Pit Bull Being Banned

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Debbie McCall
J Nobles
Comp I
December 15, 2011

Why Pit Bulls Should Not Be Banned

Many people worldwide are afraid of Pit Bulls. They are no different from any other dog in the world. They are affectionate companions, generally healthy and easy to care for, people oriented, loyal to their owners, eager to please, and have a high tolerance to pain. These are some of the qualities that make them good pets. I believe that they should not be banned because 99% of issues that arise with Pit Bulls have to do with owners who are idiots (pitbulls.org).

Many people believe that Pit Bulls are dangerous and not good pets for families that have small children. They say that Pit Bulls are inherently dangerous, yet there have been a number of studies that show different. According to the American Temperament Test Society, temperament evaluations of American Pit Bull Terriers shows that this breed has a very high passing rate of 82.6%. The average passing rate for the other 121 breeds of dogs in the tests is 77% (dog bite). The breed that Pit Bulls come from has many good traits. By nature they are intelligent, fun loving, and affectionate. They may need more help, compassion, and understanding than many other breeds but they will pay you back with more love, loyalty, and fun than ever thought possible. Pit Bulls are very responsive to training and are eager to please. Pit Bulls react to their world based on their breeding and training. They are classified as having an average temperament with breeds such as the Golden Retriever actually being known to be more aggressive (defend pit bulls). Many people believe that Pit Bulls should be banned. They are already banned in a number of places that are not only here in America but worldwide. Here in America they are banned in Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia. Internationally they are banned in Ontario,...
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