Breed-specific legislation

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  • Breed Specific Legislation Essay

    Apprehension? Maybe even fear for the child? In todays society, a new sort of discrimination has arisen, and its maybe not what you would expect. In the past several years, there have been 30 to 35 fatal dog attacks in the USA annually. Each year, more than 350,000 dog bite victims are seen in emergency rooms, and approximately 850,000 victims receive medical attention for dog bites. With dog attacks being such a big problem, various legislation has been enacted worldwide in an attempt to control the problem. In recent years, breed specific legislation has been enacted throughout the world. Breeds such as pit bulls, Doberman pinschers, chow chows, german shepards, and huskies have been banned throughout parts of Europe and in 17 states and more than 27 proposed or enacted county bans across America. However, are…

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  • Pit Bull Stereotyping Essay

    surroundings. Labels are given to everyone and everything—even to animals. Pit bulls are a primary example of a canine group commonly stereotyped for being aggressive and unpredictable. Their bad reputations have spread fear among the public and so various cities in the United States—namely Denver, Cincinnati and Miami—have implemented breed specific legislations which are laws that target…

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  • Pit Bull Literature Review

    America Pit Bull Terrier, commonly referred to as pit bull, has been portrayed as the vanguard for canine evil, essentially a predator of the defenseless” (Cohen & Richardson, 2002). This negative publicity has ultimately affected political policy in regards to pit bull ownership. As a matter of fact, according to Cohen & Richardson (2002), seventy five communities in the US prohibit pit bull ownership. Furthermore, according to Tullis (2013), pit bulls are so unloved to the extent that they are…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Pit Bulls

    is the term that I will use throughout this paper but the term can refer to any of three dog breeds: American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier. The term pit bull could also refer to any mixes of any of these three breeds of dogs. Throughout their history Pit Bulls have been valued for their companionship and beloved members of the family. Their negative media image only recently has come into play, even though pit bulls have been around for over a…

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  • Are Pit Bulls Harmful Or Dangerous

    attacks on people and other dogs. But should they really be considered dangerous? The description of a pit bull (American Staffordshire Terrier) according to the American Kennel Club (AKC) says, “should give the impression of great strength for his size, a well put-together dog, muscular, but agile and graceful, keenly alive to his surroundings. He should be stocky but not long-legged or racy in outline.” Pit bull terriers should not be considered dangerous since a majority of dog attacks are…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Dog Fighting

    Breed Discrimination Dog fighting and breed discrimination go hand in hand and are the dark side of our society that needs to be eliminated not only because of its extreme cruelty to the innocent dogs forced to participate, but also because of its association with gambling, gang activity, and drug use. What is dog fighting? Dog fighting is a “sport” in which dogs are specifically bred and raised to fight with other dogs to satisfy their owners gambling appetites. Two dogs are set in a arena…

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  • Discrimination On Pitbulls

    America’s favorite breeds, nicknamed the “nanny dog”, to one of the most wrongly outlawed dogs as a result of poor judgment and misconceptions? The first fact one should know about the Pit Bull breed is…

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  • Dog Bans Essay

    Whenever the topic of breed specific dog bans comes up, the breeds that come to mind are pit-bulls, pit-bull mixes, and closely related breeds. Some people will say how dangerous and unpredictable they are, while others vouch for the lovely nature of these breeds. Whenever there is a dog attack mentioned in the news, more than likely the report will state that a pit-bull or pit-bull mix that is responsible. Over the years there has been great debate over these breeds and the breed specific dog…

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  • Essay On Banning Pitbulls

    of pit bull attacks on humans doesn’t mean that pit bulls should be banned, it means that there should be laws and restrictions for those who own them. There can be changes made to the way that pit bulls are handled and at the same time only experienced and responsible owners should be allowed to handle these loving, but determined dogs. The name “pit bull” is not a breed of dog: it is a classification of several breeds of dogs that include the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit…

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  • Pit Bull Research Paper

    euthanized can have a dramatic change. These shelters will not only provide shelter and nourishment for these unpopular dogs, but may also become more like a therapy, so they can be fostered out into families, and hopefully become adopted into their forever homes. Starting a rescue center for Pit Bulls and other ‘nefarious’ breeds is achievable. There are already shelters like The Humane Society, that take in non-aggressive Pit Bulls and try to adopt them out. The only issue with these…

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