Many people avoid pit bulls or act negatively toward pitbulls. But why is that? Why do people think pit bulls are bad or dangerous? Whyjust pit bulls? There are other dog attacks, but pit bulls get all thenegativity. Some of the reasons is that the media and news outlets oftenrefrain from covering dog attacks if they are not caused by a pit bull. Becauseof all this negativity towards pit bulls so whenever there is a dog attack andthe species is unidentified the media will simply call it a pit bull. Due tothis the people’s opinion on pit bulls being bad is strengthened. Pit bullsare often called violent but that is not anywhere close to the truth.
Asreported in a Time article, there are many dog attacks. “But from 2010 to 2014,35 shelter dogs fatally attacked humans. All but 11 were pit bulls,” as statedin the latter source. That is a surprisingly small number. This shows thatbulls are getting a very bad reputation from the media. In addition, Sara Enos,the president and founder of the American Pit Bull Foundation says that,” thatit’s wrong to blame dog attacks on pit bulls, because it’s the owners who areto blame/It really boils down to being responsible owners, any dog from anybreed can be aggressive, it matters how it’s treated.
” Again, this shows thatpit bulls are being discriminated against other dogs. Consequently, people havethe thought that pit bulls are the only dangerous breed reinforced. Before the media began to find faultsabout the pit bull, the pit bull was a quite respected breed.
Pit bulls were arespected dog breed before the Civil War. According to source 3,” Pit BullsHaven’t Always Had a Bad Rep” pit bulls were one of the most famous breeds. Anotherexample would be Stubby. Stubby was the 102nd Infantry Divisionunofficial mascot.
He was the main inspiration to the U.S. Military K-9 Corps.He was such an amazing dog because he saved his Entire platoon from dying of apoison gas attack.