victim is dead. They were selectively bred to be able to win in a dogfight, and they have a natural instinct to kill. They were bred to be able to “kill” in a “pit” hence the name pit bull. There are other breeds that tend to be aggressive, like the Jack Russell Terrier, but a Jack Russel won't kill you as easily as a pit bull can.
    Pit bulls have killed and mauled more humans than any other dog breed. Every month there are about 18 human deaths from dogs, 15 of them are from pit bulls. 47% of human deaths caused by dogs in 2012 were caused by pit bulls. This is the same as a pit bull killing a human every 21 days for three years. Since 1982 pitt bulls have killed at least 233 people, and maimed 1268; Rottweilers (the second highest) have only killed 18 people and injured 277. This is again not the pit bull's fault.
    Some people might argue that it is the fault of the owners that pit bulls are dangerous and that they are trained to be dangerous. This argument is inconsistent. Pit bulls are a low percentage of dogs in America, yet they have killed and maimed the most people. In many of the incidents the owners have said that the dog had never done anything like this before, and pit bulls who live with good owners have still hurt and killed people. If the owner is at fault then why aren't badly treated golden retrievers and labradors killing and maiming people. The reality is that pit bulls are dangerous dogs.
    Pit bulls are bred not trained to kill and the statistics speak for themselves. Pit bulls need to be banned. There are so many breeds of dogs is it really worth putting your and others lives in danger for this small breed?

  • Bred to kill other dogs

    This is a breed that was created to see other dogs as prey which has only become worse in the last 30 years with back yard breeding for maximum aggression. Even most "good" pitbull owners are totally ignorant of this fact. Every week you hear about a child or pet being seriously injured or killed by a pitbull. The owners often say "I didn't think she was capable of that" The reason for this is because the very people who are attracted to this breed are also poor and uneducated and cannot afford training or liability insurance. It's unacceptable that we let a few idiots put us all in danger. The need for a law banning this breed in populated areas is obvious.

  • 2-year-old boy killed by pit bulls at baby sitter's house: How's that for a Headline!

    September 23, 2013:
    "A 2-year-old Arizona boy has died after being mauled by a trio of pit bulls at his baby sitter’s house. The dogs attacked the child after he got caught in the middle of the fight, and his 28-year-old baby sitter suffered cuts to her arms, legs and hands as she tried to pull the dogs off him. The dogs are currently being held for 10 days in a local animal shelter".
    I'm curious to know what pit bull owner's think should be done with these "pets"? Please be civil in your comments; for I know you can, because, well, you're civil like the dogs you raise. And answer the question FIRST, before you ASK a question. Again, put your beer down, and be civil.

  • Other dogs can bite too, but are less likely to kill you

    Pro pitbull people say that if a dog is aggressive it's the owners fault. They say that any dog has the potential to bite so that their breed shouldn't be banned simply because a higher number of pitbull owners, compared to other dog owners, trained their dog to be aggressive. First of all these dogs have higher tendency than many other breeds to be aggressive. A high prey drive is part of their breed profile. People that say otherwise are not looking at the facts. How often do you hear of a pug biting someone? Yes there are other breeds with high prey drives also, such a a jack russell, but a pit bull is much more likely to kill you if you are attacked by one. I've been a proponent of banning aggressive breeds after being bit by a friend's pit bull, he seemed like a responsible owner and the only thing I did to provoke it is look at him, but now my arm is scarred for life. Coincidentaly, I was also bit by a friend's rottweiler in the same year.

  • Untrustworthy and Dangerous

    I was almost attacked by one twice when I was young. It would have killed me if it could had. Most attacks by dogs are from pit bulls. And they are dangerous. Plus they can attack without warning and there are a lot of very irresponsible owners. If they were banned there wouldn't have been as many deaths and people losing limbs.

  • Doctor who sees the injuries

    I work in a pediatric emergency room and see mauled children come in all the time. Almost all of these have been pit bulls, often family pets who have never done anything like this before. It's irresponsible to own these vicious creatures. I have seen too many faces torn to shreds.

  • People before dogs please.

    Neighbours have just moved next door to my girlfriend with one of these monsters. So now my 4 year old daughter who up until last week could go in and out of the garden cant now because these beast is sat in the next garden free as a a bird. So do I have to sit here and wait for me or any of our kids have to wait to be the next statistics just because some idiot wants to look tough.

  • Yes!! Make them illegal

    So many people die because of them and they are dangerous , I have read about so many deaths and heard about so many others. I dont understand why people still support having them when they have killed small kids (own family dogs kill their kids) Its sad , people love pitbulls more than their kids.

  • History shows they are a clear danger

    Sadly, neglect and abuse happens with all pets, and when pit bulls are neglected and/or abused, history shows us over and over that tragedy follows. The breed has a tendency towards aggression and is large enough to have a significant chance of seriously injuring someone.

    One of the comments I read indicated that Chihuahuas are also aggressive and prone to biting, so therefore they should also be illegal if we were to make pit bulls illegal. However, the clear difference here is the size of the animal. A Chihuahua has a significantly less (perhaps zero percent) chance of causing serious injury.

    Some might argue that it is their right to own whatever kind of dog they want. However, several animals are not permitted to be kept as pets for very sound and logical reasons. Sorry, but owning a pet is a privilege and not a right.

    Lets put a stop to the madness and live sensibly. Pit bulls should be banned for the same reason guns should be banned. They create an unnecessary risk. They're unnecessary because nobody is going to die if they do not own a pit bulls. The fact that they are riskier than many other breeds of dog is also irrefutable as they are statistically more likely to be aggressors than other dogs.

  • Too Dangerous for communities

    Way too dangerous...The stats don't lie! I would ban them or make them like an exotic animal. That way it is regulated. We don't need to read how the dog was the nicest dog and never showed any aggression. Too many people and animals are being killed and injured. Thanks.

  • Statistics dont lie

    Statistics dont lie. Pits are the number one killer in dog attack-related deaths. Just about every day you can read about an attack by one of these animals in just about every state. I was attacked just walking down the street one day minding my own business. Guess what breed? A pit. Fortunately I held my ground and he backed off, but get one or two together or more and youre in serious trouble. All these dogs should be put down and it should be illegal to breed them. Look at the poor elderly gentleman in Seattle who just got jumped right outside his house by two pits and a bull mastiff. Fortunately he survived and fought back.

  • It is cruel to keep them as pets.

    We continue to put down their breed and they don't get to live a quality life. People shy away from them and it's not even their fault. It's our fault. We created them to be vicious killers and that's what their instincts tell them. Yes, some can be altered but you can never know when a dog might explode unpredictably and attack someone. When this happens, the dog gets put down. This is unfair to them and it would just be better to ban their breed altogether.

  • Plenty of other breeds! No need to choose a pit bull as a pet.

    Just went through the debate with my niece. She insisted her pit bull was a sweetie and wouldn't hurt a fly. Last week the pit bull killed her other dog in front of the whole neighborhood. She went from two dogs to no dogs in 10 minutes. Her sister has a 2-year-old boy and, in spite of feeling sorry for the little dog who was horribly killed, I'm so glad it happened or she may have kept it and it would have killed her nephew.

  • They are dangerous

    These are naturally known to be viscous and if not trained correctly, can be much more dangerous than other dogs. The only time I have been attacked by a dog, guess which breed? You guessed it. Pitbull. Also, why does anyone want one of these anyway? What's wrong with a lab or golden retriever?

  • Ban these dangerous dogs

    Animals are animals. An animal cannot be classified as evil or good for that matter, as they operate by instinct alone. However, it is necessary to distinguish between safe and dangerous animals. Fighting breeds like the pitbull types are inherently vicious. It is foolish to ignore such a fact by stupidly anthropomorphising such animals. Pit bull fancy seems to have become the new age religion, wherein people stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the risks involved. They often foolishly compare justified breed bans to human tragedies such as racism, slavery etc which is quite hurtful to those racial/ethnic groups who have been subjected to such treatment as they are being equated with dangerous animals.

  • Pit Bulls Are Dangerous

    Pit bulls have killed an average of two people per month in 2013. The breed is inherently aggressive. It is not the dog's fault that it is aggressive. It is the dog's nature. Pit bulls have come to symbolize threatening behavior in this country. The breed would not be under debate if their owners kept them under lock and key like a dangerous weapon, but unfortunately, many owners allow their "pets" to maul people and other animals.

  • Ban Pitbulls Now

    At a near by lake some people left their pitbulls in the house with some other dogs. The pitbulls ripped the dogs apart. It was a horrible bloody scene. These dogs go for the throat and will not release the victim until they are dead. They are ban in several countries in the world and should be banned. Another man shot and killed his two pet dogs after they mauled his wife while she was on her knees tending to her garden. He rushed her to the hospital and she survived but it was a brutal attack.

  • This animal is a weapon

    Making pitbulls illegal would decrease the number of pitbulls purchased and bred for fighting. More pitt bulls would not suffer from abuse and killed unjustly from organized fighting rings. People have noticed that this type of dog is a beast compared to other dogs. So this propels making these dogs modern day gladiators, forced to kill each other. I understand that the human is responsible for all neglect and mis usage for the animal but i do understand that it is a very tempting animal to fight. I believe that if this animals is illegal regulate these dogs along the lines of military usage and police purposes. This will make sure all these animals are feed and house effectively and we may channel their strenghts in a postive manner to society rather than destructive

  • Pitbulls are aggressive and dangerous.

    The people who own them are aggressive and dangerous as well. I've never known a pitbull owner that didn't own them for protection. It's a sad fact but a true one. They know that the pitbull breed is aggressive and they will intrinsically keep them to strike fear into their neighbors.

  • Ban those dogs, they are evil.

    I grew up with my childhood dog "brownie" he's been with me since i was 8 years old, I'm 16 now. He was an extremely loyal and loving Jack Russel. We took him everywhere on family trips and such. He is extremely friendly with other dogs. But as of 9:25 am this morning he is critical condition with a broken rib, an open chest cavity, and half of his lung is ripped from the diaphragm . My neighbors two pitbulls broke through their fence run in through the doggy door and attacked Brownie. Untill i chased them off my limp Bestfriend. And I'm just getting news that he didn't make it.

  • Some dogs are especially predisposed to attack

    On Christmas Day 2013, my sister's english bulldog attacked my 3 year old son and latched on to his arm. The attack was observed and there was no provoking nor was there any reason for the dog to attack. The dog did not have a history of attacking anybody. I am of the firm belief that these kinds of dogs should not be allowed around families with children. This situation reaffirmed my stance that while raising children it is simply safer not to have pets. There is already enough responsibilities and your children should always come first before any pets.

  • Genetics pure and simple

    Just as some wild animals are more prone to attack, kill and mutilate, so too is this true of our canine campanions. Mankind has genetically manipulated an animal, a type of dog, to be a killer and one can never know which dog will act out based on those genetic characteristics. Love, wonderful homes, excellent training and all of the other parables that are fed us to overcome our inhibitions about inviting these killers into our homes and communites are just that...Parables. The genes rule, this is not an animal who belongs in our homes, especially in heavily populated areas. Ban the breed.

  • I've had 3 close calls. My guardian angel is watching over me

    In the past 2 months 10 people have gotten attacked by pitbulls in my neighborhood. The owners and the dogs got away with it. Nothing was done about it. People are scarred for life and traumatize. I had to flag a car down and risk getting in a car with a stranger. Oneday I was on my way home I saw cops and the ambulance when I turned the corner the sanitation men told me to becareful they had just saved a girls life that the pitbull was still at lodge. I went home came back out, later that evening a lady told me a toddler was attacked by a ugly dog the sanitation had reported earlier. That was two in oneday. I ran for my life when I was chased by a pitbull banging on my door my family was like who is chasing you@! I was diagnoise with cancer after that. Probably the stress from that day brought it on.

  • Pit pull attacked 9 year old boy and dog trainer un-provoked.

    My family also owned and trained dogs throughout my childhood. In my life, pit bulls are the only once I do not ever completely trust because of there constantly aggressive tendencies. A pit can be a great dog, but they required extra love and attention beyond what most people have time to give them. Furthermore American Pit Bull Terrier are now bread for their aggression and fighting ability by much of the Hispanic community, and are no longer the American Staffordshire Terrier they started off as. I have been around other dangerous dogs as a result of my exposure to them, but only pits the most unrelenting. The risk of the human life is not worth it.

    I have been attacked by dogs only twice in my life, both unprovoked and both were by pit bulls. When I was 9, I knew the dog and only crawling beyond the reach of his chain save my life. 14 stitches on my 9 year old arm left a very pronounced and permanent scares. The second time a bit pull was loose on the street, and he just attacked and wounded both myself and the dog I was walking (also a pit) and I. Turned out the sidewalk was two houses down from his yard. I had to stab the dog with a 1.5 inch pocket knife even after the owner showed up to stop him. Even then it attached a second time. Meanwhile other pits in various yards were baring their teeth and wanting in on action through their fences.

  • Sadly, but yes.

    If not to avoid future injuries, than at least consider the disproportionate number of euthanizations that occur with this particular breed. Been to a shelter lately or ever? There are sadly, always a large number of pitbulls. What's more humane, continuing to breed and euthanize or phasing out this breed altogether? I can certainly understand the owner's opinions and conceded that many are loveable pitbulls out there, but statistically speaking, the pitbull bread has proven to be a threat to humans and other dogs.

  • They ARE a fighting dog

    These dogs are dangerous, they were bred to fight other dogs and you can not simply rely on all humans to raise them right. I had a friend who's 3 year old baby is recovering in the hospital because of these worthless animals. I'm sure they can be raised to be good dogs but most people who own these dogs don't have enough time to raise them right!

  • Yes they should

    Pit bulls are the worst most brutal dog you can have, these monsters kill children and the elderly, NO, if pit bulls get banned all dogs should? NO, these creatures, things, monsters, devils, should be put to the fires! They should be destroyed, they are a disgrace, Its not the dog it the owner...No...Its both the vicious monster and the irresponsible owner who believes that these animals are kind, or loving, they will learn the hard way, tell me, would you love the animal if it were to strike your CHILD, your pregnant wife perhaps? Or your Parents mother/father! Or YOU!? I stand against these abominations.

  • Pit bulls are mean and vicious

    Pits are too mean to become a house pet or even a guard dog. All over the world people are getting hurt from other people’s pits or their own. Police have been looking for the breed of dog that have inured the most people and they there pit bull.Pit bulls are mean and will attack people who walk by. I believe that people shouldn’t have pit bulls and they shouldn’t be in houses or on the streets.

  • Pitbulls are dangourous creatures

    People shouldn’t keep pit bulls for pets because they hurt and kill dogs and people. Pit bulls are too dangerous and could kill innocent people. Pits could run out and get people in a traffic accident. One adult said “mean and have no reason in the world” "She had an umbrella, they grabbed the umbrella and it was gone. Then they both jumped on her and knocked her in the ditch.”

  • Yes! Ban them!

    I've seen what this breed can do. They're a sick breed. Don't need them, don't want them. Enough said. I don't like pit pulls. You can dress them up to be all cut, but they WILL turn on you and rip your face off, or your child's face, whichever you prefer.

  • Headline: Pit bull Kills

    The defense for this worthless animal holds no ground. The basis of their defense lies on an IF. IF the owners are caring, knowledgeable, etc. The dogs are soooo loving. While in the same paragraph stating "yah they'll prolly maul your two year old otherwise". Pitbulls are 'misunderstood'? Pitbulls 'get a bad wrap'? That happens when your neighbors or relatives are mauled to the point that it makes the news. A dog serves two purposes for most households. A guardian and/or a toy. While they may be supreme guard dogs, in metropolitan areas where we are all stacked on top of each other, the safety of others is a must. Ban/sterilize them in all populated counties done by houses per acre with a very low threshold. You can get another type of dog that will "love you so much". Its an animal.

  • It's just common sense really

    The common misperception that a pit bull is only aggressive when they are trained to be that way, is utterly ridiculous. This breed is sweet one minute and unpredicatable at any given moment. I have personal knowledge of 2 attacks in my circle of friends/family that loved both of the attackers for years. The dogs were part of the family and at no time indicated that they would maul 1 person to death and the other was scarred for life. The argument for pit bull lovers that is commonly used is based on nothing but personal opinions and the unwillingness to look at the consequences of "what if". Most other breeds do not inflict the type of damage that a pit bull does, pit bull lovers can try to debate that to their hearts content, they lose every time. Most dogs simply bite, they don't maul you or take your life. I'm not understand how any rational person can in any sense justify owning something this dangerous. It boggles my mind.

  • Pit Bulls are dangerous

    The CDC study on dog bites has found that more dog attacks are done by pit bulls than any other breed. That is a clear, factual evidence of the dangers this breed presents to children, pets, and even full grown adults.

    There will always be dog fighting, and those criminals will always choose to abuse pit bulls. Therefore, there will always be a significant population of pit bulls bred for violence and aggression to counterbalance the [allegedly] "friendly and loving" pit bulls. With those dangerous dogs bred in fighting rings proliferating the streets and shelters of our communities, they inflate the legitimate stereotype of the breed as a danger to public safety. It would be better to ban the breed outright so that no one runs the great risk of coming into contact with these violent dogs because, let's face it, they're ugly and they're an institution of white trash and ghetto blacks which can adopt some other kind of dog.

  • Pitbulls and pit bull mixes need to be banned from interacting with children

    How do you train infant or a toddler to not provoke a pitbull? How can an infant or toddler defend themselves while sharp teeth are gnarling their arms, legs, and neck?

    I love dogs. I like pitbulls but I love my nieces more and I will never leave them alone with any dog that is or even looks like a pitbull. Yes their behavior may be a product of one's owner however they are not robots, they still do have natural animalistic instincts. I don't know about anyone else but just the idea of hearing a two yr old screaming while being mauled to death is more than enough to do something to prevent this horror from happening again.

  • People have their own option on animals.

    All animals can change they can turn on you at any time no matter how long you have had them because they are what they are animals are meant for the wild and no matter how hard we try they will always have that part of wild in them. They will always be a pet but never truly be trained.

  • Genetically Bred to Kill

    These animals are a danger to others. They should be banned. No matter how "sweet" they seem to their owners, they inevitably end up "mauling" another person or animal. Quite frankly, I find them hideous to look at. Their eyes lack expression. There is something different about them. They should be made extinct.

  • The definition of danger

    I have had 5 dogs in my life and 3 were killed by this dog breed. I understand that this dog can be loving, loyal and caring, but if you don't train it right, could will have a bad temperment or agression problem and could possibly kill or injure someone.

  • Statistics don't lie

    The numbers speak for themselves. The breed is obviously dangerous and a threat to civilized society. It's cruel and inhumane to continue to breed these animals when there is such a high likelihood of them suffering as a result of their or their owners behavior. Betty Todd, 65-years old - Killed by her son's pet pit bull.
    Christian Gormanous, 4-years old - Killed by his neighbor's chained pit bull
    Elsie Grace, 91-years old - Killed by her son's two pit bulls
    Isaiah Aguilar, 2-years old - Killed by his neighbor's chained pit bull
    Ryan Maxwell, 7-years old - Killed by a pit bull while visiting family friends
    Daxton Borchardt, 14-months old - Killed by his babysitter's two pet pit bulls
    Monica Laminack, 21-months old - Killed by her family's pet pit bulls
    Tyler Jett, 7-years old - Killed by his neighbor's two pit bull-mix dogs
    Claudia Gallardo, 38-years old - Killed by a property owner's pit bull
    Jordyn Arndt, 4-years old - Killed by her babysitter's pit bull
    Beau Rutledge, 2-years old - Killed by his family's pet pit bull
    Rachael Honabarger, 35-years old - Killed by her family German shepherd
    Pamela Devitt, 63-years old - Killed by a pack of loose pit bulls
    Carlton Freeman, 80-years old - Killed by four roaming pit bulls

  • Mike Vick's choice of dog

    If pit bulls aren't dangerous and aggressive, then why did Mike Vick have them for his dog fights? Why does anyone who gets a dog for the purpose of "guarding" something choose pit bulls? I don't think because they are just the in style breed of the year. Dalmatians are big dogs as well. But how many attacks/deaths do you hear about from them? I've herd stories where Pit bulls have turned on there owner and attacked hem for no reason. Yeah that sounds like a great family pet. Let little Jimmy 5 year old go out and the yard and play with Killer.

  • Breed for Aggresivness

    After living in Germany for five years where pit-bulls and other aggressive breeds are banned I see the benefits of stricter pet laws. Pets in Germany are considered a privilege and there are strict rules about owning a dog. The outcome I noticed was fewer strays( I actually never saw a stray dog my whole time living there) and more mindful pet owners. Pertaining to pit-bulls they have been breed to be aggressive and attract owners who want a macho dog.

  • Sad but true

    No apartments allow them and they clog up the adoption sites...No one wants them! They are not allowed anywhere! I'm sure they are great dogs but their use in fighting has polluted their gene pool with aggressive dogs. Whenever I search for adoptable pets I am flooded with pits. There is a reason for this....Nobody is adopting them.

  • Pitbulls can attack you.

    Pitbulls should be illegal because they can kill you. A lot of pitbull attacks have ended with death. Worst of all pitbulls can attack your children and kill them. Pitbulls seem nice and friendly, but if you make one wrong mistake they will attack and kill you. That is why i think they should be illegal.

  • Yes too unpredictable and too dangerous.

    The main problem is Pitbulls have a potential to do huge amounts of damage and they are unpredictable, even the best owners can't guarantee their dogs are safe.

    They also have attacked man non provoking people and children and are responsible for fatalities.

    We can't tell if they are playing or going to attack, we don't have lions or tigers as pets and they can be just as loving and compassionate as any other type of pet but their capacity for grievous injuries and unpredictability etc put them on the banned list of household pets no difference with pitbulls.

  • The average joe doesn't have the knowledge about dog behavior to own one.

    Pit bulls are a different kind of dog and what I mean is. Because with most dogs, they bite let go, then bite again. Pits lock on and shake with all the force they can muster. Also, pits do not show obvious signs of aggression such as growling snarling and barking before a attack. This is why you hear owners say, "he has never showed any aggression problems before." ...Sound familiar?
    Pits have also a higher pain threshold, so when they lock on, getting them to "let go" is near damn impossible. If you want to own a Pit bull, IMO people need a special license to do so. They need training and the dog as well needs to pass a rigorous obedience trials. These are NOT your run of the mill beginner dog and when put in the wrong/ignorant hands, can be a potential danger to the owner, other dogs and any people exposed to the animal.

  • Even loved family pit bulls attack and kill children.

    2013 Dog Bite Fatality: Fulton County Infant Killed by Family Pit Bull

    The father of a young boy killed by a family pit bull issued a strong warning about the breed in a WSBTV interview. Back in April, Beau Rutledge, 2-years old, was savagely attacked by his family's pit bull named Kissy Face. The family had owned the dog for 8-years prior to the attack. The scene was so gruesome -- described as being in a horror film by a witness -- that authorities hung a sheet over the doorway of the family's home to keep the scene hidden.
    "How do I go from a birth certificate to a death certificate? … Those dogs cannot be domesticated. They cannot."

    The WSBTV interview also said that the pit bull has been put down. But beforehand, the animal underwent temperament testing for aggression. The tests came back negative.


    This is just one of hundreds of stories like this... These dog were not trained to be bad dog it wasn't the owners fault, so many attacks happen by trusted loved pit bull, they are just naturally aggressive dog and they should be banned. How long are we going to let them go on killing babies, children and even adults?

  • 63% of fatal dog attacks are Pit Bulls

    They pose an unnecessary risk to our lives. They should not be allowed near schools just like fire arms. They should have to be leashed at all times. They make up the majority of dog attacks and fatal dog attacks in the United states. They are dangerous and can and will attack without being provoked.

  • Humans mauled by pitbulls are reason enough.

    Every year more people are mauled and killed by pitbulls in America than any other single dog breed. Outlawing pitbulls would remove most of this aggressive breed from homes and areas where children and most unsuspecting would-be victims would otherwise be attacked or killed. Other animals that pose similar risks are already illegal or require special licenses to own.

  • The worse breed of dogs

    They are the only dog breed that always attract human and other dog. They should be illegal to have one or at least you should require to have a permit. The same kind of permit for exiting animals like tigers. They should be ilegal everywhere specially for people that have kids.

  • Pit bulls are Loose Cannons

    You are not allowed to have a bob cat, wolf, lion etc. A pit bull is just as dangerous as those. You should have to get a certain kind of licence etc. Pit bulls are unpredictable and should be banned from owning. Specially of you have children. It should be considered child endangerment.

  • Just look at the statistics

    Even if you claim that the breed is not aggressive by nature (despite the fact that historically they have been bred specifically to be aggressive...), the mere fact that they are strong dogs, with strong jaws, and have an ability to kill/injure humans that most other breeds do not have, means they should not be bred or kept as pets.

