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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Do research before condemning pit bulls
I speak on behalf of myself as a pit bull dog owner and not for others. I am pleading with those in power who are making unwarranted statements and vilifying one breed, to do their research. The dog breed that attacked that unfortunate woman was allegedly not a pit bull. The family stated themselves, and I am inclined to believe that they would know this, that the dog was an American Bully, which may look similar to what people believe a pit bull looks like.
Pit bull is a term used to describe a certain type of pot-hound. It is a mixed breed dog, and is almost impossible for non-professionals to be able to identify if a dog is a pit bull or not. Any mixed breed—American pit bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier, American Bullies, the Staffordshire bull terrier, Boston terrier, the American, English and French bull dogs, can be mistaken for or classified as pit bulls. Which ones would you like to outlaw? Who is going to decide what a pit bull is when there is no standard to describe the breed?
We are told that this Dangerous Dog Act will protect us and make us safe. If you feed your dogs enhancement food or drugs, train them to be aggressive and set them loose in their territory, they may perceive anything as a threat. Just as a human being high up on steroids is a threat to society if put in a situation where they feel threatened or territorial.
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