Should pit bulls be banned in Texas?

Mar 31, 2009 Full story: WOAI.com 21

Two children have been killed in the San Antonio area in less than a week and in both cases the breed of dog responsible is the pit bull.

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doggie lover

San Antonio, TX

#1 Apr 2, 2009
YES PITBULLS SHOULD BE BANNED... THESE DOGS HAVE KILLING IN THEIR BLOOD!
pit bull dog lover

San Antonio, TX

#2 Apr 28, 2009
these dogs in general must be taught to be aggresive
if you raise them to be mean and never try to control them then they will be as many kids are today.unruly and deadly.if you get a dog that has been ruined then it must be put down,if you find a puppy and treat the dog with love and teach it not to harm any thing then you will have a life long friend.i have a jack russel terior male and a pit bull that could eat the small dog but has never touched him nor has he ever touched my grandson my cows or my horses.when you do need a stand up dog its a pit bull terior.
Pit Bull Owner

Levelland, TX

#3 Apr 30, 2009
No Pit Bulls should not be banned!!!It is a proven fact that the number 1 aggressive dog in the world is..........ownership!! Any dog can be made to be dangerous! ANY DOG!!!! I have a pit bull named Thunder and he is as big as my 2 year old nephew on all fours and acts like a big puppy! He is the best dog I have ever had, and I have had many. He loves my cat, my puppy German Shepard, my kids, me......and anyone who walks through my door! These breed of dogs are bred to be loyal to their owners! Try googling that sometime!
ruben n cocoa rednose pit

United States

#4 May 17, 2009
no, pitbulls should not be banned in Texas. People make them what they want. If you train a pit to obey it will listen. You have to know when its time to play with the pit and when not to. Who ever came up with this idea about pitbulls being banned in Texas is out of there mind. Get a life and find something else to talk about...
ruben n cocoa rednose pit

United States

#5 May 17, 2009
"PITBULLS should not be discriminated against. It is not the Breed its self that has the problem, it is the irresponsoble owners that inbreed the dogs that give them the agression by a natural defect.IT IS NOT THE BREED TO BLAME IT IS THE PEOPLE THAT BREED INCORRECTLY AND IRRESPONSOBLELY RAISE THE DOGS AND TELL THEM "GOOD DOG" FOR THE ATTACKING OF OTHER ANIMALS. PEOPLE TRAIN THESE ANIMALS TO BE AGRESSIVE."
Roger

San Antonio, TX

#6 Jun 14, 2009
My neighbor down the street in the Windcrest area of San Antonio owns 2 pit bulls. He and his gang banger kids get drunk and stoned on weekends and entertain themselves by sending them out to attack people and other dogs on the street. Last Sunday I saw a neighbor being attacked on the street. He ran into my yard for protection. We called the Bexar county police but they never showed up to take a report. My little dog was attacked twice and almost killed and the sherriffs department still did nothing. The sherriffs dept is more interested in giving out traffic tickets. If the police won't protect us we need to ban all pit bulls. The guy down the street who owns the pitbulls just got out of prison and the police still do nothing!!!
Amstaff Owner

Weatherford, TX

#7 Jul 10, 2009
I have a 1yr old female American staffordshire terrier, it is a cousin to the pittbull and has a lot of the same characteristics/features. People want this breed banned too.

My dog is the sweetest dog I have ever had. She is well socialized and very obidient. I have never mistreated her in anyway and she is in no way aggressive.

When children are physically or emotionally abused they sometimes become killers. They kill their parents, siblings or friends. When animals are abused they too can become violent.

So what is the difference?

Humans kill humans and SOMETIMES the consequence is death. Should we execute all humans because some humans kill. NO. We punish the individual.

Why ban all these dogs because of a few?
Mama

Montgomery, TX

#8 Jul 10, 2009
I have raised pit bulls for over 10 years and they are by far my favorite breed of dog. They are the most loyal and eager to please breed I've ever worked with. My 4 year old female pit is an absolutely perfect dog. She is trained, well socialized, incredibly smart, and always hanging out with my 3 year old daughter and her friends. The breed should not be persecuted for the mistakes of their owners. My dog would go to the ends of the earth to make me happy, just as any pit would do, so if you teach them that aggression is okay, they'll do it.
Saying the entire breed should be punished for the mistakes of irresponsible owners is IGNORANT!!! Clearly anyone who believes in pushing an entire breed of animal one step closer to extinction isn't very bright...
All terriers were bred to hunt other animals, so yes, pit bull terriers can be animal aggressive, but this can be controlled with proper training & socialization. Leaving any dog in a yard or chained up isn't the way to have a well balanced pet or even guard dog. If you want a great dog, invite them into your family, ensure them that they are safe and loved and that's what you'll get in return!
Mama

