October is declared “Pit Bull Awareness Month”.
Pit bull ownership has been a hotly debated topic in recent years. The pit bull, at one time bred for fighting, has consequently become notorious for vicious attacks, thus encouraging many cities and counties to elect and enforce breed-specific legislation (BSL) that essentially bans pit bulls. In response to these breed-specific laws, pit bull owners are speaking out, claiming biased media attention and irresponsible ownership is to blame for the public’s negative view on this beloved family pet.
With one side decrying pit bulls as a dangerous, aggressive dog that has rightly earned its fearful stigma, and the other side claiming unfair bias toward pit bulls they perceive as loving animals, how can you determine your position in the debate?
1800PetMeds has researched the positions, politics and perspectives related to pit bulls and the pit bull debate, to shed some light on this hot-button topic. Some of the pit bull myths and facts in the infographic below may surprise you.
Courtesy of: 1800PetMeds.com