Saturday, November 26, 2005

8/17/05 Follow Up

On August 17, 2005 I posted a message about some information my Daughter sent me about a planned Pit Bull ban in California. If I'm not mistaken it passed. I wonder just how many people were forced to give up the family pet? When I posted that message I said that if it passed in California it could spread to other states. Today she e-mailed me a message about a Missouri Pit Bull and Rottweiler ban. In that original message I also mentioned a Rottweiler that we used to have, (Rest In Peace Patriot) he was a great play mate and friend to our three year old Grand Daughter. I never worried about leaving her in the dog run alone with him and you will never convince me that a dog is vicious because of it's breed. If a dog is vicious it is because of it's training, or lack of training and care. In the original message I also mentioned the possibility of the so called vicious breed list growing. The last seven paragraphs makes it pretty apparent, that is what is happening now. I wonder, will your little friend that is lying at your feet right now be on the next list? I've found a follow up article to the one my Daughter sent me today. This one also shows how the bans are spreading, and it shows that the recent Missouri ban had nothing to do with a dog attack. It was all about something that might happen. This should come as no surprise when you think about how many people there are that would like you to believe that all firearms owners are crazed killers waiting for the situation that will set them off. If you feel any breed of dog should be banned because it might be vicious I have something I'd like you to think about. There are a lot of people that own and operate motor vehicles that have been known to consume alcohol. They have never been arrested for drinking while driving and no one has ever seen them drive after having a drink. They might in the future. Maybe we should consider banning anyone that has been known to consume alcohol from ever owning or operating a motor vehicle. That makes as much sense to me as banning a dog breed does. What would make even more sense would be to tell our law makers at all levels no more. It's past time for them to stop trying to regulate everything in our lives.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger disso_k said...

The banning of certain dog breeds by local government authorities drives me crazy. It's happening here in Australia too. Like you, I believe that aggression in dogs has far less to do with whatever breed of dog it is, than the quality of training, socialisation and general care that the dog receives. This sort of legislation is really a kick in the guts to all responsible dog owners and their furry kids.

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Jake Porter said...

I like your example of the alcohol but there are some people I think would try and do that or ban alcohol altogether.

My favorite kind of dog is a German Shepard because they are very friendly. Occasionally you may find a mean one but if every adult had a gun with them we wouldn't worry so much about dogs attacking humans they would be dead.

My being an animal lover say that these laws are stupid.

4:22 AM  

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