Ban pit bulls

March 23, 2010
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Now that yet another resident of the this city has been mauled by a pit bull, I wonder, what purpose exactly do pit bull terriers serve for the owners?

More importantly, what service do they serve for us, the residents of his city?

The answer in both cases is nothing.

Pit bulls by their nature are ferocious animals.

They are attack dogs – and they often attack.

They love violence and mayhem.

They enjoy mauling people they do not know.

They are strong, so strong, that when attacking police, the police tend to shoot first and ask questions later.

They do no-one any good and wherever they live, there is the potential for disaster.

Such was the case last week when a pit bull tried to maul a 76 year old Eastern Avenue resident.

In fact, the pit bull did maul her, and in such a way, that she was taken to the hospital bleeding profusely and was stitched up by doctors.

The pit-bull was put down, as it should have been.

In fact, it should have been put down before it had the chance to maul the 76 year old Eastern Avenue woman.

By our count, this is the 12th incidence of pit bull mauling of a local person in the past three years. This is just a guess approximation.

Pit bulls living in this city have mauled grandmothers, children, infants, men and women, just about anyone they feel like mauling.

How many innocent residents must be mauled by pit bulls in this city before they are outlawed?

Of course, I’ve been told by pet lovers and those who claim to know that pit-bulls are loving animals, that most pit bulls are gentle by nature and that they would never hurt a soul.

Sorry.

I don’t buy into that, and those mauled by pit bulls in this city certainly won’t buy into it, either.

In this city where so much of what we do is regulated by rules and regulations, perhaps it would be a good idea to out-law pit bulls for the public good.

How many more maulings of innocents by pit bulls are necessary before the city does the right thing to protect its residents?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FNT7UFZHBWA4PO25WGTCU7V2CE RikS

    sadly until a lawmakers child or loved one is bit, they will not ban pibulls….there should be a nationwide ban on pitbulls.

  • debsaide

    I disagree on what you had to say about pit bulls. I have owned them for the past 25 years. They are naturally sweet, gentle dogs. Mine have never bitten anyone, much less mauled anyone. The dogs are taught to be mean and aggressive by their owners. Any big dog is capable of mauling someone. I hear bad stories about pit bulls and I automatically know that it was raised by an idiot. If the owner of these dogs would be investigated, you'd find that they were taught to be bad. Mine are like little children because I taught them to be that way. I'm sorry you have such a low opinion of pit bulls. Check out their history and you will find it is not the breed but the people that own them. I own a home but if they ever banned pit bulls, I would move so I can keep my dogs. That is how much I believe in the breed. Please check out a website on the history of the breed. In the 50's it was the most popular family pet. People found out they would fight if taught to do so. It is not the dogs, it's the owners.

  • jhassell71

    This is still the worst excuse of house wife, soccer mom, ignorant ramblings. Run inside, theres a pitbull that has the swine flu, is a certified sex offender, has a conceled handgun, is off his meds, and brings with it a concentrated dose of global warming.

  • Pegasus13us

    The reporter of this article is very ill informed. He or she would do well to actually educate themselves on the exact breeds involved in these maulings. There are countless breeds which resemble the pit bull, to the point where even those of us who own them would have a hard time differentiating. I used to be a reporter and I am appalled at the lack of fact checking and out and out inflammatory writing and factless claims in this article. Shame on your paper for printing this, so much for impartial journalism. Shame on you too, but then ignorance is bliss. I am glad I don;t subscribe to your paper because if I did I would drop you like a hot potato and tell everyone I knew how much you suck.

  • Aqeel_aka_axel

    your article clearly shows you have no knowledge about dogs what so ever, branding a breed of dog as bad and saying they should be put down because of a few bad dogs is nothing less than stupidity. any dog that is mistreated or train to be violent will ofcourse be aggressive and may attack but in the hands of the right owner WILL be a friendly nice natured animal. It like saying all journalist are horrible people with no respect for peoples feelings just aslong as they can get a story is this true then? and i writing such an article like this you should really do a bit of research to find out what it is you are talking about before making such harsh statements!!! aqeel hassan

  • Aqeel_aka_axel

    and would also like to add that you shud be put down you fuckinnnn biiiaaaaatttttttccccchhhhhhhh

  • IgnoranceIsBliss

    Actually I worked at a veterinary clinic in which our office manager adopted a vick pitbull, and I assure you she did not have 1 million dollars in liability insurance.

  • Kaydie

    everyone who is against this journalist is a fucking retard. Hope your “precious and gentle” pitbulls teach you a lesson :-) I am COMPLETELY against pit bulls, solely because I think ANY animal should be destroyed if it attacks a human. Sorry, but I think humans are more important than a DOG.

  • Slowandeasybaby86

    Look at the people who owned the pitbull! Maybe it wasn't taken care of! I for one own a pit and he is nothing like that! I don't care what people say, ANY dog can be ferocious not just pits!!! Its all in the way they are raised and i can't stress that enough! If you get bitten by a poodle, are u going to want them banned also?

  • guest

    have u ever thought about how they were forced to fight! Pitbulls arent the only breed that hurt people and in the news they only put the bad of what the pit did, not the good! My pit saved my life so i would redo your research and pick a different subject to pick on!!!

  • Mgsmith75

    Let's ban all men over 200 lbs because if there get in a fight with someone they are more likley to hurt the other person then men under 200 lbs. You are really a dumb@ss

  • capricornlady713

    I guess it depends where you choose to do your research.

    http://www.dogbitelaw.com/Dog%20Attacks%201982%

  • troll

    ur dum. chimpz r pieceful 2 but that one almost killed that old lady. i say we kill all apes

  • Gregory-hall

    How many people have been attacked by Pit Bulls? Too many………
    My Beagle was attacked twice by the same “sweet” Pit Bull. In the case of the second attack the Pit Bull was heading straight for my seven year old daughter when my Beagle got in his way. The Beagle's now a hero and the Pit Bull is gone. Good riddance!!

  • capricornlady713

    “Closed minded, ignorant people”? Grow up. This breed kills, and usually innocent children and it's a fact…all you have to do is read your local paper.

  • capricornlady713

    I guess it depends where you choose to do your research.

    http://www.dogbitelaw.com/Dog%20Attacks%201982%20to%202006%20Clifton.pdf

  • troll

    ur dum. chimpz r pieceful 2 but that one almost killed that old lady. i say we kill all apes

  • Gregory-hall

    How many people have been attacked by Pit Bulls? Too many………
    My Beagle was attacked twice by the same “sweet” Pit Bull. In the case of the second attack the Pit Bull was heading straight for my seven year old daughter when my Beagle got in his way. The Beagle's now a hero and the Pit Bull is gone. Good riddance!!

  • capricornlady713

    “Closed minded, ignorant people”? Grow up. This breed kills, and usually innocent children and it's a fact…all you have to do is read your local paper.

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