Argumentative Essay: The Banning Of Pit Bulls

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When we hear about Pit Bulls, our society automatically connects “Pit Bull” with vicious, mean, aggressive, fighting and other words along those line. Many people in our society think that pit bulls are the worst breed of dog to own because of their aggressive reputation. Not many people today look at the fact that, just like any other breed, it depends on how they are raised or who their owners are. Everyone says that Pit Bulls are a bad breed and they should be banned, which is why some towns and states have banned pit bulls and any other dogs that are in considered to be an aggressive breed. With the proper training, the right owner, and the right lifestyle a Pit Bull can be as loveable as any dog. Before we get started, let’s define what a Pit Bull is because no breed exists. The UKC (United Kennel Club) and the ADBA (American Dog Breeders Association) recognize American Pit Bull Terriers while the AKC (American Kennel Club) recognizes American Staffordshire Terriers and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. While other people consider the Bull …show more content…
Jennifer Coates second blog shares about pit fighting (which is the reason most Pit Bulls get bad reps). She begins to explain what kind of a life Pit Bulls need to be less aggressive. It depends on their owners. Pit Bulls can be vicious and aggressive if raised by the wrong people and are not socialized. Pit Bulls see themselves as part of the family. If a Pit Bull is socialized, then they are less likely to be aggressive. If a Pit Bull has an owner that are drug addicts or neglectful, then the Pit Bull is more likely to be aggressive. Dr. Jennifer Coates states that Pit Bulls get a mixed reputation for being watch dogs. Even though they are great at protecting and having the ability to distinguish between friendly and threatening, as well as putting their owners/human family’s needs above their own. They are genetically reluctant to be aggressive towards humans (Coates, The Truth About Pit Bulls: Part 2,

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