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Letter: There are no inherently ‘bad’ dog breeds

There are already laws on the books concerning vicious dogs; no need for breed ban.

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BattleCreek 3:19 p.m. EST December 16, 2015

A bill progressing in the Legislature would ban Michigan municipalities from enforcing regulations based solely on a dog’s breed, such as being a pit bull.(Photo: Getty Images/Flickr Select)

Breed-specific bans will not work. If you ban “pit bulls”, will you also then have to ban Dobermans? German Shepherds? Rottweilers? Schnauzers? Where does itLetter end?

I have seen “pit bulls” that were big babies. I’ve also seen Chihuahuas that would severe your Achillies’ tendon if given the chance.

As David Frei often says: “There are no bad dogs — only bad owners.” There are already laws on the books concerning vicious dogs, stray dogs, dogs which injure or kill people or other animals, etc. Enforce those laws, regardless of the breed involved.

Also, the term “pit bull” is a misnomer; a generalization referring to several Terrier breeds, or intermixes thereof; there is no specific definition of a “pit bull” breed.

William Troskey

Battle Creek

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