    Owning a pitbull is like owning a weapon that you can not control, maybe it's a nice dog, maybe you think you'd raised it properly, but it still has the ability to kill a human being, and if it gets loose and decides to attack there is nothing you can do to stop it.

    Perhaps other breeds should be banned as well, but pitbulls make up less than 2% of the dog population in America and are responsible for roughly 30% of dog-bite related fatalities... That number is staggering.

  • Just chased by growling pit bull last night. I was scared for my life and my dog's life.

    Most people are not strong enough to hold onto a Pit Bulls leash. Statistics have proved that they are more likely to bite than any other breed. The bite would kill or disable someone. At least 26 countries have some sort of ban on aggressive dog breeds, Seriously??? Etc.....
    Is having Pit Bulls around really more important than the potential danger than pose? At least require them to be muzzled in public.

  • Unpredictable at best

    My puppy and I were attacked this week by a pit bull who had played well with other dogs in the past. The owner was unable to restrain the pit bull and it kept charging my puppy and I. I was able to rip the dog off my puppy each time, but the attacks became more and more aggressive until it took 2 of us to pull the pit bull away. We are mostly shaken up with a few scratches here and there. In the future, we will be limiting our time with pit bulls, rottweilers and other aggressive breeds.

  • Went through unprovoked attack

    I was sitting at an open air fair with my poodle in my lap. Someone walking a pitbull passed us and without any warning he lunged at my dog . I tried to protect her but she was killed and I have a deformed arm. When he was passing, my poodle let out a welcome yip and the owner of the pitbull stopped and said, whaaa, you wanna fight with my dog, huh....He never did anything to stop what ensued....Then he disappeared and nobody ever found out who he was

  • There is no such thing as a sweet pit bull

    I personally know 3 people whos pets have been killed by pit bulls who jumped the fence. If you check phx statistics. They attacks and killings by pit bulls is unbelievablel. I am so tired of hearing about it is how they are raised. How many times have you seen pit bulls go after the children they grew up with. Not to mention they are butt ugly.

  • Should not be banned but not good family pets

    I do love dogs, but the pit bull is not safe for children. You might disagree but in 2014 a 4 year old girl died because their family pit bulls attacked her. If you love dogs then pit bulls should not be family pets because they put them down if anybody is harmed by them. I could not stand coming home to find my kid dead, and then having to get my dog put down. I couldn't do it, so I think they shouldn't be illegal, but should not be family pets.

  • Deaths of children

    In 2014 a 4 year old girl was killed by family pit bulls, and in 2015 an 18 month old boy was killed by his family pit bulls. There have been more then 138 deaths from pit bulls between 2007 and 2015 just to kids. It is very sad and I don't think it should keep happening.

  • Pitbulls are Dangerous!

    Many people have been attacked by pit bulls. Dog attacks are the 1st reason people are afraid of dogs. Its not a stereotype to say that Pit Bulls are the most dangerous of all dogs. Pit bulls leave scars, and because of the attack rate, its best to make them illegal.

  • 8 years experience with that spacific breed

    I was just subject to a unprovoked attack today. I work with dogs for a living. I got out of my car there were 2 of them said hey little buddies then was walking to my front door and they both jumped me. Report filed. 3 days ago a 6yr old boy had half of his face ripped off 2 streets away. Different pit. And when the cop showed up he said he was sorry it took so long because he was on another pit attack case across town. Not ignorant arguments. Simply facts. People before pets, amen!

  • They are brutal monsters.

    A year ago, I had a friend who had two pit bulls. I was always cautious around them, but my friend said they were the sweetest dogs, and they were raised great. One day, they attacked me for no darn reason, I lost a hand. He said that they got startled, even though I was no where near them. Pit Bulls attack way too many people, we need to do something about it.

  • Pitbull just killed two people here...

    My little dog gets along with everyone, cats, dogs of all sizes and people.
    The only problems we've had were with pit-bulls.
    He got attacked by 3 in one month in off-leash park.
    Seriously, if you aren't gonna train your animal do not bring it to the park!
    Http://pittsburgh.Cbslocal.Com/2015/03/09/man-killed-by-pit-bull-while-trying-to-help-dogs-ill-owner/

    http://www.Csmonitor.Com/USA/2015/0223/Pit-bull-kills-two-year-old-girl-near-Pittsburgh-video

  • Pit bulls should be baned

    Have you ever seen a pit bull attack anything and hurt it, I have, well almost, it was my friend's dog. People get hurt when pit bulls are around. Also when trained, pit bulls can be used for the wrong things. Lastly almost half of the country hates pit bulls. This is why pit bulls should not be allowed to be pets.

  • Pitbulls are awesome

    Just cause pitbulls are mean doesnt mean we bann them. Banning them wouldnt be fair too people who have pitbulls. I want a pitbull but my mom said no cause they are mean i love pitbulls people just need to train them better it is not the dogs fault they are mean it is the owners fault the person who ownes a pittbull needs too train the dog

  • Scholastic news proved this

    Pit bulls are loving animals they shouldn't be punished for doing nothing.I love pit bulls we have been unfair to them. They'er only vicious because people trained them to. People shouldn't teach them to be vicous they're sweet animals that need a kind loving home and I don't think that people should be banned from having a best friend!

  • Pit bulls should not be illigal

    Pit bulls should not be banned because pit bulls do not do anything to us. We are the ones that hurt the animals so..... That is why we should not ban pit bulls on the other hand people that do not like dogs what so ever and they will vote yes.WE SHOULD NOT BAN PIT BULLS

  • Pit bulls should not be illigal

    Pit bulls should not be banned because pit bulls do not do anything to us. We are the ones that hurt the animals so..... That is why we should not ban pit bulls on the other hand people that do not like dogs what so ever and they will vote yes.WE SHOULD NOT BAN PIT BULLS

  • Ban pitbulls now!

    The owner may contribute to a dogs temperament, but as a general rule pitbulls are aggressive and have the physical prowess to do severe damage. Small dogs may bite more but they don't have the ability to cause the damage pitbulls do. I take the stats seriously. Where there is smoke there is fire. It's not a fluke.

  • Yes, ban them.

    The only people who support pits seems to be pit owners. Dogs can be wonderfully kind, but they can also be dangerous. Saying its all nurture vs nature is naive. How many world class racing dogs are Chihuahuas? Can any amount of nurturing change that? Genetic predisposition is a fact. Hence, pits are more predisposed to be violent. Its basic common sense, not a question of the dog being "misunderstood". The misunderstanding is taking place on the part of the human, who misunderstands their dog's nature. The simple solution is that dog owners should be charged with the human equivalent of any crimes their animals commit. Simple solution, if your dog bites someone, you should be charged with second degree assault, etc. If that doesn't seem fair, then you lack the sense of personal responsibility necessary to properly raise a dog.

  • Get rid of the pits!

    I strongly believe that pit bulls should be banned. Not only that but the entire breed should be eliminated. Euthenized. As many before me has said, pit bulls are breeded to be fighters. Not trained. It's in their DNA. I'm sick of people defending them and saying "it's how you raise them." Or "it's the owner." Oh no, no, no its not. Its time to wake up. There's times when it IS the owners fault but all the time and in every case? I don't think so...
    I also hate when people defend pits for the sole purpose that they are a "tough" and "macho" breed. I mean we get that you don't want a prissy\toy dog but there's other breeds to choose from rather then a pit. The way I see it, owning a pit is like owning a lion or a bear or any other dangerous animal.
    You think that your pit would never turn? Hmmm, wishful thinking? You have zero control over their DNA. There's solo many dog breeds out there to choose from. 1 breed extinct isn't going to amount to anything or hurt.
    I mean may I finish up and ask a question. What's more important; protecting a specific breed of dog or the lives of innocent people?

  • Pit Bulls Were Bred to Attack and Fight

    First, pick apart the name. PIT BULL. A killer of the pit. Though illegal, brawls between these beasts are fairly common, especially in urban areas. They were bred for fighting, clear and simple.
    Furthermore, they not only attack each other, but humans as well. Over the past 3 years, they killed 88 people; that is more than any other dog breed. They are a threat to our children and ourselves. They are killers.
    You may counterargue that the death associated with pit bulls is the fault of the owners. Is that saying that the majority of fallacious owners buy pit bulls? Take this information: 59% of all dog attacks over the past year were pit bulls. Quite an astounding number regarding that the pit bull population in the U.S. is about 4%. What does that say about the dog? It highlights that the threat it poses is more likely to be attributed to the dog's belligerent disposition than improper training.
    All in All, it is a very dangerous dog. It is a killer, through and through. The threat it poses is intolerable.

  • It's always pitbulls

    Every breed of dog has bitten or attacked but pitbull attacks happen at a higher frequency....Pit bull owners always say it never happens but reports say otherwise. The hard truth is that some dogs are more prone to attacking than others and pitbulls are right at the top of the list. Watch the news and see for yourself....I'm always tuned into this as I was attacked by a doberman....Pitbulls are dogs that should never be trusted with little children.

  • Yes! They were bred to be a fighting breed

    My little dog was attacked by a neighbor's pit bull which ripped THROUGH our chain link fence, attacking her on our front porch. This is an incredibly vicious breed. I have had several put bull owners tell me "oh, its all in how you raise them." I'm sorry, but these dogs have been bred for generations to be ruthless. If you research how all the different breeds of dogs came into existence (stemming from wolves and foxes), you'll find that each generation of either wolf or fox was bred with similar personality of their kind. Each subsequent generation born had softer features, meeker personalities, ect. However, after the animals became docile, other qualities were more admirable. Muscle, intelligence, stature, what have you. Pit bulls were bred for generations to be fighters. They were not bred for cattle hearding, hunting small animals, and definitely not for their "cute and cuddly" nature. They are a fighting breed, and no matter how they are raised, it is still in them to fight. You can "raise" ANY animal to be a household pet, including a lion, tiger or a bear, but would you choose to have one in your home?

  • My best friend was just killed by a pitbull

    I was on the fence previously as to whether pitbulls should be illegal. I didn't want to automatically discount the opinion and feelings of pitbull owners. I tried to remain open minded, even though the majority of violent dog fights/attacks I personally witnessed involved pits. My position changed instantly in the wake of a sudden violent, and unprovoked attack which took the life of my best friend. I now fully support and will advocate not only for making illegal, but complete extermination of the breed. You see, pitbull owners never have to worry about their dogs being viciously attacked and killed, because there is no equal to the raw fighting savagery and equipment which a pit is equipped with. At least when talking about domesticated animals. Lions, tigers, and wolves are all equipped to dispatch a pit, but there is an obvious lack of these animals in suburbia because they are WILD... As is the pitbull! Oh yeah, I almost forgot one other animal which can hold it's own against a pit, the human. As such, and being that there are a lack of free roaming tigers in America, I will do my part in countering the excessive power which pits and their owners currently hold. I will do all in my power to eliminate this breed, I will fight violently because that is what it will take, and that is all that a pitbull knows... Fire with fire. I will take action politically, legally, raise awareness, and where possible I will end the individual life of every pitbull I can. The same way my best friend's life was ended by a pitbull which didn't know better, it just did what it was born/bred to do. Kill, as ruthlessly and efficiently as possible. Trust me, I don't blame the dog, I actually admire the gameness and shear brutality which they possess. And if used properly those attributes can be utilized very effectively, such as in hunting wild animals. But it is the complete ignorance and lack of a basic understanding of breeding/genetics which creates the situation where pits are trying to be made into lap dogs by stupid people. You can't fix stupid, as such, I will start culling the individual animals, nothing personal just reality. Pit owners will always minimize, justify, and deflect, they will never see things for what they are, nature. Please understand that I will be discriminate, I am only targeting a specific breed which has been bred and proven to be a ruthlessly efficient INDISCRIMINATE killer. So if you have a pit which you can no longer keep for whatever reason, I.e. moving, landlord, it just bit your child etc. Please, by all means, send them my way, I will "rescue" them. I will also be and encourage others to scour the classifieds and check with shelters to see if you can "rescue" pitbulls in your areas. (Disclaimer: I will be obeying all local laws in my campaign and advise others to do the same)

    Posted by: Ozzy
  • All Pit Bulls Should Be Euthanized

    A man in my community was recently attacked by three Pit Bulls. He died in the Trauma ICU. Today a police officer was attacked. Last month my friend's pet cat was cornered by two Pit Bulls and they broke her neck. Any breed that attacks, mauls and kills children, adults and pets should be eradicated.

  • Tougher Laws But Not Banned

    I do believe the breed is inherently dangerous however so are many things in life i.e. guns, knives, cars, etc. and they shouldn't be banned. There should be tougher laws though that require owners to register and license the animal and go through background checks...Like guns. I also don't believe that pits should be allowed in pack environments.

  • My 68 year old grandmother was attacked by one

    My Grandmother goes on a walk at 9 am and 4pm around the small block she has near her house. Well today a 72 pound pitbull rain of their owners porch and decides to pounce on her and start attacking her. I know pitbulls are primarly raised by the way there owner acts around them, but with just 15 mins of research i have found mutiple reports of attacks from pitbulls. In further research i had found the pittbulls were bred to KILL. Noone needs an animal that was bred and brainwashed for hundreds of years to attack other dogs and animals.

  • Equal treatment for all dogs, weighted penalties for severity of attack!

    Any owner owns any breed, they take full responsibility and consequence for any attack according to severity of attack. If a Poodle kills a dog or person, then the owner faces stiffest penalty. If a Pit Bull nips someone, then the owner faces lighter penalties. Yes, little dogs account for most dog bites so their owners get the according penalty. It just turns out, you own a breed of dog (Bully Dog) that when attacks maims and kills a high percentage of the time, then you accept full responsibility and we'll see you in prison. Equal treatment for all dogs, weighted penalties for severity of attack! If your dog maims or kills a person then it should be PRISON!!!!!!

  • Yes, pitbulls should be illegal.

    It is a dangerous breed of dog. More children are killed by this breed than any other,as well as adults. They are an unpredictable dog, one minute they are loving and gentle, then in the blink of an eye they can turn into a raging blood thirsty animal. I believe the people that have seen this happen first hand are the people who believe the pitbull should be illegal and with good cause.

  • Why do you need to own a pit bull?

    I always see people posting about their pit bull being the "sweetest dog ever." Yes.. Until they attack another animal or human. Most of the pit bull owners that have had their dog attack another dog or a person have also said those words. "He's never done this before," "I thought he'd be fine around another dog," "I've never seen him act like this." You don't go into a situation assuming your dog will harm someone else, otherwise why would you take your dog around others? Yet still, we hear reports of attacks on a daily basis. I'm sick of being frightened whenever I'm forced to be in close proximity to a pit bull and their owner. It's not fair for me as a citizen of this country to be in fear as I'm riding the bus or walking around in public, because people want to own these dangerous dogs. Why do you need to own a pit bull specifically? Why can't you own another breed of dog--one with less aggressive tendencies? And okay, food for thought. If people want to own pit bulls so badly then fine, own them. But, any dog attack committed on another dog or human should put the owner 100% at fault. Your dog got out and murdered a child? The owner should be responsible for murder. Maybe this will make people think twice about owning such dangerous animals.

  • Too dangerous and too unpredictable

    My daughter just got a Pit Bull from a no-kill shelter. They told her it was a bait dog and passed all the aggression tests. We were recently at a family picnic on a farm and the dog was on leash but got away and went straight for a 300-400lb calf. The dog initially had the calf by the top of the neck and then moved to the ear. It took 3 adults and a can of coke in the face of the dog before it released. Luckily the dog did not bite and of the people in the process but the calf's neck looked pretty bad. If we did not intercede the calf would have been killed. I think any dog that you have to be so careful with should not be legalized to own.

  • Pitbulls should GO!

    Pitbulls are to other dogs what a handun is to a club. All dogs can be aggressive, but pitbulls have the equipment to be deadly to other animals and humans. People say they can be sweet. Well, a handgun can be safe when properly handled. THe problem is that pitbulls are generally owned by people who want them to be a threat, especially to humans. They were raised to be weapons. Frankly, its beyond debate. These animals should not be tolerated, PERIOD.

  • Pitbulls are crazy

    One morning a pitbull attacked my 5yr old terrier for no reason and grab my dog by the neck. But luckily nothing happened to my dog but hearing him scream while being bitten still haunts me. Pitbulls are crazy and they attack to kill. Its like they snap when they attack.

  • Pitbulls should not be allowed in city limits.

    My toy fox terrier was going outside of our apartment to go potty when he was attacked by my neighbor's pitbull. Rocket(my dog) was with me on a leash. He was only two. The pitbull was loose and charged at him before Rocket even saw her. He died overnight at the vet from the stress and shock of the attack, his heart gave out. For those who say the pitbull bust have been mistreated, Rocket was a rescue who was abused as a puppy and was terrified of other dogs and used to pee himself when he was younger. He never became violent. Why should an abused pitbull become violent when other dogs don't as often unless it is something with the breed? The worst part is the city deemed the pitbull a vicious animal but says only that she needs to be on a leash and can't go to the dog park. I still hear her in the upstairs apartment. I have a cat and want another dog but worry about her being outside again.

  • The most dangerous breed of dogs

    You heard story after story in the news of pitbulls attacking people week after week. They kill kids, adults and other dogs. They need to be stop. The least they can do its to require permits to have this breed of dogs so the owners are liable for their actions

  • Like a Mountain Lion

    Of course anyone living a reasonable society should not have to worry that the lives of their children or family members could simply be eradicated by (a) a neglectful owner, or (b) a "loving" pit bull that just snaps.

    No other dog has (a) the frequency and propensity for such damage delivered, and (b) the unexpected change of demeanor prior to attack.

    How many PB attacks do you read in the papers where the owner says "My dog never acted that way before...?"

    Get a clue - you cannot remove centuries of breeding instincts just because you "want" to. Just because your PB is kind to you, doesn't mean it won't turn around and rip to pieces some innocent animal or person.

    Its sad that eventually many more people, especially children, will have to be killed and maimed for the legislators to finally put an end to this nonsense. I could get a Mountain Lion and raise it to be a loving pet and its a "cat" right? That doesn't mean it poses no danger to the community. It WOULD just like these dogs do.

  • They can kill

    I love dogs, regardless of how sweet they are they can kill, and have killed. They have some switch that makes them killing machines. They were WAR dogs. Yes it may be neglectful for families to leave a child unattended with a pit bill, but is it worth the child's life to allow pit bulls to keep mauling them to death. Absolutely not!

  • You won't understand until it happens to you.

    At first I used to against banning pitbulls. I did not think they should of taken the blame for attacks but rather the owners. Then again it's hard to blame the owners until an attack actually happens.
    Today, my chihuahuas were in the backyard, when suddenly the neighbors two pitbulls jumped over the fance. They chase after my dogs and finally caught one. One pitbull put one of my chihuahuas in his mouth and choke him. My dad hit him until he released our dog. My dog died a few minutes later. After this happened my whole view changed. I'm hearing news about pitbull attacks on little kids and other dogs. This needs to end. It's hard to blame owners until something actually happens. If there is not a solution to responsible pitbull owners then we have no choice but the ban them.

  • Enough killings of innocent people

    2 local deaths in less than 2 months. Something needs to be done about this. They have the capacity to hold on and not let go. Can you imagine the trauma that the husband and 2 year old grandson that witnessed the attack on the last victim have to live with?

  • Its not how they are raised. Its in the genes.

    The DNA and the raw power of this breed makes it a terrible choice for a pet. It was bred to KILL.(PERIOD) sporting dogs hunt, sight hounds run, toy dogs seek out a warm body and pit bulls KILL. Ban them from the IDIOTS that think they can override DNA. Watch a pit bull attack video if you don't belive me...Chances are the tail will be waggin up a storm as the dog disembowels a person or pet or child. Its happy its doing what it has been bred to do.

  • Read the facts...Ignorant pit bull lovers

    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%).[24] A 1991 study found that 94% of attacks on children by pit bulls were unprovoked, compared to 43% for other breeds.[25] 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.[26]

    A 20-year (1979-1998) study by the American Veterinary Medical Association into fatal dog attacks on humans[27] concluded that "fatal attacks on humans appear to be a breed-specific problem (pit bull-type dogs and Rottweilers)," and that "pit bull-type dogs and Rottweilers were involved in more than half" (67%) of all the 238 recorded dog bite-related fatalities (DBRF) in the United States during that period, with pit bulls accounting for 66 deaths. They also wrote that:

    "It is extremely unlikely that they accounted for anywhere near 60% of dogs in the United States during that same period and, thus, there appears to be a breed-specific problem with fatalities."[27]

  • Bred to be killers

    Few breeds can be this powerfull ,deadly, and uncontrollable . They are used for dog fighting. The pitbull was originally a dog bred to kill bulls .
    This breed is already illegal in Britain in an many us city's. Very recently a 4 year old Florida child was killed by that breed.Pitbulls should be banned and they should be banned in every part of the world.

  • Make Dangerous Pets

    Almost all headlines concerning human related deaths by dogs involve a pit bull. It is their instinct and it is something you cannot change. Small things can trigger their aggression, which leads to bite marks or even worse, death. There is a reason why pit bulls are the least popular among all other breeds of dogs. Therefore, these dogs should be illegal.

  • Make Dangerous Pets

    Almost all headlines concerning human related deaths by dogs involve a pit bull. It is their instinct and it is something you cannot change. Small things can trigger their aggression, which leads to bite marks or even worse, death. There is a reason why pit bulls are the least popular among all other breeds of dogs. Therefore, these dogs should be illegal.

  • Bred to be dangerous

    Most dog breeds were bred for desirable qualities as a family pet. These dogs were intentionally bred for one purpose: to kill quickly and in a savage manner. No amount of "training" will erase this instinctive nature. There's a reason most areas do not allow ownership of a grizzly bear or a lion -- even those raised domestically from a cub (by professional animal handlers) cannot be trusted not to fall back on their instinct to kill. Just because your pit hasn't attacked anyone yet doesn't mean it won't in the future under the wrong circumstances. It only takes one attack to end a human life -- the risk is too great. If you're looking for a family pet, there are many out there bred for that purpose.

  • Unsuitable as pets. Very deadly animals.

    I am not against them as service dogs as they receive the special training and handling require for such a powerful breed. It is a known fact that these dogs were genetically bred for attacking, fighting and killing. I understand there are exceptions but in the large majority deaths due to canine attacks, they are at the top the list.

    Dogs with a bite force of over 200lbs per square inch are simply a deadly threat to most humans and pets. I would also include a few other deadly breeds--Rottweilers, German Shepards, and Mastiffs as illegal for pet ownership. Such dogs need professional training and handling.

  • It's the owner's fault not the dogs

    This a valid argument, but it's the Pit Bull dog breed that does the mauling, maiming and killing. On June 6, 2014 a little six year old Cincinnati girl loses her jaw and tongue after two Pit Bulls viciously attacked her. In another recent incident that happened on June 19, 2014, a six year old Phoenix boy is rushed to the hospital after a Pit Bull wandered into the boys yard and bit him on the hand and head. In the 9-year period from 2005 to 2013, pit bulls killed 176 Americans and accounted for 62% of the total recorded deaths (283). Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers accounted for 74% of these deaths.

  • Bred to be violent

    I used to support pitbulls. I believed all the stuff about them being "good pets" and "misunderstood". Then 7 months ago 2 of my neighbors came into my yard and tried to attack my dog. I shot and killed both of the pitbulls. And just a week or two ago a little girl in my city was mauled by 2 pitbulls and will never be able to speak again due to her injuries. They are bred to be violent. How many more children need to be attacked and killed before we finally do something?

  • When are we going learn

    I have seen many news articles about how some innocent person has been mauled to death or disfigured by this breed. I also know personally a girl who got her nose bit off by a Pit Bull that had never shown any aggression, and was supposed to be a kind and loving animal. I have a close association with a Vet clinic, and I have heard many stories on how unpredictable this breed is, they get a muzzle before they come through the door. How many more attacks and deaths are there going to be before we LEARN?

  • Pit- set someone or something in conflict or competition with.

    People say " oh pit bulls known as nursery dogs because the watch children so well." That's because they'll tear the face off anyone that comes near it... "But I own one and it's great!!!" Wow, you own a dog that makes up less than 5% of the population and contributes to more than 58% of fatal dog attacks. What's wrong with people these days.

  • More aggressive breed, and owners don't go through training

    Like most dogs, before even owning one, the owners should have to go through training with their dog and get a certificate or license just to own it.
    As with any other regulation that is introduced into our society, we usually have to make a law about, or ban the actions of people because they won't police themselves, or do what it takes themselves to ensure that their dog is healthy and happy and discipline, and that the rest of their family and the neighbourhood is safe.
    So either regulate/educate/and license more risky dog breeds or ban them altogether.

