Sure it's stereotyping, or "profiling" if you will. I'm doing so based on my experiences with the breed. I am of the opinion that the nature of pit bulls is such that it is very likely that any given pit bull could snap, and attack at any time, with potentially lethal results. Is that stereotyping? Of course. Unfair? I don't think so. I think the breed is deserving of its reputation ... whether that is the fault of the owners or breeders is immaterial at this point, IMO.
i don't think its in their nature, i think it seems that way because of the breeding/training. i think at one point, they were just powerful dogs and because of that they have evolved into this nasty dog. i agree who's fault it is may be immaterial, i just don't think banning all of them is the right answer. some are happy, sweet loving dogs and why disallow the owners who have those dogs the right to love them in return?
i guess it is the easiest way to maybe control the bad ones, but in my mind the bad ones are generally, and i say generally, the fighting dogs and that is illegal anyway so who's to say that actually banning is really going to do anything other than upset the people who actually have good pitbulls and are going to abide by the law? the people who are training them to be bad dogs, more than likely, aren't going to abide by the law.
i say, have harder penalties for those who create and breed these bad dogs. i mean, cmon you get one year in prison for tying your dog to a tree and leaving it for two weeks with no food and water so it just dies? and you get somewhere around 6 months for having a fighting dog, if you can prove its a fighting dog which means you have to catch them in the act-just having the ring with blood everywhere and tons of mangled dogs isn't enough evidence these days.
now i am not some hard core peta person (i wouldn't throw paint on someone with a fur coat), but i do believe that it is inhumane what some people do to their animals and they get a slap on the wrist with a $200 fine. i mean last night on tv they had someone who just left their puppy in their car (in summertime with no food or water) for over 48 hours until humane society showed up and removed it and they cant even prosecute because they cant prove the person knew the puppy was in the car...wtf? yet it had tags on with the puppy's owners info-and it was a puppy so it wasn't like it go out of the house and into the car on its own without the owner noticing...
oh i digress...i shouldn't get started...