should portland ban pitbulls

Since: Aug 11

Portland, OR

#26 Aug 25, 2011
1stronglady wrote:
Ban them! They are born with a provclivity to attack. The big problem is the very way they are built, their larger than usual jaw size, amazing upper body dtrength, combined with owners who do not always understand the importance of training, or leash laws that often are broken. So many stories of children being attacked, disfiqured for life! Or worse, they die. I dont recall hearing a story about a jack russel, or lab, or many other dogs behaving so unpredictably. Yes some responsibility is on the owners. But stupid people are not going to go away. At the very least these owners should be force to take out ins. In case of tragidy, or worse death. If their animal doesnt bite , then they have no worries. Why should innocent children have 2 class citizenship over dogs! Protect our children!
As a matter of fact, a recent study by the Applied of Animal Science determined that the three breeds most likely to attack people are

1: dachsunds
2. chihuhuas
3. JACK RUSSELLS

While Jack Russell may have a reputation as sweet dogs (and believe me, I think they truly are because I have had 2 and talked to many other owners!), pit bulls have a very bad reputation. You may want to read this article from a few years back:
http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-update...

Pitbulls are only responsible for approximately 5% of dog attacks against humans per year and 8% of all attacks altogether. You do have to watch them more around other dogs, as the percentages of attack are honestly higher there, but that's what fences and leashes are for. Responsible dog owners have both, and it's seriously the owner's responsibility to keep their dogs out of oter people's yards no matter what the breed is.
buhbye

United States

#27 Aug 31, 2011
I've already banned them. I set out antifreeze meatballs for the lil bastards.
Toby

United States

#28 Sep 2, 2011
It's not the Pittbulls it is usually the owners. I have witnessed countless homeless people who will beg the hell out of you saying they need money or that extra cigarette whatever an extra cigarette is,but yet they can somehow afford to maintain the upkeep of a pitbull.

Not only to them is having a pittbull some type of tough guy social status,it is exploited to garner sympathy,that is they are saying if you can't give me any money give some for my pittbull,just don't pet it cause its a bad ass like me.

The pittbulls in those circumstances are usually smarter than its annoying and superficial owners but unfortunate to be stuck in such a predicament,so don't ban the pittbull it should not be punished for the actions of its owners.
Nachta

New York, NY

#29 Sep 2, 2011
Yup, just like Portland to be big on bans. Getting to be more like San Francisco and Seattle everyday.
Portland...where Liberty goes to die!!
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#30 Sep 5, 2011
Make the Pit and all vicious breed owners be required to carry at least a half million dollar insurance policy on bites and damages their dogs cause. Make it like car insurance. A vicious attack will require many surgeries to repair and plastic surgeries to repair the scars. People should not be allowed to keep these time bombs on their property without coverage. Rental house and apartment owners should be held responsible for allowing these breeds to be housed on their property.
CRASSUS

Neenah, WI

#31 Sep 5, 2011
EternalMiyu wrote:
<quoted text>
As a matter of fact, a recent study by the Applied of Animal Science determined that the three breeds most likely to attack people are
1: dachsunds
2. chihuhuas
3. JACK RUSSELLS
While Jack Russell may have a reputation as sweet dogs (and believe me, I think they truly are because I have had 2 and talked to many other owners!), pit bulls have a very bad reputation. You may want to read this article from a few years back:
http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-update...
Pitbulls are only responsible for approximately 5% of dog attacks against humans per year and 8% of all attacks altogether. You do have to watch them more around other dogs, as the percentages of attack are honestly higher there, but that's what fences and leashes are for. Responsible dog owners have both, and it's seriously the owner's responsibility to keep their dogs out of oter people's yards no matter what the breed is.
You are more likely to get car jacked and shot by a black person than a white person. Black people only make up 20% of the population but commit the majority of the murders. Hey idiot! When is the last time a Chihuahua mauled a person to death?
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#32 Sep 6, 2011
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>You are more likely to get car jacked and shot by a black person than a white person. Black people only make up 20% of the population but commit the majority of the murders. Hey idiot! When is the last time a Chihuahua mauled a person to death?
It goes for anything in between a Chihauhau and a Pit. make sure your homeowners insurance covers your dog should it turn on someone. Regardless of the circumstances,juries are awarding very large judgements these days for repairs,plastic surgeries now and in the future,and anguish. If you own rental property,know what your renters have as you can be drug into a settlement if you knowingly allowed the vicious breed to be on the property. Lawyers LOVE these cases for the $$$$$$$.
alyssa Elgort

Vancouver, WA

#33 Sep 6, 2011
I own a pitbull and she is the sweetest thing ever. It is the poor owners that make them rude and vicious.
CRASSUS

Neenah, WI

#34 Sep 6, 2011
alyssa Elgort wrote:
I own a pitbull and she is the sweetest thing ever. It is the poor owners that make them rude and vicious.
Same thing can be said for Grizzly Bears. It's not the bear, it's the owner.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#35 Sep 6, 2011
alyssa Elgort wrote:
I own a pitbull and she is the sweetest thing ever. It is the poor owners that make them rude and vicious.
As in my earlier post. Are you covered if your sweet baby does as many other sweet pits do when they snap and attack for no reason? Can you prove in court that your dog was not to blame for the attack and that it was properly trained and restrained on a chain or in a fool proof fence? Read your homeowners policy real carefully to be safe or call your agent. A judgement can financially ruin you and in many states they are not dismissed in bankruptcy.
Dee

Portland, OR

#36 Sep 9, 2011
luv my pits wrote:
<quoted text>Are you Oregon's most famous animal murderer for the vigilante group known as peta?
Who is the we that "puts them to sleep" Sounds like a football player move. People fight roosters as well as pits. You know they electrocute our roosters to death before processing and packaging. I personally don't eat "dog" but I hear it tastes like chicken? Since we don't ban roosters the answer must be no, just process correctly. Am I right Michael Vick?

