Batesville Arkansas Passes Pit Bull Ban

Batesville Arkansas Passes Pit Bull Ban

There are 33 comments on the Examiner.com story from Jan 29, 2011, titled Batesville Arkansas Passes Pit Bull Ban. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

If you have ever seen a front page news story about a small child attacked by a pit bull or similar breed you are probably in favor of the type of legislation that recently passed in Batesville Arkansas.

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wes

Cabot, AR

#1 Jan 31, 2011
thats so stupid pitbulls are no more dangours than any other dog the legislation of batesville are being racist against pitbulls and should be sued and make them resign.
guest

United States

#2 Jan 31, 2011
true, but they sure are ugly as hell
Painmaker

Batesville, AR

#3 Jan 31, 2011
wes wrote:
thats so stupid pitbulls are no more dangours than any other dog the legislation of batesville are being racist against pitbulls and should be sued and make them resign.
I've never heard of anyone getting their arms and necks ripped out by Beagles, Golden Retreivers, Basset Hounds, Collies, Aussies, etc. Pit bulls are a dangerous breed. That is a fact and isn't debatable. More so than a lot of other breeds of dogs. Read the book {The Intelligence of Dogs} by S. Coren to learn what breeds are passive and what breeds are agressive.
wow

United States

#4 Jan 31, 2011
Painmaker wrote:
<quoted text> I've never heard of anyone getting their arms and necks ripped out by Beagles, Golden Retreivers, Basset Hounds, Collies, Aussies, etc. Pit bulls are a dangerous breed. That is a fact and isn't debatable. More so than a lot of other breeds of dogs. Read the book {The Intelligence of Dogs} by S. Coren to learn what breeds are passive and what breeds are agressive.
Well to make it fair, every single dog on that list thats aggressive should be banned. And while we're at it let's ban rap music, and family guy and south park..catching my drift? Chows are very aggressive but yet there is no ban on them. What about dobermans? People are so close minded..yes SOME pitfalls are aggressive just like SOME other dogs are. I wee this ridiculous ban being fought and fought.
Painmaker

Batesville, AR

#5 Jan 31, 2011
I'm all for banning rap music. Count me in!
Painmaker

Batesville, AR

#6 Jan 31, 2011
wow wrote:
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Well to make it fair, every single dog on that list thats aggressive should be banned. And while we're at it let's ban rap music, and family guy and south park..catching my drift? Chows are very aggressive but yet there is no ban on them. What about dobermans? People are so close minded..yes SOME pitfalls are aggressive just like SOME other dogs are. I wee this ridiculous ban being fought and fought.
You do make a good point about other aggressive dogs. I understand what your saying about banning this or that and the whole slippery slope argument. I was arguing the whole notion that wes had saying one breed isn't any more dangerous than another breed. That just isn't true.
karma

United States

#7 Feb 1, 2011
Painmaker wrote:
<quoted text> You do make a good point about other aggressive dogs. I understand what your saying about banning this or that and the whole slippery slope argument. I was arguing the whole notion that wes had saying one breed isn't any more dangerous than another breed. That just isn't true.
No it is not entirely true but there are others. I think if they're going to ban one aggressive breed, they should ban them all...I've been attacked by a boxer but you don't see me lobbying to get them banned. This dog had gotten out of its owners house and charged at my while I was in my family members used. Boxers are very dominant and territorial animals, just like pitbulls. I don't think its fair for the owners who reside in independence county to have to get rid of their family pet, when others are allowed to keep their dogs who are also known as an "aggressive" breed
abcd

United States

#8 Feb 1, 2011
pittbulls and a few other breed of dogs have a problem that will cause them to turn on any one. this problem is caused by the dogs skull stops growing after 4 yeasrs but there brain dosent so it puts pressure on there brian which makes them mean its not seen often but the same thing happens with golden retievers in some cases and dobermans. but really a dog will treat u the way u and other people treat it if u and other people are mean to the dog then the dog will be mean but if u love the dog and teach it right from wrong the dog will be a great dog no matter what the breed!!
wes

