Originally Posted by kappys
The most cogent post I've seen so far. People aren't being responsible and this **** has gone on too long. People are frustrated and you can bet I'm more than willing to vote for a ban on the breed if it means my neice and nephew are safer.
actually, it makes no sense at all, though popps is generally right on the money.
i DO understand public perception. unfortunately, public perception is wrong.
public perception does NOT recognize that the reason for the stories is that "theyve become the tough guy breed of choice."
since basically everyone agrees on that (when its pointed out anyway), then kindly tell me what would happen if every city had a pitbull ban. if there were theoretically no more pits in the world, then what?
then these a-holes would just go get a different breed (and one more dangerous by nature, as most everyone in the know also agrees that pits are by nature NOT violent towards humans) and then THAT breed would be the new enemy.
only difference is that the problem would likely be worse as the next "tough guy" breed would likely be worse.
popps, what do you think your neighbor (no doubt a bad owner) would do if your town had a ban?
be content to have no dog at all?
doubt it. he'd just go get a different tough guy breed and you'd have the same (or worse) problem. im floored that you would support any kind of breed specific ban.
make the punishment VERY severe to those that abuse and neglect and you go to the root of the problem.