Originally Posted by Granberry
Perry, how do you feel about one-armed 3-year olds? Because I know one you could talk to about your love for allllll animals, presumblably including the 3 who tore his other arm off when he put it through a hole in the fence to pet the nice pit bull.
Guys, lions don't make nice pets. Tigers don't make nice pets. They're strong, they're unpredictable. They hurt humans. Geez, use a little common sense.
Tiers and lions arent domestic. Dogs have co evolved to live with us.
But I agree that if a dog is so poorly bred and trained that it bites a humans arm off the yeah, put it down.
I love pit bulls, such cute faces, but people need to remember that if you are going to get a dog bred for hundreds of years specifically for dog aggression (not human aggression) and expect a dog with such high drives to behave like a low energy lazy couch dog or something then no, you shouldnt own one.
Since these dogs are so mass produced and temperament, stability and suitability of the owners is often completely overlooked, the chances of duds popping up is sooo much higher.
Pit bulls are not "just like any other dog" just like border collies arent "just like any dog". And people who think they are shouldnt own them. Theres a reason we have breeds, they do different things. Dont get angry or surprised when a dog bred specifically for dog aggression kills a dog, just like Im not going to get surprised when a dog specifically bred for herding sheep herds some sheep.
Dont kill a dog for animal aggression, just be a responsible owner and prevent the dog from getting into trouble. However if the dog has human aggression, kill it ASAP.
Theres no need for HA pit bulls when theres more than enough good ones around