Should dog breeds, such as Pit Bulls and German Shepherds, be…
Should dog breeds, such as Pit Bulls and German Shepherds, be discriminated because of their breed?
Pit Bull Incidents and discrimination/bans
bred for fighting
used as weapons and trained to attack other dogs and people
cities and countries
dog bite characteristics and incidents
attacks ending in human death are rare
"These statistics, combined with an increased number of reported attacks and media-generated publicity of pit bulls attacks in particular, have made pit bulls a common target of breed-specific legislation."
occur at home or a familiar place
Is it the owner or the dog?
dog treats you/others the way you treat them
Dog's behavior reflect Owners' behavior
ex. if owner is antisocial, their pets will reflect
German Shepherd incidents and discrimination/bans
used in law enforcement to protect
symbol of Nazism
"Using Imperial Japan as a case study, this paper argues that this symbolic pliability is a derivative of the high functionality, wide adaptation, and conspicuous nature of the Shepherd Dog as protector, deterrent, and enforcer of social control."
aggressive and suborn breed