  • Completely Worthless Animals.

    It is absolutely beyond me why on earth anybody in their right mind would want one of these wild animals. The stats speak for themselves. These things tear apart children on an all too regular basis. To all of the owners: you are stupid and selfish; I sincerely hope you get maimed by your precious pit bull before it has the chance to maim someone else.

  • Cuz you never know when they will attack unprovoked. And studies have shown too.

    "A 15-year (1991–2005) review of dog attack fatalities investigated by the Kentucky Medical Examiner determined that pit bulls were implicated in 5 of the 11 fatal attacks (45%).[28] Another 15-year (1994–2009) review of patients admitted to a Level I Trauma Center with dog bites determined that pit bulls were most often involved in these attacks: of the 228 patients treated, the breed of dog was recorded in 82 attacks, and of these, 29 (35%) of the attacks were by pit bulls.[29] In 45% of the attacks, the dog belonged to the victim's family." - Wikipedia

  • Name any other breed that has done so much Injury

    The evidence is overwhelming and the reports occur every day. Although all dogs are unpredictable in terms of behavior (especially when alone with a potential victim and unleashed), Pit Bulls are more vicious and unpredictable than any other breed, even Rottweilers and Dobermans. It's like owning a tiger. They should be outlawed.

  • Check the CDC website on dog bites

    Plain and simple I don't like this breed. I don't trust it. Yes, I know any breed can attack, but the problem is the pits and pitbull type breeds tend to attack with no prior warning. They may be all loving one minute and attack the next with NO warning. I want to know how many Pitbull lovers arguing this are sober? Of all the people I know that own pits ONLY ONE has no connection to drugs in any fashion and even she said if she had kids she would not have the breed. I have a mutt. He is the biggest baby, however he is protective of my family. When a lot of people are coming over we chain him so we don't have to worry because most people are scared of him because his face is distorted due to some animal attack when he was a pup. This dog beat up my neighbors pit for getting to close to my kids. So, I leave my dog loose (we live in the country) in order to keep the neighbors pitbull out of my yard. My mutt has only tried to bite one person and that person ended up beibg someone who was nosing around our place when we were not home.As for pits, I have never been around one that has not ended up turning. The breed is naturally aggressive and should not be anywhere near kids!

  • Whats wrong ppl!

    With all due respect, look at the profile of the people who have pitbulls. Pitbulls are purchased cus people think they are cool by having one, that simple. Well my friend was attacked by one yesterday and so was my mother and brother. Real cool dogs..... Just saying you know

  • Aggression will always be a part of them.

    Wen have u needed to have a group of people defend another type of dog ? That in itself should make u realize that perhaps there is more to this dog than a bad reputation . I personally agree that their reputation is well deserved, I know other dogs can be aggressive but am tempted to know how many people have died or their life's have been horribly marked by a pit bull compare to any other type of dog and I can bet that we will not be surprise to find that the pit bull is not a dog we can trust around our children, I am a person who loves animals but would never choose one over an innocent child .

  • Statistics don't lie...

    The CDC studies conclude that the average kill rate for pitbull from 2004 to 2011 was 17.5 deaths annually. 65% of the pit bull attacks resulting in someone being killed or maimed during the past 30 years have occurred during the past 10 years.

    The outdated debate, "It's the owner, not the breed," has caused the pit bull problem to grow into a 30-year old problem. Designed to protect pit bull breeders and owners, the slogan ignores the genetic history of the breed and blames these horrific maulings -- inflicted by the pit bull's genetic "hold and shake" bite style -- on environmental factors. While environment plays a role in a pit bull's behavior, it is genetics that leaves pit bull victims with permanent and disfiguring injuries.

  • They are dangerous to other animals.

    They are good with humans, but they are dangerous to other animals. My brother had three and they were sweet, loving dogs, but we knew they would attack and possibly kill any animal they came in contact with. It has nothing to do with the owner, it is their nature. An animals that is lethal to other animals should not be on the streets. Period.

  • Yes they should

    My grandma was biting by a pit which she had to go to the doc and she had to pay for it not the dog. Yes some of them are nice but their are more mean then nice. Their for they should not be able to be around people unless they want the dog to be around them.

  • Yes they should

    My grandma was biting by a pit which she had to go to the doc and she had to pay for it not the dog. Yes some of them are nice but their are more mean then nice. Their for they should not be able to be around people unless they want the dog to be around them.

  • Any breed of dog has the potential to be as aggressive as pit bulls.

    If you raise your kid to be a serial rapist, they most likely will be. If you raise your child to be a church going, god-driven member of society they most likely will be. Do you want your kids to be put down because they are more temperamental than others?

  • I was just bit by a pitbull today!

    I was just at a dog park today when a pitbull mauled my 6 month old puppy :( I tried to pick my dog up to get him away from the pit and in the process the pitbull bit my leg. I have just been on the internet the whole day reading about it, because I always see pit bulls being aggressive but didn't want to be too quick to judge. It was a completely unprovoked attack, and only until a bunch of people came to protect me and my dog and pry the pit away did he stop. This isn't a normal dog, it is soulless, and even the most responsible owner cannot predict it's behavior. I think they should all be banned/allow the breed to die out.

  • Pit-bull lovers, your excuse for their violence is invalid: here's why.

    Why does everyone always say, "Oh, the owner is irresponsible" with no end punctuation every single time? It's like you don't even believe what you are saying yourselves. Anyway, this argument is invalid b/c no matter how much you nag about how it's the owners fault, how is this going to help with anything?! There are always irresponsible people in the world, and that can't be changed. But owning VIOLENT KILLERS actually can be outlawed! I know, crazy! Why don't you pitbull-lovers stop having surprise buttgina sex with them, give up those devils, and just start practicing satanism? Just be considerate of other people. Your dumb actions should not endanger smart individuals. Pitbulls have made me insecure in walking in public. Whenever I walk in public, I have to be weary of some goddamn dog trying to kill me. It's happened far too often, and I was once bitten by a damn thing, and all the owner told me was, "Oh, he's friendly!" and he power-walked in the other direction. What a puss. Is that how all you pit-bull owners would react? I bet so. I truly hope pitbulls are outlawed in the US.

  • Get a different dog.

    It is a proven fact that most bites and fatalities come from a small group of breeds with Pit Bulls far and away the most likely to attack. Get a different 'loving dog'. Pit Bulls can be loving sure, so can Labradors or collies but with a reduced chance of killing a child if they attack.

  • Their bites cause way too much damage

    Many dogs bite. We all understand this but pits bites are far worse than a chihuahua who is know to bite. These dogs really have no fear. Almost all dogs will cower when threatened/charged by a human, these dogs wont. They will attack without fear and fight to the death. Not a pet by any means

  • They are a danger, especially to small children

    There are many who would state that pit bulls who are raised a certain way are safe, however pit bulls can turn easily. Small children have been mauled and killed in large, unforgivable numbers due to these animals. They should be illegal in the U.S. unless in the custody of a government official for a specific use.

  • You never know when...

    They are perfectly safe - in cages, not around kids. Before you spout anything, take a look at some pictures of their victims. Countless lives ruined by these dogs. Yes any dog can attack, but pit bulls are 4,000 times more likely to attack (check it). You know who likes pitbulls, punks who need to feel tough, because inside they know they're.........

  • Natural selection vs. Breeding

    This debate has flipped because of the "breed discrimination" claim/argument. It's based on nonsense; you can't compare breeds to races. Breeding is we humans designing animals (dogs/Pits) to become what WE want them to be. In the case of pits it's an aggressive and capable, dangerous animal in our community.

  • There are so many other breeds to choose from, why a killer?

    These dogs were originally bred to be aggressive. What's so special about them that they need not be banned? Pit bull enthusiasts are like "don't ban this loving breed"... Well why not just pick a different breed there are hundreds of breeds of dogs that do not have a reputation or have killed people before. What's the point of people keeping these dogs and defending them so much when there are so many breeds to choose from in shelters and elsewhere. Pit bull breeding should be banned, no more of these dogs should be born and current pit bull owners should have their dogs tested for temperament individually and if the dog shows signs of aggression it should be confiscated, and it not the person should have to pay for a lisence to keep the animal. These are highly aggressive dogs BY NATURE no matter how much training you think you're doing. It is in their instinct. This is not a family pet. It is NOT always the owners fault when these dogs lash out or turn aggressive. Many good dog owners with multiple dogs of other breeds and a pit bull will have a pit bull lash out and kill someone. A dog should not have to be supervised constantly and be constantly on guard monitoring the dog so it doesn't turn on someone. Having a dog should not keep you on your toes. Like I said there are many breeds to choose from that are "affectionate loving pets" as pit bull lovers describe pit bulls... Just pick one of those and stop obsessing over trying to make integrating these dogs into society a reality. People have prejudice for a reason, not because they are ignorant. There are too many cases of pit bulls attacking and killing people and other animals without being provoked and having adequate owners. Breeding and distributing of pit bull breed needs to end immediately.

  • Not all dogs were bred to kill but pit bulls were bred to inflict the maximum damage and death on other animals.

    Not all dogs were bred to kill but pit bulls reason for being is ti kill other animals. I have been tracking the attacks by pit bulls in 2014 and every day there are news reports of attacks, maulings, loss of limb, terrible disfigurement and loss of life inflicted on people and other animals by these dogs. They have no place in civil society. They were bred by cruel men to do evil things. Their existence is tragic. The growing trend worldwide is to ban the breeding of these dogs. All over the world reasonable people who value human life over dogs agree it is time to let these pit bull breeds die out for the good of society.

  • Not all dogs were bred to kill but pit bulls were bred to inflict the maximum damage and death on other animals.

    Not all dogs were bred to kill but pit bulls reason for being is ti kill other animals. I have been tracking the attacks by pit bulls in 2014 and every day there are news reports of attacks, maulings, loss of limb, terrible disfigurement and loss of life inflicted on people and other animals by these dogs. They have no place in civil society. They were bred by cruel men to do evil things. Their existence is tragic. The growing trend worldwide is to ban the breeding of these dogs. All over the world reasonable people who value human life over dogs agree it is time to let these pit bull breeds die out for the good of society.

  • Pitpulls attack people and pets randomly for no reason

    Watch real youtube videos. This is one of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0ZxliBUvzA . In Asia, pitpull attacked babies, toddlers, bite them to death. These children are known to be their owner's friends not randomly strangers who walked to their homes. So many deadly cases involved Pit Pulls. This breed is too dangerous to keep as pets.

  • 74% of fatal dog attacks involve pit bulls or rottweilers

    ...According to Dogsbite.Org. A dog specifically bred to fight has no place in society as family pets. Is it right that some people can't walk their own dogs or let their children out to play for fear of pit bulls in the neighborhood? I believe they should be banned because their presence infringes upon the rights of others to their own safety. A popular TV dog trainer has falsely and irresponsibly tried to promote this breed as a good family dog with horrific results. If a car manufacturer produced cars that killed people every few weeks, they would be out of business. Every few weeks, someone dies in a pitbull attack. It is fact supported by statistic which makes it very rational to ban ownership of this breed.

  • Pitt bulls are aggressive and uncontrolable

    Walking an elderly golden retriever like a stroll and having two aggressive pitts jump through the air and hurt my dog. There was no rhyme or reason for this attack. Spending thousands of dollars on her vet care and praying she will not have to be put down. Our golden retreiver has been in our family 12 years with zero health problems. If I would have owned a gun that day I would have shot them both dead.

  • Pit bull mauls Texas toddler and her mother

    Another incident where an innocent child is mauled by these savages on March 31, 2014. These dogs are dangerous and need to be illegal! There are also two other headlines from this year where I saw a pit bull attacked a child, one in Arizona and one in North Carolina. One child died and the other was in serious condition. This has to end. These dogs are not friendly, they are meant to fight-its in their DNA.

  • They are killers

    I've seen what these "gental" animals can do at the drop of a hat personaly. Ive seen them kill people and other animals. I had to stab one in the back of the neck to save my little Yorkiepoo. She still had to go to the vet and i was bit by the second dog (which i also then killed)

  • Pit pulls are dangerous and definitely should be banned!

    Pit bulls are dogs genetically bred to be aggressive. It is not how they are raised! The ones on the news and on YouTube, that snap and either severely damage or kill other pets/people are family pets, raised and loved only to snap one day! Since dog fighting is illegal, why does does the world need a dog bred to kill other dogs? The "other dogs" are people's pets! How would you like it if one of these animals came up and attacked your dog causing death?

  • Dead pit bulls make me smile

    The only thing pit bulls are bred for is to hate and kill. Every person that says it is not the dog its the owner is an idiot and knows nothing about dogs. Any dog can bite but when a pit bull does it's intention is to kill and will not stop until it does. It should be illegal to posses these beasts and there should be a mass killing of them to eradicate the breed forever. Besides the only people that want to own them are thug drug dealers or white trash criminals who should be dealt with also.

  • You may love your pit bull...

    Yes, dogs with poor training may become aggressive, and attack others. The situation with pit-bulls, is that they not only have been proven lethal attackers of adults, children, and other animals, but are too popular of dog breed. In Detroit 90% of the stray population are Pit-bulls. Obviously a problem, as many of these dogs need to be euthanized.
    People say they are great with kids and very protective, but they also put more kids in the hospital than any other breed. People always blame the owner, which i suppose is fair, but doesn't solve the problem of preventing attacks. Unless they propose every person buying a new dog to take a dog training course or something. Or we can not let people buy such lethal dogs.

  • The stats speak for themselves

    Pitbulls should be banned same as leopards or tigers. It is absurd that it is legal and even fashionable to own these dogs. People arguing in favor always base it on personal experience. People can own lions as pets and have nothing go wrong for a while but I dont want to be exposed to others' willingness to take ignorant risks.

  • They are killers

    The pit bulls ancestor, the staffordshire terrier was 'designed' specifically to fight other animals and kill them, shockingly for sport. Hence the barrel chest, thick hammer-like head, strong jaws, the perseverance and the stamina. Pit bulls are able to take down a bull weighing over a thousand pounds, so a human, being a tenth of that weight can easily be killed or at least seriously hurt.

  • Pitbulls should be banned as they are in Ontario Canada

    Like a dog with strong prey drive who chases everything and anything that moves within it's visual field, a Pitbull is inherently a fighting dog waiting for the opportunity to attack, it is in the DNA. In Stratford Ontario, an elderly couple owned a Pitbull and it attacked and killed the husband when they were laughing and playing around. It was obviously being protective. Prior to this I am sure they thought they had a great pet.

  • Aggressive and dangerous animals, like pitbulls, should be banned.

    This should be a no-brainer. Owning alligators, lions, wolves, and other dangerous animals is illegal, so why should a violent and aggressive dog breed like the Pitbull be an exception? Pitbulls have a history of being specifically bred for fighting purposes -- in a fight, they are almost immune to pain. They will hold on their prey for as long as possible once they clamp down on it, and this is true even if a human victim were to beat on its head with a 2X4.
    Don't kids yourselves people -- these dogs are especially prone to unprovoked, violent attacks. This trait is inscribed into their very genetics. They should definitely NOT be household pets, in exactly the same sense that alligators, for example, aren't fit to be household pets.

  • Snapped at me for no reason

    I always give the benefit of the doubt to an argument. However, I have seen for myself the natural instinct of these dogs. I was at a friends home for dinner one night. She owns a pit who is often said to be the worlds best pit. I was reaching to pet the dog and it snapped at me. Everyone including the owner were very surprised. Not to mention after the dog accidentally got loose, it mauled a dog to death. Now, even the loyal pit owner has some second thoughts!

  • Pitbulls are not a weapon but a loving pet.

    I use to be the one that didn't like pitbulls because of the way the media portrayed them, but they are loving creatures. My husband and I just got two, and they are the most loving pets we could have. They're so protective, because you love them. So, no, they shouldn't be illegal. If that's the case, then all dogs she be illegal - not just one breed.

  • Pit Bull Are

    Pittbulls like any other terrier breed were bred to be working dogs. Terrier=Earth dog. I currently have 2 pittbuls, 2 jack russells, an american bulldog, and a bunny. They all get along. And all of them besides the bunny are rescue dogs. Do they take work? YES. But so do all breeds. Most people seeking medical attention from a dog bite were bit by a small breed dog. However, it's not as juicy of a story. You never hear,... Yorkie at LARGE! Theres no difference in dogs outside their size. The bigger the dog, the more damage it can do. Dobermans and Shepherds actually have more bite force than a pittbull. Get to know some. That being said.... All owners no matter the breed need to be responsible. Not sure about you, but I've had chihuahuas run from a garage of a neighbor and attack my feet. Thats not news worthy. Pittbulls who have a strong pack leader, make wonderful companions and pets. Lets take a tour through history. Petey from the Little Rascals(PITTBULL) We all had Buster Brown shoes as kids, right? (PITTBULL) And lets look at all the old war posters with pittbulls in uncle sams hat portraying loyalty, tenacity, and strength. In the 70's it was the german shepherd who were evil doers. The 80's was the dobermans turn. Now we're onto pittbulls? An irresponsible person should own NO ANIMAL.

  • This is dogism...

    Its just like racism and sexism but against a race of dogs... This is very un-exceptable. How would you feel if you got banned just because you did something bad because someone provoked you to do it. Just because a dog was brought up in a bad way and reacts in defense dosnt mean that all dogs should be punished.

  • It is how the owner raises the dog, and not the do itself.

    I Pit bull is not born as a dog that wants to fight, it is raised that way by immoral people who have nothing better to do with their worthless life than to train dogs to kill each other and then if they don't perform then they kill the dog themselves. Any "man" who shoots a creature in the head because it does not want to fight deserves to spend eternity in hell. Pit bulls are very intelligent, strong dogs that want nothing more than to please their owner. So how is it their fault that in order to please their owner they have to be aggressive? It is the owners that we should seek out and punish, not the dogs. Chances are if a person is engaging in training dogs to fight, they are also participating in other unlawful acts. I'm just saying, we should focus our resources on catching and punishing those propelling dog fighting and try to rehabilitate the poor Pit bulls.

  • I own a pit bull

    My pit bull is not harmful to anyone. He is the most loving protective dog ever. He doesn't bark or anything. When he goes outside he literally rubs his noise on the flowers . He is a hippy dog; he wouldn't hurt a fly. Its all in the way that they are raised. And its not just pit bulls that are harming people it could be a number of breeds that could harm people.

  • The will always be viscous attacks

    Regardless if we ban the pit bull another animal will be bread to do what it is the pit bulls are doing now. Pit bulls are being bread to be gard dogs and to be used for protection and if we ban the pit bull then another dog will take its place, are we then going to ban that breed too? What we need to do is have consequences for the owners who are irresponsibly rasing and breeding pit bulls.

  • Anyone who has said yes is a MORON!!

    Pitbulls a.K.A. Nanny-Dogs are the kindest animals when raise CORRECTLY, by RESPONSIBLE dog owners. I own a pitbull myself and he has been my best friend for years, and will be for the rest of his life. In the years I have owned him he has only bitten one person, a man who tried to break into my house via the back door. My pitbull has also alerted my family, many times of when my grandfather was passed out or disoriented due to his diabetes. Also there is a 11 month old child in my house and he absolutely adores my pitbull and my pitbull loves him too. I also have 3 other dogs all being female and one being 13 years old, dogs have a pack mentality and will listen to the alpha, my 13 year old, my pitbull is at the bottom of the pack. If any of the others tell him to back down, he does. I would die for my pitbull and I know that he would do the same for me, and the other members of OUR family. That dog is like a brother to me, and always will be.

  • It's the fault of humanity.

    Pit Bulls were bred to kill, but whose fault is that? The fault of humanity. People say that because Pit Bulls were bred to kill that they should be illegal. But if they have no place in society, then why did we breed them in the first place? If they're so bad, then what made us begin a vicious breed? I don't believe that all Pit Bulls are vicious by the way. Some of the sweetest dogs I know are Pit Bulls. The vicious Pit Bull stereotype has gone to far, and newsflash: not all stereotypes are true.

  • It's the fault of humanity.

    Pit Bulls were bred to kill, but whose fault is that? The fault of humanity. People say that because Pit Bulls were bred to kill that they should be illegal. But if they have no place in society, then why did we breed them in the first place? If they're so bad, then what made us begin a vicious breed? I don't believe that all Pit Bulls are vicious by the way. Some of the sweetest dogs I know are Pit Bulls. The vicious Pit Bull stereotype has gone to far, and newsflash: not all stereotypes are true.

  • Who in their right mind would make pitbulls illegal?!

    I would like to start out by saying that I have a pitbull who is the sweetest dog EVER! Pitbulls are stuck in the "bully breed" bunch along with many other nice dogs including one of my absolute favorite breeds, the german shepard. People who say yes ar so freaking stupid and probably dont like any dogs at all. Sure pitbulls are most likely going to be in a dog fight, but their awful owners are to blame! Anyone who is thinks that pits should be illegal are no friend of mine. People can be so stupid sometimes i just cant believe that some people are stupid enough to say that a helpless breed of dog should be illegal! BABIES!!!!

  • Pit bulls are loving pets.

    Pit bulls should not be banned because they're wonderful, fun-loving pets unless they're trained to be vicious. Everybody should have pit bulls, they really are wonderful pets to have and shouldn't have cruelity on their shoulders. Trust me, they are the must wonderful pet to have in your family. I wish I have one because I know they're wonderful.

  • Its Bullies not pit bulls

    Pit bulls are amazingly sweet animals. Definitely mans best friend. Instead of pointing your finger at pits, try looking at how the owner has raised them. Thats where the mean comes out in an animal. They are just like kids. Ifyou raise them right, they will grow up and do amazing things in life. If you ignore, abuse, treat wrong, they will rebel to get your attention one way or another. Its not the dog, it is the owner. Flat out.

  • Pitbulls can be mean but they can also be loving Pets

    Pitbulls are the ones that mostly attack other dogs and human, but that doesn't mean that they can be adorable,loving,kind happy dogs. I know someone who has a pit bull and she is not horrible. It also depends on how they are trained most people buy pit bulls because they want strong and fighting dogs, so you can imagine what it would do to a 2-5 year old boy, it even attacks adults, and again most likely because it was maybe trained that way before.

  • Pitbulls are one of the SWEETEST breeds of dog!

    Whoever says ban them has NO HEART! I don't care what anyone says. They were called the nanny dog because they watched children. THERE IS NO BAD DOGS, ONLY BAD OWNERS!!! More people get bit by GOLDEN RETRIEVERS than pitbulls! Don't ban pitbulls, save them! It's they're owner who made them so mean!!!!!! One day it will be animals debating whether or not to ban humans. This isn't some game of you did this so you die! You people have completely LOST your soul! Do you not have a heart? You will fall too if you think killing a dog just because it's a pitbull is right. THIS IS SO RACIST! Go ahead, talk about how mean I sound. TOO BAD IT'S TRUE! I OWN A PITBULL AND HE IS THE SWEETEST DOG! If there is a god (for all you god worshipers) WHY WOULD HE WANT THIS? ANY DOG CAN BECOME MEAN AND DANGEROUS! Thanks a lot the dog murders who say to put them down. You think your better than them huh? WRONG! YOU ARE JUST AS HORRIBLE! YOU THINK THEY KILL? YOU KILL! YOU DO! NOT THEM, YOU! Imagine you poodle or lab or whatever dog you have is taken away from you and MURDERED! WHAT NOW???????????? YOU ALL ARE RACISTS!!!!!! JUST BECAUSE THEIR PITBULLS DOESN'T MEAN THEY'RE EVIL! HAVE A NICE LIFE MURDERS!

  • There are a lot of bad dogs and most of them are not pitbulls!

    The people all refer to the pit-bulls and say that one killed a child but I'm sure that other dogs have killed kids too. Also it could have been the child's fault like what if the child did something mean or maybe the dog was playing. I think that pit-bulls are nice and they should be legal like other dogs that are even worse!!

  • There are a lot of bad dogs and most of them are not pitbulls!

    The people all refer to the pit-bulls and say that one killed a child but I'm sure that other dogs have killed kids too. Also it could have been the child's fault like what if the child did something mean or maybe the dog was playing. I think that pit-bulls are nice and they should be legal like other dogs that are even worse!!

  • Pibull took a bullet for a owner: How's that for a headline!

    Trust me they may seem scary and may seen harmful but there not!!!! All people talk about is all the bad thing that they have done what about all the good thing??? Did you know a pitty took a bullet for someone don't believe me Google it "lefty the pit bull"

  • NO! They are good dogs!

    Pitbulls have a strong build and especially strong temporalis muscle. Just because of their body structure does not mean their behavior follows. They are good, social dogs! They crave to please their owners. It's the people who train them to be bad dogs. But they are very sweet dogs overall! They should not be made illegal just because people treat them badly.

