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Pit Bulls Should Be Banned From City Limits

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Common Sense

Poplar Bluff, MO

#1 Jul 11, 2010
The deadliest dogs:

Merritt Clifton, editor of Animal People, has conducted an unusually detailed study of dog bites from 1982 to the present. According to the Clifton study, pit bulls, Rottweilers, Presa Canarios and their mixes are responsible for 74% of attacks that were included in the study, 68% of the attacks upon children, 82% of the attacks upon adults, 65% of the deaths, and 68% of the maimings. In more than two-thirds of the cases included in the study, the life-threatening or fatal attack was apparently the first known dangerous behavior by the animal in question.

Clifton states:

"If almost any other dog has a bad moment, someone may get bitten, but will not be maimed for life or killed, and the actuarial risk is accordingly reasonable. If a pit bull terrier or a Rottweiler has a bad moment, often someone is maimed or killed--and that has now created off-the-chart actuarial risk, for which the dogs as well as their victims are paying the price."

Source: http://www.dogbitelaw.com/PAGES/statistics.ht...

United States

#2 Jul 11, 2010
Should we ban the dogs from city limits or the idiots who own the dogs? There are idiots who let their big dogs loose at night. I guess they dont want their dogs crapping in their lawn, who knows?

Ankeny, IA

#3 Jul 30, 2010
I now a couple people w/pits and there cool dogs, its how there raised
Common Sense

Poplar Bluff, MO

#4 Aug 9, 2010
August 09, 2010

HURST, IL (KFVS)- Some good news about a young boy attacked Friday by two pit-bull mix dogs.

The chief of police in Hurst, Illinois, tells us five-year-old Winston Bankston came out of a medically-induced coma yesterday.

He was taken off a ventilator this morning, and this afternoon he was able to sit up and eat ice cream.

Winston underwent surgery on Saturday to repair the wounds on his neck; and a plastic surgeon has been called in to repair the damage to his face and legs.

Police say the dogs attacked Winston while he and his older brother were playing in a park.

Their mother had gone to get something to drink and was able to get the dogs away from her son.

A city worker who saw the attack drove his truck toward the dogs as if he were going to hit them; the police chief eventually shot and killed one dog, while the other was captured alive.

Now the community of Hurst wants to ban all dangerous dogs and other animals from their community.

Hurst chief of police Ron Harvel was the first officer to respond to the attack on Bankston and now he wants to try and prevent that kind of attack in his town.

Poplar Bluff, MO

#5 Aug 22, 2010
Fort Campbell doesn't allow people to have lions as pets or tigers, monkeys, aligators, bears, or cougars on post. Guess what else they don't allow...Pit Bulls. Imagine that.

Poplar Bluff, MO

#6 Aug 22, 2010
Look at the people who have Pit Bulls. They almost always come across as a person who looks to bolster their image. "Pit Bulls are the tough dogs!" Well no sh*t dumbass. But unless you have a dam junkyard or pawn shop criminals are trying to break into, why have one. I pray no more kids ever get attacked by Pit Bulls. Sadly, that's like praying for people to have common sense. Just a sad, sad, situation.

United States

#7 Aug 23, 2010
My poodle bit my hand one time and I whacked him. He never did that again. My sister had a pit bull bite her face and she had to have $80,000 worth of plastic surgery. I agree Mayor Potter should propose banning Pit Bulls.

United States

#8 Aug 26, 2010
I say take a pit bull out in the yard and put a bullet in it's head. Never mind don't wanna waste the bullets. lol

New Orleans, LA

#9 Nov 29, 2010
I understand what everyone is trying to say but it's not the dog it's the owner I've had pits rocks and now I have a lab and I have never had a dog attack someone so before we start going all mike vick on the pits in this town let's think about it first. Blame the owners not the dog they can't control what they are taught
75 Cent

United States

#10 Dec 8, 2010
I got my pit bulls yo... because im gangsta yo! Now all the homeys think im fly.

Maryville, TN

#11 Dec 10, 2010
i've owned nothing but pits my entire life and i have never, not even once, had them attack anyone. i have 2 kids and my youngest (6 years old) can literally climb on her back and pull her ears and she won't even growl at him. pitbulls r like any other animal, u have to treat them right for them to act right. it's not just how they r raised. u have to love them, spend time with them, TRAIN THEM, and keep an eye on them. u can't blame a whole breed of animal just bc some of them did something wrong... that's like saying we should ban all middle easterners bc of terrorism. u guys just hear ppl say "pitbulls r mean" and "they're dangerous" and repeat it whenever the topic is brought up but y don't u do a little research and educate urself on the breed and maybe it would change ur mind

Since: Jan 09

Albany, GA

#12 Dec 17, 2010
My husband brought one home as a puppy and he has been headstrong and willful ever since, I am now after 2 years of loving him, considering putting him down because we are pcsing to Korea for 2 years and I cannot find anyone who will take him. I have never been so conflicted in my life. Please don't get a dog as a present to someone unless they know what they are doing.