Montgomery, TX

#9 Jul 10, 2009
Wow, this is sad, you say it, your neighbors are irresponsible yet you think all pit bulls should be punished? I also find it highly unlikely that the police wouldn't do anything if they found evidence that what you described was happening.
Roger wrote:
My neighbor down the street in the Windcrest area of San Antonio owns 2 pit bulls. He and his gang banger kids get drunk and stoned on weekends and entertain themselves by sending them out to attack people and other dogs on the street. Last Sunday I saw a neighbor being attacked on the street. He ran into my yard for protection. We called the Bexar county police but they never showed up to take a report. My little dog was attacked twice and almost killed and the sherriffs department still did nothing. The sherriffs dept is more interested in giving out traffic tickets. If the police won't protect us we need to ban all pit bulls. The guy down the street who owns the pitbulls just got out of prison and the police still do nothing!!!
Mama

Montgomery, TX

#10 Jul 10, 2009
One of the most ignorant statements I've ever heard...
doggie lover wrote:
YES PITBULLS SHOULD BE BANNED... THESE DOGS HAVE KILLING IN THEIR BLOOD!
Julie

Lubbock, TX

#11 Jul 10, 2009
Heck yes they should.
Boscoh

United States

#12 Jul 10, 2009
Keep the dogs. Ban the owners.
Boscoh

United States

#13 Jul 10, 2009
doggie lover wrote:
YES PITBULLS SHOULD BE BANNED... THESE DOGS HAVE KILLING IN THEIR BLOOD!
What a crock of B.S.
DGS

United States

#14 Aug 25, 2009
Of course! Beagles are bread to hunt, Collies to heard, Shepards to guard, Blood hounds to track and Pit Bulls were bread to KILL. Breading matters.
LytleACO

United States

#15 Aug 27, 2009
As an animal control officer,as well as an avid pit bull owner,your dog is what you make of it.When I was a kid,it was Dobermans.Every large dog breed that has ever been involved in an attack has been stigmatized through time.Hell,maybe it's time to get rid of all dogs that bite,my vote goes to getting rid of Chihuahua's,I've been bitten by more of them than any other breed of dog.Edu cate yourselves,people,before you speak out.It's not the breed of dog,it's the BREED OF OWNER,that's the problem.
Jacquitha Payne

United States

#17 Jan 13, 2011
We have a pit bull & he has never been aggressive to our kids, family nor friends! He is a human friendly dog as well as his mother, father, sisters & brothers! Any dog can be aggressive, it all depends on the owner! I have gotten bitten by a shitzu & a poodle & those are small dogs! Its not only this one specific breed so stop trying to cast extinction on this breed because of other peoples ignorance or failures! If you are going to ban this breed, then ban all of the dog breeds! That's the fair thing to do & we will not get rid of our dog because of other peoples ignorance, lack of knowledge about the breed or simply stupid opinions! Try having one before you make any assumptions about this magnificent & loyal breed!
lawl

United States

#18 Jan 14, 2011
People should be tried for their dogs, at least a fine. But no, it's not the dogs fault. God made them, so they don't deserve to be put down or away. A lot of times it is the owners, but not always. It is in the dogs nature, but they should be on a leash. Hence the fine.
NICOLE

Kirbyville, TX

#19 Jan 26, 2011
THEY SHOULDNT BAN PITBULLS THEY ARE MY FAMILY AND YOU WOULDNT WANT PEOPLE TAKING YOUR FAMILY AWAY FROM YOU WHEN PEOPLE TRAIN THEM BADLY THEN THEY TURN OUT BADLY IF YOU TRAIN THEM GOOD THEN THEY TURN OUT GOOD
Anonymous

Houston, TX

#20 Apr 21, 2014
People who say pitbulls should be banned are complete idiots any dog can bite at any given time it all matters on how they are brought up not just because of the breed it's because of the people that do wrong with the dog an teach it wrong. Every dog should have to be evaluated every year or so to see how they are being raised I have been attack and chased before by many dogs that people think would never attack you any dog can attack and any dog can bit.i own a pitbull and any of the kids that play around my neighborhood would tell you that he is nice an all play with him an never have any trouble with him he is a loving,caring,breathing thing just like you an me an is apart of my family and I would fight for him an stand up to any person who tried to come take him from me I would take jail before giving him up
doggie lover wrote:
YES PITBULLS SHOULD BE BANNED... THESE DOGS HAVE KILLING IN THEIR BLOOD!
Cjt

Houston, TX

#21 Apr 21, 2014
Not only would I go to jail before giving him up I would die for him like I know he would do for me he knows when to be a guardian an when to be calm am playful it is all on how you raise them any dog can be mean but you as a person have to teach then to behave, be good and be social and ok towards others an there dogs

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