|Barked: Wed Dec 15, '10 5:20pm PST |
|Hoo boy, Adam, that's a can of worms... "what other purpose do pit bulls have"- well, really, what purpose do most non-working breeds have? What purpose does a Maltese have? A Keeshond? A Boxer?
And no, there ARE other fighting breeds- there is the Central Asian Ovcharka, the Akita and Tosa Inu, Presa Canario, and others. If there were no pitbulls, dog fighters could use other breeds. As it stands, when pitbulls are outlawed, the fighters just keep using pitbulls, and don't care that it's illegal. BSL mostly affects normal dog-owners, not fighters.
Dog fighting is already VERY illegal in America, and people that are involved with it tend to be pretty savvy about avoiding detection- therefore most of the pits that get siezed by AC are NOT fighting-bred. Big fighting seizures like Michael Vick's dogs are quite rare. And of course even most of Vick's dogs (who WERE bred for fighting) were able to be rehabilitated when given a chance.
And of course there is the concern about whether pits are more dangerous than other dogs in the first place- it's mostly media bias. When a pitbull (or a mutt who can be called a "pitbull mix") attacks someone, it makes national news. When a dog that ISN'T a pit attacks someone, it rarely gets reported at all.
Here's a website with the lowdown on why BSL is ineffective and unfair:
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