Originally Posted by savoir
The families of all the little kids
who have had their faces chewed off by pit bull crosses might beg to differ.
You are of course entitled to your view, based in ignorance though it might be.
No-one questions that there have been issues with aggressive dogs
, including pitbulls, or that pitbulls have a higher than average rate of human aggression.
Did you know that they also have the highest rate of passing the AKC's temperament test? Did you also know that they are America's most popular family
pet? And also that the rate of deaths is well under 1 per million pitbulls per year? Note that makes a pitbull about 20 times less likely to kill you than the average human, comparing dog deaths to the murder rate.
The real question is what to do about dog aggression. The problem is irresponsible breeding, for people who want aggressive dogs
, for fighting or for personal protection.
The solution is to promote responsible breeding and use of standard temperament testing, to improve the breed.
I hope you won't be advocating the wiping out of the highly-dangerous human species. After all, any of of them is 20 times more dangerous than the average pitbull.
Most pitbulls just want to be loved. Sorry you don't have the heart for that.