Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Letter to the Attorney General - (Dangerous Dog Law)
Dear Mr. Attorney General,
I write this to you as a concerned citizen over your decision to put off having the Dangerous Dog Bill proclaimed into law and I believe that you may be mistakingly putting the greater number at risk to satisfy the clamouring needs of the few. The fact remains that you, like every other informed citizen have a responsibility to the public to push past misinformation and focus on the facts as they exist, and the indisputable fact of the matter is that pitbulls and mixed pitbull dogs are far and away the number one killer of people among all dog breeds and is overwhelmingly responsible for more random and vicious attacks against owners and strangers alike than any other dog in the world.
The reality of the situation as you are most probably aware is that breed specific legislation exists worldwide for this one breed of dog only and this is not by coincidence. This animal's reputation as a killer of people is well deserved and is responsible for more human deaths than any other breed of dog to date, bar none. Arguments have been made that all dogs can bite and this is a fact, but the pitbull terrier and its derivatives are more predisposed to attack and requires much less aggression training to turn a strong and determined animal into a killing machine. Even the pro-pitbull lobby are well aware of the animal's nefarious reputation and deliberately avoid even using the name pitbull in their organization's names for fear of alienating the public at large.
There is an old saying that my right to swing my fist stops at the other person's right to not be hit in the face, and in this instance and in this regard nothing could be more apt. I urge you to see these animals not just for what they are but for their potential for destruction and to use your good office to protect the people from that. There may be times and instances where wild and aggressive animals can be introduced into civil society, but it must be guided cautiously and regulated strenuously to protect the public at large. This is one such instance and agin I urge you, proclaim the Dangerous Dog Bill now.
Posted by Phillip Edward Alexander at 12:13 PM