Many commentors here say that other breads bite more than pitbulls. That may be. But when those other dogs bit, they pit once and are through. When a pit bull bites, well, he’s hell bent on killing his human prey.
And sure it could be that people have targeted pitbulls to bread for violence. But that would only happen if the breed showed a predisposition for violence in the first place. Yet, even if that was not true in the beginning, it stands to reason that violence is being bred into the dogs, and passiveness is being bred out.
Regardless, there are all sorts of dogs in need of homes that would be good pets, that are not pitbulls. That people are in such defense over this one bread is very telling indeed.
Why they don’t just find another bread to adopt is beyond my understanding.