Pitbulls Aggressiveness: Nature or Nurture? Essay

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Pit bull’s Aggressiveness: Nature or Nurture?

Billows, Charlie. "5 Things You Didn't Know About Pit Bulls." AskMen - Men's Online Magazine. 2006. Web. 6 Dec. 2011. Ask Men magazine is a popular website and magazine that targets the male gender from ages fifteen to about fifty. The magazine and website has many articles of things that men like to talk about. Most of their articles include information about working out, cars, sports, women, sex, fashion, and other manly things. I believe the creators of Ask Men were trying to make an all in one website and magazine for the curious, everyday man. This article touches upon a few important details regarding pit-bulls. The most important is that originally, centuries ago, the American
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Pit bulls are also prone to developing dog aggression and are a high prey drive breed. Pit bull puppies are said to be harder work to raise than most puppies. This is why if you don’t have lots of time to devote, adopting an adult pit bull would be a wise decision.
"Pit Bull Cruelty." Aspca.org. Web. 12 Dec. 2011. <http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal- cruelty/dog- fighting/pit-bull-cruelty.aspx>. The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ASPCA, was founded in 1866 by a man by the name of Henry Bergh. His mission was and the mission of ASPCA is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share information with shelters nationwide. They are also a not for profit organization, one of the largest in the world in fact. This article basically stated that pit bulls get their bad reputation as a result from poor ownership. Many buy this breed of dog as a status symbol, for fighting, or for protection. All the wrong reasons to adopt a companion. Since the pit bull breed increased at such a rapid rate, shelters are overflowing with this hard to place, image-plagued breed.
Thompson, Susan. "Pit Bull Breed Profile." Rescue Every Dog R.E.D. Web. 11 Dec. 2011. Rescue every dog is a support group for shelter workers and exceptional animals in need of assistance. The

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