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Cincinnati Closer To Lifting Ban On Pit Bulls. Do You Think Cities Should Adopt Breed-Specific Laws For Vicious Dogs?

Tigger Too 2012/04/25 22:18:25
Yes, aggressive dog breeds should be outlawed.
No, any breed of dog can be vicious.
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Vicious Dog Ordinance Would Be Breed-Neutral


Cincinnati is closer to making its vicious dog ordinance breed-neutral by removing all references to pit bulls. The city banned the dogs 11 years ago, but supporters of the breed said pit bull attacks are the result of bad owners who are attracted to a specific type of dog. "Vicious dogs are not breed-specific," said Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls.



A City Council committee voted to remove pit bulls from the vicious dog ordinance, but it must still be approved by the full council. The change has the support of the SPCA, which said the previous ordinance was flawed from the beginning because it's nearly impossible to determine which dogs are actually pit bulls. The new standards call for stiffer penalties against owners of any dogs that bite people.

DO YOU THINK CITIES SHOULD ADOPT BREED-SPECIFIC LAWS FOR VICIOUS DOGS?

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  • Shae 2012/04/26 16:24:45
    No, any breed of dog can be vicious.
    Shae
    +8
    It is absolutely ludicris for anyone to judge a dog based on their breed.
    I agree that people need to be informed on the correct way to raise a dog, but I also feel that way about children.

    Large dogs are strong. You have to be a strong person to handle one (personality over physical).
    Its only prejudice that helps these claims.

    10 years ago golden retrievers were being overbred and were having temperment problems.... were goldens banned? No, because they are viewed as the "family" dog.

    I myself have a siberian husky and they are labeled on the dangerous dogs list.
    As stated by the ASPCA the temperment of a husky is:
    loving, good with children, easy to care for since they do not eat alot, overly intelligent and horrilbe guard dogs..... this puts them on the dangerous dog list.

    in the 70s it was rotweilers  in the 80s german shepards

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  • elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard 2012/05/15 04:59:20
    No, any breed of dog can be vicious.
    elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard
    +1
    Although aggressiveness can be bred in, the dog doesn't necessary act on it. Most aggressive dogs are abused.
  • Tigger Too elptrek... 2012/05/15 20:05:55
    Tigger Too
    +1
    I totally agree with you. Thanks for your response, elptrek!
  • elptrek... Tigger Too 2012/05/15 20:09:30
    elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard
    +1
    You're Welcome, Tigger!
  • Tigger Too 2012/05/14 22:13:06
    No, any breed of dog can be vicious.
    Tigger Too
    +3
    This comment is in response to all the SodaHeads on this thread who were offended by my remarks about African-Americans and Mexicans owning pit bulls. After rereading them, I realize that my post was uncalled-for and racist, and I apologize to everyone who took issue with my statements. I was wrong, and you were right. Let it never be said that THIS tigger won't admit it when she screws up! So, to my fellow SodaHeads, a thousand apologies. Mea culpa. GOD BLESS ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL.
  • Xerxes Tigger Too 2012/05/14 22:55:13
    Xerxes
    +3
    You have renewed by respect for you, it takes a big person to admit that they made a mistake............Thank You
  • Archer ... Xerxes 2012/05/15 01:46:02
    Archer ~ The Limit Break of PHAET
    +4
    Likewise. That took guts.
  • joshua ben-ami 2012/05/14 11:00:00
    No, any breed of dog can be vicious.
    joshua ben-ami
    +1
    All depends on the training, pits by nature are very loyal lovable pets when raised normally. And no I don't own a pit, I have a Lab at this time....
  • Tigger Too joshua ... 2012/05/14 21:41:10
    Tigger Too
    +1
    I'm just an all-around dog lover, including pit bulls and Labrator retrievers! Thanks for your response, joshua!
  • Bitch.From.Hell 2012/05/13 19:50:42
  • Tigger Too Bitch.F... 2012/05/13 20:38:31
  • Latti I... Tigger Too 2012/05/13 21:26:56 (edited)
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +12
    Actually many Black Americans and Mexican Americans don't own pit bulls. Some only started to buy the breed in the mid 90's and the "Majority" don't own pit bulls. Thirdly; I want to make this clear; dog fighting started in Europe and continued in the U.S up until the 30's.

    In addition; the "Majority" of Latinos and Black Americans that do own the small percentages of Pit Bulls do not abuse them. These are the facts.

    addition majority latinos black americans percentages pit bulls abuse facts http://www.ywgrossman.com/new... black kids with pitbulls black kids with pitbulls kids with pit bulls kids with pit bulls
  • Archer ... Latti I... 2012/05/13 21:56:21 (edited)
    Archer ~ The Limit Break of PHAET
    +11
    Logical, reasonable and calm as always. Brilliant post.

    And while it's true that there are no bad dogs, only bad owners, ethnicity has no bearing on what constitutes a 'bad owner' - jerks are jerks regardless of the shade of their skin.