  • NO! They are good dogs!

    Pitbulls have a strong build and especially strong temporalis muscle. Just because of their body structure does not mean their behavior follows. They are good, social dogs! They crave to please their owners. It's the people who train them to be bad dogs. But they are very sweet dogs overall! They should not be made illegal just because people treat them badly.

  • Pitbulls aren't dangerous!

    Pitbulls aren't aggressive. Pitbulls are made aggressive. Their not caring owners are the ones that make them violent. Their owners should be the ones getting banned on not having dogs! It's not fair that the dogs are being banned because of their owners fault. Some may agree with this and some won't.

  • Pitbulls aren't dangerous!

    Pitbulls aren't aggressive. Pitbulls are made aggressive. Their not caring owners are the ones that make them violent. Their owners should be the ones getting banned on not having dogs! It's not fair that the dogs are being banned because of their owners fault. Some may agree with this and some won't.

  • Pitt Bulls fell in the wrong hands! Humans!

    It is unbelievable that people can say that pitt bulls are 'visious' they are a classic steryotype for being dangerous however it is the humans that are the dominent creatures on this earth that have to get involved with anything they can and here is a typical case of an innocent breed that have fallen in the wrong hands of vile human beings. Nothing is born to hate. It is the way that the creature is braught up that influences their attitudes and behaviour to life. Yes the pitt bull may have that small touch of instinct to be aggressive but this is easily handled if they are owned by responsible and patient people that are willing to spend the time to train such a gorgouse dog to be the way that they would be without the bad influence of humans. Cesar Millan, look him up and what he does you will soon agree that they are just like any other breed of dog. Loving loyal and caring!

  • Pitt Bulls fell in the wrong hands! Humans!

    It is unbelievable that people can say that pitt bulls are 'visious' they are a classic steryotype for being dangerous however it is the humans that are the dominent creatures on this earth that have to get involved with anything they can and here is a typical case of an innocent breed that have fallen in the wrong hands of vile human beings. Nothing is born to hate. It is the way that the creature is braught up that influences their attitudes and behaviour to life. Yes the pitt bull may have that small touch of instinct to be aggressive but this is easily handled if they are owned by responsible and patient people that are willing to spend the time to train such a gorgouse dog to be the way that they would be without the bad influence of humans. Cesar Millan, look him up and what he does you will soon agree that they are just like any other breed of dog. Loving loyal and caring!

  • Pit bulls are us!

    Pit bulls are super loyal, and who ever hates pit bulls hates me! If you do not like pit bulls, get one! They are super sweet and nice and loyal. Just because they have a bad rep does not mean they are mean. Pit bulls are us! Thank you, everyone!

  • Why ban something/someone that isn't at fault.

    Pit bulls are the victims , they were picked for dog fighting because of their loyalty, their strength, and their look. Many people think that banning a specific breed will help the problem. It's not the dogs fault, it's the owners fault for teaching the dog to be like that . If you look at the temperament of a pit bull, you'll notice that they are family dogs.
    Breed Specific Legislations can be related to the Holocaust, where many Jewish people died just because they were Jewish. They couldn't help what they were , that's how they were born. Killing a Pit Bull is genocide and shouldn't be allowed.

    So much time and money had been spent on banning Pit Bull type dogs that people forget to realize that if you take away Put Bulls, those same owners will find another dog to replace the pit bull. We need to focus on the irresponsible owners and not on the innocent dogs being out down for being the type of dog they are.

  • No bad Dogs, only bad owners.

    When people say they are 'vicious', it is because they are terriers. The only reason they are not as accepted as say, a Jack Russell, or a Bull Terrier, is because they are bigger, stronger, and considered 'ugly' by a lot of people.

    Yes, they are naturally aggressive, but like I said, so is a jack russell, if put in the same situation. They are TERRIERS! They were all bred to be hunters/fighters, pit bulls are just bigger, and more effective at it. And because of this, people neglect them, and abuse them, which LEADS to these attacks.

    What if you said the same thing about humans? What if you said 'Oh, well black people are often bigger than white people, so let's kill them!' Does that seem logical to you? It's a disgusting and ignorant stereotype to say that an entire breed should be illegal, in my opinion.

  • Of course not!

    I had a pitbull named Strika (girl). My friend had two pitbulls named Sabor (girl) and Titus (boy). They are the most sweetest breed ever. Please know that they really aren't the mean vicious monster dogs you guys make them out to be! People seem to think that because of the sick ignorant people who make them do that. And then beat and hurt the dogs if they don't. Pitbulls are so loving and precious. Yes, they are big and strong. But they are loyal and kind and great with kids! If pitbulls should be banned, then why not all dogs be banned? It's not the dog that should be banned and illegal. It's the people. They should be plug in jail for animal abuse.

  • Not illegal, but raised with care.

    I do not think they should be illegal. I know several sweet pit bulls. However, those that breed pit bulls need to make sure they go the kind and loving home. If the pit bull is abused then it could be a threat to people. As long as you're raising them with love, they'll love you back.

  • The only thing that should be banned are the people with ignorant comments

    And obviously a dog doesn't just sit and be perfect it's whole life ...It's provoked to attack or had a cruel owner who used it for dog fights and trained it to maim and kill. I have been with dogs that have been used as fighting dogs before the ones that don't have to be put down( because of someone else's cruelty) are mostly afraid and don't trust humans or other dog s without a lot f healing and time

  • The only thing that should be banned are the people with ignorant comments

    And obviously a dog doesn't just sit and be perfect it's whole life ...It's provoked to attack or had a cruel owner who used it for dog fights and trained it to maim and kill. I have been with dogs that have been used as fighting dogs before the ones that don't have to be put down( because of someone else's cruelty) are mostly afraid and don't trust humans or other dog s without a lot f healing and time

  • I had at pitbull at age ten

    We had a pitbull when i was ten. We had it for too years, and then had to get rid of it because we moved to an apartment that would not allow pitbulls. It only bit anyone once. And it was my cousin who jumped on top of him and pulled his tail. We see him every once in a while and in 12 years he has never bitten again.

  • I had at pitbull at age ten

    We had a pitbull when i was ten. We had it for too years, and then had to get rid of it because we moved to an apartment that would not allow pitbulls. It only bit anyone once. And it was my cousin who jumped on top of him and pulled his tail. We see him every once in a while and in 12 years he has never bitten again.

  • Pitbulls are poor misconceived animals that need a voice.

    Every dog will bite. My friend owns a pit bull and she is the sweetest dog alive. Pitbulls are misunderstood creatures. When dogs get in a fight it is best to stay away and let the dogs finish. Of course you would get injured if you step right into the dog fight like a target. It is thr history of the pit bull that causes the misconception and hate. Besides Chihuahuas are load and obnoxious. The have small dog disease which causes them to prove themselves against a bigger dog. So stuff your mouth with your lies because pit bulls are and will always be loyal companions.

  • Pitbulls are discriminated against but why arent their owners?

    Yes pitbulls were breed to fight and that was the natural purpose for breeding them but they are also loyal, protective and gentle. It depends on their home eviroment on how their behavior effects their attitude. If they are in a loving family then i bet they would never bight anyone but if they raised in a hateful area where they would have to defend themselves then like any reasonable animal they would be used to lashing out to protect themselves. It is not the dogs fault for how it is raised that is up to the owner. 'No one is born to hate, hate is learned and if you can learn to hate, you can learn to love.'

  • Pitbulls are discriminated against but why arent their owners?

    Yes pitbulls were breed to fight and that was the natural purpose for breeding them but they are also loyal, protective and gentle. It depends on their home eviroment on how their behavior effects their attitude. If they are in a loving family then i bet they would never bight anyone but if they raised in a hateful area where they would have to defend themselves then like any reasonable animal they would be used to lashing out to protect themselves. It is not the dogs fault for how it is raised that is up to the owner. 'No one is born to hate, hate is learned and if you can learn to hate, you can learn to love.'

  • Labeling a whole breed is not fair.

    Just because some cases involve pitbulls being aggressive does not mean all pitbulls are dangerous. People do terrible things every day but we don't try to ban them. It is all in the way the animals are treated and raised. Dogs have more animal instincts than us, so people need to acknowledge that and be smart about it. Not everyone is cut out to own a dog and people need to realize that. Pitbulls are dogs that need a certain amount of love and attention, and if you can't provide that don't get one. It is as simple as that. We need to ban the stupid people mistreating the dogs, not the dogs. There are plenty of aggressive dogs out there, not just one certain breed.

  • Educate and don't discriminate

    The fact that some pit bulls are ending up in the wrong hands is the problem. Those same buyers are looking for size and aggression to use those dogs for illegal purposes or to walk around as an ego extension, plug in metaphor here. Yes they do cause more damage and injuries just as a heavy fighter's punch will inflict more damage than a feather weight. The media's does nothing to dissuade the public just as they did with Dobermans, Rottweilers and German Sheperds. The media puts a lot of coverage on them and guess what happens, everybody wants one for previously stated reasons. Another alarming point is that most people can't even identify a pit bull in a large dog line up. As a whole there are a people pleasing breed and will do whatever the owner wants them to, to be aggressive or to be a loving pet. You must put in a lot Time and energy with this breed. They pay you back way more in return. Please do not get one unless you can put forth what it takes to raise this breed up right.

  • Sweetest dogs ever

    It's the way they're brought up that makes them aggressive and dangerous. Pitbulls can easily be he sweetest if treated with love. It's certain owners that need to be banned from owning pets. And to who that vote yes. You've obviously never been loved by a pitbull, I've known them since I was small.

  • Pit Bulls are lovers, not fighters

    My dog is part pit and you can tell that he is the nicest dog in the world. He has never bitten anyone or even tried to attack anyone the only circumstance is if somone broke into the house. The worst thing he will do is jump on you and lick you but that is about it. Stop discriminating them!

  • Pitbulls are loving and affectionate it depends on how they're are raised

    I have a Pitbull and she has never bit anyone because i raised her around kids and elderly people, she has only barks at the mailman and is loving and affectionate to everyone. Also how are you going to get rid of an entire breed of animal? Oh wait that's impossible.

  • You're really generalizing here...

    Good and bad of all kinds. Don't throw out the good with the bad, find a way to weed the bad out. Illegalizing the ownership of a dog does little to help reduce bad instances of the breed. As good, law-abiding, knowledgeable, and respectable people hand over their well-trained and friendly family dogs, thugs, hit men, and criminals will find their incentive diminishes little if at all. Every dog of the breed isn't inherently dangerous, that's silly. But every dog of that breed IS at least 600% more likely to be sought out by thugs and dog fighters. And used for a profit. And abused. And, god knows what. Think about it... Is "banning" really a wise solution to the real problem

  • Pit bull can be sweet and caring

    Why ban pit bulls? They are only trying to protect themselves or their owner from danger. Don't you know that all dogs bite? OK, fine lets ban humans! Why? Think about how many humans were killed by other humans. Think about all those kids out there that got abused and badly hurt by their parents. Think about all those pets out their that got killed or badly injured by their owner, or should i say HUMAN! I KNOW that one day, id=f a serial killer tried to murder you and your family, if you treated your pit bull the right way in the past, i am SURE that your pit bull will take that man down and even sacrifice their life for YOU! Just because of the few pit bulls out there that killed or injured people, you are gonna ban all of them? Every dog can kill some one. Even a cute one like a Pomeranian! Why ban them?

  • Pit bulls can be sweet and caring

    Pit bulls are only trying to defend themselves and their family. Why ban them? You know some owners that mistreat their dog make their dog think that everyone is bad and acts like their owner, so the pit bull will try to hurt people. So it sometimes is because of the way the owner treats their pit bull. OK, you wanna know something about humans? How many humans in a year have been killed by other humans? How many pets have been mistreated by their owner or should i say HUMAN! How many children have been almost beaten to death by their parents? Just because of a few pit bulls that killed or hurt people, all pit bulls should be banned? I know a pit bull that is very cute and sweet he would help us get the mail and he will always try to cheer us up when we are down. Lets say that a serial killer tried to kill you and your family. If you had a pit bull and you treat it correctly, i am SURE that it will take the serial killer DOWN and even sacrifice it's life for YOU!

  • Pit bulls are just as loving as any other dog!

    This is like saying German shepherd should be illegal! German shepherds are dogs who are protective of their owners but they can be trained to be nice loving dogs. I personally do not have a pit bull but i have seen them and strongly disagree to the statement that they should be illegal. You know a husky attacked my golden retriever a few years ago and my golden retriever almost died. So should husky's be illegal too? No. Just because some pit bulls are aggressive does not mean they all are.

  • Pit bulls are loving animals

    I volunteered at my local Humane Society for a couple years. There were mostly pit bulls in the shelter, and mainly because the owners didn't have the space to care for them. Some had horrible past, and came in torn up, starved, and badly beaten. But despite that, they were the most loving dogs in the world. They have so much love for every one. They have lots of energy, and some may confuse that as aggression, but the truth is they just want love and attention. I feel that the media has badly portrayed these dogs, and they need help. I hope to one day help these dogs and open up and shelter or take on as many as I can in my own home.

  • Pit bulls are misunderstood

    Having a pit bull of my own i would know how loving they are to people. They are very smart and can be train to do amazing things. Pit bulls are considered nanny dogs and will eve take care of human children by ,making sure dangerous stranger stay away.
    ANY DOG CAN attack a person if they feel threatened, and or scared. The same way people are scared of other animals, they will either fight or flight

  • With the right training, pitbulls are not harmful.

    Though pitbulls are portrayed as dangerous dogs; with the correct training, these dogs can become friendly and kind. According to pitbulls.Org, pitbulls, when treated correctly are people oriented. Socialization is important for a pitbulls well being. Pitbulls that are raised in a loving and caring family are people dogs and are loving and not so hyper.
    The dogs that we see in the news are often living in homes with owners who are not loving and caring. Like most dogs, pitbulls look for attention and sometimes the only way they can achieve that attention is by hurting others. If pitbulls were put in the hands of the right people, these issues of people being hurt would not be occurring.

  • Pit bulls deserve to be treated like other dogs

    Pit bulls have been owned and cared for as pets for a long time. Their owners must be responsible for such a powerful dog. It is not the government's job to make sure that these are capable of owning these dogs. Pit bulls have the right to be cared for in human households just like most other dog breeds.

  • Pitbulls are only as aggressive as brought up to be.

    Pitbulls have an aggressive side it doesn't always need to come out. Owners find it amusing to fight these dogs, then the pitbulls think its ok to fight. Hen they have little puppies the puppies watch there mom fight. They think its ok and the cycle continues. Also these dogs are so protective over there owners that the slightest movement that could be considered aggressive and their on you.

  • They are just being abused all of the time, so they have a bad image

    All dogs can be like this. It just so happens that pit bulls are a common fighting dog so they have this image of being so lethal. I believe that they deserve a chance just as good as every other dog. They are actually quite cuddly and are very friendly.

  • Silly myths destroy good animals

    They are just like any other pet. Raise them right and they are loyal. Raise them to be crazy, they'll be crazy. Uniformed people cause undue hysteria. The argument that owners of pit bulks are aggressive and dangerous.... I'm still laughing hysterically. I don't see any aggression coming from three old nuns who recently adopted an adult pit bull, a loving and loyal dog. Unless these nuns are part of some secret ninja plot to overthrow the monastery, I think it's safe to say they aren't dangerous. Lol!! Again, uneducated people about a breed they know nothing about. Media hype is all they are going on.

  • Silly myths destroy good animals

    They are just like any other pet. Raise them right and they are loyal. Raise them to be crazy, they'll be crazy. Uniformed people cause undue hysteria. The argument that owners of pit bulks are aggressive and dangerous.... I'm still laughing hysterically. I don't see any aggression coming from three old nuns who recently adopted an adult pit bull, a loving and loyal dog. Unless these nuns are part of some secret ninja plot to overthrow the monastery, I think it's safe to say they aren't dangerous. Lol!! Again, uneducated people about a breed they know nothing about. Media hype is all they are going on.

  • Pit bulls are the most loving breed

    Although there has been so many attacks involving pit bulls. You never know how great and amazing a dog can be unless you've owned them. Maybe you have owned them and something went bad, but would you get rid of them? Most say yes but why?? When your child does something bad would you get rid of them? Honestly. Pit bulls are the most sweetest dogs ive ever known. They are just like big cuddlely bears but in dog formation. :)

  • No don't ban the breed ban the idiots who own them for illegal purposes

    EVERY DOG ANYTIME WILL BITE an animal is an animal ....Does not matter what type breed or size people use your head who leaves little children to fend for them selves when theres big dogs in the house it reverts back to the people in the home stop having children if you cant watch them and any dog I don't care what type or breed will bite at one point otherwise they wouldn't be called animals and be related to the wolf.So next time you leave your 2 year old in your house with dogs you are taking a chance I don't care how well you know your dog and I know of a schnauzer that ripped half of a childs face off .Im so sick and tired of hearing its always a pit bull ITS NOT TRUE ,,,,

  • Bans don't work anyway and

    You people are all so biased and uneducated about the topic. Look into the past and actual facts before making assumptions. First of all there is no gene that makes a dog aggressive. It is not a quality of a breed anymore than it is a quality of a race of people. Pitbulls make up about 40% of the dogs in America and that is way higher than any other type of dog. When they say there have been more pitbull attacks it is just because of the numbers. Of course it's more likely for a dog out of millions to bite than that of hundreds. Pits have also been bred to be people friendly not aggressive. Whenever a pitbull showed a sign of aggression towards people, they would be put down. Pitbulls have been trusted in the past to look after young children unsupervised... What has changed from then to now? They have now been the most subjected to abuse and neglect. They are the favorite among those bastards who want a symbol of status in their neighborhoods. Before the pitbull it was the great dane, rottweiler, bull dog, boxer, etc. As the number of pits being used for their owners expenses has risen, so has the number of "attacks." To say that an aggressive chihuahua has more right to live than an "aggressive" pitbull is completely idiotic, biased, and unreasonable. A thin man who killed someone is just as dangerous as a muscular guy who killed someone. They both did damage and should both be punished. Why is that not the same for dogs. If a small dog isn't subjected to breed specific legislation, why should a medium-sized dog be. Pitbulls don't even have the strongest or deadliest bite out there. They scored much lower on bite strength than that of a german shepard, yet those are loved by all and admired for being chosen as police dogs. Dogs from over 50 breeds have been involved in fatal attacks including a labrador, but you don't see them being feared and banned from places. The media is the reason you don't hear about the other breeds because nobody wants to hear a story about how the most family friendly dog breed killed someone. The statistics on attacks can't be used as a fair argument either because dog attack reports aren't always filed or are filed incorrectly due to breed misidentification and polarization. All of the points you people made against pitbulls are invalid because they can be subjected to any dog and not specifically pitbull type dogs.

  • Not a bad breed just ***holes for owners

    Pitbulls are not a bad breed. Bad people train pitbull to be mean and bite. Also I have a 100 lb. Pitbull who I can leave alone with my newborn niece, he has never ever bitten her or jumped on her. I actually have gotten bitten by a Pomeranian to the point were I have had blood. People have just gave this breed a bad rap.

  • Heck no. Any dog has the ability to be vicious not just pit bulls

    Pit bulls have up until recently been a favorite among pet owners but recently people have started blaming the breed for their aggressiveness not their owners. Pit bulls are cheap and they are strong and healthy dogs that when used incorrectly can be very dangerous. But raised correctly a pit bull will be the most amazing companion you have ever had. I own a pit bull named Leo and he is the most amazingly sweet dog ever he is great with my other dogs and children. He is a favorite be be played with at the local park.

  • They Should be legal .

    Boxers can be kept why not pit-bulls . They are what people make them to be. Humans abuse them & make them fight other dogs . They dont deserve that . They have a bad reputation because of humans . Thats not fair . Why should they be treated different then any other dogs. I have owned plenty pit-bulls & currently i own 2 . I have no problem with them , they are very loving animals . I wouldnt trade anything in the world for my 2 loving pit-bulls .

  • No they shouldn't

    Its not right to put a label on one breed just because some of the dogs were taught and raised to fight. Its not the dogs fault it is us humans we were the ones who made them this way. The only ways to change the aggressive is to change us humans.

  • Remember when they wanted to make German Shepards Illegal?

    German Shepards were on the verge of being made illegal to own as well, now they are one of the highest owned family dogs in the U.S. They were thought to be aggressive and dangerous as well. That was no different than what we are going through now with the Pitbull. Pitbulls, like any other breed, can be the sweetest and most caring dog a family could own, all depending on how they are raised/treated. Saying they are dangerous, is just as bad/racist as saying African-Americans are the most likely to rob you. It is idiotic. Whatever breed the dog is has nothing to do with their personality or temperament. I have owned pit bulls, along with many other breeds of dogs. They were just as calm and loving as any other breed I have had, and never bit a soul or even acted aggressive. Just because some people have had problems with some pit bulls doesn't mean all are terrible. I have seen my fair share of aggressive labs, retrievers, shepards, collies, and almost any other breed. Pitbulls are not a problem. They should not be banned. If thats the case, then every other breed should be banned as well, because every breed has committed their own attacks as well and no one is attacking their right to live.

  • Best Dog I've Ever Owned

    I never thought I'd own a pit, but my husband got one back when we were dating. I had owned dogs all my life and was amazed at how quickly he learned commands and how affectionate and playful he was. I'm thankful my husband is very active and brings my dog along to get the exercise this breed needs to keep from becoming restless and irritable. I have a 2 year old and a baby on the way. Either they are closely supervised (in my line of sight, not in earshot) or they are separated. I'll admit this breed takes a lot of work and precautions. I can't take him to a dog park. I can't let him off leash at a public park. I muzzle him (just in case) before I bring him into the Vet's office. But I wouldn't give him up for anything!

  • Pit buls are very loving.

    It also depends how you raise the dog. If you raise them to be mean then the dog will be mean. But if you raise them to be mean to be nice and loving they would follow orders. I have a pit bull and he is very nice with everything.

  • Pit buls are very loving.

    It also depends how you raise the dog. If you raise them to be mean then the dog will be mean. But if you raise them to be mean to be nice and loving they would follow orders. I have a pit bull and he is very nice with everything.

  • I have own pitbulls since i was little.

    ANY DOG can be dangerous!!!! ANY DOG can be trained to fight and to kill. Judging them on what they look like? Now, you dont see people sticking there foot in a pomeranian because they look like slippers?
    Its not there fault for the way they were trained. Blame the owner not them

  • I love pitbulls

    I am doing an essay on pitbulls. It is true they had attacks on humans and other dogs, but it is not because of the dog. The dog only does what it was bred to do. Pitbulls are great pets and should not be illegal. I read a story on a pitbull that did a rescue dog test. Only three dogs passed the test, a german sheperard, a pitbull, and one other dog. The pitbull was the only dog to jump through the barbed wire to get a kid to save him. The dog had to have 67 stiches for saving some one.

  • They deserve their bad reputation.

    I love dogs, but that doesn't mean I'm blind to the truth that pits kill more than any other breed. It's funny how people say that pits attack less than other dogs, don't have locking jaws, etc.... All of this is true, and yet, they still kill more men, women, and especially children than any other dog! I have no sympathy for them, and they should all be put down humanely so as to stop the breed from spreading. They deserve the reputation they have been given by society, it's only right that a family knows how much danger they put themselves and others in by owning one.

  • Pit Bulls are loving animals.

    Did you know that one of the first presidents owned a Pit Bull? It's not the animal people it's how you raise them! Remember when Rottweilers and German Shepard's were treated badly due to (canine racism)? Now it's pits. It's not fair! It's a pain in the butt to get an apartment or house these days if you own a Pit Bull terrier unless if you get the Vet to list it as a Mix on documents. Pit Bull terriers are the most sweet and amazing animals I've encountered. Yeah, we here about Pit Bull attacks all the time - well thank you media, but lets get it right. You don't know all of the facts, you didn't see what happened, and therefore you can't have limits on one specific breed. Pit Bulls need nourishment, care, and affection like other animals. They were seen and exposed as hero's during world war I. By the way, you should never leave any type of dog around a new born: you have to teach the dog boundaries!

    So there for No, Pit Bulls should not be illegal anywhere nationwide
    Thanks for listening!

  • I own a Pit bull and bring him around my younger siblings.

    I have my own Pitbull, and he is the most loving, loyal, and playful creature I've ever met. My dog is around my younger siblings, one being 6 and the other 9. Never, EVER, has my dog bitten them. He has been trained to never bite anyone, but to protect me (his owner) and his family. He will bark and stand in a defensive stance when someone of danger is near, but will not EVER attack another human being unless our lives were in danger. Pitbulls are not a dangerous breed, there are simply loyal, and protective of those who love and care for them.

  • American Pitbull terriers have one fault!!!!!!!

