her reply to me and my email to her:
You may be right. Maybe the problem is irresponsible owner. Frankly, when
people are being mauled by these dogs, the reason for the carnage doesn't
matter. It's a public safety issue. kerry
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 3:27 PM
Subject: pit bull article
> Dear Kerry,
> I am writing to you concerning your article
> http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/st ... &ran=42668
> about the pit bull.
> While yes, all dogs bite, the main issue here is
> Irresponsible dog ownership.. all these dogs that are being
> labeled pit bull or pit bull mixes that are maiming/killing
> humans are because of the irresponsible breeder that bred
> the parents, didnt do a background check on the new owner,
> and the owner didnt do the right thing by training the dog..
> Also, what experts testified that the dogs in question were
> actually pit bulls or pit bull mixes?
> Also, dog aggression is NOT the same as human aggression.
> This breed was bred over 200 years ago to never bite a
> human, and unfortunately the drug dealers and irresponsible
> breeders who only see $$$ with puppies and dont care about
> the owners.
> I am the proud owner of a pit bull mix, he is Therapy
> Certified , has his Canine Good Citizen (http://www.akc.org
) , and
> also passed the http://www.atts.org
and has his Temperment Test
> Title.. He has 2nd graders read to him, and goes to the
> hospital every saturday, and the local nursing home. he is
> not a bad dog, i took him to obedience school every week for
> 2 years since he was 2 months old..
> Banning this breed wont help. the breeders and irresponsible
> owners will just go and get another breed. Please go to
and read up on this breed you want
> Maryellen Swiatek
> Rufus UKC-LP, CGC, TT, Therapy Dog