About twelve years ago, my aunt and uncle owned two dogs of the pit bull breed. These dogs might as well have been their kids; they even signed our Christmas cards every year. In one day, everything they knew had disappeared. A team of police officers were supposed to raid the house next door for possession of drugs, but instead, raided my aunt and uncle’s house. Their two dogs were lying on the couch when the cops broke in the door. Because of the dog’s breed, the cops automatically opened fire on the innocent dogs. Blood marks showed one dog lying in the corner and the other lying on the couch, both helpless. Now, the government wants to ban this breed from cities across the nation. They are uneducated on this breed or obviously have never owned one, for if they had, there would have never been a ban on these affectionate, energetic, loyal dogs.
It is unfortunate the pit bull breed was originally bred for dog fighting and bull and bear baiting, but this does not, however, mean fighting is the only purpose of this breed. For example, Labradors were bred to retrieve birds, and greyhounds and whippets were bred for coursing, chasing, and killing small prey like rabbits and squirrels. However, like pit bulls, these dogs still make excellent family pets. Pit bull breeds were also used as frontier guardians and herders in the early 1800s. Today, this breed is utilized for police dogs, detective dogs, and even therapy dogs. Most importantly, these dogs are great companions. Pit bulls are very loyal to their owners and will never give up until they are physically incapable. (Pit Bull Rescue Central). The pit bull breed has received an immense amount of criticism lately throughout the entire country and even including parts of Canada. BSLs or breed-specific legislations ban pit bulls in several cities. According to the ASPCA, Prince George’s County, MD, spends more than $250,000 annually to enforce its ban on pit bulls. In 2003, a study conducted by the
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