No matter what, pit bulls are dangerous
From Rachel Osborne
I know I am going to get a lot of hateful responses to this, but I feel that something must be said.
Recently I read an article entitled, "Man wins fight with vicious pit bull." I don't understand why in the world anyone would want to have a dog that has the capability and biological tendency to attack people. I do think that people should have a right to have whatever animal they want in their home, but if there is any chance of that animal coming into contact with others, then it shouldn't be allowed. Dogs can get out of fencing, children can walk up to a fence that contains a vicious dog. These dogs are dangerous. Rottweilers, pit bulls, why not get a dog that isn't a danger to society? Why take a chance?
I have heard the ignorant excuse that it is "all in how you raise the dogs." This is only true to a degree. Yes, a Labrador can attack a person just as quickly as a pit bull, if it is trained in that manner. But pit bulls, Rottweilers and even Dobermans have a genetic tendency for rage and attacks. I'm not saying that all pit bulls and Rottweilers are dangerous, and I'm not saying they are the only dangerous dogs, but I can't remember the last time I heard of a cocker spaniel or a chihuahua taking off someone's face as they walked down the street.
It is a sad fact of life that the pit bull was created by mankind to kill other small animals. Like it or not, that is what the dog was bred for, and it remains the essence of the dog. Any one pit bull might be sweet to its owner, but is still "hard-wired" to kill other small animals.
For that reason, pit bulls are dangerous to people because they have the in-born propensity to attack other people's pets, which often results in a redirected attack against the other people, or a bite to another person.
You wouldn't let a great white shark in a swimming pool, regardless of how "friendly" it is, so why would you want these dogs roaming the streets?
Personally, I feel that these dangerous breeds should breed out and become extinct.
(link contains reader comments)