Informative Essay On Pitbulls

It is understood that most people have come in contact with a pit bull at some point in their lifetime and, in some cases, they were positive experiences. Many people argue that the pit bulls in which they have met were always very sweet dogs. This may be true, however, pit bulls have displayed their ability to viciously snap without warning. Warning signs were culled out of their genes to make them the most effective at fighting other dogs. Pit bull owners who had witnessed their beloved pet lash out in violent ways often say the dog had no history of violence and the attack seemed completely out of the blue. A man by the name of Randall Lockwood who is an expert in dog behavior says the fighting dogs lie. “Fighting dogs lie all the time. I experienced it first hand when I was investigating…

Only now have people even considered this issue in Ste. Genevieve, when this should have been thought of the entire time. “A study published in 2010 showed there were 4 times as many dog bite-related visits and 3 times as many hospital stays in rural areas than in urban areas” (Holquist 1). Recently, however, an attack occurred this past summer in Ste. Genevieve, which only now awakened precaution. The town has been having problems with all dog owners, but especially pit bull owners, in regards to keeping them contained. While it is common knowledge that keeping one’s dog contained whether it be on a leash or on the owner’s property is the law, many do not abide by this law because they believe that their dog would never harm anyone. While the town considered adopting a sort of BSL law, they decided to keep the laws as they are even though it has been prove to be ineffective. People forget that when dealing with legislation regarding dogs or animals that it is a very sensitive subject and people have immense emotional attachments with their pets. THis makes it more difficult for these laws to be…