pit bulls should be shot on sight
first question ... why are the pits walking around unleashed?
second question ........ where is the owner?
first answer ........ because the owner is a flippin crack head that beats and treats his pits aggresively.
second answer ........ shoot the owner!!!!!
I have a pit cross and he is the most dosile dog I have ever owned, he is 1/2 pit, 1/4 rottie, and 1/4 shep, all 3 breads are considered aggresive.
IT'S NOT THE DOGS ....... IT'S THE OWNERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Live up to your responsalility as a pet owner. The owner of those two pits yes should be shot!!!
Sorry, but you don't have to treat pit bulls badly to make them aggressive. I've known some that were positively doted on and treated like princes, that would go berserk unpredictably.
I've also seen them break free from an owner who simply couldn't hold onto the leash. The owner was doing her best, but she wasn't up to the task.
Frankly, they scare the shit out of me, especially if my 3 year-old is around.
Poor George. I love those dogs. I'd like to have one if I wasn't allergic.
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Interesting read. Some tidbits for the lazy/click-deprived:
According to the Clifton study, pit bulls, Rottweilers, Presa Canarios and their mixes are responsible for 74% of attacks that were included in the study, 68% of the attacks upon children, 82% of the attacks upon adults, 65% of the deaths, and 68% of the maimings. In more than two-thirds of the cases included in the study, the life-threatening or fatal attack was apparently the first known dangerous behavior by the animal in question. Clifton states:
If almost any other dog has a bad moment, someone may get bitten, but will not be maimed for life or killed, and the actuarial risk is accordingly reasonable. If a pit bull terrier or a Rottweiler has a bad moment, often someone is maimed or killed--and that has now created off-the-chart actuarial risk, for which the dogs as well as their victims are paying the price.
Clifton's opinions are as interesting as his statistics. For example, he says, "Pit bulls and Rottweilers are accordingly dogs who not only must be handled with special precautions, but also must be regulated with special requirements appropriate to the risk they may pose to the public and other animals, if they are to be kept at all."
A survey by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta ("CDC") concluded that dogs bite nearly 2% of the U.S. population -- more than 4.7 million people annually. (Sacks JJ, Kresnow M, Houston B. Dog bites: how big a problem? Injury Prev 1996;2:52-4.)
Almost 800,000 bites per year -- one out of every 6 -- are serious enough to require medical attention. (Weiss HB, Friedman D, Coben JH. Incidence of dog bite injuries treated in emergency departments. JAMA 1998;279:51-53.)
Dog bites send nearly 368,000 victims to hospital emergency departments per year (1,008 per day). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nonfatal Dog Bite–Related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments — United States, 2001, MMWR 2003;52:605-610. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report is published by the CDC.
16,476 dog bites to persons aged 16 years or greater were work related in 2001. (Ibid., Nonfatal Dog Bite–Related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments — United States, 2001, MMWR 2003;52:608.
Every year 2,851 letter carriers are bitten. (US Postal Service.)
Getting bitten by a dog is the second most frequent cause of visits to emergency rooms caused by 9 activities common among children, namely playing baseball or softball, being around a dog, playing at the playground, riding in ATVs and mopeds, playing volleyball, inline skating, horseback riding, being in a baby walker, and riding skateboards. (Weiss HB, Friedman DI, Coben JH. "Incidence of dog bite injuries treated in emergency departments," JAMA 1998;279:53, citing US Consumer Product Safety Commission, "Injuries associated with selected sports and recreational equipment treated in hospital emergency departments, calendar year 1994." Consumer Product Safety Review, Summer 1996;1:5. Also citing US Consumer Product Safety Commission, "Stair Steps and Baby Walkers Don't Mix." Washington D.C.:US Consumer Product Safety Commission;1992. Consumer Product Safety Alert No. 009207.)
An American has a one in 50 chance of being bitten by a dog each year. (CDC.)
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^ WTF is that?
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If a Pittie ends a fight they didn't start they still get all the blame. People who have never owned the breed always think they know the most. Alot of the pitbull maulings weren't even Pits.
Here's a test for all you experts:
Log off and ride.
Acta Virum Probant
Sportbikes were engineered to do triple the speed limit. I love motorcycles but sportbikes have no place on the road, ban them.
HYPOCRITE. (I assume you ride a fast bike, or want to by being on BCSB.)
Compare the injuries and deaths caused by pitbulls to those caused by crotchrockets. I suppose you see the logic in this and will go put your bike in a crusher. I won't even try to defend the breed because it has been done to death. People would rather believe their misconceptions than open their minds and listen to facts.
Gotta go walk the puppy now before she snaps and eats a family of four or something.
Log off and ride.
Acta Virum Probant
I know which dog I'd shoot ;-)
I like the NZ rules, but they'd be just if the owners took the same punishment as the dogs. Seems fair.
chicken strips are a sign of intelligence
unless you're at the track ;)
Tattoodles, that is some funny shit.
The reality is that some pit bulls are aggressive, some are not. Some people are aggressive, some are not. Problem is, when a Pug gets aggressive, it's field goal time. When a Pit bull gets aggressive, it's hospital time. I don't think any breed should be banned, some pit bulls are incredibly friendly and devoted family pets. But owners need to take much more responsibility, and be held accountable for the actions of pets in their control.
My buddy has a jack russel it attacks almost everyone when they step in the door whenever he has people over. It's obvious that Jack russels are vicious and they should all be shot in the face. *sarcasm*
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