How can people and animals be kept safe from vicious dogs? Some
local and state officials have proposed banning them--particularly one
breed, the pit bull.
But some animal rights groups sharply oppose breed-specific bans, arguing
that such laws fail to address the real issue of irresponsible or
uninformed owners and breeders.
Because of their actions, many pit bulls end up like this 3-month-old puppy--abandoned,
lost or impounded in a Maryland shelter, awaiting
adoption or, in many cases, euthanization.