Pitbulls are effectively banned in Australia
BSL legislation introduced in QLD (2009) NSW (2006) WA (2006) VIC (2005) SA (2004)
The law states that Pitbulls may no longer be sold, given away, or acquired
10 people die per year in America due to Pitbull and Pitbull mix attacks
30000 deaths due firearms
30000 deaths due to car accidents
Humans are far more dangerous than dogs
In Australia 1 person dies per year due to dog related attacks
Breeds involved 1995-2012:
Pitbull, Pit Bull X Mastiff, Mastiff, Great Dane X Mastiff, Rottweiler, Rottweiler X German Shepherd, Great Dane X Bull Terrier, Dingo X Labrador, Siberian Husky, Cattle Dog, Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound
Dogs are predators and pack animals
By banning Pitbulls,
Those owners who have no idea how to raise a dog can just buy a Rotweiler or a Mastif
Any of the powerful breeds with teeth bigger than us can be dangerous
But they can also be the best pets and companions
They only need to be raised correctly to become stable within society just like a person
Otherwise you risk them threatening or hurting other people or animals
Most people do not know how to raise a dog correctly
How to be a Pack Leader, Rules Boundaries and Limitations 'The Dog Whisperer'
The smallest dogs rank highest when it came to human aggression
The top three biters in order, were the Dachshund, the Chihuahua, and the Jack Russell Terrier
When i was a kid i remember going to my parents friends house
And their stupid arse yellow Lab kept trying to take a piece out of me
The owners just had no idea what they were doing
You need to know how to raise your dog or you shouldn't be allowed to buy one
2 people are killed by Labradors each year
Aside banning all dogs with teeth bigger than us,
The Government should introduce strict licensing for all powerful dogs
So that both dogs an their owners are trained and aware of their responsibilities
Like learning how to drive a car people need to know how to raise a dog properly
This type of legislation would reduce dog bite fatalities and injuries
But Politicians will take the easiest route to appear to be doing something
Even if that is completely ineffective and limits the choices we have in society such as banning a particular breed of pet
Meanwhile sensationalized reporting has had tragic consequences for the perception of Pitbulls
Q. What is the RSPCA's position on breed-specific legislation? Article ID: 497
A: The RSPCA does not support breed specific legislation, also known as BSL. Our view, based on the available international scientific evidence, is that any dog may be dangerous and that dogs should not be declared as ‘dangerous’ on the basis of breed.
Q. Aren't certain breeds of dogs more likely to injure or bite than others?
A: No. There is no scientific evidence that one kind of dog is more likely than another to injure a human being.
Q. Does BSL reduce dog bites?
National Canine Research Council
A CDC study on fatal dog bites lists the breeds involved in fatal attacks over 20 years. It does not identify specific breeds that are most likely to bite or kill, and thus is not appropriate for policy-making decisions related to the topic. Each year, 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs. These bites result in approximately 16 fatalities; about 0.0002 percent of the total number of people bitten. These relatively few fatalities offer the only available information about breeds involved in dog bites. There is currently no accurate way to identify the number of dogs of a particular breed, and consequently no measure to determine which breeds are more likely to bite or kill.
Centers for Disease and Control
The first American Pit Bull Terrier was recognized in 1898
It was not the product of genome sequencing with bear dna so it could hunt and kill humans in any terrain
The American Pit Bull Terrier is the product of interbreeding between Old English Terrier and English Bulldogs to produce a dog that combined the gameness of the terrier with the strength and athleticism of the bulldog. These dogs were initially bred in England and arrived in the United States with the founders. In the United States, these dogs were used as catch dogs for semi-wild cattle and hogs, to hunt, to drive livestock, and as family companions
The American Pitbull Wiki