A proposed pit bull ban in Texas is in the works.Â The legislation has been written and is going to the state legislature for possible inclusion in this year's legislative session.
The question of banning the breed has sparked anger on both sides of the debate. The pit bull is an aggressive breed by nature, yet someÂ people say that it's not true.Â Those who would oppose the ban say the dog is simplyÂ protective. However, most people don't agree becauseÂ if you hear of a child being mauled by a dog, usually the breed involved in the mauling is a pit bull. So should pit bulls be banned in Texas? Some believe the breed should not only be banned, but it should be exterminated altogether.
Pit Bull Ban Proposed
According to The Huffington Post, "Justin Clinton, a 10-year-old boy from Texas, was mauled to death in 2009 by two pit bulls. After winning a $7 million civil suit against the dog's owners, the Clintons are now proposing "Justin's Law." The legislation written by Cynthia Kent, the family's attorney, would make it a third-degree felony to own a pit bull in Texas, though it currently has no sponsors in the Legislature."
Do you want such a law in your state? Anyone who owns any aggressive breed of dog must take the responsibility of keeping their dogs in check so the animals do not harm or hurt helpless individuals. While the law mayÂ pass, it has brought to the forefront the argument again. If the pit bull ban proposed in Texas, is passed, or if another state picks up the ban, would you support it?
Most people would support it, and those who don't support a pit bull ban better up their insurance policies. The dogs are dangerous as well as protective. If you are so scared that you need a dog that is capable of eating your child or your neighbors, then maybe you should look into moving.
There are other species of animals that are not allowed in communities. For instance, would you want your neighbor to own a lion, tiger, or bear? No, it's just not safe, and to own a pit bull in a neighborhood is just irresponsible.
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