Michelle Buchanan Dr. Melinda McBee English 1301.004 13 April 2010 Buchanan, Michelle L. “Special Kind of Dogs.” Abstract With previous experience I have come to find myself very close to pit bulls. I have a special place in my heart for all these dogs because they don’t get treated right or they get raised to think that fighting is the key. Pit bulls may seem like mean dogs, but it is all in how you raise them. These dogs only show what they have been taught and if they have been taught to fight then they will fight. If you teach them that all people are nice and you teach them to be nice, then you will have a really well mannered dog.
I feel that Knight's argument is very effective because of his solid reason and supporting evidence he uses to back up his argument. Instead of writing his opinion he uses facts to back up why it's not safe for dogs to ride loose in truck beds. He uses things said by well-known organizations like the Humane Society and SPCA. For example, Knight takes an excerpt from an article where the Humane Society speaks about the dangers of a dog in a truck bed and how a bump or hitting the brakes too hard can cause the dog to be thrown out of the truck bed. It could even result in car accidents when people swerve to avoid hitting the injured dog.
In doing so Coren shows how people use dogs to make their lives more comfortable and that early people would use dogs at first as essentially a form of garbage disposal. That is until primitive people realized the security that the wolves and jackals had to offer. This, Coren claims, is when genetic engineering first began. Early humans recognized that some of the wolves and jackals around their camps would begin to bark if people from other camps or wild animals approached during the night. They understood that if there was guard dogs surrounding the camp at night the need to have human security watching their camps was unnecessary allowing the humans to save energy for other important tasks such as hunting for food.
She has to take care of herself and the baby Bonobo. My views have changed on why no matter what kind of animal it is they all can be in trouble at the same time. Also, my views have stayed the same because I know I should take care of the world and keep the suffering animals in my head. Finally, they have stayed the same because before I read this book I knew about the Congo Army and the tragic things they do. The actions they are doing and making are very wrong.
They may be one of the most vicious dogs, but they are worth having in your company when being attacked. People tend to look at the negative side of pit-bulls,
The phrase; “bred to kill” and “aggressive killer” are thrown around without hesitation from those that are not familiar with the breed. In the Pit Bull debate, the word "vicious" functions to vindicate the breed and cause a lot of negative reactions from the press and the general public, this aggression is nurtured and not innate. The fact that they are publicly ousted as a particularly fearsome breed doesn’t allow people to form their own opinions and forces them to feel afraid of them. Fear is a feeling of apprehension and a response that is both physiological and psychological, to the perception of danger or harm (Petersen 1996). When we hear of horror stories in the media our minds are made up for us without having an informed argument from both sides of the Pit Bull debate.
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
The article goes on to list several other problems with these laws. They punish innocent owners and dogs, they actually encourage ownership of these breeds by outlaws and those who intend to use the dogs for violence, and they give the public a false sense of security, which could endanger a person. The ASPCA cites the CDC on some other factors that could lead to dog bites rather than just what breed a dog is. This source is scholarly and reliable. The ASPCA is a well-known and trusted organization, the claims made in this article are backed up with facts and statistics, and many of these come from another trusted organization.
Rough Draft Should the state execute dogs that have bitten someone? Bitten by dogs is becoming more and more common these days. But should the states execute the dogs? No, they shouldn’t because what if they only had bitten people out of self defense, or because they were trained that way, and what if it was an accident? These are things you need to think about before agreeing to it.
Studies conducted in Australia have shown that pit bull terriers are not the most abundant dog involved in dog attacks. Over a twenty year period, German shepherds, Australian cattle dogs and Rottweilers have outnumbered the pit bull terrier in terms of number of dog attacks in Australia. Why aren't these three breeds considered 'dangerous' as well? As this method of addressing the problem targets pit bull terriers only, it gives the public a false sense of security, and so people will be less cautious when around other potentially dangerous canines. Banning of the pit bull terrier is unnecessary, discriminating and will not solve the issue of dog attacks in