Eh, I'll want to see the dog before I care about the article.
My chocolate lab got out of the house once and the people down the block called animal control because there was a pit bull in their yard.
He's a !@#$ing chocolate lab.
People see dark fur and a 70+ lb dog and if they don't know much about dogs, it becomes a pit bull. Nevermind the fact that most pits are light in color...by God that dog is bigger than a 3 yr old - IT'S A PIT!
Because people are, y'know, really stupid.
I honestly couldn't care less about breed-specific legislation, to tell you the truth. There are tens of thousands of dogs put down annually because there aren't as many homes as there are great pets. Taking Pits out of the equation leaves plenty of outstanding pets around. And while they aren't necessarily more aggressive as a breed, certain lines certainly are and those lines are diluting the gene pool for the breed in general. And while they're not all aggressive, even the most ardent pit bull supporters will concede that they are universally very mouthy dogs. Every Pit I've known has been a mouther. And with the power in those jaws, sometimes that causes damage even on accident. The room for a simple mistake sure goes away in a hurry with a dog like that.
But I certainly understand the opposition; even the mouthy pits are still sweet dogs.
"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip"