Herald Poll: Should pit bulls be banned?

Herald Poll: Should pit bulls be banned?

There are 24 comments on the The Daily Herald story from Apr 18, 2008, titled Herald Poll: Should pit bulls be banned?. In it, The Daily Herald reports that:

Is it time to ban pit bulls in Utah Valley? Are they just too dangerous and hard to handle to be trusted? In Provo, for example, so many pit bulls are running around one neighborhood that some residents are ...

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“Prosecute ALL Animal Abusers”

Since: Sep 07

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#1 Apr 21, 2008
Maybe a better ban would be on the sick despicable human beings who torture and abuse these dogs to turn them into vicious animals. Some train their dogs to be vicious purposely, and some just abuse them (tie them outside on a two foot rope, in all weather conditions, with little food or water and no human interaction) in ways that after an extended period of time, would make ANY dog go insane, and become a menace to the public.

Pit bulls are NOT the problem, it is SOME of the people who own them that are the problem.

Never forget that, in any given year in the United States, 0-4 humans might be killed by a 'pit bull'. Approximately 10-15 people will be killed by non-'pit bull' dogs. In fact, of the last 400 or so dog bite injury-related human fatalities in the U.S., about 320 (or 80%) are attributed to non-'pit bull' dogs. The 'pit bulls' that have killed people (typically someone in the dog's home) make up just 0.00002% or less of the estimated 'pit bull' population. Clearly, not only are 99.99998%(or more) of 'pit bulls' NOT "killers", but 'pit bulls' don't even cause the majority of dog bite injury-related human fatalities!

Hollis, NY

#2 May 20, 2008
idk piktbulls r kool put som,ethimes they gan cet a wiwwle mean biac

Allen, TX

#3 Oct 17, 2008
i really dont like dogs so

Allen, TX

#4 Oct 17, 2008
i think i like dogs

“Its Pronunced ME...O...G...NAY”

Since: Mar 08

Orem Utah

#5 Oct 26, 2008
i dont like dogs either, i dont like any pets. but they are still living breathing creatures and should be treated with respect.
PitBulls are not a violent dog. that is sterotypical bullshyt. pitbulls are choosen by the monsters who raise them to be mean.

Toronto, OH

#7 Feb 2, 2009
i have am a pit bull owner. i have had my fair share plus more than any person should have. but i have to admit i was one who wuz scared of Pit bulls until i became an owner of one. 8 ball was the most sweet sincere loving dog i had ever had. over time i breeded him and my other dog(pitbull) with 50 pitbulls on my hand over a years time,i grown to learn the breed and the attitude of the dogs. i must say it=s not the breed that gives them a bad names it their owner.pit bulls and every other breed of dogs have teeth and if taught they will attack and bite. so if ppl would stop and think they are jus dogs regarless of the breed. only a HUMAN can make them do the good thing as well as the bad things. So b4 ppl start to tlk bad about them know where their behavior comes from.

Wichita, KS

#8 Feb 4, 2009
I dont think that they should be banned because they are all just dogs and we have pleaty of them and if there mean its cuz you trained them to be mean and that wouldnt be fair to them.
florida pitbull lover

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#9 Feb 17, 2009
pitbulls rock and are vary kind
poo poo

Fitchburg, MA

#10 Feb 24, 2009
I think pit bulls smell like dog crap and so do thier owners.
poo poo

Fitchburg, MA

#11 Feb 24, 2009
real men own poodles and have families.

Fitchburg, MA

#12 Feb 24, 2009
Just kidding! Dog owners just have to be responsible. That's all folks.

Des Moines, IA

#13 Mar 3, 2009
Yep,Pitbulls should obnly be allowed in out of city limits where population is not large or at least be in a boxed gate house,always on a leash.

Boise, ID

#14 May 23, 2009
Look all of you gutless cowards who dont have the balls to step up and use full sentences or thoughts to say why you think the legislation should or shouldn't be strictened sicken me. to think our population is more concerned with popularity and keeping up with the jones's than making decisions with common sense that god blessed them with.
is it you your smelling

Fayetteville, NY

#15 Jun 4, 2009
poo poo wrote:
I think pit bulls smell like dog crap and so do thier owners.
are you sure its not your ass your smelling....i have a pit and they are very loving you just have to know how to raise them poodle are for ladies, is that what you are...whimp... get off your dupa and go get some soap and water and get to cleaning...i bet your smelling your own hole Mr.Nasty

Fayetteville, NY

#16 Jun 6, 2009
poo poo wrote:
I think pit bulls smell like dog crap and so do thier owners.
stop sitting on ur hole so much and wont smell poopoo or crap or did ya not wipe yourself after having a crap because that stink oder is coming frome you....you know the old sayin THE SKUNK SMELL HIS OWN HOLE....

Staten Island, NY

#17 Jan 25, 2010
Pit Bulls make great family companions. People forget that they were bred to fight other dogs and not people. When dog fighting was legal, if a Pit Bull was human aggressive, it would either be killed or fixed immediately. Since dog fighting is illegal it became a free for all with no rules or regulations to abide by. People began breeding Pit Bulls for money, popularity, etc. and not for the breed itself. The breed has been mixed with many other dogs such as Mastiffs, Bulldogs, and many other breeds to change their size and temperament. The original Pit Bulls were very small and had lean muscles but were still a powerful dog. The majority of "Pit Bulls" you see on the streets now are just mutts. In America the American Pit Bull Terrier is not even considered a real dog breed. They aren't in dog shows. Europe however does have a breed standard and allows them in dog shows but just like the American Kennel Club, they must have official papers from the UKC. Now don't misunderstand and think that the AKC and the UKC regulate each breeder and genetic test all the dogs to be sure that they are purebred and come from the parents the owners state they do. It is just a registry and not a full proof way of getting a healthy, purebred dog. That's where you must do your research to find an owner that actively shows their dogs and aren't just backyard breeders like the thousands of Pit Bull owners in America. Anyone stating that they have official papers for their Pit Bulls is full of crap unless it is from the UKC and the dogs they are breeding fit the standard. Like I said, you should really research the breeder and be sure they are actively showing their dogs in official dog shows in areas that accept these breeds and fit the breed standard. Back to the original topic, Pit Bulls should not be banned. They are a loyal breed and will do whatever its owner asks of it. They don't know any better than what they are taught and do not understand human society because it is a dog. That's where we come in. The people behind any dog that is abused should be the one punished. The best thing we can do to help is stop breeding our pets unless you are 100% dedicated to the breed and its breed standard and you will actively show your dog to prove that your dog fits the standard. Each ribbon and medal your dog wins is another reference to how great your dog is and its future litters. Genetics and temperament have a lot to do with breeding as well. It is not about making money but the well-being of these animals. QUALITY NOT QUANTITY. SPAY & NEUTER.
Silly sally

Woods Cross, UT

#18 Jan 25, 2010
In my opinion its not the dogs that are bad. Its the ppl who mistreat them!

West Palm Beach, FL

#19 Jan 28, 2010
No, but cults that promote polygamy and the subjugation of under-aged women and children as well as make claims of God speaking some wacky pig-Egyptian and killing innocent pilgrims...that should be banned.

Franklin, TN

#20 Feb 8, 2010
actuley ikts how you raise them i have two piktbiulls and there well mannerd and house brokien and are excellent with my 2 year old darter and my 5 month old babbie

Franklin, TN

#21 Feb 8, 2010
fikrst i want to say that dogs are mans best freiknd exsapecelly pit bulls my pikt bull he saved my life

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