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#37 Sep 9, 2011
Pits weren't always bad dogs, and even now some are sweet, but they've been badly bred for a long time, with the ones more prone to violence chosen to breed. This has resulted in a group of breeds ("pit bull" is not a breed from a group of breeds) that are more likely to snap without reason. No one would say that alligators make great pets because "it depends on each individual animal," even those gators born in captivity in a long line of succession of captive-breds. All animals have a medula oblangata, and the larger it is, the more likely to attack. Pits bred for attacking, those most likely to attack, have an enlarged medula. This needs to be bred out of them. Until then, I'm sorry, but pits need to be kept only in the hands of people certifies to handle them, and all should be spayed and neutered except for those hep by certified breeders as part of a program to breed only the gentlest. Down the road, after restoration of the breed, then loosen the restrictions.
Rick Hamell

Hillsboro, OR

#38 Oct 4, 2011
JMCarson wrote:
Pits weren't always bad dogs, and even now some are sweet, but they've been badly bred for a long time, with the ones more prone to violence chosen to breed. This has resulted in a group of breeds ("pit bull" is not a breed from a group of breeds) that are more likely to snap without reason. No one would say that alligators make great pets because "it depends on each individual animal," even those gators born in captivity in a long line of succession of captive-breds. All animals have a medula oblangata, and the larger it is, the more likely to attack. Pits bred for attacking, those most likely to attack, have an enlarged medula.
Actually... Dog fighting Pit Bulls are breed to be extremely human friendly. Each dog is handled by the other dog's owner before the fight to be sure that claws and teeth haven't been "altered" or "enhanced". They fight out of loyalty to their owners and a desire to please.

No dog (like humans,) snaps without reason. Anyone who thinks so did not observe the actions and behaviors that led up to the attack. With dogs the clues that there is an issue can be very subtle though and most people are not educated enough to notice them.

The problem is that Pit Bulls are very strong willed and intelligent. If you do not curb basic bad behaviors such as getting on furniture or pulling on leashes while going for a walk, they become a problem with other behaviors such as overly aggressive play (where they get to excited to hold back their strength,) or domination play around other dogs.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#39 Oct 4, 2011
Rick Hamell wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually... Dog fighting Pit Bulls are breed to be extremely human friendly. Each dog is handled by the other dog's owner before the fight to be sure that claws and teeth haven't been "altered" or "enhanced". They fight out of loyalty to their owners and a desire to please.
No dog (like humans,) snaps without reason. Anyone who thinks so did not observe the actions and behaviors that led up to the attack.
Yea right, children playing a quarter mile away, someone walking down the sidewalk,a neighbor working her yard,and etc are justifications for a pit to attack? Even the big babies attack for some unknown reason. These dogs need restraining 24/7.It's bad enough when they attack another dog but when you see your child being loaded in an ambulance after being mauled,it makes you really think about what you proved by owning a dangerous dog.
animal gurl

United States

#40 Oct 6, 2011
I hope mayor Adams will listen to us and ban this blood thirsty breed, and any bulldog type. Please people do your part make signs and join us tomorrow at the occupy Portland rally bring your signs.
Eri

Bangor, ME

#41 Dec 15, 2011
wow pit bulls are nice loving dogs it only depends on how they are treaeted growing up.
ThomasA

Leeds, AL

#42 Dec 15, 2011
Eri wrote:
wow pit bulls are nice loving dogs it only depends on how they are treaeted growing up.
Pits have a natural propensity for serious attacks and mauling rather than just a reflex reaction bite. Attacks can come from the best trained dogs when they either snap or mis-read playful behavior as a threat. Having one around is like a ticking time bomb. You just never know when it's going off. Be prepared both physically and financially to handle an attack situation.
Thayer

Beaverton, OR

#43 Dec 16, 2011
animal gurl wrote:
I hope mayor Adams will listen to us and ban this blood thirsty breed, and any bulldog type. Please people do your part make signs and join us tomorrow at the occupy Portland rally bring your signs.
I think YOU should be banned. You're stupidity and ignorance is astounding.
I own an American Bulldog and it's the smartest, most loyal, loving and gentle dog you have EVER met. He's great with kids and all other animals. He wouldn't hurt a fly unless he's attacked. In fact he has been attacked by smaller dogs and he just doesn't respond as he knows they can't hurt him. He very legitimately and non violently has protected my children against a dog attack (one of those breeds that I'm sure a moron like yourself think are great). He's loved by any and all people that have ever met him and your telling me he should be banned? You better hope and I don't ever see you with a sign you stupid bitch.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#44 Dec 16, 2011
"Punish The Deed, Not The Breed!!"
ThomasA

Leeds, AL

#45 Dec 16, 2011
Ummmk wrote:
"Punish The Deed, Not The Breed!!"
It's hard to get a deed into court to sue for damages,but you can get the breed and it's owner there to make him financially responsible for his neglect and irresponsible ownership of a vicious animal. Judges and juries and coming down hard on dog attacks. Cover your azz.

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