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Food For Thought: 7600 deaths a year from OTC medications, 16,926 from illegal drugs, 32,000 deaths from precription drugs, 110,640 deaths from alcohol, 443,000 tobacco related deaths, 33,808 car crash related deaths, 223 motorcycle accident deaths, 34 dog bite related deaths in the US annually.... what should we spend our time and money regulating and banning? Just saying....
Any animal is just that an ANIMAL. It does not matter to me if it is a poodle or a doberman pincher...i am not running up on it and putting myself in danger. Any animal can hurt you, even a horse or cow. I think that people forget that sometimes and when you have any large animal that could have more potential for damage - you most ceritanly need to respect that animal and its natural instincts and boundries. Some people should not own dogs at all. Pit bulls - come in so many sizes and shapes and backgorunds they are an easy target. If you look on the web sites right now for any of our local shelters - they do not have a clue what these animals actually are - so how can the general public? Anything with muscles seems to get lumped into the pit bull category. Boxers and Dalmations have such high territorial instincts that they are risky too... Weenie dogs are known to commonly bite people (look it up). My point - know the animal you are getting or around. It is stupid to think your cat will not chase a mouse, or that your dog will not chase a cat. They have natural drives - if you dont know that or understand your pet - how can you be a responsible and good pet owner. That is true for ALL animals. Not just dogs. Certianly not just pits. That does not make them bad. Of all the dogs I have been around, i would not trade my pits for the world. I had a dalmation that bit a kid because it ran toward my kids (actually several bites in seconds), I saw a siberian huskie that bite a teen - later they found out it was in pain and had heart worms , i have been bitten by two weeine dogs and a mutt through out the years with no reason other than i was there. My pits - are by far the most reliable in their temperment. But that is not just by good upbrining and chance- i respect their natural instincts and their needs. I provide them an environment and life that allows them to get the exercise and love they need. I keep them fed and healty. I never hit them. I demand their respect and they give it because i earn it. Anyway - All i am saying is no specific breed is bad. each animal and circumstance is different. (by the way it has been proven that pits jaws do NOT lock either). Here is fun quiz. can you find the pit bull in the attached picture? there is only one actual pit bull in the whole page. got to this link: http://love-a-bull.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/findtheAPBT.pdf Have a great day!
Thanks tocar! by the way if you ever want to get to know a pit just to see for yourself, let me know. I know some super awesome ones. Their are bad dogs in every breed. Before everyone had and hated pitbulls they hated dobermans, and german shepards, and rotweilers. Every dog is different - just like every cat is - every person is. Thank you though for recognizing the fact that no one should put them selves at risk with ANY animal - key word here - ANIMAL... they need to be approached with respect and caution- shitzu to lion, horse to bird. :)
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