Regulate the breeding of pit bulls to combat dog fighting, dog bites
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PIT BULLS NEED TO BE REGULATED AND LICENSED. Dog fighters would care less about anti-dog fighting laws: Dog fighting rings oftentimes trade cocaine and illegal weapons, which are also illegal by the heaviest standards of criminal justice. By curtailing or heavily regulating the BREEDING of pit bulls, is the most effective means to combat dog fighting, for your are regulating their cash crop: The production of pit bulls, currently legal to breed as many as they like, and they do. Though other dogs can be used in dog fighting, only pit bulls fight to the death, therefore are the dog of choice among dog fighters.
If a person wishes to breed pit bulls, they should be required to own a government issued license, renewed yearly, for registration and tracking purposes. Unauthorized breeding should be heavily fined and/or require jail time. Pit bulls need to be seen as they really are: A cash crop for thugs, gangs, and organized criminals. Otherwise, pit bulls should be sterilized, which in itself prevents dog bites.
Pit bulls are hard to conceal and people will tell on others who breed them--pit bull breeders will get caught simply by individuals who report animal nuisances or neighbors who simply tell. Many people feel very uneasy about a pit bull next to their property, especially if there are many of them, and, in fact, many insurance companies will NOT cover your home if you own a pit bull (based on their statistics that pit bulls are dangerous dogs via insurance claims of dog bites).
Dog fighters are getting more sophisticated as they are staging dog fights in moving vans and trucks, televising their fights for their private internet betting audiences.
You can make dog fighting a first degree felony - as illegal as illegal drug trafficking-the dog fighters and thugs STILL will do it. It's not the lack of enforcement-the dog fighters are getting more clever.
Thank you for your time and reading.
Home owners' insurance companies and even the United States Marine Corps bans pit bulls due to statistical facts.
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), dog-bite claims account for one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claims, costing insurers about $387.2 million in 2008, up 8.7 percent from the previous year.
Dog bite primer
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that dogs bite 4.7 million people annually, resulting in 800,000 injuries that require emergency medical attention. Almost half of them are children.
Recently , the U.S. Marine Corps recently issued an order banning pit bulls,
Rottweilers and wolf-hybrid breeds and mixes on its bases, including
Camp Pendleton and Miramar Marine Corps Air Station by October 2012.
The Marine Corps said it made the decision, after reviewing statistics
on its bases and national numbers, to ensure the continued health and
safety of base residents.
Please read article why dangerous dog legislation makes sense:
PIT BULLS ARE MOSTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR CHILDREN GETTING MAULED REQUIRING SURGERY
Also read from a dog bite attorney, whose practice is exclusively dog
bites (all of them agree pit bulls are the #1 offenders!)
Young children are especially vulnerable to dog bite injuries. Because
young kids are smaller and shorter than adults, they are more likely
to sustain neck and head injuries during a dog attack. According to
research published in the March issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck
Surgery, a large number of dog attacks happen during the summer.
There are many dog bite attorneys specializing in dog bites alone all across this nation, dog bites are so common-and they all report specific breeds (mainly PIT BULLS) as the MAIN CAUSE-meet Kenneth Phillips, Esquire-dog bite attorney.
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