I read in The Bee of another fatal mauling by a pit bull. These animals are just doing what they are bred to do. According to Internet research, I find that pit bulls are 14 times as likely to escape their restraints than other dogs and that 41 percent of the fatal attacks are by dogs that were chained or fenced.
I also learned that pit bull attacks account for about 20 fatalities a year, mostly small children! Now, rattlesnakes only kill about five people a year. Mountain lions kill average less than one a year. Alligators account for less than one also. Do the math.
Yet people are deathly afraid of poisonous snakes, alligators and mountain lions and do not want to live next to someone who keeps them, breeds them, or defends their precious pet as harmless, as it has never attacked anyone.
How about outlawing pit bulls in urban areas? How about jail time for owners when one of their pit bulls escapes and mauls someone?
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Harold Warner, Porterville