Since: Dec 10

Waterloo, Canada

#13 Dec 17, 2010
Look at us.. We are of the animal nature as well. What's our excuse as a so called human being? Wonder what the statistics would be? We attack our own every day.. Kill our own.. And humans even kill and hurt their own children... So do we put a bullet in someones head? Is it the famous excuse of how we were raised? I myself had a vicious man called dad was a murderer arsonist motorcycle gang gangster... Should that b my excuse? To come home drunk and beat my children? Heck no! I have children and 3 pits 2 boxers.. They were all rescued as babies from a junkyard inhumane pound... Wouldn't trade them for millions of dollars! My dogs have a twin size bed of their own in my room while atleast 2 lay in my caliking bed in mine and my boyfriends arms every night.. I am a nurse.. And its in my nature to not only protect my patients, but is also in my animal nature to protect what's mine.. My family.. My dogs.. My home...I spent 3 thousand dollars saving 3 precious dogs from losing their lives.. Not only from a disgraced pound but from terrible sickness they got from there as well.. Parvo, flu, bordatella, pneumonia, and my jazmyn had pneumonia so bad her lung collapsed.. After a month in the hospital, where I spent time every day holding their fragile lil bodies.. They sent jazmyn home to die because I ran out of money.. But the agrerssive nurse in me to save her life, she is a healthy beautiful mommas girl... So all u nonanimal people should look into ur own lives and determine just how far u would go 4 any one.. Even a living breathing dog that our creator created.. They bleed the same color u do and feel sadness anD pain as well.. Just like us.. Some are worth oxygen.. Some are not...
Ignorant people

Rantoul, IL

#14 Apr 10, 2011
My sister-in-law was bit by a Dalmatian when she was three. Should we ban those too? It bit her nose clean off through loose boards in the owners fence. It is the owners. It's not the dog and unfortunately pit bills attract irresponsible inexperienced owners. I have a pit bill that has never bitten or even growled at anyone. She is very sweet and patient with my two young children. She does look intimidating, so I keep her leashed and I don't let her running around. I think a good compromise would be requiring permit to have one.

Since: Jan 11

Dunmor, KY

#15 Apr 16, 2011
okay look. its how you raise a dog. i have a blue heeler which is a hearder for cows and horses. he is very protective on my property. but if he was outside the property he is fine. all dogs can be mean. its how you raise em. i have a boxer pit and he is the most loving dog and wouldnt hurt anyone. he loves little kids. im due in oct and he will be good with the newborn. he hasnt snapped at me or my hubby but if he ever does hes getting point blank in the head. he isnt going to be going to the pound to give to someon else. he is going to be put down. you have to familiarize dogs with other dogs when they are puppys and to old people to infants when they are young pups. all are freakin stupid. army wives no wonder why your hubbys cheat on yall and you cheat on them. and you tell me if someone hit a dog who was a pit bull and was hurt but still alive you wouldnt take it to a vet. yes im a strong believer in pens and leashes and shock collars. oh its not just big dogs i had to put down a weiner dog cause he bit my friends son. yall need to get your heads checked and quit letting jodie whip your tears with his balls.
Charleys Owner

Anniston, AL

#16 Apr 20, 2011
I have a Pitt and he is a great dog... Its how they are raised. I am female and he does what I say without problems he has never ever tried to even be aggressive towards a friendly person. Without personal expierience how can you say that? Use to be a Doberman was a mean dog......I have also had a Rott she was a great dog.... I dont want anyone telling me what kind of dog I can own ...!!!!!

Oak Grove, KY

#17 Apr 23, 2011
every dog i've ever had i've named on their personality. my recent dog is a pit/mystery mix and is quite big. his name is honey because he couldn't get any sweeter. my little cousins (3 and 5) stick their fingers near his nose, in his ears and chase him around the house and he just gets back at them with thousands of kisses. he also had an encounter 2 months ago when these three dogs bigger than him started attacking him...you know what he did? laid there till i got the other dogs off. so don't tell me my dog is dangerous and a killer because you'd have to worry about me before my dog. and ten to one i love my baby more than i like you.

Dunmor, KY

#18 Apr 24, 2011
this is bullshit. my bit boxer is harmless and loves kids MY BLACK LAB has bit me. and those are so to calls friendly dogs. i wont say every dog isnt aggressive but it is HOW YOU RAISE THEM!!!! yes me and my dog plays rough but he will never bite me.
Good Woman In Ky

Madisonville, KY

#19 Apr 28, 2011
I agree... I own a pit bull and everyone is scared to death of her. We got her as a pup and she is absolutely the biggest baby ever. I have 2 small grandkids and they adore her as much as she adores them. Yes she likes to chew on everything she possible can get her teeth on but to hurt some innocent person that would never happen, she wants to be petted and loved just like the rest of us. They are great dogs and make great best friends. She is always happy to see me come home and always willing to go anywhere I ask her too....listens and minds better than most men....lol

United States

#20 Aug 14, 2012
No just the people who make the poor dears fight

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