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Old 01-30-2015, 02:34 PM
 
Location: MA
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Or just be an educated, informed responsible pet owner. Do you feel so entitled that you should not make any effort to act in a responsible manner to co-exist with other creatures?

Your answer seems to be to just avoid or destroy anything that could possible hurt you. I seriously hope you don't live your entire life like that. Animals can bring great joy and benefit to humans. Domesticated animal are pretty much benign when handled intelligently. Amazingly most are even when faced with human stupidity. Its not really hard to live in harmony with animals.


Amen to that!!

 
Old 01-30-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: MA
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You can live a good life with, or without, pets. Neither is necessarily wrong, but you do need to be responsible and also have some sort of recreation, but it does not need to involve pets.

Thank you Captain Obvious
 
Old 01-30-2015, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I'm not sure why it takes a "pure" pitbull to have aggressive pitbull-like qualities. To me, if a part pitbull does something like this it is even MORE damning of the breed because it doesn't take but a fraction to be violent...and it means that there are a lot MORE of them out there.
 
Old 01-30-2015, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I'm not sure why it takes a "pure" pitbull to have aggressive pitbull-like qualities. To me, if a part pitbull does something like this it is even MORE damning of the breed because it doesn't take but a fraction to be violent...and it means that there are a lot MORE of them out there.
I don't think you understand - many, MANY other dog breeds have "aggressive pitbull-like qualities" (however you define those). Tenacity is a desired trait in many working breeds and all terriers, and quite a few dog breeds are known to be dog aggressive, have high prey drive, or high defensive drive. When you're dealing with a mutt, how do you know which animals in the cross contributed what? (Assuming you even know what the cross is, for that matter. Plenty of people would class the result of a Rottweiler x Boxer x Cane Corso x Labrador Retriever x scenthound cross as a "part-pit bull" based on its looks, even though that cross has absolutely no pit bull blood in it at all.)

A poorly-bred and poorly-socialized aggressive dog that weighs more than 40 pounds or so is a menace, regardless of its breed. Pit bulls aren't some canine supervillian, they are just the current dog of choice among the a**hat owner crowd. In prior decades Chows, German Shepherds, Dobermans, Akitas, and Rottweilers held the limelight as unpredictably aggressive "demon dogs." Future candidates for the role include several large mastiff breeds such as the Cane Corso, along with large livestock guardian breeds and dogs bred for cattle and/or hog work.
 
Old 01-30-2015, 09:23 PM
 
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I'm not sure why it takes a "pure" pitbull to have aggressive pitbull-like qualities. To me, if a part pitbull does something like this it is even MORE damning of the breed because it doesn't take but a fraction to be violent...and it means that there are a lot MORE of them out there.
It doesn't. That is the point.
 
Old 01-30-2015, 10:14 PM
 
Location: MA
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I don't think you understand - many, MANY other dog breeds have "aggressive pitbull-like qualities" (however you define those). Tenacity is a desired trait in many working breeds and all terriers, and quite a few dog breeds are known to be dog aggressive, have high prey drive, or high defensive drive. When you're dealing with a mutt, how do you know which animals in the cross contributed what? (Assuming you even know what the cross is, for that matter. Plenty of people would class the result of a Rottweiler x Boxer x Cane Corso x Labrador Retriever x scenthound cross as a "part-pit bull" based on its looks, even though that cross has absolutely no pit bull blood in it at all.)

A poorly-bred and poorly-socialized aggressive dog that weighs more than 40 pounds or so is a menace, regardless of its breed. Pit bulls aren't some canine supervillian, they are just the current dog of choice among the a**hat owner crowd. In prior decades Chows, German Shepherds, Dobermans, Akitas, and Rottweilers held the limelight as unpredictably aggressive "demon dogs." Future candidates for the role include several large mastiff breeds such as the Cane Corso, along with large livestock guardian breeds and dogs bred for cattle and/or hog work.

Clearly they all need to be banned! Any dog that is over 15 pounds or has teeth should be banned banned banned! We can then move onto banning certain breeds of cats, hamsters etc.
 
Old 02-01-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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Malaki Mildward mauled to death by family's new dogs at Iowa*home | Daily Mail Online

NOTICE how the article FAILS to mention the breed and just says "canine." wow.
Humans make a dog do bad things.

I can turn a golden retriever into a toddler killing machine and a pitbull into a baby bunny snuggling machine.
 
Old 02-01-2015, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Humans make a dog do bad things.

I can turn a golden retriever into a toddler killing machine and a pitbull into a baby bunny snuggling machine.

You mean like Boom?
http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/1...oot#.xrn10NARE
 
Old 02-02-2015, 05:26 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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and Sharky......

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Old 02-03-2015, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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You can live a good life with, or without, pets. Neither is necessarily wrong, but you do need to be responsible and also have some sort of recreation, but it does not need to involve pets.
And I can say the same about most anything else, you don't need it. Children. Sports. Guns. Fast cars. Sex.
People enjoy different things, different activities. Accidents/ tragedies have occurred in just about every endeavor humans participate in. Dog attacks are a responsible for miniscule percentage of human fatalities.
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