Persuasive Essay On Pit Bulls

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Beast or Victim? Are Pit Bulls really the beast or are humans making them the beast that they have come to be known in the media? Many times one will see newspaper articles or media talking about people around the country being attacked or bitten by a dog. But nine times out of ten it is not a major deal unless a Pit Bull is involved. Have people become so at home with blaming a whole breed for one dog's mistake, or have they been placing a hate crime on one breed? This breed is no different from any other breed and should not be illegal in the states. Animals tend to reflect off of what it has been taught or how they has been treated.Tara Morse a supervisor at the Denver Animal Shelter said “ ‘ A dog that is tired, isolated from the world,…show more content…
“Dog fighting made a comeback in the eighties, and the Pit Bull is the dog of choice. It is also the preferred guard dog for drug dealers and gangs, with a hugely publicized attack in 1987 in which a Pit Bull guarding a marijuana crop in California mauls and kills a two-and-a-half year-old boy.” These two stories showing that the ways these dogs were taught and raised is how they acted toward people. But before the 1980’s Pits were a popular breed, America loved this breed. “During World War I, the country itself is personified as a Pit Bull on army recruitment posters, and several Pit bulls go on to become famous in the American military. Referring to an athlete as a pit bull is a very common sports metaphor through the 1980s, and it is meant as the highest compliment.” The breed's name was used for complements also “Frequently, pit bulls are associated with children, as in the Our Gang comedies, as well as with Buster Brown, both in short films and as the corporate mascot for a shoe company.”“The famous RCA Victor image of a dog and a gramophone also featured a pit bull

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