I am oh so very tired of the worn argument that Pit Bulls are the only dogs capable of inflicting massive damage on a human being. I have yet to read any statistical data that indicates Pit Bulls inflict massive damage at a more frequent rate than other breeds. It may be out there. Show it to me if it is.
This little toddler in Odessa may disagree about the first sentence. In April, he was savagely mauled by his grandmother's cattle dog. When I say savagely mauled, I mean that. This was not one dedicated bite, this was a prolonged, devastating attack. The child needed nine hundred stitches. Nine hundred, people. The most recent news is sad - the little boy is still alive but his left eye will be removed. He suffered extensive brain trauma as well. The medical bills are over a million dollars.
This 12-yr-old girl may feel differently about the notion that Pit Bulls can only inflict significant harm. She was bitten in the face by a Labrador Retriever and needed one hundred stitches to close the wounds.
Or perhaps this 2-yr-old may argue (if he could speak) that it wasn't a Pit Bull who tried to kill him, it was a German Shepherd Husky Mix who inflicted two hundred stitches worth of damage.
If you have a theory that states "X Breed should be banned because they are the only ones capable of inflicting significant trauma" then perhaps you need to rethink your theory. Or, you need to hold true to your anti-dog zealotry and include Labs, German Shepherd Husky Mixes, and Cattle Dogs in your quest to ban breeds or mixes that can cause severe damage to peoples' bodies.
Otherwise, your theory rings hollow. It takes one exception to prove it wrong. I've provided three. I can provide more. I am not stating Pit Bulls cannot cause severe physical damage. They can. I am stating that if your position is Pit Bulls should be banned b/c they are the only ones capable of dedicated and savage attacks, then you have to expand your horizons and include all other breeds whose individual members have caused significant harm. It would be only fair.