We should come up with a term for the nutters that show up in newspaper stories about people being killed by pit bulls, and talking about what wonderful animals pit bulls are. It takes a special kind of someone to do that. It would be the same as someone commenting on a fatal car accident, and gloating about how they've never been in an accident. Callous Nutter? Nutter Extraordinaire? Callous Nutter Extraordinaire!
Statistics do not mean all dogs of this breed will attack. I do not like pitts and I support having them all spayed/neutered to end the breed, however I am not stupid enough to ever say that because of a small percentage of the breed involved in bad attacks that all must be bad.
Anonymous 4:23pm, I believe that there are many more attacks by this breed of dog than the public knows about and that statistics show. I used to walk with my slow basset hounds a block or two in the evenings. I was driving 2 blocks from my house right after dark a few days ago and I passed a man walking a huge pit bull. He was letting it relieve itself in a yard. You tell me.....WAS THIS A GOOD PIT OR A BAD PIT? IF I HAD BEEN WALKING PAST THIS PIT WHAT WOULD IT HAVE DONE? IF IT HAD DECIDED TO GO PIT AND ATTACK, THAT MAN HOLDING ITS LEASH COULD NOT HAVE CONTROLLED IT. I SUFFER DAILY BECAUSE OF THE 4 (OR MORE) PIT BULLS THAT ARE PENNED UP NEXT DOOR TO ME. TODAY I WENT ON MY PATIO TO SHAKE OUT SOME RUGS AND THEY GROWLED AND BARKED AT ME THE 3 MINUTES I WAS ON MY PATIO...LUNGING AND SHAKING THE FENCES....ARE THEY GOOD PITS OR BAD PITS? THEY WEIGHT OVER 100 POUNDS EACH. IF THEY BROKE THE FENCE OR KNOCKED A GATE OPEN AND GOT OUT....WHAT WOULD THEY DO WITH NO ONE EVER CHECKING ON THEM? YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR CHANCES AROUND A "GOOD ONE" GO AHEAD. BUT I'M NOT!!!
Okay, but using statistics, take the pit bull population, and the amount of attacks on humans and other animals, and come up with a statistical probability of how likely it is to be attacked by a pit bull. Would that statistic imply that all pit bulls are bad? No, but it would definitely point to a disproportionately higher rate of danger from that breed. And that is the answer of all the answers out there. Not comparing pit bulls to Chihuahuas, or guns, or people. But taking pit bulls, and determining the likelihood that it will maul you. Not just bite, but bite your arm off. Not just bite your arm off, but kill you. Death by pit bull is already proven statistically higher than all other dog breeds combined. COMBINED! That includes the fables of Jack Russel Terriers and Pomeranians killing babies. Personally, I don't care if there are 20,000 pit bulls that are registered therapy dogs, or drug sniffing dogs, or whatever else nutters dream up. It doesn't offset the amount of suffering caused by pit bulls.
@ Anon 4:23, Nope, they all will probably not go pit bull and attack, but good luck trying to figure out which ones will.
Anon 4:23, You have obviously never witnessed an attack. It is a life changing experience. I am glad to hear that you support sterilization.
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