A good overview and balanced approach to the issue of Breed Specific Legislation is provided in the two videos below. The first one is from 2010 and is a bit blurry, but I couldn’t find one so concise yet comprehensive. A more detailed look is at: http://www.mybestbuddymedia.com/2018/08/truth-unleashed-undeniable-pit-bull.html . Following are 21 news segments of supposedly safe breeds suddenly and unpredictably snapping and turning violent.
Note that these are news stories where it is specifically mentioned that the dogs had been safe and had never attacked anyone. As far as news stories where this is not mentioned – due to lack of information or not deemed important – there are literally hundreds and hundreds of incidences and videos from local TV news. Just go to Youtube and type in words like pit bull mauling or attack, as well as other key words. There is no end to them. Some of these are certainly due to abusive owners, but the majority are from average dog owners who never expected anything to happen.
The dangerous dog debate, which should include not just pit bulls but the top five most lethal breeds, boils down to dog owners conceit and vanity in owning a specific dangerous breed for their own selfish pleasure, and heartlessly disregarding the staggering numbers of horrific and life-altering attacks and maulings of human beings as well as smaller dogs.
Since everyone agrees that too many people do not know how to raise a dog correctly, then dangerous dog owners must concede that there are many aggressive dogs out there no matter what any dog owner, trainer or organization does. Unless someone can wave a magic wand and everyone suddenly knows how to correctly train a dog, then these advocates are admitting it is okay for thousands of people to be brutalized annually just for the narcissistic pleasure of owning violent breeds.
21 More Examples
“The speculation is the dog may have acted after Carter got too close to its food dish. Diesel had been with the family since he was a puppy and reportedly had never acted violently toward the children.”
“When I had the dog I had no problem with it. No violence, no showing teeth, nothing like that ….. Deputies say the dog is current in all his vaccinations.”
“They’re not known for this. They’ve been really nice.”
“She used to call her dog of 9 years gentle ….. She says don’t be tricked into thinking they aren’t capable of doing something like this.”
“Police say the family has owned the dog for 5 years, their investigation has not revealed any history of violence or aggression by that animal.”
“The family said the dog did not have a history of aggression.”
“Neighbors say the family bred the dogs and they were typically well-behaved for the husband, however, this was the first time they’d seen the wife outside with them.”
“They (Humane Society workers) are around these animals every day, they see their temperament, they see how they are, the way they carry themselves ….. The Humane Society says an adopted dog can act differently once it’s in a home and around children.”
“She slept and cuddled with the dog the night before.”
“She slept and cuddled with the dog the night before.”
“Animal Care & Control say the dogs showed no sign of human or animal aggression….”
Forever Home Rehabilitation Center: “Blue went through our three month board and train program ….. Blue loved other dogs ……. He never showed any aggression while at our facility, and passed his final evaluation with flying colors before being adopted.”
“He’s described as a playful and sweet dog. ‘He was one of those pit bulls that you could use as a pillow to sleep with.’ ….. The attack was completely out of his character. ‘Our dog was never like that, normally.’”
“She says despite the stereotype he isn’t a vicious animal. ‘As much as it breaks my heart I’ve had the dog since he was 6 weeks old. He’s a spoiled dog. He sleeps in the bed with me at night. I think sometimes he thinks he’s my boyfriend.’”
“Sunday’s attack appears to have been unprovoked and by a dog with no history of attacking anyone …… ‘She was just laying there sleeping and the dog jumped up and that was it. The dog just went after her.’”
“The family said the dog has never acted out aggressively before …… It seemed like this dog loved the baby and would never do anything like that ……. ‘Be very very aware, that your dog, even though your dog may be the friendliest dog in the world, that it is still an animal.’”
“He’s a love bug. He loves people. He loves being around them.”
“The dog is a family member with 7 children in the home. She’s a loving, caring family member.”
“Both of her dogs are extremely well-behaved. There are never any issues when we pass each other go walking.”
“She fed the two pit bull mixes before and never expected them to snap.”
“According to the family and babysitter, the dog has never shown aggressive behavior in the past.”
Truth Unleashed: Undeniable Pit Bull Facts That Owners Want Muzzled http://www.mybestbuddymedia.com/2018/08/truth-unleashed-undeniable-pit-bull.html
Narcissism & Entitlement: 21 More Typical Examples of Safe, Cuddly Pit Bulls That Turned Violent https://www.mybestbuddymedia.com/2018/08/narcissism-entitlement-21-more-typical.html
20 Typical Examples of Safe, Family Pit Bulls That Turned Violent http://www.mybestbuddymedia.com/2018/08/20-typical-examples-of-safe-family-pit.html
Bulldogs, bullying & bravado: the heart of pit bull advocacy https://www.animals24-7.org/2017/04/04/bulldogs-bullying-bravado-the-heart-of-pit-bull-advocacy/
Fatal Pit Bull Attacks Archival Record
Why Rottweilers are as deadly as pit bulls
Pit bull propaganda is deadly
What are BSL talking points?
Find A Dog Bite Lawyer
The science of how behavior is inherited in aggressive dogs https://www.animals24-7.org/2015/11/10/the-science-of-how-behavior-is-inherited-in-aggressive-dogs/