Grabbing The Tail Case Study

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Grabbing the Bull by the Tail According to Robert Britt of Live Science, a human being on this Earth is almost twice as likely to die from a lightning strike rather than a dog attack (Britt, Live Science). And that’s not just a pit bull attack, that’s an attack by any kind of dog. Yet our nation’s media is flooded with accounts of pit bull attacks and maulings while officials around the world are calling for breed specific bans on pit bulls in cities, states and even countries. Breed specific legislation on any level for pit bulls is not necessary, ineffective and should not be put in to effect. In order to understand why the pit bull has such a negative connotation in our present society, readers first need to know of the pit bull’s…show more content…
For instance, a case study was done by the Supreme Court of Alabama to determine if pit bulls were inherently dangerous. They chose four puppy pit bulls that were rescued from a dog-fighting ring to see if they showed signs of aggression. Their findings were unanimous, the dogs were all safe, happy puppies, even though these dogs had been exposed to fighting they all still passed aggression tests, two were adopted out and the remaining two were put into training at the Alabama Search and Rescue Team. The findings of this case study gave reason for the Alabama Supreme Court (City of Hunstville v. Sheila Tack, et al., 2003) to rule that pit bulls were not inherently dangerous dogs, a landmark achievement for pit bull activists. This was a big stepping-stone because it provided federal acknowledgment that pit bulls were not more aggressive or powerful than other breeds to show any additional concern. So when future political leaders want to instate breed specific legislation they will have to find a way to argue the court case…show more content…
They provide protection, companionship and many services that make their lives much easier. Unfortunately, even these well- intended actions by pit bulls are under fire. For instance, Vietnam veteran Allen Grider resided in Aurora, Colorado with his service dog, an American Pit Bull Terrier named Precious. Because of Aurora’s breed specific legislation on pit bulls, Precious was taken away from Mr. Grider, leaving him with no one to help him with his daily needs. Mr. Grider filed a lawsuit against the city of Aurora, his case was tried, and he won. He received Precious back because she was proven not to be a vicious dog (Greenwood, Nuisance or Necessity). So if Precious was proven to be safe to the well being of Mr. Grider, a very venerable special needs citizen, then the majority of pit bulls must be safe enough for the average human being to take care

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