    The APBT have one fault in my eyes! They are so loyal and so willing to please there owner they will do what EVER it is the owner wants them to do! There is where the irresponsible owner come in and put a bad name out for these awesome, loving, loyal FAMILY dogs! There is no other breed in my eyes that is more loyal and loving to there family!

  • They are loving and loyal

    Pit bulls get a bad wrap because of the people who train them to fight. I have been around hundreds of pit bulls, and none of them have been naturally aggressive. There were about ten pits i have seen all of my life that have been aggressive, and that is because they were abused as a puppy, and they don't trust anyone. They had scars from whips, and missing patches of fur because it was burnt off. They also had scars on their heads from dog fights, yet they were the sweetest to finally be away from those owners. Once you get them away from all of the violence, they change. They are one of the very few breeds that can change how they act. I had an experience where i went over to someones house, and they used Pitts for fighting. I offered to take the dog because it was getting old, and they were going to kill it because it was no use to them anymore. I took the dog in ,and at first, it was very afraid of me. Once i showed it that i would never hurt it ever again, it learned to trust me., It was like that past life never happened. I could walk it down the street in from of other dogs, and it would just walk by. I believe it isn't the breed, its the owner.

  • Many Celebrities Have Pit Bulls

    There are many reasons why Cesar Millan took a pit bull as his right hand dog in both Daddy and Junior. They are strong, yes, but other breeds have been proven stronger (such as in their bite). But such "statistics" would be moot point when, like in Millan's dogs, they are managed by a strong pack leader. As an owner I do not allow my dog to maul anyone. She has never attacked anyone because pit bulls were not bred to be human aggressive (think of their history: human handlers would be in the pit with them). All pertinent dog experts (not media) have all stated that breed is a poor indicator for predicting dog attacks or dog "dangerousness". Whether the dogs are strays or resident dogs (dogs that have little to no interaction with humans and stay outdoors), unneutered, if a female was in heat nearby, puppies, etc. are much better predictors of ANY dog attack. And as an ending anecdote: the last 3 times I have been out this week I've been charged by loose dog packs. The breed of those dogs? None were pits. I let them know in dog language that I was willing to fight for my girl, and also they ran in the middle of a busy street to try to attack me so cars would soho them away too. Bottom line is...Those dogs were not supposed to be allowed to be out and you CAN prevent dog attacks if you're vigilant and watch for the warning signs. Pit bulls are blamed for being "unpredictable" because they're so stoic, but good owners are able to tell. Banning a breed will do nothing for dog attacks since all of the dogs who charged and stalked me were non-pit bulls.

  • Pit Bulls aren't ALL dangerous

    Tell me who the owner of the Pit Bull is. Tell me the dog's history. Pit Bulls are gentle animals unless they are trained to be aggressive at a young age. Pit Bulls aren't the only dogs that attack either. Society has turned their backs on pitties just because of the dog's history and myths. They were breed to be loyal as well as fight. But that was the 1800's.

  • I think owners of all dogs should be held responsible.

    My put, my friends puts my dads 3 pits couldn't be sweeter. My friends chihuahua has bit me 3 times! Bit the mail man and the golden retriever down the street has tried to attack my pit. All dogs are animals and need to be trained just like all children need to be parented.

  • Neutered, family-socialized Pit bulls DO NOT attack

    There are no documented cases of a family Pit bull who has been spayed/neutered attacking someone. As long as the family is responsible and raises their dog correctly and gets them spayed/neutered then there is nothing to worry about. I own a very docile, sweet Pit and he is honestly too skittish to attack anything. He's even afraid of our stairs! There's no way he would attack anything. http://www.austinhumanesociety.org/pitbulliq

  • Pit bulls aren't the first breed to be portrayed as dangerous.

    All dog breeds- no matter how big or small- have the ability to injure or kill someone; although smaller breeds are less likely to, in the right circumstances, they can significantly injure you. If a Pit bull decided to bite me, they could break my arm plain and simple, however if a small dog decided to latch on to my hand, they could destroy the tendons and muscles to the point where I couldn't use my hand any longer. In the 70's they blamed the Doberman, in the 80's they blamed the German Shepherd, in the 90's they blamed the Rottweiler and now they are blaming the Pit bull; In my opinion, the media needs to pick on the dog breeds because they don't want to admit that humans are the monsters, humans are the dangerous ones. Pit bulls are one of the most loyal dogs on Earth, if their owner teaches them to fight, the dogs soon realize that they are doing their job of making the owners happy and will continue to do that just to make their owners proud. Many Pit bulls that are raised to fight are beaten or shot for disobeying or failing to accomplish what was forced upon them. I was raised around Pit bulls and know for a fact that they are loving dogs. I know how powerful these dogs are and what they're capable of. In my lifetime I've encountered hundreds of Pit bulls, not one of which were aggressive towards me or anyone else at all; given that some of them are dog reactive they were aggressive towards other dogs but any dog can be dog reactive. These dogs are NOT aggressive by nature, they are trained and raised to fight other dogs for sport; any dog breed raised in that type of environment will only know what they were raised around and don't know any better. As for banning the breed, Florida already has and I disagree completely because they ban people from owning pit bulls, yet people are allowed to own tigers! What kind of logic is that!? All in all, this breed is the most loyal and caring dogs that I have ever witnessed and I will never change my opinion about them because I know the truth. Thank you and goodbye!

  • I own one!!

    I own an american pit bull terrier and never have i ever seen him or any of his puppies act in an aggressive manner the people who are killed by the pit bulls are mainly the reason they are attacked i know seems mean right? Well when you walk through a neighborhood of meth heads knowing they have dangerous animals they are thought to protect the owners. -owner_of_lovers

  • What are we saying?

    That the entire human race happens to be too stupid to become responsible dog owners? I understand how people who have a dog-related tragedy, would hate Pitbulls, but again, the "kill 'em all" approach does not work. Even the UK Parliament admitted that BSL has failed to improve public safety. (http://www.Publications.Parliament.Uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmenvfru/writev/dogcontrol/dog30.Htm)
    but look up "Calgary model" (http://www.Calgary.Ca/CSPS/ABS/Pages/Animal-Services/Responsible-dog-ownership.Aspx) and you'll see a formula that provides human and animal safety. E ven the UK Parliament admitted that BSL has failed to provide public safety.
    The other issue comes from people who have had no personal negative experiences with dogs, but are brainwashed into believing every news report, every deranged, ignorant blog. Maybe that willful ignorance applies to these people, but plenty of us are proving them wrong, and they need to understand that we're not about to let our dogs be carted away to be butchered just because of a number of people want to hold on to their hysteria. And yes, I have 2 Pitbulls, who were rescued from a dog fighting ring, both dogs are now certified as physiotherapy dogs at local hospitals and have worked with children,(sorry to disappoint the tabloids, but the children are very much alive and well and even their parents say they had no idea Pitbulls could have such a positive impact on anyone's lives), and my dogs are not the only ones.

  • What are we saying here?

    I understand how people who have a Pitbull-related tragedy, would hate these dogs, but again, the "kill 'em all" approach does not work. Even the UK Parliament admitted that BSL has failed to improve public safety (http://www.Publications.Parliament.Uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmenvfru/writev/dogcontrol/dog30.Htm)
    then look up the "Calgary model" (http://www.Calgary.Ca/CSPS/ABS/Pages/Animal-Services/Responsible-dog-ownership.Aspx) and you'll see a very successful system in terms of human AND animal safety.
    The other issue comes from people who have had no personal negative experiences with dogs, but are brainwashed into believing every news report, every deranged, ignorant blog. What are they saying? That the entire human race is too stupid to be responsible dog owners? Maybe that applies to these people, but they need to understand that plenty of us are proving them wrong, and we're not about to let our dogs be carted away to be butchered just because of a number of people want to hold on to their ignorant hysteria. And yes, I have 2 Pitbulls, who were rescued from a dog fighting ring, both dogs are now certified as physiotherapy dogs, and they're not the only ones.

  • Pit bulls are great pets

    Yes, they can be dangerous but they could be trained and handled in a way where they won't attack people or other dogs. If pit bulls are taught to fight, then that's what they'll do. If they are taught to love, then they will love. Stop training them to be mean!!!!

  • Pitbuller lover forever

    Pitbulls are not a weapon but a loving pet. I use to be the one that didn't like pitbulls because of the way the media portrayed them, but they are loving creatures. My husband and I just got two, and they are the most loving pets we could have. They're so protective, because you love them. So, no, they shouldn't be illegal. If that's the case, then all dogs she be illegal - not just one breed.

  • Pitbulls are normal dogs. If they say that pitbulls is dangerous then why is lions and other animals legal?

    My uncle has a wolf and 2 tigers and they let him why dosent miami dade county make pit bulls legal with at least a license. I have a dog and is a german shepard and i also have a dorky dogs are normal animals with a heart that is pounding every day. So pls allow dogs.

  • It's not the dogs fault but of the owner.

    Just like a gun, it is a weapon of protection but in the wrong hands it's a weapon of destruction. All breeds have the potential to attack a person, it is the owners duty to train their dog for this not to happen. All those stories of pitbulls attacking people, many don't see the bigger picture. If the owner has bad intentions then yes, the pit is dangerous if they weren't train or social yes they are dangerous. A Lab can also be dangerous but no one considers that when they're buying them. All dogs can be extremely dangerous to one if not properly trained and I think it just sad why many of us just target pits when in fact they are the most loyal companions you can ever have!

  • It's the owner; not the dog

    Here where I live, pitbulls are basically illegal. You have to have all these licenses and liability insurances, and the poor dog can't even be in its own backyard without being inside a six-sided kennel because you can have animal control at your door. It's really sad to see because pit bulls aren't the only ones doing bad things. Just recently there was a beagle who mauled its owners face here in my city, but of course, nobody said anything because it's not a "dangerous breed". Saying pitbulls are born vicious is like saying some people were born drug addicts. Those aren't traits genetically imbedded into the person or animal; those are characteristics which were learned by the owner. Any dog can be vicious and kill someone or another dog. Not just Pitbull breeds. Pit bulls were known as nanny dog for the loyalty, love, and protectiveness they had towards the kids. Should am owner be responsible and punished if their dog hurts someone or another dog? Yes. But should the whole breed be banned just because some people decide not to properly train/raise them? No. This is basically modern day racism! I own a Pitbull and I have got to say, he is by far the best dog I have owned. I've had a lab and a golden retriever, and they've had more obedience problems than my current dog. He is extremely loving and is also really protective with my baby sister, who is 3 and has Down syndrome. I don't think they should make pit bulls illegal. If they wanna protect the people, they should ban alcohol and cigarettes. Those two things alone have killed way more innocent people than pit bulls.

  • A pit bull is a dog as is any other breed

    BSL has been shown not to work and costs society financially. A setup like in Calgary where there is a dangerous dog law makes the owner responsible for their dog as it should be. Pitbulls can be amazing family pets as can German shepherds, rotties, labs, goldens, poms, etc. A responsible owner realizes that his pit is stronger than the pom and takes no chances even in the most well behaved pit. Pits may have increased dog aggression due to the genetics but (not all do), but infact they should have no aggression to people as this was not an advantage in the ring to the handler. A pitbull that shows aggression to people who has not been abused or trained for human aggression should sadly be euthanized. It is notable that the pitbull breed is one that has shown that despite abusive beginnings they can and have been very successful at being rehabilitated. Look at the Vick dogs who have since become family pets with exemplary records, or therapy dogs or Canine good Citizens. In any breed every once in a while there will be a rare dog that is inherently dangerous due to genetics and that is why temperament testing and getting to know your dog and accepting them and really seeing them for what they are is so important. I work regularly with pits as well as with all other breeds and have seen what a pit can do as well as what a GSD can do or what a pom can do. If you get caught breaking a fit with a pit you can get seriously injured but happily these are few and far between in the controlled situations we put our dogs in. The pom however, who I still love, has caused more blood letting than the pits ever did because he is volatile and bites multiple times. Of course he has never left me with a life threatening injury and if it got bad enough I could just step on him and it would be over, but in terms of propensity to bite I must say the small dogs have a much higher instinctive tendency to bite that a properly raised, genetically sound pitbull.

  • Don't bully my breed

    Educate yourself before you speak.

    My PitBull is the best dog I have ever had. I have two kittens that she adores and a 7 pound mutt dog who plays all day with my PitBull , Cali. Train your dog right. No matter what the breed. Any dog breed can be aggressive.

  • Why so against them?

    Okay ya'll. I read all these things about Pit bulls killing elders and kids, but other dogs do too. Why focus on the Pit bull? I'm almost 20 and have grown up around Pit bulls all my life. They are my favorite breed and not one has ever shown aggression to others, or myself. It totally depends on the owner, weather you think it does or not. People say that I'm a sick person for protection this playful and loving breed, but your a sick person if you think they should be banned.

  • No way pit-bulls should'nt be baned

    Pit - bulls only are bad because of there owners .
    Dogs are NEVER born " bad " . People burn them , try to kill them , chain them , lock them in cars , and other horrible ,horrible things . Watch pit boss for more of this proof

  • No, they should not be illegal

    I feel that people are quick to punish a breed, when you need to look at the larger picture. Yes, some breeds are more aggressive, but given the proper environment and care they can be an amazing pet. Maybe every home and situation are not right for a pit bull, but they still need love and people to care for them.

  • Don't Blame the Breed

    Any dog can be violent not just pit bulls. If you look back in history pit bulls are known as the most loving loyal dogs. This hasn't changed if you show your dog love then it will love you back. I think that most dog attacks get blamed on pit bulls because society doesn't want to admit that they are not always the ones at fault.

  • Dont hate pitbulls.

    To me Pitbulls are cool and i don't know why you guys hate on pitbulls when whoever hates on them shouldn't like you but that is just my opinion. You people shoudn't hate on dogs pitbulls are cool and there is nothing you can do to get pitbulls out of the world. Pitbulls can sometimes be mean trust me i have 4 but you know it actually depends on the owner, not the dog. Let's say what if you were a dog and people hated you, that wouldn't be fair. Chiuawahs can be the meanest dogs in the world but like i said it depends on the owner.

  • Pitbulls are a creation of God. Means needs to be treated equal as other animals.

    When a pit bull is born, it is just a dog. People give that dog its name for its reputation. People make it that way. I say again POEPLE! Made it that way for pit bulls. Pit bulls are now left with no good. In addition of my argument, pit bulls are originally named Terriers. "Check facts not lies".

  • Senselessness will be the downfall of the Breed

    Its all about how you raise it. I mean I know that the instinct to kill is there, but its a domesticated animal from the wild so many years ago all dogs have the instinct to kill and to survive its just more present in certain breeds like the pit bull and if the case of them being killed by humans because they don't want injury is what we call "fixing" the situation then you'd be wrong. Why not outlaw rotwielers and Tibetan mastiffs who pose a much more dangerous threat considering they are the size of a small bear!

  • Stop Being Scared of a 1 Foot Tall Dog

    It's completely ridiculous how people feel like they should fear for their lives and strap up anytime they see a pit bull. It's even more ridiculous at how they think that banning pit bulls will someone make the world a better place. Of course, there are a few dogs that attack for no reason. But there are also humans that attack for no reason, as well. Do we ban ourselves? No. Because we know that there are plenty of other humans who would never think of doing such a thing. It's the same thing with pits. If you take pit bulls from everyone, you'd be doing more wrong than good. They are loving, sensitive, and very forgiving. How many stories have you heard of a pit bull attacking someone? Maybe five... Tops? Come on, now. A grizzly bear would do MUCH more damage than a pit bull would ever do. Every breed, race, species, etc. Has their slip ups. That doesn't make them all horrible, disgusting, evil, sinister demons, though. Wake up, and get a life, or just get a pit bull.

  • No because ....

    No because it seems that if you raise the dog wrong it will be mean instead of being nice i have been growing up with pitts and facts have proven if you treat the dog wrong the dog will treat you wrong people who hate pitts have probably been treating the dog wrong if you dont like pitts then you are just a hater and you have most likely been at acted by one and been treating it wrong

  • It's all the owner's fault

    The dog shouldn't be discriminated for it's fighting! It's the owners that train them to fight! The dogs are very nice and loyal, however they are trained to fight because of their aggression. It's just sad for the dogs because they're going to be left out and no one would care for them.

  • Behind the scenes

    Has a vet tech and volunteer at the local animal shelters I have seen many breeds and behaviors. I have also learned that Pit-bulls are usually the kindest and most patient breed out there. We also see more aggressive labs and little breed dogs than Pit-bulls. You can't label a breed as bad just because of the few bad ones out there it is all on how they are raised. Just as you can't label a specific colored race as bad because of what some have done. So instead of complaining that all pits are bad get to know them before you judge them I have had many pits and they were the most loving loyal dogs I ever had. So make a change stop the people that are giving the dog the reputation they have, because it starts with you they are just innocent creatures doing the only thing they are taught.

  • No they are not dangerous

    Pitbulls should't be banned the only reason they get a bad rep is because of the owners. IT ALL Depends on the owner. I have 8th month old pit bull and my nephews play with him and the are all little. We play rough I tell him stop and he stops.

  • Pitbulls are not bad dogs.

    Pitbulls are really good dogs. They are always getting a bad reputation because of it. They are willing to do exactly what they are told even if it causes them pain, or even gives them death. It isn't their fault that they were bred to kill, and just because they are made that way doesn't mean that it is all they can and will do. They can be trained to be good just like any other dog can. They can be just as loving as other dogs, just as other dogs can be just as aggressive as pitbulls.

  • Don't ban the breed.

    They should not because they are not born to fight, they are taught to fight, so maybe we should ban the trainer. People hate they breed because of what they hear, half of you that say yes, never had anything happen to you & you are just saying they should be banned because of "What you heard." Which is not fair. Say I have a gun & I shoot someone, I cannot say the gun shot the person because I was the one who pulled the trigger just like I would be the trainer and the pit bull would be the gun. So therefore, don't blame the breed.. Blame the trainer. & if they do get banned, just another dog breed will get used for fighting.

  • No Pitbulls should not be illegal!

    Pitbulls should not be illegal! They are not mean it just depends on the way people raise them. I have two pitbulls and they are very friendly and deserve not to be illegal. People have just gave pitbulls a bad rep when they make great pets. People think pitbulls are so mean and intimidating well guess what there not! People act like there such mean dogs and if they see you they will attack, your wrong they are very friendly and nice. The only way I think a pitbull would attack is if they were trained to do so. If one breed that is intimidating should be illegal then all breeds because a breed of dogs that isn't mean to you or seems mean doesn't mean other people think that also. Pitbulls are very protective and I love my pitbulls and people say oh my dog was attacked by a pitbull they are such mean dogs thats how the owner trained them and not all pitbulls are like that. To tell you the truth if one breed is going to be illegal then all breeds should be illegal.

  • Pit-bulls are great dogs

    I have a 2 pit-bulls myself they've never once bit my 2 small kids, and they've never showed aggression towards us. Pit-bulls are like any creature they just have more teeth. Any dog any mouse any frog is capable of doing damage its just how much the news and shows frame it. You always here on the news about pit-bull attacking but have you ever watch pit-bulls and parolees there dogs (and they have hundreds) and there dogs have never bit. Anyone or anything so before you let the tab lodes and news reports (who can barley tell us the weather) think about the good they can do.

  • No they shouldn't!

    Pitbulls, are really an amazing, beautiful species. They can decide whether or not they like people. Whether or not they like other animals. They are different, all species are. Just like we are all different. No anything is exactly the same. We can't persuade them to become nice or mean. We just need to think, just a little bit. Do they really need to be banned?

  • Its The Trainer

    The trainer is the one who makes the dog aggressive I have 4 pit bulls who have never hurt a fly snd never will its who trains them and tells them what to do that affects the mood and or aggressiveness so its up to the person to make them attack a stranger that's on there land or so on so forth like in Alabama 2 cops were chasing a thief and they hoped into a backyard guns drew chasing after him notice the thief went the same way and wasn't harmed but the cops came though and the dog barked at them but was on a chain and the cops felt threatened and shot the dog the thief got away clearly that dog wouldn't have hurt them and they mustve herd the dog bark when the thief went through so the dog died for nothing and they got away with it I court so the trainer is a big deal and the person who did/or had something happen to them by the dog and that's the reason it should be legal to have pit bulls

  • They should be allowed

    PItbulls are just like any other dog. It is not their fault if they are breed to fight. I work at the animal shelter and these dogs are banned and as hard as we try to get them homes out of town they are killed. This needs to stop now!

  • No, they should be socialised early

    Pit bulls are loving dogs, and they can be okay with other dogs if socialised in their puppy hood, they just want to please their master, so if you socialise them they will try to behave well with other dogs, they are however energetic dogs and should be given physical activity or else they will get frustuated( like a teenager, this does'nt mean they are killing machines) it is largely the media trying to classify any aggresive dog as " pitbulls" because there are many bull dog type breeds which an amateur cannot identify.

  • 1 percent of pitbulls bit someone in a year. 10 percent of Labradors bit someone in a year.

    I bet all of you that everyone that said yes never had a pit bull or understands anything about them. 58 percent of dogs in shelters are pit bulls. 75 percent of animal shelters don't give them a chance to be adopted. Another reason that people never buy pit bulls is because of the dumb myths. I would be surprised if any of these people understand any thing about pit bulls. Humans are the reason they are aggressive. Please, if you see an aggressive pit bull you should blame the deed not the breed.

  • The media is so biasis before you hate the breed do your own research!!

    Its so one sided that the media only prints or airs stories on pitbulls or bully breeds when it involves reckless owners who should not have any kind of dog in the first place. No pitbull or bully breed is born human aggressive or mean they are trained that way by suffering years of physical abuse in the hands of evil owners who should be arrested and put in prison. To all the ignorant uneducated people who are against pitbulls and bully breed dogs please take the time to look at the temperament tests done which are independent and realize these breeds score higher than 95% of any other breed out there. Look at all the pitbulls that have saved kids, families, and are good canine citizens. Helen keller owned a pitbull and they were the symbol of America during world war I and II their perception changed because of thugs and those getting them for ill reasons. Ask any veterinarian or persons involved with canines that know the breed and they will tell you the real truth on this breed. I would never own any other breed so please punish the deed not the breed. As a side note the staffy bull terrier is one of only two dogs in the canine world that in its akc standard states it is a nanny dog and must be good with children.

  • Pitbulls are loving animals

    Pitbulls should not be banned because they have done nothing wrong, why they act like this is because people treat these dogs hurtfully or treat them to attack anyone
    who enters there house unexpectidly and these dogs might get a thief mixed up with other innocent citizens so blame the owners that treat there dogs badly

  • People love to create and destroy

    We created these dogs, they are an amazing breed but NEED good owners. People are always to quick to go ahead and create and instead of being responsible they just terminate . Its wrong!

    Every behaviorist says, its never the dog, its the owner , be it on purpose via neglect or by shear ignorance, but its ALWAYS THE OWNER!

  • Blame the owners, not the breed.

    Unfortunately Pit Bulls are the chosen breed among dog fighters. Dog fighting is illegal, but it goes on anyway. Pit Bulls weren't born mean and aggressive, they were trained to be that way. Yes there are some very mean and dangerous Pit Bulls, but don't judge the entire breed based on what some of them have done. German Shepherds, Rottweilers, and Dobermans can be very aggressive too. They are also some of the most loving and loyal dogs you'll find. There are too many irresponsible people who want Pit Bulls as a status symbol or a fighting dog and they are not properly trained or cared for. I am bitterly opposed to dog fighting but it goes on. Pit Bulls have been used in search and rescue teams and have saved lives. Stereotyping pit bulls as mean and evil is not fair. It's the same as saying one particular race of people are all bad because someone from that race killed one of your loved ones. People who say pit bulls should be illegal do so out of fear and ignorance. I've seen Chihuahuas that were vicious. I have some of the most lovable pit bulls you'll find. People need to be educated about them instead of blaming the entire breed for what some have done. A dog that is raised with love gives love in return. A dog that is whipped, beaten, mistreated and trained to fight is often the one that will bite you or attack your dog. That's what they were trained to do. Blame the owners, NOT the breed!

  • Dogs are not to blame

    A animal isn't born dangerous! Its like saying a baby is born dangerous. An animal like anything is a product of their environment. If pit bulls are raised in an appropriate environment, they are one of the best breeds someone can own! Stop judging these amazing kind animals by their breed and start looking at the people who are raising them!

  • Any dog can be vicious

    I have three pit bulls and they are the best dogs I have ever had. They are loyal and loving. I would never give up my dogs . If you raise your dog to be vicious then they will be vicious. Any dog can be as aggressive as a pit bull.

  • Pit bulls should not be illegal.