    Edited to say: OMG the pics just loaded and the cuteness is killlllling me.
  • Tigger Too Archer ... 2012/05/14 22:18:22
    Tigger Too
    +1
    Please read my apologies in the comments above.
  • Tigger Too Latti I... 2012/05/14 22:16:27
    Tigger Too
    +2
    Please read my apology in the comments above. And thank you, Latrice, for making me see how wrong I was, and also for including the pictures of those ADORABLE pit bulls!
  • Latti I... Tigger Too 2012/05/14 22:19:48
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +3
    It's ok Tigger and thank you.
  • Xerxes Tigger Too 2012/05/13 22:07:49
  • Tigger Too Xerxes 2012/05/14 22:25:11
    Tigger Too
    +2
    Please read my apologies in the comments above.
  • Melizmatic Tigger Too 2012/05/13 23:08:56
    Melizmatic
    +7
    Wow @ you.
  • Tigger Too Melizmatic 2012/05/14 22:26:51
    Tigger Too
    +2
    Please read my apologies in the comments above.
  • Pixie·Ÿ... Bitch.F... 2012/05/13 21:58:31
  • Xerxes Bitch.F... 2012/05/13 22:06:58
  • Rogue_Loner 2012/05/13 18:14:37
  • Tigger Too Rogue_L... 2012/05/13 18:50:57
  • Katheri... Tigger Too 2012/05/13 21:45:30
    Katherine the Renaissance Woman
    +3
    "boyz in da hood" is quite racist terminology. Just "throwing that out there".
  • Latti I... Rogue_L... 2012/05/13 21:52:44
  • Rogue_L... Latti I... 2012/05/13 21:57:23 (edited)
  • avalanche 2012/05/04 03:21:29
    No, any breed of dog can be vicious.
    avalanche
    +1
    It's like saying that you can't own a 45 because it kills more people than a 9mm.
  • Tigger Too avalanche 2012/05/13 17:19:37
    Tigger Too
    That's a very good analogy! Thanks for your response, avalanche!
  • Opinionated...Oh Well!!! 2012/05/02 02:26:00
    No, any breed of dog can be vicious.
    Opinionated...Oh Well!!!
    +1
    http://blog.petsforpatriots.o... Here is something that my wife just informed me of from a brother in arms veteran...it is a wonderful story and for the people who think that pits are aggressive and are just killers...well look at the breed of this dog. ITS A PIT BULL!!!
  • Tigger Too Opinion... 2012/05/13 17:21:51
    Tigger Too
    Exactly! Thanks for your comments, Opinionated!
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/27 00:38:05
    Undecided
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Ihave seen more vicious Pit Bulls in Houston,but a friend brought a sweetheart of a Pitbull in off the streets,and love it.
  • Tigger Too the jud... 2012/05/13 17:24:24
    Tigger Too
    IMO, it's the owners of the pit bulls that causes them to be vicious, more like nurture vs. nature. Thanks for your response, the judgebigdogeagle!
  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/04/26 22:04:48
    No, any breed of dog can be vicious.
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +1
    Any breed can be vicious...
    I have owned a total of 6 pit bulls in the past not including the two I have now. I love them. I am more scared of chihuahuas then Pit Bulls.
  • Tigger Too ♫♪‼Chlo... 2012/04/26 22:11:57
    Tigger Too
    +1
    If a dog is trained to be mean, no matter what its size or degree of aggression, then it's going to be vicious. If a breed like pit bulls is raised as a member of the family, then it will become a great pet and a loving, devoted companion to its owners. I love pit bulls, and I haven't met one yet who didn't love me right back! Thanks for your comments, Chloey!
  • ♫♪‼Chlo... Tigger Too 2012/04/26 22:21:27 (edited)
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +2
    I wish all people Knew that about dogs!
    I love all dogs to be honest..
  • Tigger Too ♫♪‼Chlo... 2012/04/26 22:25:10
    Tigger Too
    +2
    I'm a total sucker for doggies, too!
  • ♫♪‼Chlo... Tigger Too 2012/04/26 23:07:16
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +1
    lol I think sometimes I like them more then people :)
  • Opinion... ♫♪‼Chlo... 2012/05/02 02:28:10
    Opinionated...Oh Well!!!
    +2
    That goes for me too...well except for my family lol,,,, that is because besides my family dogs dont expect anything in return for their love to you except to be loved back....it is not Ok I did this for you what are you going to do for me??
  • ♫♪‼Chlo... Opinion... 2012/05/02 02:38:07
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +1
    yeah. Plus animals are so forgiving. :)
  • Opinion... ♫♪‼Chlo... 2012/05/02 02:40:51
    Opinionated...Oh Well!!!
    +2
    OMG yes they are I just posted a story about a pit that was abused and it is sad but it has a wonderful ending

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