Jul 19, 2011
commented on How to Defeat a Pit Bull with Your Bare Hands
Thanks so much for this article! I personally think owning a pit-bull should be illegal. Here's a few personal reasons why:
A pit-bull mauled my 8-year-old cousin as he was riding his bike down the street just a few weeks ago. The attack was completely unprovoked, and my cousin’s face is scarred for the rest of his life, it was ripped up to hamburger. He has gashes going 2 inches deep into his back, and not to mention the risk of death from infection. He almost died in the street before the owner finally came out and pulled the dog away.
Another incident occurred with a childhood friend of mine. Her family had owned this pit-bull for about 5 years, and then one day it randomly attacked her (she was only 15 at the time). It tore the left side of her cheek all the way to her ear, leaving her permanently scarred for life.
AND yet, another friend of my mom’s was a police officer who adopted a pit-bull. She also cared for it for years, then one day while feeding it, it attacked her out of no where. It mangled her left forearm to the point where it had to be amputated.
I’ve been bit by non-pit-bulls before, but it seem like when this particular breed decides to be aggressive, it’s not just a single bite, it’s a life-threatening maul. Pit-bulls are just awful.