Here it is:
Breed gets bad rap
I would like to thank the woman who submitted the July 14 letter "Ban the chains." I own a pit bull and he is one of the nicest dogs I have ever seen. My dog is never outside without supervision. All dogs are capable of biting someone and if they are under stress from being in the heat all day or chained with no one watching, then you can expect disaster.
Don’t ban a breed because of its owners. Why ban an innocent animal because of how an owner trains it or treats it? I wouldn’t take very kindly to someone trying to tell me I wasn’t allowed to have a pit bull because of its breed. If people studied these dogs, they would fully understand them. They get a bad rap and that’s not fair.
Don’t punish the dogs; punish the owners. In the end, we are the ones responsible. I have a very strong passion for pit bulls; they are amazing dogs. Dogs are there for love and loyalty, so please don’t hate the breed. Get educated about them.
P Noble, Sydney Mines