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Racine Pits

Milwaukee, WI

#1 Sep 19, 2007
What is BSL and how can it affect you?
Breed Specific Legislation is the restriction or banning of a breed. Innocent animals are taken from loving homes like yours and mine and destroyed only because of their breed, or a breed they resemble. About every 10 years a new breed comes under scrutiny. In the past it has been Doberman Pinchers, Rotwiellers, and now the Pit Bull. Don’t think this can affect you? Here is a list of just a few local towns and their stance on BSL.
Beaver Dam – Being discussed
East Troy – Banned new pit bulls, restrict existing
Horicon – Being discussed
Juneau – Pit Bulls banned
Milwaukee – Restriction on Pit Bulls and Rotwiellers
South Milwaukee – Banned
Waukesha – Ban being discussed

Many dog bites/attacks that are reported to be Pit Bulls are actually other breeds. There are 20+ breeds commonly mistaken as a Pit Bull. Please, help us promote responsible dog ownership for ALL breeds before BSL moves on to another breed.

October 20th is Pitbull Awareness Day. We are having a 'get together' of sorts in West Bend to celebrate our love of dogs. It is for ALL dog lovers. We would like to educate others on owner responsibility and BSL. We need your support. Please join us for our first event and hopefully many more to come!!

Contact Jeremy or Kathleen for more information at Racinepits@yahoo.com

Volunteers are welcome! We need to get the word out.
to bad

United States

#2 Sep 19, 2007
pitbulls are good for nothing but fighting, ban them all from everywhere!!!!!!

“I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR!!!”

Since: Feb 07

Fond du Lac

#3 Sep 20, 2007
You can't blame the dog for what the owner teaches it to do..
Herman

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Sep 21, 2007
Some dogs are bred for a specific task. Like pit bulls have been bred for centuries to fight. When a dog has been programmed (bred) for one specific trait for that long, you can never trust that trait or instinct to not surface. I do not believe that breeds should be outlawed, I believe owners should be held liable and responsible, both financially and criminally for the actions of their "nice and friendly" pets. If your dog kills someone you should be convicted of manslaughter. It sounds extream but how else do you get all of these irresponsible dog owners to controll their sometimes viscious animals?
ccc714

Milwaukee, WI

#5 Sep 29, 2007
My mothers dog is a pit bull mix and recently broke out of the porch and killed another smaller dog. We recued the dog 4 years ago from an abusive home that left the dog tied up to a 2 foot leash, with a muzzle on at all times in a dark and cold garage. It was apparent that the dog was trying to be trained to fight. Unfortunately although the dog loves people and never has bit or tried to bite a person, the dog is now being put to sleep and my mother has recieved over $1000 dollars in tickets. I have a pit bull/boxer mix and I have had that dog from the time it was 7 weeks old and that dog has been given constant love and never ever has it tried to bite or attack another dog or person. It is all in the way you treat, train, and raise the dogs. They are loyal and great companions if treated properly. In my mothers case her love and affection could not overcome the up bringing of the dog before she had him and now she is devestated that her dog has killed another neighborhood dog, that she has lost her dog to the City of Milwaukee, and that the entire neighborhood just stood there and watched as this episode unfolded as she screamed for help!
mrsphil

Bakersfield, CA

#6 Oct 1, 2007
Any and I mean any dog can be taught to kill! The dog most likly to bite is a poodle! I say now and I will always say - that it depends on the way a dog is raised and treated while they are young!

“I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR!!!”

Since: Feb 07

Fond du Lac

#7 Oct 7, 2007
mrsphil:

I agree with you 100% Here's something interesting

Many small dog owners overlook their dog's behavior because they are small and/or think they cannot hurt anyone. The truth is, little dogs bite more than big dogs. There have been many cases involving dog bite attacks with smaller dogs such as the case involving a family Pomeranian dog and a 6-week old baby.

http://www.xkqd.com/pages/dogsmostlikely.html
Herman

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Oct 8, 2007
ccc714 wrote:
I have a pit bull/boxer mix and I have had that dog from the time it was 7 weeks old and that dog has been given constant love and never ever has it tried to bite or attack another dog or person. It is all in the way you treat, train, and raise the dogs.
Our neighbors had a dog like yours. Same story. He would never hurt anyone. Then one day their seven year old grandson was sitting in a rocking chair and the dog was laying near by. The chair rocker hit the dog's tail and the dog mauled their grandson. He required 380 stitches to his face and head.

Never trust your dog to be good off leash. Your dog was bred to fight. His instincts may resurface when you least expect them. Good Luck,
Herman

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Nov 9, 2007
Once more. Nice dog mauls mother and daughter.

http://kstp.com/article/stories/S251423.shtml...

“I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR!!!”