    Pit bulls aren't to blame for anything that happens. It's the stupid humans who don't train or take care of them. Studies show that pit bulls don't have locking jaws, are very kind to kids, are very loyal, and will never hurt somebody unless that somebody threatens his human family. Pitbulls aren't bad. The humans are.

  • They're the perfect pet.

    It's the way you treat them. They are perfect, and all these stereotypes need to stop. I own a pitbull and she is the best dog i can ever have. She is very protective of my family and I wouldn't trade her for the world. She is like a sister to me, I love that dog more than anything. She hasn't bitten anybody. She is trained well and she will continue to stay my best friend for the rest of her life.

  • Just the same as every other dog.

    I don't get how you people could say that! I mean, i understand the one about your dog getting killed by one, but they are just as much as dogs as all the other breeds! Yes, they come from a shady backround, but they're just dogs! What if a Golden retriever bit a kid? Ban Golden retrievers? NO! The same should be for Pitbulls!

  • Deaths of children

    In 2014 a 4 year old girl was killed by family pit bulls, and in 2015 an 18 month old boy was killed by his family pit bulls. There have been more then 138 deaths from pit bulls between 2007 and 2015 just to kids. It is very sad and I don't think it should keep happening.

  • You cant blame them all

    You cannot blame all pit bulls for what another one does. All dogs could turn on people and all dogs bite dogs depend on fight or flight especially when the feel threatened. That dog could have had a bad life and feels humans are a threat. Social media only shows when pit bulls bite people not when another breed bites a person. The pit bull used to be called the nanny dog for a reason.

  • Pit Bulls are Dogs

    Banning pit bulls is like banning a certain race. It would be like (for example) banning the whole population of "white" people from your state because one "white" person killed one "black" person. If you're going to ban pitbulls because they can kill, then why not ban the police? They kill people too.
    Banning a breed is racism. STOP Racism NOW

  • No of course not!!!

    People who think that pit bulls should be illegal are crazy. I have personally owned a pit bull, a big one too, that was the best pet ever! He never attacked anyone, much less killed anyone. The only reason that some might be aggressive is because of its owner. Obviously, the owner knows that pit bulls can be mean only if you train them & that's why they don't use other dogs, like german shepherds & rottweilers. If people make them illegal, they might as well make chihuahuas illegal too. Or every other kind of dog or pet.

  • No they should not

    No because its the owner, if the owner is mentel then he hurts the dog and makes it vishous, but they are dangerous but I've lived with them my whole life the nice and cuddlly and nice their nice to my kidds if im nice to them and i love them.

  • Keep the pitbulls

    I have two pitbulls, they couldn't make me happier. The only reason some are really agresive is because there owners abuse them. The pitbulls get boiling water poured on there heads, are starved for days, locked up, beaten, and much more. These pitbulls are only trying to defend themselves. Im sure that if that any of you where abused dogs you would do the same out of fear.

  • Pitbulls shouldn't be illegal

    It matters on how someone raise a pitbull. Not all pitbulls are mean. I know my pitbull isn't . And they have a right to be here as everyone else. They are living things. They do have feelings. How would you like it if you couldn't be here anymore. It wouldn't feel to good so why should pitbulls be illegal. Put urself in their place

  • All dogs are nice

    Many might say a pit-bull is bad. But read the history of a pit-bull, a pit-bull isn't a breed its a description of many dogs. I used to have one and it was always playful and didn't hurt anyone, or any of my smaller dogs. I think it depends on the way they are raised and trained.

  • Pit bulls are the best dogs ever

    I own a pit bull and at first my family and i were very nervous about it because of how they are looked at in the media. Turns out she is the best dog we have ever had. She is loving, smart, and loyal. She does love other people and animals as well. If you think banning this breed is a solution you're wrong. Maybe you shouldn't own any dog because you're an irresponsible dog owner. DONT BULLY MY BREED!

  • They're amazing dogs

    There's nothing wrong with pitbulls. It's all about the bad media they get. A lot of people are saying that pitbull a were ment to kill and hunt, but what about German sheppards, you know, police dogs, who kill many. And for those who say the "owner excuse is invalid" what are you smoking? You can raise any dog Roche sweet and protective or bad and dangerous. Pit bulls are safe as long as you raise them that way.

  • They're loving animals and some people are sissys

    I owned a pit bull and sadly he died.He was so sweet and energetic he loved to play with me.Currently my grandperants own 2 pit bulls,lyric and diva.Lyric loves to cuddle and is chill.Diva is super active and energetic.All three of them are AMAZING dogs.People who get bit or "attacked" by pitbulls aren't thinking clearly.I mean not all pitbulls are like that it depends on the owner and on how they where raised.Lyric was stabbed multiple times in the leg and my aunt saved her she use to be afraid of people but now she isn't.If a dog seems aggressive it mainly because there owner is aggressive towards them.So stop blaming the whole pitbull society for some aggressive pitbulls you have encountered,it's not there fault you have bad luck.Please like if u think this is helpful and hopefully you did cuz I'm a bad writer but I really tried to write from the heart!!

  • You all CANNOT blame these poor creatures for how they where trained!!!

    I have 2 pit bulls and a chow chow mix with German Shepperd and they are very friendly. I can let them and leave them off the leash and outside to play all day with the neighborhood kids and nothing goes wrong because I had them trained and showered them with love and affection since they were puppies. They have actually saved a one of my neighbors life and let's not forget that other breeds of dogs attack people so why be so cruel to one breed!!! I Love All Three OF My Dogs. I Stand With PIt Bulls

  • To people who said yes!

    First of all, if you are not aware, what you are doing is called discrimination. These dogs are being labeled as mean and ferocious, just because of their breed. Dogs are being taken away from there owners when they are not even doing anything! Who does that! Don't ban pit bulls, ban stupid people!

  • Read this please, I bet I can convince you thanks to a ton of research.

    Did you know that OTHER dogs attack people too?! No way omg! Other dogs can brutally murder someone!!! WOAH SOME DOGS ARE MUCH STRONGER THAT PITS SUCH AS THE MASTIFF! WITH A BITE FORCE 400 POUNDS MORE THAN A PIT! WHY BAN THE NANNY DOG AND THE DOG THAT REPRESENTED AMERICA IN WORLD WAR ONE?! IF ALL DOGS CAN BE DANGEROUS, LETS JUST KILL THEM ALL!!!! And, if pit bulls magically disappeared, do you honesty think that all the abusive owners and dog fighters will suddenly become loving pet owners? NO! They will target another breed, until all the dogs are dead. Would you like it if someone came to your door stole your dog, told you to leave town within 48hrs or they would kill your dog for no good reason? I don't think you would. I was bitten by a pit, but I don't hate them. One dog is not an entire breed. You're being bias.

  • Its never the dogs fault

    They are just like any other dog, The difference is the media always focus on them. Theres all kinds of dog attacks but when American bull terriers are involved its a bigger thing, Does it make the Person/Child more important because they were attacked/killed by a pit bull then a person who was not?? People who vote yes are uneducated and do not think of the people/families who could loose their Dogs, I would be devastated if that happened to me...

  • Pits are the most recognized dogs ever

    Pits are recognized for their attacks but look at other dogs they attack to An American Stafford terrier named stubby fought is recognized for world war 1. In the early 1980s pit bulls were known for being nanny dogs to protect the children. They tended peoples children doesn't that give you a hint.....

  • Its not their fault

    Should pit bulls be banned? People say yes because of their attacks and others say no because people train them to do that and that that’s not the dog’s fault this is happening to people of all ages. People want pit bulls to be banned because of their bites. It’s affecting people medically because of the serious bites pit bulls give and its happening all around the world.
    I believe that pit bulls should not be banned I think training pit bulls aggressively should be banned because people do train them to do illegal fights and be aggressive because they chose that breed to be like that and it’s not the dog’s fault my viewpoint is that if people stop training pit bulls to fight they will not be the way they are and the ones that are we can rehabilitate them and I believe that because it’s the owners that teach them to be vicious and I think that it’s the humans fault. My first reason is that not all pit bulls bite, they are aggressive towards animals, and that it will affect the people that lose them.
    According to https://www.aspca.org/adopt/truth-about-pit-bulls the first reason is that, “Not all pit bulls bite”. I think it is true because not all pit bulls are trained to be aggressive towards animals or people and the owners actually care for them and their wellbeing so they are like normal dogs, no aggression. Another reason is that, “Pit bulls are a breed for DOG violence not HUMAN violence”. This means that pit bulls are offensive towards dogs not humans that they protect themselves because most people won’t hurt them. Lastly, “If pit bulls are banned families that have a well-trained pit bull and care for them and love them it will have a major effect on that family and I blame the other irresponsible trainers because the dog is part of the family and obviously they don’t know how it feels to lose something you love because of someone else.

  • Pitbull isn't even a breed

    Pitbull is a term used to describe a group of dog breeds including the American Pitbull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier. Banning all of these dogs because there blamed for the most dog attacks is like banning all lower class people cause they're stereotyped for crime. No one group of people/animals should ever be banned, in my opinion.

  • Any dog can be aggressive!

    I don't understand why people think that pits are so mean and aggressive, any dog can be aggressive and mean it depends how the dog is treated and how the dog is taught. I am sick and tired of hearing about this because its wrong to judge this breed society is starting rumors about them and getting wrong accusations. People first started off with German shepherds, and Rottweiler being this way now society has moved on to pit-bulls because they gave up trying to ban those dogs. Yes these dogs may be extremely strong but there are dogs just as strong as pits. I am doing a research paper on arguments weather pits are misjudged or not. And i believe that pits are very misjudged. And that society needs to stop with all the rumors and start focusing on why they are dealing with incidents like children getting attacked. There is a reason why some of these dogs act the way they do and its mostly because of there owners and how the dog is raised up.

  • Why would you say such things to a good breed

    Pit bulls are good dogs if trained like any other dog I say this as a owner myself,my pit bull is the kindest happiest dog i've ever had and I would regret not getting another.I recommend getting a pit any time you want a dog they may be a handful but they are worth it

  • Agreeing with post above.

    Pit bulls act the way they act because of the behaviors of their owners, how they are treated at home, or by having to fight for their lives on the streets. Maybe the owner is not giving their pit bull enough attention or abusing them. Pit bulls can be loving creatures when treated correctly.

  • Agreeing with post above.

    Pit bulls act the way they act because of the behaviors of their owners, how they are treated at home, or by having to fight for their lives on the streets. Maybe the owner is not giving their pit bull enough attention or abusing them. Pit bulls can be loving creatures when treated correctly.

  • My pit bull saved a life!

    My pit bull Barbie saved a 2 year olds life. It was during a house fire my dog ran to the buring house and it was near the area and the family adopted one. Now I understand your opinion but they are loving creatures if my pit bull is banned ban all dogs!

  • Who is that mean?

    Pit bulls are the most sweetest dogs. People say it is there breed, but it is not. It is there owner not them see they are trained to be aggressive guard dogs. Or it is because they are tied up to a chain most of there lives. I find that very mean and unfriendly.

  • Pitbulls are animals

    My uncle has 2 pitbulls and they are the sweetest things a person could want. If one breed of dog should be illegal then all dogs should be illegal am I wrong????? Some dogs are protective like pitbulls. People who say the should be illegal have no heart pitbulls rule

  • Pitbulls are animals

    My uncle has 2 pitbulls and they are the sweetest things a person could want. If one breed of dog should be illegal then all dogs should be illegal am I wrong????? Some dogs are protective like pitbulls. People who say the should be illegal have no heart pitbulls rule

  • No they should not be banned.

    Most pit bulls have been mean to such as tied up on a chain. They should not pay for animals to pay for what there owners have done. How whould you feel if your parnets trained you to be mean and later on in life you get juged/ I do not think that is fair one bit.

  • Misunderstood dogs. Not all are bad

    Pit bulls are sweet loving dogs unless you treat them badly. Your behavior is what could affect that dog by the way you treat it or by putting it in dog fights then yea they are going to be aggressive. It's not the dogs fault it's the person who treats it badly. People who ban the dog from their neighborhood (in my opinion) is heartless to just break up a loving family. Sure people get hurt by them (very badly) but don't ban them all. Not all dogs are bad. I can see that people get hurt but why hurt others by taking away their loving dog that didn't hurt anyone.

  • Misunderstood dogs. Not all are bad

    Pit bulls are sweet loving dogs unless you treat them badly. Your behavior is what could affect that dog by the way you treat it or by putting it in dog fights then yea they are going to be aggressive. It's not the dogs fault it's the person who treats it badly. People who ban the dog from their neighborhood (in my opinion) is heartless to just break up a loving family. Sure people get hurt by them (very badly) but don't ban them all. Not all dogs are bad. I can see that people get hurt but why hurt others by taking away their loving dog that didn't hurt anyone.

  • Pit bulls legal again !

    Pit bull should not be banned because i believe its how you bring up and train a dog just like a child! The media have turned the word pit bull into a word that means death and that isn't right! Yes their are people who have been killed by pit bulls but any dog could kill someone! If you are not allowed to judge some one by their race why judge a dog by it? It isn't their fault they where made to fight and if they where brought up to fight that's what they will do, because they are so loyal and loving they will do what their owners say its once again not their fault they don't know any better! You made this name and reparation that they have not them so save these animal! How you feel if you where a pit bull and you was brought up into a family and never heart a thing but then was killed just because you were a pit bull breed this is up to you to make this breed legal again!

  • Pit bulls legal again !

    Pit bull should not be banned because i believe its how you bring up and train a dog just like a child! The media have turned the word pit bull into a word that means death and that isn't right! Yes their are people who have been killed by pit bulls but any dog could kill someone! If you are not allowed to judge some one by their race why judge a dog by it? It isn't their fault they where made to fight and if they where brought up to fight that's what they will do, because they are so loyal and loving they will do what their owners say its once again not their fault they don't know any better! You made this name and reparation that they have not them so save these animal! How you feel if you where a pit bull and you was brought up into a family and never heart a thing but then was killed just because you were a pit bull breed this is up to you to make this breed legal again!

  • Why should they

    I am not sure if you knew this but coconuts kill more people each year than pit bulls so what next are we going to ban coconuts now.And yes a few people have been killed because of pit bulls but a lot of other breeds of dogs will kill/hurt people.Why are people mad about just pit bulls, people kill other people,and yes we put them in jail so I think I would be OK if we put the dog that hurt people in"jail"

  • If you say yes you might as well argue that all dogs should be illegal.

    People who believe that pitbulls should be illegal because of their "dangerous nature" may as well say all dogs should be illegal. While it is true that pitbulls have the potential to be aggressive, so do all other dog breeds. Guess what? Dogs, like all other animals, have a "fight or flight mechanism". That is, when they feel something is a threat to them or their territory they will either attack to defend themselves or run away from the threat. And if you are threatening to a dog, you deserve to be bitten.
    No dog is born inherently bad. Pitbulls included. Their behaviour is dictated by their upbringing, their own personal temperament and the situation they are in.
    Pitbulls aren't known as fighting dogs for their "vicious" natures (which they don't possess naturally but as a consequence of bad upbringings), but for their powerful jaws and muscular builds, which are desirable traits in fighting dogs.
    If anyone truly knew pitbulls, they wouldn't want the breed to be illegal. Pitbulls, like all other dogs, are sweet and loyal companions. In fact, I would go so far as to say they are one of the best breeds, even though they are quite energetic and goofy. For as long as I've owned pitbulls and other breeds of "vicious" dogs, I've never had any complaints as far as behaviour. Even the ones who have been raised by cruel and neglectful humans.
    Honestly, no dog should be judged by its breed. That, to me, is the epitome of bias and bigitory. Pitbulls are not inherently bad, and if you want to ban one breed of dog because they might attack, you should argue that all dogs should be banned.

  • Pit bulls are commonly used ad a stereotypical "bag dog" They are most definitely not!

    I've heard a lot of stories where pit bulls have killed or injured someone or other animals. Have you ever looked deeper in to that matter? Dogs behave how their owners teach them. It's a proven fact that dogs do not have a conscious and cannot be considered bad dogs! The dogs only act how their owners teach them to behave. If you don't treat your dog right then they won't treat any other living thing right. People also say that dogs can't let go because they are jaw locked. That's another myth. Pit bulls are not jaw locked and they have the least powerful jaw. Stop assuming things about pit bulls unless you read the right facts!

  • Pitbulls are amazing animals

    People often misinterpret a pitbulls natural protective intstincs for violence and aggression. A pitbull is willing to do almost anything to protect the things they love most and that is what people dont understand. A pitbull who was not bred to fight would never attack unless it felt threatened or that you were threatened. My pitbull was brought up in a hoarding house and was n and out of shelters and eventually her owner cleaned up her act but quckly began hoarding animals. She had 2 litters of puppies within a year and each time the little was old enough she would sneak them out and walk them miles away to a neighborhood and drop them on the porch of someones house to keep them away from their owner. The owner also had so many cats they would jsut constanly have kittens and the mothers often died so chica would nurse them and do the same thing for them as she did for her puppies.Thankfully the woman was arrested and Chica was taken to a no kill shelter which is where we found her, but when we adopted her we noticed a limp so we got it checked out and she had torn both acls in her back legs requiring thousands of dollars in surgery. She is as happy and healthy as can be now but i just thought i would share this to prove how wrong peoples opinons on pitbulls are and just how loving and strong and protective they can be. I hate it that i cant even take her out on a walk without people telling me she shouldnt be in public and that she is a monster, i have had people jump into busy streets when i pass them while walking her and it makes me sick because she is just a dog. A dog who is scared of any loud noise and snowmen i mean seriously? She tried to protect me from a statue once hahah. My point is that pitbulls are one of the sweetest things you will encounter but for warning if a pitbull is ever acting agressive twoards you if it most likely because it feels your are threating to it or its owner so just leave it alone, they would never attack for no reason

  • Um not at all!!

    My best friend owns three pit bulls, and they are the sweetest dogs who want nothing more than love and attention. They're good with us coming in and out of the house, and her kitten is all over these full grown lumps of love. I have never been physically hurt or felt threatened by any dog in the bully breed. I have however been attacked by many small dogs who society deems as "harmless". Its all about the owners, its about who trains the dogs, not the breed. How long are we going to deny the fact that humans are the monsters. Humans kill and humans lie, cheat, rape.

  • Judge the Deed Not the Breed! It's the fault of the owner!

    The owner that raised the dog is the one to blame. The dogs who have been attacking people are dogs not raised properly and probably bred to attack people as well as be guard dogs and to all the parents of children who have dogs, you should not leave your dog with a small child unattended! So many Pitbulls out there are sweet and loving family dogs and it just isn't fair to kill innocent dogs either.

  • Pit bull are AWSOME

    It is sad almost all bit bulls and bull dogs are in The pound and no one wants them so now there going to get put down. The dogs are friendly but people abuse them so there mad and want to let it out but people hate them for it. So are you going to hate your child because they show you how they feel No your not so don't hate dogs for it they are animals and so are you how do you feel when someone hates you you don't like it. Dogs have feelings too. Don't be a hater be a lover

  • Pit bulls and their reputation

    Pit bulls are nice loving animals, it all depends on how they are raised. Technically the Pit bull is not a breed it is a mix of terriers in one. German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, basically any breed can kill or injure a human. Not only does it effect the Pit bulls life style but it also effect ours too. We can suffer from loneliness, stress, depression, and much more. EVEN A MARLINS PLAYER SACRIFICED HIS OWN CAREER TO KEEP HIS PIT BULL!!!!!!! THIS IS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PIT BULLS! IF AMERICANS HAVE RIGHTS, DOGS IN GENERAL SHOULD HAVE TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • They are just a dog breed

    Some pitbulls get treated poorly but it is the owner that makes them mean the dog itself is not mean it depends on who trains it. So no pitbulls should not be illegal to have as a pet because they are an innocent dog and lots of people love them.

  • Pits should not be banned

    Should pits be banned? N.O. NO! Here is why: its not the pits fault they were TRAINED to be aggressive its the owners fault. Studies show that COCKIER SPANIELS can be more aggressive then pits! And did you know that pits are not actually a breed their name is a staffishire terrier! OK lets say pits do get banned what then will the state do just go down a list banning breeds that might be aggressive at this rate there will be no more dogs.

  • It is the owners fault they are agressive

    Should pit bulls be banned? NO! And here is why,will banning pits REALLY solve the problem, i mean its not their fault they are trained to be mean, i have met the SWEETEST pits in the world!It all falls on how the pits were raised! OK lets say pits WERE banned what would happen then? Would we just go down a list banning dogs just because there is a chance they could be aggressive pretty soon there will be no dogs left and it would be all because of the SLIGHT chance that the dog could be aggressive! STUDIES show that BEAGLES and GOLDEN RETRIEVERS can be more aggressive then pits how would YOU feel if u got your pet took and you were a perfectly good owner!? Not good i bet! So is banning pits really the solution? :{

  • Say no morons!!!!!

    Pit -Bulls are loving animals. Pit-bulls are being jugded for their APPERANCE and BAD REP! The pit -bull hurts people because of how they are treated! It's not fair for the pit-bull, and it's not FAIR to ME! Plz keep the pit-bull for loving pets, PLZ!

    THEY NEED TO HELP!!!!

  • Other dogs attack too

    Yes pit bulls have killed more than 200 people but i have heard about a breed i don't know which that has killed over 300. Well what i am saying is that other dogs can hurt people too and they aren`t banned. So no pitt bulls should not be illegal.

  • Don't blame the dog, Blame the owner

    Have you seen a pitbull puppy? No? Look one up now. Do you think there is ANY hate in that beautiful creature? They may have basic instincs, like any dog, but that does not make them natural born killers. It sickens me that 34% think that banning them would be ok! What would we do kill them all? Have some humanity! They are born like any other big dogs! With the strength and and ability to kill. However, it is the owner who trains it to kill!! Its like humans if we raise our child to be a bad person, THEY ARE GOING TO BE A BAD PERSON. If we raise our children right, they will be a good person. They start out as pure puppies with no knowledge of an kind. WE are the ones who train them badly. WE are the ones beating them. And WE should be the ones to blame. WE should be the ones fixing the problem.

  • Its the owners fault.

    Any dog can be taught to behave just like a pit bull and any pit bull can be taught to be a good family dog. It has been scientifically proven that dogs take on the traits of the owner so if you have a lazy person who makes bad decisions the dog will be lazy and make bad decisions as well if anyone should be punished it should be the owners.

  • Scholastic news proved this

    Pit bulls are loving animals they shouldn't be punished for doing nothing.I love pit bulls we have been unfair to them. They'er only vicious because people trained them to. People shouldn't teach them to be vicous they're sweet animals that need a kind loving home and I don't think that people should be banned from having a best friend!

  • Not all pit bulls are bad

    Pit bulls are not bad dogs its the way the are raised when they are just puppies. A lot of people have and abuse the dogs so they are scared to even eat. For instants Michael Vick he had was having dog fights most dogs get abused for no reason. Most reasons is to gamble for money.People really need to see the good in some pits not just the bad. They love to protect their family and the want to be loved by the owner the live with or are adopted by.

  • Not all pit bulls are bad

    Pit bulls are not bad dogs its the way the are raised when they are just puppies. A lot of people have and abuse the dogs so they are scared to even eat. For instants Michael Vick he had was having dog fights most dogs get abused for no reason. Most reasons is to gamble for money.People really need to see the good in some pits not just the bad. They love to protect their family and the want to be loved by the owner the live with or are adopted by.

  • It's not the dog... But the owner

    I'm sorry for all men, women, children and even pets who have been attacked by a pit bull....BUT why is the pit bull taking the hit when it is the owners fault! Any dog on any day that is raised to be very aggressive will treat people and pets this way. If one is attacked by a pit bull the owner should be charged as a consequence for letting their dog or even training their dog to do such a thing! There are bad people out there who want to kill and hurt others so they use, raise, and train their pit bull to do it so of course the dog is going to take the blame! No one would know that it was the man attempting murder!

  • Ignorant, misinformed, and narrow minded people hate pit bulls.

    How many of you that wish for pit bulls to be illegal actually OWNED one? Oh that's right, none. All these dogs that attacked and "mauled" people are acting the way they were raised. Yes, it is more common for pit bulls to act this way, but not because it's "hard-wired" or "in their blood". You don't see a gang banger or drug dealer wanting a Golden Retriever or a Pug by their side. These dogs look weak. The reason most attack dogs are indeed pit bulls because this is a beautiful, STRONG, and INTIMIDATING looking dog. The strong block head, defined muscles, and amazing drive is what makes them target to certain people training them to attack humans or other dogs. They know people will fear their dogs just by appearance alone. Not a Golden Retriever. So yes, in the WRONG HANDS pit bulls are aggressive. But so would any other breed. If a Spaniel was raised by thugs and not properly trained, it would be aggressive or out of control. The point is, this is another case of stereotyping and I would go as far as "dog breed racism". Are all Asians brainiacs? Are all blacks drug dealers? Are all Hispanics Illegals? No. The answer is the same for Pitbulls, they are not all killers.

