Why Are American Pit Bull Terriers Banned?

Pit bulls are banned because of their stereotyping as violent animals by the media.

Although there is evidence that pit bulls bite more than other breeds, this distinction may arise from an unfair bias caused by owners or police who may over-report bites sustained during attacks by pit bulls. It’s believed that bans on these dogs do not decrease the frequency of dog bites since another type or breed will simply take its place; but rather, banning specific types of dogs only makes them more attractive to aggressive people looking for an outlet for their rage…

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