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Animal lovers speak out!!!

Jim's sister goes on every now and then how pitbulls are bad dogs to have because of their temperaments.Yesterday she even went on to say that 3 pitbulls killed 6 people because they just snapped.She doesn't want her kids around pitbulls either,which her boyfriend's close friend is now an owner of from a previous bad intentions friend,i guess.Jim's sister's view basically is that a dog has an inborn temperament that cannot be changed and that all dogs in the breed with bad temperaments are dangerous.

Back when I was in community college in San Diego,my English teacher for my 2nd semester had an interesting view on this topic.
We had to do a research paper on heated topics,someone chose to research the banning of animals with bad temperaments.She went on to say she's friends with people who have dogs known to have bad temperaments.She's even gone to these people's houses and was scared of the dog.She said from her experience and talking to these people that the dog's breed doesn't decide the animals temperament,but their upbringing does.If an animal is born to an aggressive owner they will be that,too.Now,if they're taken away from this aggressive owner while they're young we didn't touch that topic.

And of course this leads to a poll...

Poll #614799 animal temperaments

What's your opinion on animals in general(house pets,reptiles,farm animals,safari animals,etc.) and temperament?

They are born with temperaments.
0(0.0%)
Their temperament is influenced by their environment.
7(53.8%)
Their temperament can change with lots of love and patience...and a better owner.
3(23.1%)
Temperament can be changed,but they should not be fully trusted.They can snap and revert.
3(23.1%)

What about dogs and temperaments?

I agree that certain breeds are dangerous and cannot be changed.
0(0.0%)
Their temperament is influenced by their environment
4(30.8%)
An animal can be changed with love and patience and a better owner.
4(30.8%)
Temperament can be changed,but they should not be fully trusted.They can snap and revert.
3(23.1%)
Other(comment below,please)
2(15.4%)

What about horses and temperaments?

I agree that certain breeds are dangerous and cannot be changed.
0(0.0%)
Their temperament is influenced by their environment.
4(33.3%)
An animal can be changed with love and patience and a better owner.
4(33.3%)
Temperament can be changed,but they should not be fully trusted.They can snap and revert.
3(25.0%)
Other(comment below,please)
1(8.3%)


Now,I'm going to give my brain a rest.I thought too hard on this entry and don't even know if I made sense,I hope I did.

Comments

I believe that certain breeds of dogs are matched with certain types of people. You dont see many old ladies with pitbulls and you dont see many hells angels with poodles. I think this has alot to do with why pitbulls and other breeds of dogs have a higher rate of violent behavior. If the examples I gave before were to be reversed I think its quite likely the temperment of the dog might also be reversed.

Just to clear things up, Im not trying to say all bikers are violent, and by no means am I trying to say all old ladies are nice.