Cabot, AR

#9 Feb 5, 2011
abcd wrote:
pittbulls and a few other breed of dogs have a problem that will cause them to turn on any one. this problem is caused by the dogs skull stops growing after 4 yeasrs but there brain dosent so it puts pressure on there brian which makes them mean its not seen often but the same thing happens with golden retievers in some cases and dobermans. but really a dog will treat u the way u and other people treat it if u and other people are mean to the dog then the dog will be mean but if u love the dog and teach it right from wrong the dog will be a great dog no matter what the breed!!
do some research pibulls brains grow just the same as any other dog that was in fact a myth that pitbulls brain keeps growing to cause them to adventually get aggresive. google it
wes

Cabot, AR

#10 Feb 5, 2011
Painmaker wrote:
<quoted text> You do make a good point about other aggressive dogs. I understand what your saying about banning this or that and the whole slippery slope argument. I was arguing the whole notion that wes had saying one breed isn't any more dangerous than another breed. That just isn't true.
go to american temperment test they prove that it is easier to piss off a reciever doberman weiner dog toy poodle the list goes on. the fact is a good treated pit is no more dangours than any other dog. its not the dogs falt they were breed to have strong jaws
wes

Cabot, AR

#11 Feb 5, 2011
it even said in the artical with this topic that by banning pits would not make people any safer that banning pits is pointless. and its costing like a quarter of a million dollars to make this ban happen. in my opinion independce county has better things to spend the tax payers money on like the drug problems in batesville and surrounding areas or do somthing that will make people more safe. i am going to work on getting this ban lifted i will welcome any help and will post a facebook sometime soon for supporters
GUEST --- DOG PERSON

AOL

#12 Feb 5, 2011
It does not matter what breed of dog you are talking about ALL dogs can be agressive. The problem with dogs that attack and bit is not the dogs but the dog OWNER. If a person knows how to handle a dog ALL dogs can be gentle. I know a person that has a rottiwieller that can take it ANYWHERE WITHOUT a leash. All a person has to do to have a dog that is good is to spend time with it and SOCIALIZE it. If you were to put a person on a chain outside, or in an inclosed area for long periods of time they to would become agressive. So think about it before you go and get a dog, do YOU have TIME for it???
Crazychick

Batesville, AR

#13 Feb 9, 2011
Okay, I was attacked by a Pitbull no joke. I was in Tennessee, I was 10 I think. This dog had already attacked a mailman, a pedestrian, and a few others. So his name was Buddy, he stayed in a cage a lot and my father told me not to go in the house when he was in there. But being a stubborn child i didn't listen. I was watching tv and playing ball with him. He stopped got in my face growled, went back to his ball, left then started attacking me. He knocked me off of the chair and I fell on my back. He went for my neck but reflexes took over and he got my shoulder. The owner who will remain nameless, was talking on the phone and casually got off and made a attempt to get him off. He was put outside and i was walked to my house. I went to the hospital and police came to take pictures and do a story. The X-Rays came back and the doctor told me that if he would have had his canine tooth 2 inches to the right it would have punctured my lung. So I am kind of glad they had a pitbull ban. Because I don't want any pits attacking anybody else.
GUEST --- DOG PERSON

AOL

#14 Feb 10, 2011
Crazychick wrote:
Okay, I was attacked by a Pitbull no joke. I was in Tennessee, I was 10 I think. This dog had already attacked a mailman, a pedestrian, and a few others. So his name was Buddy, he stayed in a cage a lot and my father told me not to go in the house when he was in there. But being a stubborn child i didn't listen. I was watching tv and playing ball with him. He stopped got in my face growled, went back to his ball, left then started attacking me. He knocked me off of the chair and I fell on my back. He went for my neck but reflexes took over and he got my shoulder. The owner who will remain nameless, was talking on the phone and casually got off and made a attempt to get him off. He was put outside and i was walked to my house. I went to the hospital and police came to take pictures and do a story. The X-Rays came back and the doctor told me that if he would have had his canine tooth 2 inches to the right it would have punctured my lung. So I am kind of glad they had a pitbull ban. Because I don't want any pits attacking anybody else.
As I have stated before it is NOT ALWAYS the dogs fault most of the time it is how the OWNER treats them that makes a dog bad.
Ashley

