Springdale Postpones Pit Bull Restriction Discussion
The Springdale City Council postponed its discussion on what to do about potential pit bull restrictions indefinitely. Alderman Mike Overton said he wants pit bulls banned from the city, after his cocker spaniel was attacked by one.
At the Humane Society for Animals, Inc., in Rogers, director Clay Morgan said the organization has always had pit bulls or pit bull mix breeds at the shelter. He said they currently have nine.
Morgan said irresponsible pit bull owners are giving the breed a bad name. He said an option for Springdale is to consider making spay and neuter mandatory.
the animals were spayed and neutered, that would reduce a lot of the issues and the situations that we are having now, Morgan said.
Overton, in an earlier interview with 5NEWS, said he wants the city to discuss restrictions on pit bulls, saying he wants the breed banned from Springdale.
don buy the program that people say, well, it just a matter of education. That is potently untrue because those are dangerous animals, Overton said.
Nancy Sacino moved to Northwest Arkansas two years ago from Little Rock. She remembers when the Little Rock pit bull ordinance was put in place.
were many incidents of children being bitten, eaten up and winding up in the emergency room, that the city council down there had to take some restrictions, Sacino said.
Sacino has two rescue dogs. Sammy is a long hair dachshund adopted from the Washington County pound, and Chloe is a cocker spaniel rescued from a puppy mill in Lamar. She said she has friends with pit bulls.
pit bull in itself is harmless if it not bred and doesn come from a background of being taught to fight, Sacino said.
Sacino said she tries to place herself in pit bull owner shoes and said when the Springdale City Council starts discussions, it will be a hot button issue.
somebody were to say that I couldn have them because they were vicious, I have to either make a choice of taking them somewhere so they not going to be vicious or having to get rid of them. And it a hard choice, Sacino said.
Morgan said it important to be savvy if you have a pit bull.
of the time, when bad things happen, the dog has been put in a bad situation and then a person ends up getting injured, Morgan said.
Why is it that a Pit Bull (or more likely a breed that was labeled a Pit Bull because the human cant tell the difference between a Pit Bull and a Labrador Retriever only that its a dog + it attacked = its a pit bull) can bite in a given year and its banned, yet a police blotter reveals 10 alcohol related injuries/ fatalities in the last 24 hours and alcohol remains on the shelves for sale?
Why is it that city leaders are so opposed to good old fashioned responsibility and accountability, and the enforcement of a GENERALIZED dangerous dog law?
Is it because the BIG IDEA behind banning Pit Bulls has nothing to do with dogs or public safety in the first place? That banning Pit Bulls is some mediocre politician idea for re election (ie create hysteria, step in and get the fabricated danger as far away from citizens as possible, get viewed as a hero/ Public Safety and get re elected for it)?
I guess its a sign of the times: one does not sell a product based on its merits rather what one can make the product appear to be. and Canada since 1982, but are together only 14% of the dogs. One
replica ray bans of these categories are the molosser breeds, including pit bulls, Rottweilers, mastiffs, boxers, and their mixes. The other are the "wolf like" breeds, including huskies, Malamutes, Samoyeds, Akitas, German shepherds, and their mixes. Canada since September 1982, when I began logging the data, 2,792 (63%) were pit bulls; 536 were Rottweilers; 3,565 altogether were of the molosser class. Of the 514 human fatalities, 261 were killed by pit bulls; 84 were killed by Rottweilers; 384 (75%) were killed by molosser breeds. Of the 2,502 people who were disfigured, 1,670 (66%) were disfigured by pit bulls; 314 were disfigured by Rottweilers; 2,080 (83%) were disfigured by molosser breeds. Pit bulls exclusive of their use in dogfighting also inflict about 10 times as many fatal and disfiguring injuries on other pets and livestock as on humans, a pattern unique to the pit bull class. Canadian dog population; molosser breeds, all combined, are 9%. 424 dogs were in the wolf like category, killing 81 people and disfiguring 238. Canadian dog population. Merritt Clifton
An example of why leashing and licensing laws don work to solve the breed specific problem of pit bulls:
Pitbull supporters always point to Calgary Model as the perfect solution when dealing with dangerous dogs. The city introduced its responsible pet ownership bylaw in 2006. Calgary’s bylaw department emphasizes responsible pet ownership through intensive licensing, hefty fines
discount ray bans and owner education.
Has their model worked? The statistics from the past four years would indicate a resounding For the past four years dog bites have risen steadily every year, and over 350% in the past 4 years, from 58 in 2009 to 203 in 2012. And In 2010 Pit bulls led the
fake ray bans count. Bites in Toronto blamed on the four banned breeds fell sharply, from 71 in 2005 to
discount ray bans only six in 2010. Considering these breeds regularly inflict the most serious damage, this is an undeniable win for the citizens of Toronto.
Pit Bull Rescue Central an honest pit bull group. You might be surprised: It is a fact that our APBTs, ASTs and pit mixes come with a built in fighting heritage. It doesn’t matter where we get them from, whether it be the pound, a stray we pick up, or a puppy we buy from a breeder. The majority of pit bulls will, at some point in their lives, exhibit some degree of dog on dog aggression We cannot predict when or where it will happen and we can’t love, train or socialize it out of the dog. Pit bulls may not start a fight, but they will finish it.
But that did not happen, and the sharp rise in mayhem and the number of these dogs seems to have ended the opportunity. At this point, states, cities and counties should enact breed specific
Pit bulls do not attack due to anxiety or lack of positive associations and trust. They do not attack because of resource guarding. They attack because they have a genetically determined, strongly heritable brain dysfunction. idea that you can socialize a pit bull to be a peace loving dog is a fairy tale. In the past thirty years, I have seen people try this experiment again and again. They get a pit bull puppy, determined to prove that if only you raise them kindly and socialize them with other dogs, the pit bull will turn out to be just like any other dog. This has every single time resulted in tragedy.Articles Connexes：