Today while I was at work, I got a notification on my phone about some comments posted on my blog. INSTANTLY excited. I made sure my section had what they needed and ran to the back to check it out. After I read the new comments I felt the need to edit this posting, or just simply add on to it.
I respect everyone's opinion and also the strengthened backbone that comes with posting anonymously. It's understandable and everyone has the right to post their opinion. I STRONGLY encourage it on my blog.
Pit bulls as a breed are not dangerous. It's a stereotype, just as with people. Are all Americans overweight? Is everyone who drives a lifted truck a redneck? Do all Asians like rice? Are all Mexican's hard workers? Do all African Americans lack the ability to swim? They mean nothing. Some pit bulls are dangerous, just like some golden retrievers maul people..like this one...and this one...and this one. Pit bulls take this hit because they have more ability. Imagine if all the "ankle-biter" breeds were bigger, big enough to cause damage. You would hear about something other than pit bulls. This leads me to Anonymous' next point "pit bulls were bread to be aggressive and fight." ....
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Pit bulls were bread to hunt boars, heard, be family pets, and guard, and they were amazing. Amazing with families, with excellent prey drives, they did it all. And America used to be proud of this. Enough so to use the pit bull as a representation of the country. When the sport of bull baiting became popular, of course the crazy people who would be entertained by such an event threw pit bulls in the mix, and once the sport was banned felt the need to find another crazy animal sport for money and pit bulls started getting matched against each other. Even this fact helps, because yes, some pit bulls started getting fought, but they remained people friendly. Dog matches of before were quite different. Once a dog was injured, the owner had to jump into the fighting ring to retrieve the dog. For this reason, pit bulls remained people friendly. The owner had to be able to retrieve his dog. Any dog that showed aggression towards a human was "culled." Most were killed and none were bread. This means that even in the middle of a fight, if the dog showed aggression towards a human, it at least did not get bread.
Pit bulls have ALWAYS been known for being excellent companion dogs. When dog fighting became illegal, the business for dog fighting went into the hands of criminals, people who didn't care that fighting was illegal...irresponsible people. These people didn't care to retrieve their dogs in a fight, therefor the dogs were bread to fight until the death, and that was all that mattered to them, who had the toughest dog. This is when pit bulls went from being "loving family pets" to "dangerous animals."
Anyone who "knows about animals" would know that this entire breed was not bread for aggression. Some dogs bread by some people were bread for the wrong reasons, but not mine.
And if you can't use Wikipedia as a reference in a research paper in college because it's an "unreliable resource" then please refrain in a discussion that has so many by the heart strings. Bottom line is people need to be responsible with whatever kind of dog they have, and no entire breed of dog needs to be discriminated against.