Argumentative Essay On Pitbulls

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What Pit Bulls are Actually Capable of There are many controversies regarding the breed of pit bulls in society today. The opinion of some is that the breed should be terminated, while others love the breed. Meanwhile the rest of the population does not have an opinion about the breed at all. Each opinion was discovered through experience, communication, or reading. Charlotte Alter has an opinion of her own in the article she wrote. Charlotte Alter’s position on the fact that pit bulls are only capable of violence is flawed because not all pit bulls are aggressive towards children, the statement made by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is only from one employee, and stating that the DNA of pit bulls show they inherit violence can …show more content…
The authors point is logically fallible because she is making a judgement of all pit bulls on the basis of one incident, which is a hasty conclusion. A hasty conclusion is unreliable due to having a minimum amount of proof and support. Charlotte Alter, author of “The Problem with Pit Bulls,” explains that the little girl was in a restaurant with her grandfather and was asked to leave because her injuries were causing their customers discomfort. The author explains the story to the readers saying, “[t]he little girl’s grandfather shot and killed the three dogs that attacked her, and both he and his girlfriend are facing child-endangerment charges” (2). Charlotte Alter describes to the readers that, Kentucky Fried Chicken has donated money to the girl’s family to help. The author claimed that people were more upset about the employee being rude to the little girl than the real issue of pit bulls (2). The author expresses her emotions about the incident by explaining that the real issue are the pit bulls, not poor restaurant service (2). If the incident was completely the pit bull’s fault, the grandfather and girlfriend would not have to worry about facing charges at all. Also, the pit bulls could have been used in dog …show more content…
A worker from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was quoted saying they agree that pit bulls inherit violence (136). Quoting one person from the organization is unreliable because she could be speaking from an experience which would not be a credible argument. One worker cannot represent the entire organization. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals also support animal rights, which means they would support the effort of trying to help the breed. The town of Rabbit Hash in Kentucky also agrees with helping pit bulls. The small town decided they did not need a mayor so instead voted the pit bull into office. In “Meet the Mayor of Rabbit Hash” from People Magazine, Amy Jamison explains that the town decided working on the local convenience store would be the project for the year (136). In this article Amy Jamison also explains that “her official duty will be changing the perspective on the breed” (136). “As a pit bull she’s always been misunderstood,” says the dog owner, Gateway Community & Technical College student Jordie Bamforth (136). “She’s always had people judge her by how she looks and not necessarily how she acts. Her personality is so bubbly-she’s the happiest dog ever” (qtd. in “Meet the Mayor of Rabbit Hash” 136). The pit bull of Rabbit Hash shows that each person has different experiences with pit

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