I do not understand people’s fascination with this breed of dog. A report states that in a recent 12-year period, from 2005 to 2016, pit bulls killed 254 Americans. It is, estimated that by 2020 pit bulls will kill 385 US citizens.
According to a media report, a 22-year old Virginia women took her two pit bulls for a walk. They viciously attacked her and then stood guard over her body.
Apparently, she suffered horrific injuries to her throat and head. She was, found when she did not return home at her usual time, her father when looking and found the horrific scene.
Police reported that she had defensive wounds to her hands and they believe from the body the attack was violent. The pit bulls are now in the position of Animal Control, and the Sheriff’s office will be seeking an order to put them down.
In my opinion, no one should have to die in this way. However, we are responsible for our well-being and given the propensity for pit bulls to mauled and kill why would anyone want to keep them as pets when they are other perfectly safe breeds of dogs.
I hope this unfortunate incident will be a warning to people who have or want to keep pit bulls, they are dangerous dogs, and they can turn on their owners the very people who cared for them. When their instincts take over, it does not differentiate they will attack anyone.