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Pit bulls create havocPosted Sunday, September 14, 2008, at 10:34 PM
Almost every day, I hear calls over the police scanner concerning pit bulls attacking other dogs, biting people, or pinning people inside their homes or cars.
Could it be time to ban pit bulls outright?
Yes, I realize some of 'em are supposedly friendly. I realize some are allegedly tame, and some are like members of the family.
But so many pit bulls are potential killers.
With so many other people-friendly breeds of all shapes and sizes around, what exactly is the allure of a pit bull? And why are some people so defensive -- "defiant" may be a better word -- when the potential problems surrounding pit bulls are mentioned?
I'm very much a dog lover, but I'm not so sure there's a place in society for an breed which would apparently have no problem killing any of us.
And when cops have to be called daily, something needs to be done.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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