Video footage of a pitbull mauling a dog at a restaurant has sparked an outcry on social media, with many questioning whether Pit bulls should still be domesticated.
With a history of debate around the trustworthiness of these animals as pets. Many pitbull lovers insist that these dogs make great pets when well-trained, while others point out that the dogs are dangerous and should not be made domestic pets.
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the pitbull breed as a whole needs to be put down and governments should make it illegal to keep them they literally serve no purpose than to provide owners with a false sense of protection like it isn’t in their genetics to turn on everyone https://t.co/qvW3hPQK7G
— kai (@idoIiser) June 21, 2022
Tell me how a pitbull is supposed to be a domestic animal? pic.twitter.com/pJr0oSN7jg
— King Elnathan 🤴🏽 (@kingelnathan) June 21, 2022
Aowa lona Le sure Pitbull suppose to be a Domestic animal? 😳😳😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/I90ZNZf80R
— Dr Kill Monger 🦹♀️🪐🩺 (@Mrskillmonger1) June 20, 2022
That's how you train your PITBULL. pic.twitter.com/OtNGgnhUB6
— mahlatse (@Matsobanekg) June 21, 2022
Most recently, a young boy is said to have been attacked by a pitbull at a house he was visiting. The boy’s parents brought the matter to the High court, challenging the authority’s refusal to investigate the matter.
The authorities’ response to the parents was through the 1986 Control of Dogs Act, which the young boys’ parents deem to be unconstitutional.
In an incident that took place last year. The boy is reported to have suffered from severe facial injuries, requiring immediate emergency surgery.
After a formal complaint was made with the local Gardaì and the county council’s dog warden.
The parents were told that the incident could not be investigated and that there would be no further involvement by authorities as the incident had taken place on private property.
Authorities are reported to have responded by stating that the 1986 Act entitles persons attacked by a dog in a public place to certain legal protections and entitlements, including the issuing of fines, penalties, and destruction orders by the courts respecting dogs not kept under control.
It is reported that legislation does not afford the same protection to a person, who is lawfully present as a visitor in a dwelling house and attacked by a dog belonging to the property owner.
After more news and videos began to show up on social media, most people have spoken out in outrage over the viciousness shown by these animals.
The best way to solve the Pitbull problem
Don’t just beat the dog .. Beat the owner too
— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) June 21, 2022