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‘Vicious breeds’ not always dangerous
I have been keeping up with recent cases involving pit bulls. I have two pit bulls of my own. I am a husband, a father and a stepfather.
The ignorance that people have about so-called vicious breeds should lie with “bad owners,” but it isn’t limited to that.
My wife and I feel the same way. We love our dogs but are being forced to get rid of them due to ignorance. No one wants a “vicious dog” in or around their neighborhood. We have owned several “vicious breeds” that were actually loving animals that would not harm a fly. We believe that it is all in how you raise them, just like children.
The Michael Vick case especially broke our hearts, but all of his animals were adopted out and are doing really well for being fighting dogs. Most pit bulls that are fought are not even given that second chance. They are usually humanely euthanized. In my opinion, whether they were fighting dogs or not, they should be given another chance to redeem themselves. pit bulls are not bad dogs. People made them the way they are . How can people punish what they created?
ó Nicholas Coates
Linwood

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