posted on Oct, 22 2005 @ 11:25 PM
I am a responsible, intelligent, middle class citizen. I have an 11 year old daughter and many nephews and nieces of all ages. I am also an owner and
breeder of Staffordshire Bull Terriers. Our pets are always well socialized and maybe this is why we have never had incidents of horror associated
with this breed. I would not hesitate to leave any child of good behavior with my staffords. My point here is stereotyping pit owners and blaming
inherant mallisciousness on this breed is ignorant. My father raised and bred American Pit Bull Terriers when i was a child. We always had either a
pit or a Black Lab in our hopusehold. I have never known any mallisciousness in the pit, however, I was bit at the age of 5, by our lab for taunting
her while eating. No pit we owned, bred or any pit owned or bred by anyone we've known has ever bitten let alone mauled anyone. I make this statement
personally knowing over 500 pit bulls. Bottom line is the entire pit breed is being held accountable for the actions of some bad apples. If this is
to be held true then we must ban and/or muzzle and leash all human beings. Correct me if I am wrong, you just never know when a human is going to
snap and attack with deadly force, or do you. This is what we know; anyone can become a killer no matter how much love and education they receive.
Animals are no different. If you look at this statisticly the majority of bad seeds come from dissfunctional, troubled and/or violent backgrounds.
So the concept to ban pit bulls as a whole is assinine. The responsibility needs to lay with the breeders and owners of all breeds. Unfortunately for
the pit they are naturally strong and are exploited for being such. Truth be told the Irish dub this breed "the original family dog". As a member of
the human race I believe we need to police this issue as we police any crime. Seek out the culprits responsible be it people or pet and address the
problem appropriately. All in favor say "I".