There are a lot of dogs out there that have attacked and killed people. Sometimes, the person absolutely deserved it. If someone was attacking me or my kids, I would want my dog to step in and protect us, even if he/she severely injured or even killed the assailant. I would hope my state and country to allow me the basic right of protecting my home and family.
All those stories we hear about pit bulls attacking are not always correct. The media has a way of only showing us the negative and sensational parts of any story. When the dog is found to have been in the right, or if the dog is found to not even be a true pit bull, there is no retraction. There is no apology. A lot of dogs are mistaken for “pit bulls”. Boxer mixes can look a lot like pit bulls. And to an untrained eye, most mixed dogs can be mistaken for pit bulls. Just because the media says it’s so, doesn’t mean it is so.
The owner is the one responsible for the attack, not the dog. They do what they are bred/trained to do. And natural instinct takes over. If you have a bad dog, it’s your fault. Not the dogs.
In some places they are banning breeds to help cut down on dog fighting. I understand the reasoning, but I still don’t think it’s right. Perhaps we need to let our leaders know that animal abuse needs harsher punishments. I don’t have the answer for it, but maybe we can brainstorm and come up with a way to make a change to this horrible concept of banning dogs.
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