(PIT BULLS/DOG PICTURES) With many municipalities across the globe calling on breed-specific legislation and “dangerous dog laws,” pit bulls have become a hot topic of debate lately.
Support for these laws is based on the misconception that pit bulls are more dangerous and prone to aggression than other dog breeds, yet there’s no scientific evidence that proves this notion as fact. Research shows these laws are largely ineffective and often a waste of public resources.
What’s more, there are already laws in place to handle dogs regardless of breed on an individual basis. The simple fact is any dog breed can become dangerous when they’re raised to be aggressive.
Dog breed bans are not only biased, but they also lead to the loss of innocent family dogs based solely on their breed or physical characteristics.
Due to these inaccurate perceptions, many animal shelters will even put down pit bulls before giving anyone the opportunity to adopt them.
Bottom line: educating the public is necessary to help restore the reputation of this polarizing breed and ensure these animals are treated fairly.
Take a look at this collection of photos that will make you think differently about pit bulls. We hope these pictures will encourage you to “judge the deed, not the breed!”
Pit bulls are such loyal dogs–this one even took a bullet for his guardian! But don’t worry, he survived! Take a look: