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February 24th, 2005
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Date:February 26th, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)
Again, here’s an animal that in the end needs to be put down because of PEOPLE'S mistakes. I understand the reasons why, because once a dog bites, you can't be sure that it won't do it again. But still, it's a shame, since the owner of the pit dog WAS a responsible owner, and kept her animal on a leash. If the granny had kept better control of her little dog, AND if both she and her grandson hadn't rushed over to an already freaked out pit bull, their peke would still be alive, and they wouldn't have been bitten.

I've heard of pits that have always been friendly, until one day they snap and turn on someone, if not their own owners. I'm certainly not denying that these things ever happen, or that it's not ever the fault of the dog. If Zena ever seriously hurt a person or another animal, I'd do what needed to be done, even if that meant putting her down.

But again, the main point of my original post is NOT that pits aren't dangerous. They certainly can be! They can cause QUITE a bit of damage! My point is simply that BANNING the breed entirely won't solve the problem of dog attacks and bites. Because once pit bull breeds are gone, people will just start using other aggressive breeds as a substitute.
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