Ask Seattle Mayor and City Council to oppose any attempt to ban pit bull breeds in Seattle
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Mayor Mike McGinn

Ask Seattle Mayor and City Council to oppose any attempt to ban pit bull breeds in Seattle

    1. Robert Pregulman
    2. Petition by

      Robert Pregulman

      Seattle, WA

When dog breeds are singled out as dangerous or vicious, responsibility is removed from the dog owner, which is where it belongs. Behind every dangerous dog is an irresponsible owner.

Contrary to myths propagated by the media, human aggression occurs in all dog breeds. Canines can exhibit many kinds of aggression: human-, dog-, territory-, and food-aggression, to name a few. These are independent behaviors.

Each year, the American Temperament Testing Society holds evaluations across the country for dog breeds and gives a passing score for the entire breed based on the percentage of passed over failed within total number of the particular breed tested.

Here is how the pit bull breeds scored in the latest statistics from February 2012:

American Pit Bull Terrier - 86.8%
American Staforddshire Terrier - 84.2%
Bull Terrier - 91.1%
Miniature Bull Terrier - 100%
Staforddshire Bull Terrier - 90.3%

And here are the scores of some other popular dog breeds:

Chihuahua - 68.3%
Jack Russell Terrier - 84.1%
Golden Retriever - 85.2%
Labrador Retriever - 92.3%

The average score for all the breeds tested was 82.8%.

As you can see, all the pit bull breeds scored higher than the overall average and better than some of the most popular breeds.

To date, every shred of empirical evidence we have suggests that pit bulls are the same as, if not better than, other breeds when it comes to human interaction.

I urge you to oppose any effort to ban pit bull breeds in Seattle.

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    • Marina Dmitriyeva ALPHARETTA, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      I have a sweet pit bull and I'm sick of the discrimination against them.

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    • Shyan mandes RAYMODN, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      Love the breed!

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    • Samantha Hardy CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      My life just would not be the same without my Pit Trouble the love of my life....he is loving dog who would never hurt anyone

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    • Annmarie Franco CRANSTON, RI
      • over 1 year ago

      JUDGE THE DEED NOT THE BREED! STOP THE DISCRIMINATION!

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    • Jessica Lindsay ANACORTES, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Pitbulls are amazing dogs! I've worked with some, personally, and am impressed with their personalities and they are absolutely beautiful dogs! People need to be aware that it's not the dogs that is the problem, it's the people.

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