I have talked with several Pit Bull owners trying to get an idea what they think about what I am trying to do. They are against it. Only one that I know agrees with my thinking. Let me try to explain the reason behind my logic, in hopes of getting more people to support this thing. If we want different results, we have to do something different, right?
I used to go on the defense when I heard someone say "Look at the kinds of people that own a Pit Bull." Or "Pit Bulls attack more than any other breed."
I would personally take offense to remarks like that because I have a Pit Bull.
But if you really think about it those comments ARE true!
Pit Bull owners do me a favor, please. Just for a minute remove yourself and your dog out of your thinking.
What kind of people do you see that gravitate towards owning Pit Bulls?
You picture trashy thugs, gang bangers, drug dealers, dogfighters, etc. (exactly the kinds of people who we don't want to own one).
In my head I also picture people that want to be rescue angels, that have no idea what this breed is all about (a very dangerous kind of person because they treat Pits as though they are just like any other dog.)
Either one of these people are very dangerous with a Pit Bull.
Yet these are the type of people that are getting Pits every day!
We can help make it harder for people like this to get a Pit Bull. We can help by pushing for laws directed towards Pit Bulls. We don't really need laws that affect all breeds because Pit Bulls are the number one breed causing trouble, and also because Pit Bulls are being hurt from every possible angle!
We need to realize that non Pit Bull owners are terrified of our dogs and with very good reason! There are Pit Bull attacks in the news on a daily basis!
I understand that the people that care enough to read blogs like this are probably the ones that keep their Pit Bull out of trouble because they love them so much. I understand that their Pit Bull is probably not the problem.
The problem is the other Pit Bull owners. There could be 500 thousand websites on how to properly take care of a Pit Bull, but the majority of Pit Bull owners are the ones that do not care and will not do everything it takes to keep their Pit Bull from causing mayhem.
We do not need to advocate on how to be a responsible owner. We have been doing that for years and it just isn't working.
What we need to do is push for laws that make it very hard for just anyone to obtain a Pit Bull, and then if they do get one they should have to register them and go to special classes to learn the REAL behavior of a Pit Bull and how to handle them.
Certain people like felons should never ever ever be able to own a Pit Bull! Also, rescue angels have to know that these dogs were bred to kill, and no amount of love and training will curb that natural behavior, period.
Why do Pits need regulations you ask? Because they were bred to be a weapon. These dogs were designed to fight other animals and kill them. That's why they have a barrel chest, the strong jaws, a thick hammer-like head, and are very tenacious. Pits can take down a bull weighing in at over a thousand pounds, so a human can easily be seriously hurt or killed, that's why. If you want to be mad or hate someone or something, hate the monsters that created them. Don't hate me. I'm just telling the truth in hopes of helping them.
I am sorry, but it doesn't matter that YOU, just ONE good Pit Bull owner, never lets your dog get into mischief.
For every one of you, there are 5,000 idiots that WILL NOT control their Pit Bull.
We cannot let these attacks on people keep on happening.
I am also very concerned about the abuse these dogs endure. If we had some laws, it would help stop these things.
Just something to think about.
Now I'm going to the beach! :D
Oh I left out one very important thing that has to be said!
All of the websites that target the Pit Bull owner audience tells us that bsl does not work, and all it does is take good Pit Bulls out of good homes. THAT IS NOT TRUE!
I am not saying to push for an all out ban (although that would be even better.)
I am saying that for the protection of the public, and for the dogs themselves, we need strict regulations. Please stop drinking the kool-aid that anti bsl websites are forcing you to drink. We need a new way of thinking and
Prevent The Deed, Regulate The Breed