Should Pit Bulls be Banned?

Mya, Phase I Scholar

A topic close to my heart is whether pit bulls should be banned. I got to showcase my pit bull, who is gentle and cuddly, during pet night at Summer Study. A lot of people think that pit bulls should be banned because they’re supposedly vicious and have the ability to lock their jaw once they’ve bitten. Pit bulls are often portrayed as violent in the media. However, in my opinion, pit bulls are no more or less dangerous than any other dog breed.

Any dog can be dangerous if not raised or treated properly. Any medium or large dog can do significant damage. A pit bull could be dangerous, just as any dog could. Just as we are taught to not stereotype people, we shouldn’t stereotype dogs by their breed. We should treat each dog on their own merit and always be cautious when interacting with a dog you don’t know.