I read the April 22 letter from Jennifer Ward concerning pit bulls and just had to respond. There’s bad publicity and then there’s facts, all sentimentality aside.
Fact: There were more than 90 pit bull attacks reported in the Spokane area this past year. The breed that came in at a distant second was a pit bull cross. Bottom line: There are bad owners with every kind of dog on planet Earth, but there’s nothing quite like the combination of bad owner and pit bull.
With jaws designed like a steel trap and a certain kind of mental wiring whereby they occasionally go berserk (and no doubt about it, when a pit bull’s “in the zone” forget about it!), they’re like the perfect mauling machine. Personally, I think those cute little buggers should be registered just like guns, where if you’re a felon you can’t legally own one.
It could only help. Anything helps!