great read, and as i am new here i loving this more and more everyday. I basically think its ignorance which is like a sickness which spreads. I have had a lot of dogs in my life and what I will say is that my first pit he was the most loyal dog out of 4 that I had at time I saved him when he was a month old from its owner who would just beat him and his brothers and sisters, unfortunately i could only save him but I was only five and the love and loyalty that Duke gave me was more than my family. he was with me for about 19 yrs and till hes last day he would stay up waiting for to come home. I had to put him down due to old age and cancer.. but when I think of him like tears form in my eyes. The best dog I have every had. So when i talk to people who are ignorant I tell them that this breed is not what the media and other people who don't know make out be. every dog bites and every dog will fight in order to defend itself... Some listen and some put it to deaf ears but as long as I can change at least one persons mind that is what counts. Down here in Miami, Fla. they banned to the piont that they are pretty much killed as soon as they are pickup by the shelter and if you do own and they find out if i am not wrong they give you about 72 or 4 days to find him a place or then confiscate your pit to put down, and the pit has not even done anything. I myself live in broward were they are allowed so i hope to get everything right and hear Mia shelter soon and rescue me a faithfull pitty
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