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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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  • Yuki ~ ... bricklyn 2012/04/26 13:24:28 (edited)
    Yuki ~ ♦Lion King of PHÆT♦
    +3
    Actually, you can. They've done it in mice, for example.

    But no, pitbulls really aren't bred for or born with emphasized aggression. I've seen chihuahuas more aggressive than a pitbull that was put through a fighting ring. Shockingly.
  • Mark In... Yuki ~ ... 2012/04/27 01:30:58
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    vicious mouse

    i'd rather run into a vicious mouse than a vicious pitbull any day ...
  • Yuki ~ ... Mark In... 2012/04/27 12:25:18
    Yuki ~ ♦Lion King of PHÆT♦
    +2
    True, but I've found the former is far more likely than the latter to be encountered in the first place.
  • Mark In... Yuki ~ ... 2012/04/28 20:57:21
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    true ...
  • Tigger Too Mark In... 2012/04/26 20:02:31
    Tigger Too
    Thanks for your comments, Mark, and have a super day!
  • aahhhhhhh 2012/04/26 01:22:58
    Yes, aggressive dog breeds should be outlawed.
    aahhhhhhh
    +1
    Pitbulls get a bad rap.
  • Jazzy aahhhhhhh 2012/04/26 17:43:51
    Jazzy
    +3
    from people just like you
  • aahhhhhhh Jazzy 2012/04/27 07:31:47
  • OnyxRaven aahhhhhhh 2012/04/27 09:36:54
    OnyxRaven
    +2
    So why have you voted for them to be outlawed? Is that not a contradiction?
  • Jazzy aahhhhhhh 2012/04/27 14:07:35
    Jazzy
    +1
    First I have not used that language at you. So very mature on your part. And all the dog I or my family have ever owed are mutts and great dogs. My baby is 18 years old and has never bit or even growled at anyone before.
    Second if you were sticking up for pitts why did you pick to ban them?
  • Tigger Too aahhhhhhh 2012/04/26 20:03:55
    Tigger Too
    Thanks for your response, aahhhhhhh!
  • toxic_phantom 2012/04/26 00:45:17
    No, any breed of dog can be vicious.
    toxic_phantom
    +4
    pits are NOT vicious! no dog is unless morons make them that way.
  • Tigger Too toxic_p... 2012/04/26 20:06:11
    Tigger Too
    I agree that it's nurture, not nature, which determines a dog's behavior. Thanks for your response, toxic_phantom, and have a beautiful day!
  • XXrawwwrXX 2012/04/26 00:34:21
    No, any breed of dog can be vicious.
    XXrawwwrXX
    +2
    when raised right, any dog will be loving and very protective of their humans. but when raised wrong, thats when you get agressive dogs.
  • Tigger Too XXrawwwrXX 2012/04/26 20:08:59
    Tigger Too
    +1
    Absolutely true! Thanks for your response, XXrawwwrXX!
  • Mark In... XXrawwwrXX 2012/04/27 01:32:43
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    and it seems like the antisocial "bad boys" get their rocks off owning pit bulls and raising them so that they are mean and aggressive ... we read about these in the newspapers and hear about them on the TV all the time ... killing some child, attacking some adult and seriously harming the person ...
  • XXrawwwrXX Mark In... 2012/04/27 01:38:25
    XXrawwwrXX
    +2
    it doesnt matter who teaches the behavior, when they are taught to fight, thats all they know how to do, and they want to make their humans happy.
  • Mark In... XXrawwwrXX 2012/04/27 01:43:09
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    yea i know ... it's the dogs who suffer when they are raised badly ...
  • XXrawwwrXX Mark In... 2012/04/27 01:47:41
  • Tigger Too Mark In... 2012/05/13 18:28:10
  • rand 2012/04/26 00:25:57
    Undecided
    rand
    +1
    "Decidedly" any city should have the liberty to pass laws that are not unconstitutional. I personally have known very gentle and friendly pit bulls, but I'd still sue someone whose dog attacked and harmed me or members of my family regardless of the breed.
