Persuasive Essay: Pitbulls Should Be Banned

Pit bulls are being banned worldwide because they are being raised with irresponsible owners and are being trained to be vicious, causing pit bulls to terrorize communities, and attack people and dogs causing the highest mortality rate of all dog breed attacks. The way communities, cities, states, and countries are handling this, is with breed-specific legislation. Pit bull breeds are being banned which does not only target pit pets who are trained to be vicious but pit’s that are good pets as well. I believe this does absolutely nothing to control the terror that vicious dogs are bringing to neighborhoods, because instead of the trainer being the one to blame, the animal doing what they are trained to do is being targeted against. Just because pit bull breeds are the main breed that trainers; who want a vicious, obedient, attacking fight dog favor during these times, does not mean the specific breed is vicious. The ban on pit bulls will just cause irresponsible trainers to find a new dog breed to train the same way. There are many things to take into account before breed-specific legislation should be used in communities, including facts about the…

Pit bulls are being banned because the attacks the media makes public causes the public to fear the breed and has angered people to demand something be done to stop the attacks. 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. Why communities jumped straight to banning the breed is what I’m curious about, because it seems like no other option was even thought about or attempted before breed-legislation laws. There are many reasons people fear this dog other than media and another reason is simply because people fear what they don’t…