  • A loving guard dog.

    The golden retriever(a man's best friend) is more fierce than a pit bull any day.If you were to go for a walk you would see many kinds of dogs and agree that pit bulls only when there owners or they are threatened.If you don"t want a loving guard dog then you can get rid of them but since I love them I say NO!!!!

  • Pit bulls are not killers

    Sure pit bulls can do bad things does that mean there all bad its like this humans kill humans does that make all humans bad? Any breed of dog can be aggressive. I bet you if i brought a pitbull to somone whos thinks they should be illegals how they would change there mind.

  • Pit bulls are not killers

    Sure pit bulls can do bad things does that mean there all bad its like this humans kill humans does that make all humans bad? Any breed of dog can be aggressive. I bet you if i brought a pitbull to somone whos thinks they should be illegals how they would change there mind.

  • No they are not dangerous

    There are many dog bite incidents/attacks and the only ones that are brought to attention are ones that are from pit bulls August 18, 2007 A Labrador mix attacked a 70-year-old man, sending him to the hospital in critical condition. Police officers arrived at the scene and the dog was shot after charging the officers.
    This incident was reported in one article in the local paper.

    August 19, 2007—A 16-month-old child received fatal head and neck injuries after being attacked by a mixed-breed dog.
    This attack was reported on twice by the local paper.

    August 20, 2007—A six-year-old boy was hospitalized after having his ear torn off and receiving a severe bite to the head by a medium-sized, mixed-breed dog.
    This incident was reported in one article in the local paper.

    August 21, 2007—A 59-year-old woman was attacked in her home by two pit bulls and was hospitalized with severe, but not fatal, injuries.
    This attack was reported in over 230 articles in national and international newspapers, as well as major television news networks including CNN, MSNBC and FOX.

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  • Bred or Trained?

    People always say that Pit Bulls are bred to kill but they aren't. They were bred to be "nanny dogs" not killers. Dogs have always had a place in my family. I had never actually cared for pit bulls when I was little because we didn't have one but even then I don't agree that they should be banned. I've seen many dogs of many breeds and there were some that were bad dogs. They were mean but if you look at how they are raised and how they were treated in the past it explains their behavior(this goes for all dogs).
    The first time I met a pit bull was with my brother. My brother's friend has a pit bull and I can tell you that there isn't a mean bone in that dogs body. He was a sweet dog who fled the room when a fan fell down and scared him. I've seen other dogs that seem like nice pets and then bite someone. I have never seen a dog that has been loved and cared for its entire life attack someone just because they can. They were always provoked.

  • Pitbulls should not be banned!

    Why should pitbulls be banned? Because they attack people. They attack people because either 1. They were frightened. 2. Their OWNERS trained them to do it. 3. That's the way they grew up. A pitbull is just like a poodle. And just like a lion. It does what it is trained. If you get a pit pup and teach it to be mean then it is going to be mean when it grows up. If you get a pit pup and teach it to be loving and caring like i did you will never have any problems with them. Its all about how you raise them. So to me it seems like its not the dogs that are doing the wrong. Its the owners teaching them to be vicious.

  • It's Our Fault

    Excuse me people, but pit bulls are very kind dogs when raised CORRECTLY. We gave them a bad reputation by naming a dog a pit bull if they did an attack and if we don't know the breed yet. Even when we do learn the breed, the damage is done. If you report a dog attack, the first question they ask is: is it a pit bull? If it isn't they don't put it on the news or report it. Have you noticed there is barely any dog attacks that other dog breeds do? That's because we don't put them on the news or report them. All dogs attack. Pit bulls are just the favorite of humanity to blame.

  • It's Our Fault

    Pit bulls are very loving animals. They are only viscous if we were bad to them. They think a person walking up to the would strike them, as their previous owner did. Also, we give them a bad reputation. If you report a dog attack, the first questions any authorities ask is: Is it by a pit bull? If it isn't they won't report the story. We also claim a dog as a pit bull if we don't know the breed yet. Even when we do, we can't change the damage done. Lots of Golden retrievers, German Shepherds, and even Labs have done lots of attacks. We don't know about them because there is no posts about this. We, humans have given them a bad reputation, not them themselves.

  • I own a pit

    Pit bulls are the most loyal and forgiving pets you can ever own will my pit bull attack you , yes with kisses , she will jump on you and love you the secant you come through the door. She will tackle you to the floor and lick your face until it goes num.

  • It's The Owners Fault

    Its the owners that train the dogs to be vicious animals. My neighbors have two pit bulls that are the sweetest! They will even let kids lay on them! I don't think pit bulls should be illegal, they can be sweet animals if you train them the right way, and treat them like other dogs. Not like their evil.

  • Guess what dog has the most common bites accounted? The golden retriever.

    So first of all. Pitbulls are never the problem. It's the owners. Owners beat them, cut their ears, set them on fire, force them to fight, pour acid on them, tie them up with a three hundred pound weight and ur telling the DOG HAS TO BE BANNED. What is wrong with the owners is what you should be asking.

  • They should NOT....

    They are precious animals!
    They've done nothing to purposely hurt us, they just need some love from owners and to be trained correctly and not abused so much like the show Pit Bulls and parolees. Pit bulls are amazing the way they are and should not be illegal! I love pit bulls!

  • Hell to the no

    Pit bulls aren't the problem, it's the people who own them who are the issue. Pit bulls are very loving and protecting dogs. They are just misunderstood. Pit Bulls and Parolees is a perfect example of that. The people who own them are the ones who are making them scary. No dog is naturally born like that. Unless they have an aggressive gene.

  • Pit bulls just like other dogs

    Pit bulls are just like all other breeds. The Pit bull is not an aggressive breed there is no such breed. All dogs are shaped the way they are by the actions of their owners. If you treat a Pit with love and compassion it will turn out just fine. If you neglect a Pit and abuse it,it will be aggressive. This rule applies with each and every breed of dog.

  • Pits are just like any other dog

    I have 3 pits and they would never hurt anybody so there. All dogs cant be mean. A lot of pits are trained to fight mine are trained to be loving dogs. They wont bark at anyone unless I tell them to (watch em). There is no reason to ban pits. You can train a massive to fight and it will fight

  • Pits are just like any other dog

    I have 3 pits and they would never hurt anybody so there. All dogs cant be mean. A lot of pits are trained to fight mine are trained to be loving dogs. They wont bark at anyone unless I tell them to (watch em). There is no reason to ban pits. You can train a massive to fight and it will fight

  • They are beings too!

    Many animals have the instinct to attack when threatened. They only act up because they don't know better. If they have a bad owner, they are gonna be mean but if they have a loyal owner they are gonna be the sweetest things ever. So don't judge them by the social media out there. Its wrong. All wrong.

  • My precious, that's why.

    My pit bull Precious, has never attacked anyone. Plus I've lived around pit bulls my whole life! Never have they been aggressive to any other animal or person. Any time they've growled or anything is when they had their own puppies to protect. But they are very loyal and loving, my precious is a baby. It depends on how you raise them. And it is not their fault the way they were raised to either dog fight or attack. I'm sorry people are sick and take for granted what they have in a loyal companion just for money.

  • Pits have saved owners

    I work in a pet store and I see people that have pits for the wrong reasons and some that have amazing pits. I have always owned pits and never have they done anything but protect and love my family I will always own a pit. They are the best pets

  • It is the owners fault !

    If the owner treats the pit bull wrong the pit bull treats people unfairly because that was how they were trained. Maybe think about when you were a baby you learned by the power of copy, that is exactly what the pit bulls and such are trying to do so it is actually not the pit bulls fault it is the owners fault people are dying so treat pit bulls right.

  • Ban stupid PEOPLE,not DOGS!!

    I think that Pit Bulls should not be banned!!
    Any dog can be agressive , but all this goes out to the owner, i have a Pitbull and a German Shepherd and they have a great bond ! And my pit is so friendly with people,and other dogs, so dont let anyone fool you and tell you "pit bulls are so agressive, if they tasted human blood once they are dangerous" all those are a myth,more like BullS... ! Ban stupid people not dogs! I love Pit Bulls!!❤️

  • Pitbulls are loving animals/friends

    There is no reason pitbulls should be banned. Yeah they come from dangerous breeds but just like any other dog or person they have a choice to attack or kill and my uncle has five pitbulls and they all obey him and they are sweet to all ppl and things and they even love cats. They're protective of their owner like a mother is protective of her child so no pitbulls shoudnt be banned

  • I was mauled by a wiener dog!

    I was mauled in the face by the wiener dog of my aunt, out of the blue, who had never done anything like that before or shown any signs of aggression. As a pitbull owner, my dog has NEVER lunged at my face, the face of my family members, friends, visitors or children with any intention but to kiss your face off. I fear those tiny ankle biters far more than I fear my "vicious creature" who is a beloved family pet, she is loyal, loving, and like a third child in this household.

  • It's NOT the animal it's how you raise it !!

    I have one of the most loving and sweet dogs. And oh yea, SHES A PITBULL. They have sharp teeth and muscular bodies. They can't change who they are but WE CAN CHANGE HOW WE RAISE THEM. I've unconditionally loved my pet since day one and every day I train her and teach her right from wrong. She's been around babies and she's been with other animals, she knows NOT TO HURT THEM. And anyway what idiot leaves a baby with alone with a dog ? If pit bulls are so aweful why are you leaving your children and pets alone with them ? Why we training our pitties to love and not to fight ? It's not the animal. It's the owner !!

  • Pitbulls Should Not Be Illegal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Pit bulls should not be illegal. Pit bulls are loving creatures. They just act the way their owners treat them. If the owner treats them badly, then the dogs will get mad. If their owner treats them kindly, then of course they'll be gentle and kind. It's not the pitbulls fault, it's the owners. So, don't blame something else for your doing!

  • My first dog

    I've never owned a dog and decided to get an AMERICAN PITBULL TERRIER. I have yet to see one aggressive action or any type of behavior suggesting a negative outcome. This dog does not leave my side and literally becomes your shadow. He loves attention from anyone and everyone and that's what I believe fulfills him and makes him happy, this in return makes us happy! He is just a creature full of love. Our APBT is our first pet and can honestly say I love this breed especially after being one of those judgemental people towards this breed. My pit is my best friend!

  • Loving and Caring dogs, not a demon

    Pit bulls are not what people make them out to be. The way they act is solely depending on the owner. And they were not created to see other animals as their prey, so people need to read the history on them. The dogs were actually the ones that protected the children. So when you see a pit bull and think its such a bad dog just think of what they actually bred for and DO YOUR RESEARCH ON JUST WHY THEY WERE CREATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And if they think a few dogs are dangerous and are willing to ban them then think what they will do with guns.

  • Pibbles by Calista Montgomery

    Pit-Bulls, a dog breed most known for being mean or violent. What if I told you that what I just said was false? Pitbulls are less likely to attack than a dachshund. But why are pit bulls being singled out for being violent? I think that pit bulls should get less of a bad rap.

    Back in the 1800s to 1900s pit bulls were known as “Nanny Dogs” and were often used as babysitters. Pit bulls were also used in war, A well known one named Stg. Stubby fought in 17 battles and Purple Heart, the Republic of France Grande War Medal, the Medal of Verdun, and the Iron Cross.
    Pit bulls then were a family favorite breed, so what happened? Most violent pit bulls are raised by drug dealers to be attack dogs. If raised for violence, the dogs can be 65% more vicious than normally raised pit bulls. Take humans, if one suddenly went bonkers and murdered somebody, would we think our entire race should be banished? No, so why do we do that to pit bulls? Blame the deed, not the breed.

  • It is all down to the owners

    It is no t just pitbulls that are dangerous, take a Labrador for an example, many people believe that this is a typical "family" dog. Labs can be just as dangerous as pitbulls, it is down to the owners whether or not that their dog is going to be dangerous or not. If the dog is brought up in an environment where the animal is getting abused or not getting the right care, most likely this dog is going to be a dangerous dog. Also training can be a massive part in the dogs behaviour. So I do not think pitbulls should be illegal because any dog can be dangerous, so is you are going to make pitbulls illegal make all the other dogs illegal too as they can do as much damage.

  • Pit bulls aren't all bad

    Pit bulls act aggressive depending on how they were raised, that can actually determine how a pit bull acts later on in life . So if a pit bull acts aggressive it is not the pit bulls fault it's the owners fault ,because all a pit bull wants to do is please u. So that's why pit bulls should be legal to own.

  • Its not the dogs, its us!!!!!

    What's the difference between pitbulls and other dogs? I don't see one!!!! There's so many dogs in the world that have bitten children and/or older people. I don't know what the big deal is with them! Honestly, it not the dogs that should be suffering, when really, its us who should be getting punished. People have been raising pitbulls the wrong way! And the dogs are the ones who are suffering!!! The city of Aurora doesn't know what there talking about ; why can't they see that people love dogs, and pitbulls don't have to be dangerous or banned or have to die. We can get pitbulls to be legalized if we work together and vote for the better. And not only are pitbulls loving (if they are trained right!) but they can make great family pets!!! Pitbulls are being killed and ripped away from family's that care for them because of there breed!!! Even when they aren't vicious!!! They don't know what's going on. When they don't see there family for more than a few days, all they can think is abandonment. Loneliness. Then when they get "put to sleep," imagine there eyes closing. Them not waking up. We can STOP that!! Pitbulls can be kind. We can train them without violence. We don't have to kill them. We can help!!! But we need your help. We need to vote NO to keeping pitbulls illegal. Vote NO!!!!!

  • Why should all pit bulls be banned?

    Pit bulls are not all nessacary aggressive. By banning pit bulls, you are making many innocent dogs suffer. That can also hurt a loving relation between owner and pet. Pit bulls are very loving & gentle if trained and handled correctly. If you can't handle a pit bull, DON'T GET ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Why should all pit bulls be banned?

    Pit bulls are not all nessacary aggressive. By banning pit bulls, you are making many innocent dogs suffer. That can also hurt a loving relation between owner and pet. Pit bulls are very loving & gentle if trained and handled correctly. If you can't handle a pit bull, DON'T GET ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tougher Laws But Not Banned

    I do believe the breed is inherently dangerous however so are many things in life i.e. guns, knives, cars, etc. and they shouldn't be banned. There should be tougher laws though that require owners to register and license the animal and go through background checks...Like guns. I also don't believe that pits should be allowed in pack environments.

  • Top of the line dogs

    I've volunteered at animal shelters and have been around dogs all my life. All dogs are great, but every time I meet a pitbull they make a greater impression than the rest because of their personalities, obedience, and the way they act around people. I have had my pitbull since 2nd grade and she has never attacked anyone. Everyone's first impression of her is always positive.

  • Pit bulls are loyal

    The only reason a pit bull would attack some one if if the person was tormenting it and threatening it, pit bulls are loyal dogs and if raised properly are harmless, they are loyal to there family and will protect them if nessicary, any other dog can kill someone if it wanted to so why hate on a pit bull if you want them to be illegal then somthing is wrong with you, it's like saying kill every person because of the odd few that kill someone dosnt mean all pit bulls are like that, get your facts right

  • My 68 year old grandmother was attacked by one

    My Grandmother goes on a walk at 9 am and 4pm around the small block she has near her house. Well today a 72 pound pitbull rain of their owners porch and decides to pounce on her and start attacking her. I know pitbulls are primarly raised by the way there owner acts around them, but with just 15 mins of research i have found mutiple reports of attacks from pitbulls. In further research i had found the pittbulls were bred to KILL. Noone needs an animal that was bred and brainwashed for hundreds of years to attack other dogs and animals.

  • Pit bulls are the same as any other pet.

    Of course, many people think that "Oh, pit bulls should most certainly be banned!" No. Most pit bulls that are house pets are friendly and lovable pets, although the ones on the new for attacks are pretty much either trained to be vicious or are strays. (strays try to keep away from humans, not being used to them. They will attack if provoked) Pit bulls are chosen as good attack dogs because of their muscular look.

    It's not like we put a ban on other animals or even humans (somehow) for killing - even if they should be banned, it's unfair to other dogs who have never done anything, seeing as if you put a ban on one breed, you should ban all dogs.

  • I own a pit bull mix.

    My pit bull mix is one of the nicest dogs as he always likes to be around me and my family. He also plays well with children and other dogs as well, It is not the dog that is naturally mean it is the people who make them this way and they should be the ones to be punished. Pit bulls were once known as the family dog and there have been many famous pit bulls in history.

  • Pit Bulls are loving pets who got a bad reputation because of dog fighting. There are many different breeds just as dangerous.

    I get that pit bulls can harm people, and it probably has happened a lot, but think about the owners and think about the other breeds. I found 25 different breeds that are just as dangerous and those are: American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Wolf-Dog Hybrid, Bull mastiff, Cane Corso, Great Dane, Tosa Inu, American bandogge, Dogo Argentino, Perro de Presa Canario, Chow Chow, Gull Dong, Siberian Huskey, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Boerboel, Pharaoh Hound, Akita, Caucasion Oveharka, Boxer, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Saint Bernard, Alaskan malamute, and Czechoslovakian Vlcak. As you can see there are many different types of dangerous dogs. So why are we not putting bans on these breeds? A German Shepherd is just as dangerous as a pit bull so why are they not banned? Think about it people, pit bulls are huge dogs and look scary but are they? NO. We all hear about the dog fighting and the most common is pit bull. They were raised to guard and fight enemies. Sure they can cause a lot of injuries and sure they can kill other dogs, but maybe the question you should aim towards is, why don't we do something about the owners? Train your dogs to be good dogs and lovable dogs and they will turn out that way!!!!!!

  • Loving animals shouldn't be banned.

    Any animal can attack, they do not have locking jaws what they do have is determination, so everything they do, they do with great excitement. If this dog is banned owners who want tough dogs who can fight will start to adopt another breed strong enough to fit their need. Most of the post for yes are ignorant opinions who come up with untruthful facts. I do feel bad for anyone who has lost someone to a pit whether human or pet, but remember it could have been any breed. Please do research.

  • Dogs on tv

    Have you ever seen a dog other than pit-bulls on TV? I doubt that. Pit bulls can be loving dogs but all you ever see on the news is pit-bulls. Other dogs hurt people just as bad, but the media just wants to make pit-bulls look bad. I've been exposed to a certain pit-bull many times and never been injured, but I've seen ones that kill also. Honestly it really just depends on the owner. The're more dangerous dogs than pit-bulls, but there only on the news to make them look bad.

  • The owner is responsible

    Pit bulls are not as dangerous as you think. Sure they can bite every once and a while BUT, is it really their fault!? NO. However the owner raises them, is how they will behave. Pit Bulls are one of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. So if a pit bull attacks a person, you can blame the owner for raising him/her that way. Pit bulls are sweet and protective and will protect their owner . So maybe THAT'S why they attack people. Remember there is always a good side of things.

  • Why pick on the pit bulls?

    ANY dog can be aggressive and bite or attack someone! And as a matter of fact, pit bulls are not the top aggressive dog... The chihuahua is. But it doesn't matter! Again, ANY dog can attack or hurt someone! It depends on how they are raised. Pit bulls are abused the most cause rumors of them killing other dogs and people. Just because pit bulls kill people doesn't mean anything except "the owner should TRAIN and CONTROL they're dog!" So NO pit bulls should not be illegal it's not fair your picking on ONE SPECIFIC BREED when for the last time ANY BREED CAN BE AGRESSIVE AND DANGEROUS no matter it's size!

  • Pit Bulls Are Sweet, And where bred to be a nanny dog (took care of the kids)

    All of these people will tell you that pit bulls where bread as war dogs well yes and no, first they where bread as nanny dogs than war dogs but you know what the first pit bull to be a war dog saves 200+ people and 3 horses and i personally have a pit bull who is a complete sweetheart in fact he hates violence when i play tug-a-war with my bull dog and we growl at each other he gets in the way. Yes a vicious people eating dog would put himself in the way of violence. This pit i told you about well his best friend besides me is the neighbors 5 year old kid and he is very nice and gentle with her pit bulls are extremely smart dogs, and when you hear about a pit bull killing someone its because they are really inbred and have a problem with their brain growing faster than their skull which causes violence but any good pit owner knows this and gets meds for the dog.

  • Pitbulls are just like other dogs!

    Pitbulls are the sweetest dogs ever & I've never seen a mean one. People used to FIGHT them and that's what gave them a mean name. In reality they're just food loving sweethearts like every other dog. If you raise them bad, yeah, they'll be bad, but that doesn't mean ban them! They're still animals, they still need love & nurturing. Who's idea was it to ban them? That's so dogist. (like racist)

  • Pit bull's are one of the best breeds of dogs

    In the early 1900's, pit bulls were the most popular family pet in America. They were so trusted and loyal that they were given the nickname
    " nanny dogs " because of the caring way that they watched over the children and the family. If you can remember back to the all time favorite movie of most children growing up "The Little Rascals" Petey was in fact a pit bull. Nobody hated him. I have had pit bull's since I can remember. I love My Pit Bull's.

  • Pitbulls are loving and are nice if traned

    Pitbulls are usually are nice loving animals but some people train them to fight. Pitbulls are mostly trained to guard and some people let them go in to the wild and when running in to a person they think to defend and attack. So the pitbull is not responsible for their behavior

  • The truth is

    Both sides are wrong. Every dog that has ever existed was created by humans. Humans stole coyote and wolf pups and bred them for specific traits. Lets say some one wanted a fast dog the breeder would take the fastest of two litters then he?She would breed those two over time the dogs evolved to better suit those traits. So if the pit bull is so dangerous its the owners fault and the breeder this you cannot deny. Also the apbt is apart of the bully family that has five breeds the apbt being the middle breed in fact a majority of pit bull attacks aren't pit bulls at all a lot of them are the other four members of the bully family or a mix between them just because the females were nanny dogs does not mean people actually left children alone with the dog they were called nanny dogs because small children would pull the dogs ears and not snap this does not mean they never snapped because a lot of breeders would rush the breeding process and not kill the pits that showed aggression plus some of the dogs would escape captivity and bred with feral dogs. Also since every dog has wolf and or coyote DNA when a dog goes feral it is simply because their wolf/coyote instincts kick in and they become aggressive towards humans all dogs are aggressive and are able to go feral besides the most aggressive dog is the Chihuahua but since they are small they are no threat to a medium child or adult but can kill an infant also no dog deserves to be stuffed in a purse and forced to wear shoes if i was a dog and someone tried to do that with me id kill them

  • Pit bulls are gentle, loving pets

    I own a pit bull myself and she is less annoying, and more loving than any safe" and "cute" lapdog. Sure, they are cute and they wouldn't deal much damage, but are they as loyal as pitbulls? Are they as loving? I know CHIHUAHUAS scarier than my dog. I don't understand why people don't understand that its how the dog is treated, it isn't born that way.

  • You're Looking at the Wrong End of the Leash

    I think that the only reason people don’t like pit bulls is because they are small-minded and ignorant. They only believe what they have been told or experienced. But the truth is, any dog will be violent and aggressive when their owner trains them to be that way. Pit bulls are the most well known dog for being violent because the majority of pit breeders breed them to be that way. I think that it would be foolish to make pit bulls illegal, because it would be like making a German Shepherd illegal. You are looking at the wrong end of the leash. Next time you judge an innocent animal, look at who their owners are first.

  • How could anyone decide something like this?!

    Pit bulls are one of the sweetest dogs out there, they aren't vicious like everyone seems to think. Honestly, those people who are ok with making an entire breed illegal and wiping them out are not human, its such a heartless thing to do. Yes pit bulls have made mistakes, but every single damn breed screws up once in awhile. Humans should know that better than anyone, we've made more mistakes than anything else. It depends who raises the dogs. Always does. Why keep those beautiful dogs away from everyone? There are people who can raise these dogs to be big, loving teddy bears. What they should be doing is making sure dogs go to good homes and not to horrible people that raise dogs simply for fighting and bait dogs. Pit bulls are an innocent, misunderstood breed. And for those little kids that have been bitten, I do feel sorry for them, but if you've seen the way most toddlers are around the family pet (yanking on the fur, screaming in the pets ear, flopping on top of them etc.), any damn dog would snap eventually, no matter the breed. Parents need to make sure the kids know how to treat the pet nicely. If you have younger kids, it might not be a good idea to get a pet until the kid is a bit older. Or if you already have a dog when you bring a baby home, never leave the kid unattended with the pet until you know for sure the child knows how to treat the dog. Pit bulls are gentle giants that have been given a bad name, they don't deserve the crap they're getting. Lift these ridiculous bans!!! Stop being so cruel!!

  • What is wrong with you guys?

