It doesn't make sense with Pit Bulls either,
but this is the logic that Breed Specific Laws try to apply. On the surface, it might seem like a quick, simple solution.
Especially to those who've had no personal experience with the breed. Or worse, have had a negative encounter
with some irresponsible jerk's dog. But it's not a solution, it's a band-aid on a bullet wound.
Take a step back, remove
yourself from the horror that dog fighting inspires and you'll find that we have a people problem, not a dog problem. Irradicating
Pit Bulls won't eliminate the cancer at the core of this issue. All those people, the degenerates who turn
their dogs into dangerous, unstable animals, who put them in the hands of their lowlife associates - they're
still here, living and operating in our neighborhoods. We haven't turned them into decent citizens because we've
taken away their favorite toy, we've just forced them to find a new tool for their depravity.
BSL's are B.S. They're
based in fear and ignorance, NOT fact. No one would suggest that we ban cars, for all citizens, regardless of driving
record, to solve the drunk driving problem - that would be ridiculous! But it's essentially what BSL amounts to.
Punish the deed. Protect the first victims (the dogs) and punish the true beasts in this equation.
Read about Forrest,
the gentleman dog, and how Denver's BSL forced his family apart...