Pit Bulls Should Not Be Banned Essay

1078 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
Pit Bulls Should Not Be Banned
Pit bulls are often called violent dogs. They are stigmatized as the breed often known as fighting dogs. These dogs are singled out to be restrained or banned and are put to death just for their breed. In Lafayette, Louisiana, two men were arrested for dog fighting and fifty-seven pit bulls were confiscated. Some of the confiscated dogs had scars from fighting, and just because of the breed’s reputation, all of the dogs were considered dangerous. The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) killed the pit bulls by lethal injection. Nineteen of the pit bulls were puppies (Dayan). This is a prime example of the misunderstanding and intolerance of this breed. Pit bulls should not be singled out as violent animals and should not have to be restrained based only on their breed. More importantly, all pit bulls should not be banned just because of their breed.
Advocates that support pit bull bans insist all pit bulls should be restrained or banned. If they are not banned, then the dogs should be restrained to the owner’s home or fenced yard where they can not escape. They claim that pit bulls are too dangerous to live or to be out in public, even if the owner is standing right next to the dog and the dog is on a leash. The ban advocates say pit bulls are an aggressive breed, born with fighting skills, and it is in their genetics to be aggressive. This theory is promoted by the reporting of dog bites identified as pit bulls,…

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