The pit bull she was petting and playing with had just charged at my GSD. Their study found that there were common elements related to fatal dog attacks. Exactly. 6:20 - Many risk factors contribute to heart disease. The term describes a group of dog breeds that were originally bred for “sport aggression” for the purpose of dogfighting. My neighbor’s wire haired terrier was attacked by a pitbull and it cost my neighbor $1200 in vet bills. But, as I said, if they really cared about our pets not getting mauled and killed, they’d speak the truth about what they see in their practices. We are not reminded that pit bulls have been mascots to our boys in WWI and WWII, or that the pit bull was a mascot for American strength in the early 1900’s. So before judging someone you need to look at everything. Many years ago, pit bulls were considered “Nanny dogs” because of their loyalty and gentleness toward their guardians. Even if they choose to be silent they are complicit. They cite absurdly false statistics. Most pit bulls are friendly with people. Working with protection dogs, most of the trainers and handlers for them know that you will get a far *calmer* and less puppyish dog (male or female) if you do not neuter/spay the dog for at least the first three-five years as their brains mature. The dog highlighted was a pit bull, of course. ), Zoochosis and the Many Ways We Have Failed Zoo Animals, Monkey Kept in Crate for 7 Years Has the Best Reaction to His New Sanctuary Home (VIDEO), Plastic Toxins Are Leaching Into Your Food And Water – Here’s How To Avoid Them, Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites [Vegan], Wake Up to These 15 Quick and Easy Vegan Breakfasts on Christmas Morning, saving people and their guardians from harm. A dog that bites, bite. The pit bull's "hold and shake" bite style causes severe bone and muscle damage, often inflicting permanent and disfiguring injuries. Politicians love to act important and pretend like they're doing something, and media outlets love to sensationalize. Again, more money for the veterinarians. Was he intending to play or bite? Doctors know that smoking is a risk factor that raises your chance for getting cancer. According to the Tobacco Institute only autopsies are accurate enough to determine lung cancer is the cause of death. Instead, they cherry pick old studies that support their position that breed has no role in the prevalence of bites and attacks. pit bulls as well as mixed breed dogs with pit bull characteristics are responsible for more serious attacks and for a greater number of attacks. Now it’s a virtue-signalling upper classes that are promoting fighting dogs as pets and using more vet services and there are more vets competing because now it is profitable–the world is turned on its head. You don't need to be extra cautious with Pit bulls. They say the term “pit bull” is meaningless slang because there is more than one breed of pit bull. There are dangerous pit bull-type dogs, but there are also dangerous Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, etc. Smoking and Health: The Need to Know https://www.directlinegroup.co.uk/en/news/brand-news/2017/dog-fights—64-000-canines-die-in-12-months.html. Being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high-quality content. Pit bulls are not inherently dangerous. More so, actually. This ruling means that pit bulls will no longer be automatically labeled as dangerous animals. For those interested in more on how “science” was misused to deny the relationship between cancer and tobacco, the indispensable history of cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, includes a brief history of that campaign. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. We might have made more money if we had kept him hospitalized, but we were not going to risk injury to the dog or the staff. He put a deep forearm bite on my boss. Mars Introduces Vegan Topic and Bounty Candy Bars! The hack doctor knows that risk factors increase your risk, they do not guarantee you will get cancer. Having those with the financial resources to trash an expert opinion, can really put a dent in what is now a competitive and profitable business. It is well documented by humane groups that to excel in dogfighting, pit bulls were selectively bred to conceal warning signals prior to an attack. In 1960 scientists already knew that asbestos exposure causes a specific kind of lung cancer called mesothelioma. Pit bulls are not inherently dangerous. In that same town, all 10 Pugs and 20 Pit Bulls bite someone. Many famous figures, including Helen Keller, President Theodore Roosevelt, President Woodrow Wilson, and etc shared their lives For instance, most victims were less able to defend themselves because of their age. Dog breeds were developed using intact males and females. However, if given the chance, pit bulls can be very loving companions, and in some communities, they have even become heroes, saving people and their guardians from harm. If you encounter an unknown dog, you should always exercise caution to prevent dog bites, regardless of breed. A very insightful review. 07/16/20: Pit Bull Myths: The Media Conspiracy Against Pit Bulls - DogsBite.org The NCRC published a paper that describes the “co-occurances”, or common “contributing factors” in fatal dog attacks. It seems that defending tobacco is much like defending pit bulls. Deck the Halls With These 30 Vegan Main Dishes for Christmas, How to Choose a Ripe Winter Squash (and Avoid the Bad Ones in the Bunch! (Try to see if you can yourself with this test from Pit Bull Rescue Central. Dairy bulls are very dangerous, but dairy steers are not dangerous. One of their examples is asbestos. "Pit bulls are not a breed"Yes, they are. Not all Pitbulls are the same when looking at a Pitbull you need to look at their owner too. 10:08 - The Surgeon General's large scale review of literature is flawed. I had unneutered dogs and unspayed females together for years, including boarding and training and never came close to an “accident” either. Lobbyists make false claims that only appear to be supported by science. They see it everyday. I doubt if they vet their dogs very often at all. The president of the American Pit Bull Foundation on why responsible dog ownership matters more than breed. Other pit bulls were specifically bred for work and companionship. And they knew that smoking does not cause mesothelioma. They know that pit bulls inflict many more and much more serious and MORE COSTLY damage to pets brought to them, but they choose not to share that information. But they offer no proof to support this. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. She had him neutered, but that didn’t stop his biting. 13:48 - Since not all people who smoke get lung cancer, smoking can’t be the cause. Myth #6: Pit bulls are not unpredictable. And any veterinarian that advocates for pit bulls better NEVER turn away a sobbing owner who brings in their torn-to-pieces, pit bull victim, family member, for lack of ability to pay up front. A friend had a poorly socialized and poorly trained intact GSD. Maybe they do, but consider this. And where do injured animals go? Owners themselves are the most significant reason. Under a huge photo of the pit bull, we learn that he loves peanut butter, cuddling, and going on walks. Pitbulls Are Aggressive. I don’t know. The fact is that neutered/spayed pit bulls are being adopted out of shelters, and some of these dogs have maimed/killed animals and people. In a 12-month period in the UK, where there are 8.6 million dogs, 64,000 canines were killed by other dogs. In addition, doctors were better at diagnosing and recognizing cause of death for some diseases than for others. Today, pit bulls remain largely misunderstood because of irresponsible owners, sensationalist news stories, and a proliferation of myths. This is just as nonsensical as the argument the tobacco industry doctors make. Vets don’t want to deal with them. Well this author obviously loves the ‘pit bull’ dogs she knows, but I always regard them with deep suspicion – reason is quite simple – they look dangerous, they are very strong-looking animals, and their faces are not naturally innocent looking as some breeds are. If he were neutered, he wouldn’t behave any better. Over 44,000 suffered severe injuries. They were also once an American favorite, earning the title “America’s dog.”. Excellent comment. He was destroyed for biting. Therefore, the term “pit bull” often designates how a dog looks and not a breed itself, typically leading to a larger degree of misplaced blame on these dogs. In fact, banning potentially dangerous breeds to eliminate a few bad apples has proven counterproductive. These doctors knew the truth. Yes, it’s all a money-making racket. People didn’t used to neuter bad dogs, or consider it helpful for dangerous dogs–they culled them. Dog bite statistics are often unfairly skewed to paint pit bulls as the primary perpetrators. I convinced the owner that the dog had to be euthanized in order to protect his children. My point is quite a number of vets don’t trust pit bulls. And are pit bulls dangerous? 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