Should Pitbulls Be Banned?


A pitbull will tear your face off and chew it up for breakfast. Because these dogs were originally bred for aggression, some people want them banned and/or exterminated like roaches.  Other people feel that the owner is responsible if the dog misbehaves. I set out to find who is right.

Pitbulls are known for being one of the most aggressive dog breeds, but is it really the breed or the owner? According to, 360 Americans from 2005 to 2017 were killed in dog attacks, 64 percent of those involved pitbulls. While according to PETA, Pitbulls are the most abused dog breed in America. The veterinary association  claims that a breed specific ban would not work and would be very difficult to enforce. Pitbulls are also similar looking to many other dog breeds, so most cant be sure if it is truly a Pitbull or not. Some experts say that there is no Pitbull breed at all. That the name refers to the American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, and Staffordshire Bull terrier.

So how do we do a nation wide pitbull ban if we cant tell what a pitbull even is? The answer is we don’t. Pitbulls are not born naturally aggressive and usually become aggressive through dog owners who abuse them. Pitbulls are also blamed for dog attacks that weren’t done by them, the news only highlights dog attacks that were done by a pitbull. We shouldn’t ban a whole dog breed because the media only talks about attacks involving them. Thats not fair to the pitbulls or the owners. A better solution to the pitbull problem is to simply require training for all pitbulls, maybe even for the owners too.