We Do NOT Support Breed Bans! We believe people are the problem, not the dogs!
Pictured here is my buddy,Diesel. He is the biggest moosh ball and can frequently be seen greeting clients at a veterinary hospital and performing tricks for children. He absolutely adores children.
We firmly believe that the dogs are not the problem. Owners need to be held accountable for the actions of their dogs. If you own a Pit Bull, Pit Bull mix, or any dog that people frequently misidentify as a Pit Bull, you need to make absolutely certain that your dog is better behaved than the average pet dog. This is an unfair double standard, but it is critical to make strides to ensure the safety of your dog and others. A Breed Ban will be ineffective for the following reasons:
- A ban on a breed will only affect the law abiding citizens who had good dogs to begin with. Those who do follow the laws will either have to find their dogs a new home outside of the state, choose to move themselves out of the state or surrender their dog to be killed by the state. People who do not follow laws will not surrender their dogs, thereby removing the good examples of the breed from the population and leaving the worst behind to continue to create more.
- These pet dogs will not simply be sent away where they can live out their lives, THEY WILL BE KILLED!
- By simply removing one breed from circulation, people looking to use dogs for poor purposes will simply move on to another breed. Banning dogs one breed at a time will not solve the situation.
- Criminals need to be addressed. The dogs are simply a symptom. If legislators do not fix the real problem, we will continue to repeat this ineffective "answer".
- Despite outrageous media reports, there are 6-12 deaths per year due to dogs (and there is no one breed responsible!). Approximately half of those are children.
- MORE CHILDREN ARE KILLED BY THEIR OWN PARENTS EVERY DAY THAN ARE KILLED BY DOGS EACH YEAR. SADLY, THE MEDIA FEELS THIS IS TOO COMMON TO REPORT ON!
- People are usually unable to identify a "Pit Bull". Any dog with a muscular build and a wide face will be at risk of being seized due to misidentification!
- To test your own ability to identify a "Pit Bull" (I always thought I was pretty good, and it took me three tries!) please see: www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findpit.html