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Dangerous Pets That People Keep

Updated on May 11, 2012

You would expect snakes and spiders to be included in this but they're not. When it comes to dangerous pets people are now jumping to put American Pit Bull Terriers on that list. In recent years human deaths have increased due to the lack of proper care and training when it comes to Pit Bulls. But still the numbers aren't there for them to be considered dangerous or out right killers.

Many people will disagree however the statistics don't back them up no matter how much they want them to. What does hold true is that with an average of 17 deaths a year (only for the last 5 years) from Pit Bull attacks is still less then the average 20 deaths a year (for the last 100 years) from horses. Those who want to ban Pit Bulls will state that 334 people have died from Pit Bulls, those have been documented deaths. What they don't tell you is that those numbers span a 154 year time period. They average only the most recent years to get their 17 deaths per year. They have taken the time and put thought into how they were deceiving the general public when it comes to making others fear this one breed.

So, what about those horses? Horses have had their hooves in the history books since the beginning. And studies done and research collected estimates that on average 20 people a year are killed by horses. Horses as we know are kept as pets by many families across the country. So if we ban and destroy Pit Bulls over 17 deaths a year we have the obligation of banning and destroying horses over 20 deaths a year.

In America we preach about equal opportunity but if you are a horse owner you are a cowboy or a farmer, if you are a Pit Bull owner you are a criminal or a bad parent. All over 3 deaths a year difference.

The solution, leave Pit Bulls and their owners alone or kill all horses and punish their owners. They are knowingly putting people at risk by owning horses, well by the logic of those who want to ban Pit Bulls at least.


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    • kgarcia1113 profile image

      Kassi Garcia 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV, USA

      Yes I did leave out other farm animals. Thank you for that input :)

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      Theophanes 5 years ago from New England

      Chickens, cows, and pigs are even worse than horses. They carry an ungodly amount of zootrophic diseases that humans can catch. That is potentially far more dangerous than an attack. The people who catch these diseases won't even know they have them until they've spread them to other people and they could be deadly. Anthrax, the poxes, avian flu, swine flu, etc etc.

      I have a pit bull. She's a rescue... can't be trusted with other smaller dogs as she is way too rough but otherwise she's a wonderful animal. People who get pit bulls do need to realize these animals are strong athletic animals that need a lot of exercise, mental stimulation, and socialization, more so than some other dog breeds. That does not mean they are inherently more vicious, only more work! I've been bitten so many times by little toy breeds its not funny yet no one complains about them... Just because they're tiny is no excuse to let them bite.