Opinion: Redefining monsters

Neville Hardman

As far as dog breeds go, pit bulls have attracted a bad reputation from the public. They are known as unpredictable and dangerous from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, but also one of the most intelligent and gentle if respectively trained. Their tough and occasionally intimidating appearance has twisted people into believing they are aggressive, ruthless animals used to represent their owners in a dangerous light. It is largely speculated that the breed is not meant for families, but as someone that owns a dog that is part pit bull, I disagree.