United States

#15 Feb 10, 2011
I actually have two pit bulls..both, of course, absolutely beautiful dogs. They both are very sweet and loving. Our male has only once been into a dog fight with our other male who is a great pertinence...but it wasn't him who actually started the fight. Our pits are both kind and would never hurt any of us or someone else. Our female stays in the house and is the most precious dog ever...she loves to cuddle and play. My nephews, who are 2 and 3, lay and pull on her all the time and she has never once acted like she would try to bite or harm them in any way, she stands or lays there. Both, our male and female, are amazing pits. Pits have to have the right owner...in some degree I agree with the ban but then again I disagree..really it depends on the person who owns them whether the dog will be mean and aggressive to other people and animals.
pitbulls rock

Bald Knob, AR

#16 Feb 12, 2011
GUEST --- DOG PERSON wrote:
<quoted text>As I have stated before it is NOT ALWAYS the dogs fault most of the time it is how the OWNER treats them that makes a dog bad.
any dog can attack labs retrievers weiner dogs not just pitbulls. saying that a pitbull ban is good is stupid. profiling a dog is just like profiling a person you cant say spanish people rape and kill more people lets ban them. or rednecks go shot up signs and mailboxes causing property damage lets ban them and that black people cause for fights ban them. its not rite to ban one type of dog when all dogs are possible of the same thing. note to everyonenot tryin to be racist just tryin to make a point.
what up

Bald Knob, AR

#17 Feb 12, 2011
i think that there shouldnt be any ban on any dog. if ANY dog attacks a person it should be put down be checked for signs of abuse and if it has been abused put the owner in prison for murder or tempted murder depending if the person makes it.
ashley

United States

#18 Feb 19, 2011
Painmaker wrote:
<quoted text> I've never heard of anyone getting their arms and necks ripped out by Beagles, Golden Retreivers, Basset Hounds, Collies, Aussies, etc. Pit bulls are a dangerous breed. That is a fact and isn't debatable. More so than a lot of other breeds of dogs. Read the book {The Intelligence of Dogs} by S. Coren to learn what breeds are passive and what breeds are agressive.
have you ever had a pitbull ? Obviously not I have 2 and not 1 time has either 1 posed a threat and if they did they would be put dwn!j every dog has the ability for aggrestion but pitbulls have the power it's the way they were bread, and if they ha e the right owners they will turn out to be great family dogs but yes if you have someone abusive pathetic person raising any animal bbeating on them and teaching them wrong ANY breed will turn bad it's all how you raise them and with batesville passing this law it just goes to show "small town small mind"
memo

Littleton, CO

#19 Feb 19, 2011
pitbulls rock wrote:
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any dog can attack labs retrievers weiner dogs not just pitbulls. saying that a pitbull ban is good is stupid. profiling a dog is just like profiling a person you cant say spanish people rape and kill more people lets ban them. or rednecks go shot up signs and mailboxes causing property damage lets ban them and that black people cause for fights ban them. its not rite to ban one type of dog when all dogs are possible of the same thing. note to everyonenot tryin to be racist just tryin to make a point.
LOL~At first I thought this was silly~ "ATTACK by WEINER DOG" Then I remembered the only dog attack I ever witnessed was a weiner dog attacked my daughter. She did not provoke the dog. Thankfully the dogs teeth only ripped thru her pants.
memo

Littleton, CO

#20 Feb 19, 2011
LOL Lets ban the owners instead

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