Judi Franco on pit bull attack: ‘Here we go again’
There has been another pit bull attack in New Jersey, this time in Toms River. The victims were two children and their mother.
I know, I know, it's all about the training of the dog and nothing to do with the breed. I know you're gonna say that, but then why do the statistics that people are injured more often and more seriously by pit bulls than by other breeds?
Even if you say that the physical structure of the pit bull's jaw is a complete and total myth, there still needs to be an explanation for it. There are so many wonderful family-friendly dog breeds out there that I always wonder why people choose to have pit bulls, especially when they have kids. I understand that when a pit bull needs rescuing somebody's got to do the rescuing.
I don't know exactly know what the solution is, but we can't keep ignoring it and making it seem that pit bull attacks are just like other dog breeds' bites. Sometimes I think people some own or adopt pit bulls because they look intimidating and have that reputation for being scary.
I don't have the answers, but I really do think that we need to start looking closely at the people who own a pit bulls and perhaps require both more stringent rules regarding their supervision and higher penalties for the lack thereof.
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