[quote=Granberry;1437432]Sorry, I can't find the official news story without spending more than 5 minutes, but here are a couple:
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In light of that last citation, it cracks me up that this thread is titled "hated for no reason". Count the number of buried children, and that gives me a reason. Maybe not FishyFishy since she believes 3-year-olds shouldn't be able to play in their own back yards unless they have a thorough understanding of dogs they cannot even see through their own fence, but hey, maybe the rest of us care.
But when you get worked up about this, folks, rest easy. We're working on the laws, and we will get them passed. Just like the UK did, just like all sensible places do. It's just a short matter of time. Besides, having been married to a police officer who loves dogs, I trust them to do what has to be done sometimes. They're experts at "body language".
Am I the only one who wants to blame the owner for not fixing the hole in the fence? Any one who owns a Pit should know that any fence used to house the dog has to be 100% secure. If the fence didn't have a hole in it, this wouldn't have happened.
I also agree that more laws won't help because of the illegal activities and ignorance that leads to most pit bull problems. The people owning pit bulls illegally for illegal dog fights will ignore new laws just like they are ignoring old laws. The people who don't know current pit bull laws won't bother to learn the new pit bull laws. Stricture laws will only make it harder for the good pit bull owners.
All I see is a pit bull owner who was too lazy to fix a fence that should have been 100% secure in the sense that the dog can't dig out under neath, can't jump over it, and can't go through. If you have a pit bull you can't have a fence that is compromised even if the hole is barely bigger than a 3 year old's arm. If more pit owners were more responsible, arguements like this wouldn't happen. Articles like the ones in the qouted text wouldn't be printed.
More people need to own pit bulls properly (in accordance with current laws) or not own them at all.
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