Pit Bulls: Killer Dogs or a Much Maligned Breed?
A world-renowned animal behaviorist at Tufts weighs in.
It’s very confusing. On one hand a video of a little girl feeding a half dozen sweet-natured, velvety-looking pit bulls goes viral, sending a message that the breed does not deserve the reputation of aggressive biters and killers. On the other, you hear stories of pit bulls attacking and taking the lives of other dogs—and people. Cities and states enact legislation either banning them outright or allowing them only with strict controls.