breed-specific bans are such cruel uneducated bullshit and they make me want to fucking scream theyre so infuriatingly stupid
ive met so many wonderful bully breeds!!!! ive never met a dangerous pit bull!! the ones that make the news arent “family pets,” theyre dogs that have been abused and kept as property, not properly socialized or trained or cared for, and theyre owned by people who either dont care about them or think that you ought to raise them differently from other dogs like, how was ellie dangerous??? she was my very favorite dog from work, all she wanted to do was swim all day long and she was so happy and funny and sweet, always kissing me and begging me to come play fetch with her. why should she be thought of as dangerous just because of her breed??? we had a dachsund that was far more dangerous and ill-tempered than ellie, for gods sake
hell, nash is composed of 2 “dangerous breeds” - hes part german shepherd and part rottweiler. is he dangerous? is he violent? should i be made to muzzle him every time i set foot outside my apartment? sometimes i let him walk back to our apartment off-leash after i take him outside, because i trust him and i know what kind of temperament he has. should i be arrested and he sent to a shelter to be euthanized for that?
any dog can be violent, if you raise it right. likewise, any dog can be kind and loving and gentle, if you raise it right. breed-specific bans are nothing but cruelty and fear-mongering, and all they accomplish is perpetuating stereotypes that force good, loving dogs to spend their entire lives in overcrowded shelters instead of being adopted. its the same kind of pointless stigma that makes black cats less adoptable and leads cruel people to hurt or kill them on halloween because theres something different about them. it makes me fucking sick thinking of all those poor dogs who will never be adopted purely out of fear and misinformation