  • Tigger Too rand 2012/04/26 20:16:55
    Tigger Too
    +1
    Thanks for your comments, rand, and have a great day!
  • Gregaj7 2012/04/26 00:18:11
    No, any breed of dog can be vicious.
    Gregaj7
    +3
    So, now we're "racist" against dog-breeds.
  • Tigger Too Gregaj7 2012/04/26 20:18:24
    Tigger Too
    +1
    That's an excellent way of putting it. Thanks for your response, gregaj7!
  • Chanch 2012/04/26 00:16:53
    Yes, aggressive dog breeds should be outlawed.
    Chanch
    +1
    I would not say they should be banned but should be controled a lot closer with specific laws for certain breeds such as pit bulls.
  • Tigger Too Chanch 2012/04/26 20:22:29
    Tigger Too
    +1
    Yes, but those ARE breed-specific laws. The law banning pit bulls in Cincinnati makes the breed guilty before being proven innocent. In other words, the law preemptively punishes the owners and their pit bulls, even though their dogs have done nothing wrong. Thanks for your response, Chanch!
  • lm1b2 2012/04/25 23:37:21 (edited)
    No, any breed of dog can be vicious.
    lm1b2
    +2
    Had a Pit Bull,and she was one of the best dogs i ever owned!I will always miss her!
  • Tigger Too lm1b2 2012/04/26 20:24:43
    Tigger Too
    +1
    I totally agree with you! It's been my experience that pit bulls are a great breed to own, and they make loving companions for humans. Thanks for your response, lm1b2.
  • munda 2012/04/25 23:20:15
    No, any breed of dog can be vicious.
    munda
    +2
    I think there should be stiffer penalties when a owner fails their responsibility.
  • Tigger Too munda 2012/04/26 20:25:31
    Tigger Too
    Thanks for your response, munda!
  • fairiefang -annoying fashio... 2012/04/25 23:08:19
  • BabyBear fairief... 2012/04/26 02:07:42
  • fairief... BabyBear 2012/04/26 02:58:04
    fairiefang -annoying fashion snobs everywhere-
    +3
    And that would be a bad thing?
  • BabyBear fairief... 2012/04/26 03:01:40
    BabyBear
    +3
    No! That would be awesome.
  • Tigger Too fairief... 2012/04/26 20:30:08
    Tigger Too
    +1
    How could anyone look at that dog's sweet little face and think that all pit bulls are vicious beasts? Thanks for your comments, fariefang, and have a great day!
  • fairief... Tigger Too 2012/04/26 20:36:32
    fairiefang -annoying fashion snobs everywhere-
    +1
    I know, right?!
    I just want to hug it and cover it in kisses!
  • Tigger Too fairief... 2012/04/26 22:02:04
    Tigger Too
    +1
    Ditto. And for some reason, I just don't trust people who won't give or receive kisses from their pooch!
  • fairief... Tigger Too 2012/04/26 22:15:26
    fairiefang -annoying fashion snobs everywhere-
    +1
    I wouldn't want to receive kisses from my bro's dog....has the worst breath ever (some kind of genetic issue)...but my doggy is pretty good about not going overboard with the kisses :)
    I'm always grabbing him in a hug and kissing him on the cheek though. Same with my cat :D
  • Tigger Too fairief... 2012/05/13 18:35:56
    Tigger Too
    +1
    My family used to have two basset hounds, named Winnie The Pooh and Tigger Too [of course!]. Winnie had "zoo breath" because she enjoyed eating her own poop. It certainly helped to keep the back yard free of "land mines." However, it goes without saying that none of us was too keen about giving OR receiving kisses from her! [haha]
  • fairief... Tigger Too 2012/05/13 20:39:06
    fairiefang -annoying fashion snobs everywhere-
    +1
    Lol that's cute. I love naming pets after characters :)
    Scrappy (bro's dog) does eat poop sometimes when we let them run around the yard, but he has breath issues either way. I think dogs look at poop as a mixture of candy and breath mint XD

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