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Letters: State should ban pit-bull ownership

Discussion in 'Pit Bull News' started by firedrake13, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. firedrake13

    firedrake13 Good Dog

    Editor, The News:

    I am asking for Michigan to pass a statewide ban on pit bulls. I support this as a gradual ban; people with pit bulls may keep them, but no more breeding and selling the dogs.

    I was appalled and disgusted about the three pit bulls attacking two people in Buena Vista Township. I cannot even begin to understand the pain these people felt and hope to never understand it.

    Pit bull ownership should be illegal. They are an incredible danger to society. There is a high probability that in a dog owner's life his/her dog will get out. It is not just that people are incapable of being responsible for their dogs (although that is a huge problem), it is also that these animals will do anything to get out. With pit bulls, instinct comes before intelligence.

    Also, they are a danger to the owner and the owner's family. The owner is committing cruelty to children if he or she has children in the house at the same time as a pit bull. Often it is a necessary evil for an animal to be put to death or put in isolation for attacking people or being bred as a killer.

    I truly sympathize with the pit bulls that attacked those people. It is their nature they cannot control and because the owners mixed domination with dominion when it came to proper handling of such dangerous animals, now an animal is put to death for the human's wrongdoings.

    You cannot take a tiger home and let it loose in front of people and then damn it for being a tiger. That is domination of a species, not dominion (stewardship and responsibility).

    Also, a ban would help alleviate crimes such as dog fighting. Finally, there will be the common self-defense outcry. But, in a country where you already have the right to own guns, have a burglar system, become a black belt in karate and so forth, the argument does not stand very well.

    Also, if your self-defense is a threat to innocent people and yourself that is impossible to fully control by any means of the imagination, there is complicity.

    Holly Bicerano
    Midland

    Dogs reflect owner

    Editor, The News:

    I just recently read that Saginaw is going to try to ban certain breeds of dogs.

    I do not think this will help with problems that have recently occurred. Sure, it will eliminate pit bulls and other aggressive dogs from living in the city, but it won't bring light on the bigger subject: How people treat animals.

    I have a boxer/pit bull mix dog. She is one of the most people-friendly dogs you will meet. I laugh at people when they say she might turn on me. I have raised her to know what is right and what is wrong.
    Any dog can be aggressive, but pit bulls can have a bad reputation. I have never met anyone in my life who has been attacked by one.

    My point is, don't pick a few breeds and ban them. The owner of the dog is responsible for how a dog grows up and how it interacts with others. If a dog is brought up learning how to fight, then it will fight. But if the owner is responsible and truly desires to have that dog, he will not teach it to dogfight.

    There's a big difference between defending an owner and being brought up to fight other dogs.

    Please think about making a law to make pet owners more responsible. Dogs shouldn't suffer because of an owner's lack of judgment.

    Kayla Senkowski
    Bay City


    http://www.mlive.com/opinion/saginaw/index.ssf/2009/04/letters_state_should_ban_pitbu.html
     
  2. megschristina

    megschristina Moderator

    I am speechless....No, I'm not, what a tard!
     
  3. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    Both letters to editor were quite ignorant.
     
  4. Jelet

    Jelet Banned

    I agree with CHJ

    The first letter, the guy is a 100% retard.

    The second letter(editor one) , the guy is a 50% retard.

    Its sad really... Especially when those think they are helping the breed trying to be an advocate when they barely know shit..

    I had an example of this in real life.. One my neighbor has a pit bull mix it seems. And she acts like she knows it all when that is her first pit bull type of dog she says, and she doesnt even know if its pure.. got it from a shelter.. she says.. :S And she tells me to take rex to the "dog run"(dogpark) and i try to explain to her and she says i am ignorant and giving the breed a bad name to say that they cant get along with dogs even when socialized. Its just sad to see wanna be advocates giving false info to the public. Especially if her pit bull mix attacks a dog at the dog park she takes it to.. Then what will she say then as an excuse.. And then the public will believe she is full of sht and all pit bull advocates are crazy like her.. ect. Its just sad really... I disliked both parts of the letter. Should not try to hide possible dog aggression in these dogs. Cause then people will think its" all how you raise them" and set their dog up for fail with other dogs. People need to learn if they dont want a possible DA dog, they need to not be looking to get a pit bull in the future.

    :(
     
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  5. vdentjr

    vdentjr Puppy

    As far as im concerned, The first letter is just one giant opinion. She fails to state any factual data to back up her position on pitbulls. She just goes on and on and on about how dangerous she thinks they are. She claims that owning a pitbull is cruelty to children and fails to explain why. and her comparison of a pitbull to an 800 lb wild animal is beyond comical:lol:. I highly doubt anyone would take this letter seriously.
     
  6. Arrowhead

    Arrowhead Good Dog

    :lol: I read that and laughed. It's true though.


    The whole letter by the first person ticks me off, but that comment they made about having a pit bull in the house at the same time as children, being cruelty to children, really burns my butt. I hear that so often and it turns my stomach. I've seen a lot of little kids pulling on and tumbling over pit bulls and not one peep was made out of the dog. They just wagged their tails and licked the kids. I'm sorry, but I can't say that for many other breeds. I really wish these people would get a mind of their own and stop believing everything they hear on the news.
     
  7. PitNJ75

    PitNJ75 Puppy

    Jelet- you make a great point. We will never improve the breed's reputation if we aren't honest about its characteristics. Setting it up to win means showing off how sweet the dog is around people- especially children. Denying DA and bringing to the dog park does no favors to the breed at all - - and can have disastrous consequences.



     

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