I sincerely hope that this hub is being read by pit bull owners who love their dogs, although I will say at this early stage that if you are involved in pit bull fights then, shame on you. The pit bull Terrier is loved as a breed. It's one of the bravest, most loyal, and most aggressive of breeds. These dogs were originally bred for fighting, and some owners still use these dogs to pitbull fight up to this day. There are many things that we can do as concerned pet owners ourselves or just as humanitarians in order to try and stop this happening. We must all take a pro active approach to any suspicions that we have regarding pitbulls fighting.
And this hub is going to go through a few things in with regards to pitbulls fights and hopefully you will have a better understanding as to the nature of the pitbull after we finished.
The pitbull as a breed
The breed of pitbull Terrier is originally from England, and was important into the United States of America in the early 19th century. Although the origins of the name are shrouded in a bit of mystery, there are a few theories about it. For instance they say that the "pit" comes from the fact that these dogs were made to fight in pit, so that they couldn't get away from each other. It is also said that the "bull" part of the name comes from being trained to take down bulls, which they would do by locking onto the bulls snouts. But it's not heard too often that they were never given a chance to become family pets, or were in only a few cases. This led to them being only thought of as aggressive beasts.
Unfortunately pitbulls are given special training so that they will fight to the death. The only reason that these monstrous owners can achieve this is because the pitbull is known to be a courageous fighting dog. There are more than 100,000 people that are taking part in pitbull dog fights in the United States today. These pitbull fights are often staged "sporting" events where crowds of people gather and gambling always plays a big part. Pitbulls fighting is completely illegal, and if you suspect that there are pitbull fights going on in your area you have a moral responsibility to do something about it.
What can you do about pitbull fights?
If you suspect that there are pitbull fights going on in your area you should contact your local police department and inform them as to your suspicions. If you had ever seen the horrific injuries that are caused when pitbulls fight, you could not do anything other that helping to stop the fights from happening. There's a huge increase in the amounts of pitbulls that have been brought into animal shelters every day, in fact more than one third of all dogs brought into the animal shelters are pitbulls. A lot of these dogs have been involved in pitbull dog fights. And when you think that the pitbull fights to the death, how many more pit bulls were never saved. There is good and bad press about the pitbull Terrier, obviously the bad press is going to tell you about the aggressive nature of the pitbull Terrier. But there are some people who are giving some great press to the pitbull. One of these is Cesar Milan, "The Dog Whisperer" with the leader of his pack "Daddy" who is a pitbull.
Pitbull fighting should end
The pitbull as a breed is thought by some to be far too aggressive a breed to ever have as a pet. But that is so far from the truth. The pitbull terrier can make a lovely family pet when it is raised with proper care and attention. They are excellent around children, often thinking that they are a child themselves. Raising any animals to live a life where it the only way it eats is to fights is completely barbaric and has no place in modern society. So I will reiterate here that if you suspect anyone of being involved in the use of animals for fighting purposes you should call the cops. The next time you see a pitbull, I hope you will look on him with a bit more understanding.
This Hub was last updated on June 30, 2009
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