    Pitbulls are a loving breed of dog, just like any other. The fact that you would blame the whole breed because you had an experience that wasn't great is completely irrational and straight up illogical. ANY dog can attack you, and ANY dog could make you seem upset. ANY dog could fight. Pit bulls get such a bad reputation, because humans have used them for fighting and trained them, and HUMANS are the thing that have made them more viscous. So please, if you hate pit bulls, reevaluate yourself.

  • It depends on how you treat them

    Just because you always here about pitbulls attacking people doesnt mean you should make them illegal. For one that is wrong because then what would happen you would kill all the pitbulls talk about animal abuse. And if you treat them right then they can be good. Pitbulls have a different mind set they are protective over their owners. They will attack if you attack their owner. So it is on you and how you treat them dont punish the dogs because you dont think they are good.

  • All you need to do is treat them well and they will be loving as a golden retriever.

    I think the owner of the Pit bull is to blame for the violence and chaos its pet may have caused. I know someone who has a pit bull and they treat him very fairly and he is one the most loving dogs I met. Then I saw a dog in a violent looking family and there pit bull looked like it wanted to break the gate and eat. So my conclusion is blame the owner not the dog.

  • All you need to do is treat them well and they will be loving as a golden retriever.

    I think the owner of the Pit bull is to blame for the violence and chaos its pet may have caused. I know someone who has a pit bull and they treat him very fairly and he is one the most loving dogs I met. Then I saw a dog in a violent looking family and there pit bull looked like it wanted to break the gate and eat. So my conclusion is blame the owner not the dog.

  • Freindly with other dogs

    I had a pitbull once, I gave her up cuz I didnt have the time or money to take care of her, and she needed medication for her skin condition. But as long as I had her, there was never a problem. If a kid pulled on her tail or hurt her by accident she would turn in a reflexive attack but barely tap them. She was NEVER violent, and happily played with other dogs. So I can say from experience that when raised lovingly pitbulls are sweet dogs. Meanwhile kids raised in perfect households turn into criminals all the time. Humans are being a little arrogant it seems.

  • All dogs are the SAME

    A well trained and socialized pitbull is NO more aggressive than any other breed. It is the fault of humans that causes them to attack. Banning a dog for safety reasons is ludicrous, guns harm way more people each year than dogs and guns are perfectly legal. People like to ban what they fear.

  • Pit bulls have saved lives including mine and others

    My pit bulls are not only very non-aggressive dogs but one of them is a pet therapy dog. To say that my dogs shouldn't exist is the same thing as saying that I and those kids in the psychiatric hospitals shouldn't exist. Should labs exist? They top the list of the most dog bites. Let that sink in for a moment.

  • Any dog can become like that.

    In my homes opinion pitballs shouldn't be banned. Any dog can be like that. Take a German Shepard for example, they are great family pets and are protective and loving but if raised the wrong way well they could attack. Not every pitball is the same like people. Many humans attack each other like some dogs attack but we have to put up with it. My friend had a pitball mix Labrador and had to be out down because it had pitball in it. It was the most loving dog and wouldn't hurt a fly but yet had to be put down. It's horrible. Why would people do that to a family pet. Pitballs are the same as any dog.

  • Any dog can become like that.

    In my homes opinion pitballs shouldn't be banned. Any dog can be like that. Take a German Shepard for example, they are great family pets and are protective and loving but if raised the wrong way well they could attack. Not every pitball is the same like people. Many humans attack each other like some dogs attack but we have to put up with it. My friend had a pitball mix Labrador and had to be out down because it had pitball in it. It was the most loving dog and wouldn't hurt a fly but yet had to be put down. It's horrible. Why would people do that to a family pet. Pitballs are the same as any dog.

  • Bred to Kill? FALSE

    No dog can be 'bred to kill'. Yes, pitbulls were bred for powerful bodies and strong bites, but they were TRAINED to fight. Sometimes dogs have a higher prey drive, but pitbulls aren't alone. Bloodhounds, Jack Russells and lots of other hunting breeds. As long as they have a strong leader, they won't be aggressive.
    That Chihuahua puppy of yours? It'll bite just as fast as a pit.
    Think about it, if you wanted to look tough, wouldn't you rather have a pit than a yorkie? Ignorant people who want to be 'cool' buy pits and let them do whatever the hell they want, resulting in an aggressive dog.
    It's time to blame the humans. We've killed more than any dog - don't go telling me 'I'm innocent, I've never hurt anyone.' Guess what! Half the pitbulls out there have never hurt anyone.
    Banning pitbulls will do nothing. The world will just find another so-called 'dangerous' breed.

  • It's the owners that should be put down

    Pit bulls are not naturally aggressive it is the sick people that train them that way, it should be them that get put down. Seen people on here saying about pittbulls attacking for no reason, but there is always a reason because they have been trained to. I know there has been attacks from Pitts but other dogs have too, any breed can. In my experience its yorkies and dogs like that are worse, I have 3 dogs, a staff cross, a husky and a spaniel and when I walk then its been a yorkie and a jack Russell that has started on my dogs but no one ever mentions them.

  • I admit to having no personal experience with these dogs...

    However, I disagree with the notion that this category of dog is a "born kill" or... Whichever less radical phrase another person has used. I certainly will not deny that pit bulls (despite not actually being a "breed") do have a lot of characteristics about them that make them quite effective in fighting- they were bred to battle, so that much is expected; like working dogs, however, that just means that they need stimulation and exercise (like huskies) and probably require a bit more work than low-maintenance house dogs. I disagree with the notion that these animals are "completely harmless," as I can say that is untrue for pretty much any canine- domesticated or wild- but that doesn't make them monsters???? Yes, these dogs are built very well for fighting and killing, but it seems quite silly to believe animals are completely dominated by savage instinct (instincts that the human species also possesses, but don't worry, I'm not implying dogs and humans are exactly the same because we are two completely separate animals). Like humans though, canines are social animals and have the capacity to be socialised around us, which perhaps makes it easier to bring them into one of our own "packs," as they generally require social interaction to live a healthy lifestyle.

    If anything, I believe that the their efficiency with fighting/killing should be something important to consider when raising a pitbull- hell, I'd say that goes for just about any animal that has potential to be dangerous, but it doesn't warrant stereotyping or... Whatever means would be used to get rid of the pit bull population should they end up getting banned (I have a feeling that "extermination" might play a part, though I do hope not)

  • Pitt bulls are good

    Pitt bulls are good pets.It isn't the dog,it's the person owning it.Pitt bulls are trained to fight and that is by people.That means they were not always like that but the human taught the dog how to be dangerous so they could have dog fights.The dog is forced to fight and it is not there fault.People think that Pitt bulls should be banned and a lot of Pitt bulls are innocent.Why do you think it is ok to have all the Pitt bulls innocent or not taken.You certainly don't do that to other dog breeds.Why do you think it is ok to have people take others nice sweet dog and have it murdered.You go to jail for that for people.Why is it different?I don't understand why people want that.Imagine you have a 6 year old family pet that you all love very much and one day a person comes to your door and says "you have 48 hours to get the dog out of they state.Why do you think that is fair?I think that people think about the innocent pittbulls who get killed.Why?Because some aggressive pittbulls(aggressive by humans) have killed or injured other people.That does not have something to do with other good treated pitties! (By the way, I am 9 years old)

  • Pitt bulls are good

    Pitt bulls are good pets.It isn't the dog,it's the person owning it.Pitt bulls are trained to fight and that is by people.That means they were not always like that but the human taught the dog how to be dangerous so they could have dog fights.The dog is forced to fight and it is not there fault.People think that Pitt bulls should be banned and a lot of Pitt bulls are innocent.Why do you think it is ok to have all the Pitt bulls innocent or not taken.You certainly don't do that to other dog breeds.Why do you think it is ok to have people take others nice sweet dog and have it murdered.You go to jail for that for people.Why is it different?I don't understand why people want that.Imagine you have a 6 year old family pet that you all love very much and one day a person comes to your door and says "you have 48 hours to get the dog out of they state.Why do you think that is fair?I think that people think about the innocent pittbulls who get killed.Why?Because some aggressive pittbulls(aggressive by humans) have killed or injured other people.That does not have something to do with other good treated pitties! (By the way, I am 9 years old)

  • Pitt bulls should not be banned

    Pitt bulls are dogs just like any with strong jaws that can do a lot of damage.Pitt bulls are a breed of dogs that were trained for dog fighting.Do you hear that word trained, well that means the dog wasn't always like that and the human trained it to fight like that and it is not instinctual.It is the way the dog is treated.If a dog is treated bad it probrably won't be a perfect dog.Some pittbulls may be aggressive whether it is the owner or genes or something else but not all pittbulls are mean and it is unfair to just take and kill dogs like that and I think it is selfish that anyone would ever think that that is ok because it really isn't and people always bring out things that Pitt bulls do.Think about it.What if you had a sweet little Pitt bull who would never hurt anything and someone just comes to your door and takes the dog away and murders it.People go to jail for that.So how is that ok?Do any of you have a dog?If you do imagine you have your gentle sweet dog and you get a knock on the door.A man walks in and says "we are going to have to take your dog if you don't get this dog out of the state by 48 hours.How is that fair to the owner?How is that fair to the poor harmless dog?Why do you want dogs taken from people and killed or spend their whole life in a tiny cage in a pound.Seriously, I can't understand how people just think about thereselves

  • I would hate to be attacked by a pitbull

    But then again.... I would hate to be attacked by any large dog. A pair of large dogs or a pack is even more terrifying! People have been killed by the dogs of irresponsible owners just as people have been murdered by irresponsible gun owners who have mentally ill children. There is actually an infinite amount of dangerous things you YES voters need to make illegal before you will actually ever feel or even actually feel safe.

    I have a terrifying childhood experience where I was very young, playing with my husky/malamute when we were approached by a young teen with a large pitbull. I told him he should let them play together and I can still remember clearly the mischievous look on his face as he allowed his dog to get close enough that it could bite shanas neck and slam her down repeatedly. The whole neighborhood was out in the street....Men, along with my father, hit this poor dog with a wrench and poured hot water on it before it finally let go. I can think of a bazillion ways a person like that can ruin my day....No amount of legislation will ever stop that.

  • Don't ban pitpulls because of their "bad rep"

    Just like how humans make mistakes so do animals. Pitpulls like to protect their owners. Honestly, if your pitpull is killing other dogs or hurting people than you must of done something that tells the dog to do that. Pets reflect off their owners so don't blame the pet blame the owner.

  • I love my pit bull!

    I love my pit bull! I have a two year old pit bull and a 3 year old jack Russell and the jack Russell is a lot more aggressive than my pit. My pit, Doug, is calm, affectionate and friendly. The media portrays them to be far more dangerous than they are, when in fact, there are more dog bights from smaller dog breeds than there are from pit bulls, but whose going to make an article about that, "killer Chihuahua on the lose!", doesn't sound like a good story to me. 1 in 33 dog related deaths are from pit bull, so if you ask me, if they are going to take action against pit bulls, action needs to be taken against these other dogs too. Pit bulls are in the same category as the 'Terriers', meaning 'territorial', a lot of their attacks are related to their owners because they are very loyal, if they think their owners are in any danger, they will become territorial, but these attacks can easily be controlled by the proper training.

  • Its not the dog or the breed its the owner.

    I have owned many dogs in my life. I have had labs, cow cows, Rottweilers, pit bulls, mastiffs and a shepard mix. I am a 115 lb woman and I had no problem with any of my dogs. Just because the wrong people get ahold of Pit bull breeds and train them to be aggressive has nothing to do with the breed its self. Fun fact that Golden retrievers are one of the most aggressive breeds but we never here about when they bite people. A dog shouldn't be judged by its breed or appearance but on a case by case basis. Also another fun fact that there is more media attention put onto pit bull breed attacks than any other breed. They don't put all over the news when a little boy was mauled by a Golden Retriever but yo will see it all over he news for days if its a Pit bull breed. That is complete dog breed discrimination and favoritism.

  • Any Dog Can Do Anything

    Not just pit bulls are dangerous to people, any dog can be a danger to people. Pitbulls get a bad rap for being trained as fighting dogs but if you make pitbulls illegal, just the responsible citizens will choose other dogs. Pitbulls will still be around, they will still appear in fights. They don't sign up for the fights, people train and force them to fight. They wish to please their owner, a responsible owner makes a responsible dog.

  • Pit-bulls should not be illegal!

    Saying pit bulls are all bad is a generalization. They attack sometimes because that is the way they were trained. A lot of people believe everything they hear, they don't actually have locking jaws. Also "Pit-bull" isn't a breed of dog, it is a mix of many breed all together, so saying they are all bad is like saying because one person did something wrong, every person that looks similar should be punished.

  • People don't know what they're talking about

    Anyone who ACTUALLY DOES SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH will know that pit bulls bite people less often than Dalmatians, Poodles, Daschounds, and about 5 other dog breeds. They just have a bad rep. Do something useful in your life and look up facts instead of basing off prejudices. Yes, some people ARE bad owners and they do mistreat their dog to be a fighter, which is less than 10% of people these days.

  • Bans are proven not to work

    Just Google BSL and you will see that multiple organizations speak out against making Pitbulls illegal because it doesn't work. If you are concerned about public safety than you need to consider making laws controlling pet owners not specific breeds. Multiple studies have found that making a breed illegal does nothing to prevent animal attacks. Consider this, making something illegal doesn't stop it from happening. Speeding is illegal but most people still do it. Making Pitbulls illegal only stops responsible citizens from owning them.

  • Banning pit bulls would make no difference

    People buy pit bulls because they want tough dogs that can attack and be violent, so the dogs are trained in a manner that promotes this. However, this quality is not inherent. If pit bulls were banned, dog owners who wanted dogs that could fight would just train another dog breed such as German shepherds to do the same thing. Therefore, banning pit bulls would make no progress.

  • It all depends on the owner

    It's true i have a pit-bull i have been training her for nine years she has the energy of a 2 year old pup and she loves people and I am still trying to train her to like other dogs so not all pit-bulls are bad it's the owner they really are a loving dog it just how you train them if you treat them right they are loving and I love pit bulls they are a wonderful bred i don't want them to get banned

  • Pitbulls are amazing.

    I think pitbulls are just like ANY other dogs. The only problem is how there raised. You hear all these story of pitbulls fighting each other for their owners amusment, then when they attack someone they say "I didnt know it was capable of that". I think the owners are to blame and the dogs just want to be loved. I know this because I once had a Pitbull and he never attacked me OR anyone else.... Not even once. Thats why I think pitbulls should NOT be illegal.

  • Should Pitbulls be illegal?

    No they should not because the guy warned the cops. They were just being idiots and not listening also pitbulls only act the way they are taught to act, it's not their fault they were taught that way so why punish them for their owners, their owners are the idiots.

  • Any dog can attack you

    You can't just ban pit bulls because they attack. Any dog can attack you. If you think about it most dog attacks are in self defense. Dogs won't just attack you, unless YOU train them to. It's not their fault. Also, you can't just say "Humans before dogs" . Dogs live and breath just as well as humans. The fact that you say history shows that they are a danger because they attack is stupid. History shows that humans are a danger because they attack. Should humans be illegal too? There isn't any logical reason for why pits should be banned. They attack and bite? Yeah just like almost every other dog.

  • Depends on Owner

    The way the pit-bull acts depends on the way the owner had raised the dog, either to be aggressive or sweet and loving creatures. Because the way the owner treats them and raises them to act matters more than the breed because I have a pit-bull and I haven't raised her to be aggressive and she hasnt shown any aggressive tendencies. Also my cousins have a pit-bull and he was raised in the same way and would never attack anyone or have the intention of hurting someone or another animal etc.

  • Not their fault!

    Pitbulls are loyal, loving, patient, and eager to please, that is if you train them correctly. Of course if a owner beats them and puts them in dog fights they'll become weapons of man. If they're used for good intentions, they could be used for a higher role in society. They are great guard dogs and could become cop dogs. They would also great scavengers, and great friends!

  • No. Quit banning everything.

    Though I do think they are dangerous since aggressiveness is in their genes, and the incompetence of many of their owners doesn't help. I said no because I believe it is our right to own whichever dog we want. The government, state or city should have no say. I do want heavy fines and jail time imposed on people whose dangerous dogs cause property damage, injury, or death to others.

  • They're Not All Bad

    You can train any dog to be an attack dog, every single dog can harm people. Do you want to kill every shark because they kill? They only kill the people who go in the water into their home. They either do it to protect or because that's how they were trained. Its not the dog its the owner. I've had mine for 8 years, with no signs of aggression ever.

  • Pitbulls are love

    If you raise any dog to be vicious that's what they will be. I've had a pitbull for over a decade and have never seen any problems. He is very patient with my 3 year old daughter and my niece. He is a very good guard dog, so if someone approaches the door who he doesn't know he will growl. That's a good thing in my book not a bad thing. Its time we start blaming the people instead of blaming the dogs.

  • Blame the owners, not the dog

    If a kid grows up to be violent, get into drugs, and show no respect towards anyone, it is the parent's fault for not raising them right. Dogs, whether a pit or not, can be groomed to be the most lovable thing in the world. But, if the owner raises the dog in a mean spirited way, of course it is going to be violent and aggressive. People do whatever they can to blame anyone but themselves. Its the owners, not the dog!

  • It is the irresponsible, uneducated, hateful people that own a pit bill.

    It is not the breed it is the irresponsible owners that make this breed get the bad reputation. It is people that like to fight dogs, train them to attack, do not get them neutered or spayed, and think it is cool for them to be mean. Instead of punishing the breed lets make the punishment for the owners a lot more harsh. I think if someone is caught fighting pit bulls or dogs should have to be in prison for at least two years. It makes me sick to think people find it cool to fight these poor animals. I have three pit bulls that are all neutered and spayed, they are always on a leash unless they are in the country with no one around so they can run, and love to be around people. Any dog can be mean and aggressive. It is all on how the dog is raised and the environment it is raised in. I do think pit bulls need to be chipped so mean people can not own them without repercussions. And they need to be out of the hands of stupid people. I do not think it is okay to fight any type of dog and I am sure if you take those irresponsible people that like to fight dogs, take their kids and train them to fight to the death. I am pretty sure they would not like that. My dogs are my children!

  • No. They shouldn't all be punished

    That one dog should be taken away. All Pitbulls should not be punished for something some other dogs do. I say, once they hurt somebody, then that on dog should be taken away. Also, how can they make them illegal? It'll be pretty hard to take every single pitbull in the world away! One last thing, It should be the owners fault if the dog harms! The only way it can harm is if it being walked and not on a leash. If they are playing outside obviously unable to have a leach like if you are playing ball with them, they should be fenced in!

  • Don't just look at the bad

    Any breed of dogs can attack you. You cant blame a whole breed over what a group of dogs and you cant can't just look at the bad. If you look at the bad in one breed look at the bad in all breeds.If we make one breed illegal we need to make every breed illegal.

  • Pit Bulls should not be banned!

    Pit Bulls should not be banned, I am a demonstrator for a Well-known quality pet food. Every weekend, I visit different pet stores around my county and meet different pets, both dogs and cats. I have encountered all breeds of dogs, including a full blooded wolf. Every Pit bull I have met has been nothing but a big baby. I have had them lick me, snuggle with me on the floor as I sit down with them, and even jump up to greet me. Every owner I have met of these bullies, have been very responsible. It is not the breed we should fear, it is the owner/trainer of the breed. It also the media that has put fear into people about the breed. Do you ever see a news article about a child being bitten by a mutt? No, but it happens everyday. People also need to teach their children not to approach strange dogs the same way they teach them not to approach strange people. They need to teach them that if they are going to pull the dog's tail, the dog may bite, no matter what breed it is. If a person teaches its dog to fight and attack, that is what its going to do. If a person is abusive to an animal, it is going to fear people. It is always, always the people, not the dog. All the myths about a pit having a locking jaw are untrue. Research the breed yourself.

  • We can use them in a better way

    Instead of using these dogs as fighting beasts, we could use them in a more advanced way. Using them in the military or police work would be great! The hard part of this idea would be to somehow train the dog to not attack the handler, only the person the handler is targeting.

  • No they should not.

    The American temperance Testing Society put thousands of breeds of dogs through test. They tested dogs for skittishness, aggression, and their ability to differentiate between threatening and non-threatening humans. 83% of pit bulls passed. They had they second highest passing rate right after golden retrievers. Pit bulls use to be known as the perfect nanny dog for children. They were known for there friendly nature, loyalty and stability. And use to be considered especially non-aggressive to people.
    Pit bulls are only a reflection of you. It depends on how you raise the dog to how it will act. My 2 pit bulls are both extremely sweet. One of them was actually attacked by a German Shepard and almost died from the attack. My dog did not even bite him because that is how I raised him. Most people that think pit bulls are awful have never had on. Why don't you go to your local Humane Society and foster a pit bull for 2 weeks. Its guaranteed half of the dogs have some type of pit bull in them. I know it will change your mind.

  • NO pitbulls should not be illegal

    Pitbulls are just the same as other dogs. It's the owners who mess everything up for them and make them aggressive. It's not the dog's fault if it gets stuck with a bad owner who teaches it to fight and be aggressive towards other people. I think pitbulls should stay legal, but I think the owners need to be checked out more carefully before being able to have a pitbull.

  • Owner and avid Researcher of the breed

    I Have owned five pitbull mixes and 1 full blooded APBT. I own two as of right now. They are the better dogs I have after owning poodles, yorkies, huskies, coonhounds, and a golden retriever. They are beautiful dogs who are intimidating to those who misunderstand the power of the breed, this is including my own father who hates to come near them because he like most people believes the common misconceptions many have. The facts are the breed is more powerful and dangerous than most breeds but also more loyal and loving. The latter two characteristics outweigh the first. I choose what dogs and people I socialize mine with. Havent had any mistakes so far because I'm responsible. The same dogs sleep with my two outside cats that come and go as they please, and play with my 4 lbs yorkie who jumps in their face and mouths, and also my overly aggressive 7lb poodle who is not allowed out with kids or other dogs around because she bites them. The pitbulls though can handle being around all of them, also my newborn nephew, and four and seven year old cousins. Banning the breed is a mistake because of how many are killed each year in BSL based counties and states. If you know how to raise a dog get a pitbull and tell me you regret it.

  • its not the dog its the owner

    Pits bulls are not born mean they are raised that way. Pit bulls are not the only breed that has been reported in attacks. I have a pit bull mix and he is 83 pounds of pure baby fat and love. My friends Pomeranian has attacked me before he didn't draw blood but he got a mouthful of my sweater.

  • Pitbulls Should Not Be Banned

    Pit bulls have a reputation as the fighters. And yes, most of the time their reputations have it right. But not all pit bulls are fighters. It all depends on how the dogs was brought up. Half percent of people who own these pit bulls only got them because they are good guard dogs.
    So that means the owner of the pit bull raised it to be aggressive. The people taught the pit bull to fight. And now that they have that aggressive side. It could come out at anytime. The pit bulls are underestimated. People think just because they teach them to only be aggressive when needed, its not always going to work out in their favor. They will attack. At anytime.
    Pit bulls should not be banned, or outlawed, and definitely not put down because of one accident. Just like other animals they should get a second chance.
    I know there have been many horrible attacks. And yes those pit bulls were most likely brought up the wrong way, either raised to be a fighter, a guard dog, or even not raised at all. Sometimes pit bulls seem to receive the wrong message. They end up attacking, and yes it can get pretty ugly. There should be certain extents to banning pit bulls. Only raising them to be good. No aggressiveness.
    My opinion is that they should not be banned just because they have a reputation from many years ago. They should get a second chance just like every other animal.

  • Of course not.

    I've been bitten by more chiwawas then pit bulls but I don't see anyone wanting to make chiwawas illegal. Pit bulls are very loving dogs. It's all in how they are raised and trained. Yes there are a few that have aggression issues, but that is normally from bad breeders not the breed itself.

  • They are nice, loving animals.

    The only way they are bad is because they've been beaten by owners or they are in dog fights.
    They are loving and loyal to their owners, so don't do crap to them, be nice to them, jerks. I have a pitbull and I care about him and I give him all my love, so people who say they should be illegal,
    you don't know love to an animal you raised.

  • It's not the dog, but the owner

    Yes, there have been a lot of pit bull attacks. Most of these attacks though are from dogs that get trained or just played around with in a heavily matter. They shouldn't be banned for a city unless of course the rules get abused, which of course happens to everything... I live in the country and its not a real big deal here. People have them everywhere and no one really cares. They are just a dog. In my opinion I say no they should not be illegal!

  • Pitbulls are so living

    I have a pitbull at home who plays with my 2 yr old brother and 5 yr old brother. Pitbulls are the kindest dogs I know and they are so mistreated and their title is so misused and its horrible to see that others are against them. Pitbulls used be known as the granny dogs because in the 1900s they would ta