Since: Feb 07

Fond du Lac

#10 Nov 9, 2007
So, what, you want to ban all rottis because one dog does something bad? He had 3 of them only one did the deed.

“I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR!!!”

Since: Feb 07

Fond du Lac

#11 Nov 9, 2007
The bulldog used to be a fighting dog, should we destroy all them too?
Herman

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Nov 9, 2007
muskyhusky wrote:
So, what, you want to ban all rottis because one dog does something bad? He had 3 of them only one did the deed.
Do not ban the breed, just hold the owner resposnible in a major way.

As I said befor, "Some dogs are bred for a specific task. Like pit bulls have been bred for centuries to fight. When a dog has been programmed (bred) for one specific trait for that long, you can never trust that trait or instinct to not surface. I do not believe that breeds should be outlawed, I believe owners should be held liable and responsible, both financially and criminally for the actions of their "nice and friendly" pets. If your dog kills someone you should be convicted of manslaughter. It sounds extream but how else do you get all of these irresponsible dog owners to always controll their sometimes viscious animals? "

“I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR!!!”

Since: Feb 07

Fond du Lac

#13 Nov 9, 2007
Do not ban the breed, just hold the owner resposnible in a major way.

I certainly agree with you on that..and this guy that owned the rotti had the dog put to sleep and he will probably be sued by these people, if not that, his home owners or rental ins. will drop him or raise his rates really high. So we agree on that.

I have a Siberian Husky and they are on the dangerous dogs list, why I don't know, certainly my 8 year old husky has never bitten anyone. When she goes to the Rainbow Bridge I will get another husky, they are great dogs and don't deserve to be ont he dangerous dogs list at all.
George

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Nov 14, 2007
danny boy

Sun Prairie, WI

#15 Dec 10, 2008
these dogs need a massive amount of excerzise!!! when they are not excerzised they become frustrated because they have so much energy! just like a dog that cews alot or one that barks all the time! THE OWNER is the one that needs to understand this! i work with alot of bullie breeds with behavior issues! they are NOT fighters!!!! they are not bred to fight anymore. this bann makes me sick and i do have some choice words fr the people who think otherwize!
Eldon

Hudson, WI

#16 Dec 11, 2008
danny boy wrote:
these dogs need a massive amount of excerzise!!! when they are not excerzised they become frustrated because they have so much energy! just like a dog that cews alot or one that barks all the time! THE OWNER is the one that needs to understand this! i work with alot of bullie breeds with behavior issues! they are NOT fighters!!!! they are not bred to fight anymore. this bann makes me sick and i do have some choice words fr the people who think otherwize!
You my friend are in denial. As someone said above, they have been bred to fight for centuries. Someday, they will regress to their fighting instinct and you will be "suprised" while someone else will be mauled. Keep them on a short leash and never let them loose or someday, someone will be hurt and the owner should be held responsible.
Mya

Marshfield, WI

#17 May 24, 2009
to bad wrote:
pitbulls are good for nothing but fighting, ban them all from everywhere!!!!!!
THEN BAN ALL PLEAPLE !!!!!!!!!! THERE THE PROBLEM

“I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR!!!”

Since: Feb 07

Fond du Lac

#18 Jun 9, 2009
to bad wrote:
pitbulls are good for nothing but fighting, ban them all from everywhere!!!!!!

Tell that to Micheal Vicks dogs, they are in forever homes are not dangerous. It isn't the breed, it's the breeder and the people that mistreat and train these animals to fight, any dog can bite, but these dogs are given a bad rap because of the people that had them.

The #1 dog for dog bites is the Dachshund, not the pit bull, rotty, any other dog on the dangerous dogs lists...
sidhe

Milwaukee, WI

#19 Jun 25, 2009
ok...so explain why my 11 year old Pit Bull (whom i've shared my home with since she was 12 weeks old) nursed both of my cats when they were kittens and gently carried them around the house treating them as her "children"...if she's so vicious and mean, where does her motherly temperament come from???
love Bullys

Humbird, WI

#21 Apr 19, 2013
ok first of all you need to do your history on these dogs, they were not bred to fight they origanally were breed as a nanny dog if you actually did your research on these wonderful dogs they were bred as a family dog because of their loyalty and protectivness of the children, us the humans are the ones who taught them to fight, not the breed themselves maybe we should just ban stupid people who don't do their research and actually get to know the dogs before judging them, but of course this generation of idiots try to find anything to put the blame on, irresponsible owners should be ban from having any type of animal, & held accountable for anything their animal does and be fined and jailed for abuse and neglect of any animal, even a flippin cat can be viscious I once had a cat who would attack for no reason at all, I have scars to prove that, so don't tell me its the breed, blame the deed not the breed

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