Recent incidents highlight dangers of pitbull attacks
Dog attacks have been making headlines lately, with a particular focus on pitbull attacks. On September 3 in Ghaziabad, a 10-year-old boy was attacked and injured by a pitbull. Similar incidents have taken place recently. This raises many questions regarding why pitbulls tend to be more aggressive than other breeds and what PETA says in response.
Why are pitbulls so aggressive?
PETA reports that pitbulls belong to their own breed of animal. Bulli breed was used in attacking bulls and bears as a form of entertainment. This breed’s aggressive nature is deeply ingrained in it.
In July, PETA lodged a letter to the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, asking the government to ban breeding and keeping such dogs since they are known for their aggression.
Reports show that pitbulls have been fighting for many years. Considering their past, their current behaviour is not unusual.
Why pitbulls can be dangerous
Different dog breeds have different behaviours. While some dogs can be very friendly and docile, others can be quite aggressive. Pitbulls lean towards the latter.
D’Silva, an expert on animal and human behaviour, says that people who own pitbulls often neglect their special needs. Pitbulls require a lot of exercise and attention. Owners who don’t know how to handle their behaviour can make them aggressive and violent.
Adopting a dog, especially a pitbull, requires proper understanding of the breed’s temperament and needs.