Essay Pit Bull Bans: The Biting Truth

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There are breeds that can be classified as outlaws. How can that be? It is like judging a book by its cover, and is not that frowned upon? Society has gone so far with this that there are even laws banning pit bulls in certain counties. Fines have been put in place and outrageous insurance policies must be purchased simply to own a dog. A dog is just that, a dog, until someone comes along and makes it into a monster. A dog may be bred to do something and can be trained to do an entirely different thing. For example, pit bulls have been bred to be nanny dogs. They are supposed to protect babies and ultimately care for them like they would their own pups. Some people have taken this instinct and turned it into something horrid. They have …show more content…
These protective impulses that were bred into the dog have been disgracefully transformed into something harmful by owners. It is hard work to train a dog to do something unnatural to them. For example, potty training a puppy is a hard job. In nature, they would not have to wait for their master to take them outside to go to the bathroom because they would always be outside. It is against their instincts to have to wait and hold it, just like it is against a pit bulls instinct to attack someone without being provoked or threatened. Lots of training and hard work is going into transforming these dogs into monsters; and hard work can turn them back into precious members of any family. People who train dogs to fight should be held accountable for their actions. By taking so much time and effort into training these creatures this way, they are making a conscious decision to make them harmful. The trainer should be prosecuted for the crime they have committed, taking a helpless animals life should not be the answer. If they attack someone or thing without reason, they have been trained to do that by a person, it is not of their own accord because they are “vicious” animals. It is not only pit bulls that are being blamed for violence that could have been avoided by common sense. Doberman Pinscher, Husky, and Rottweiler and just a few of these wrongly judged breeds. Large breed dogs are often feared for their sheer size and are targeted with animosity.

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