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March 24, 2007


Marjorie Darby

Yes, young lives are considered more important, but only if the attacking dog is a 'pit bull'.

If the attacking dog is not a 'pit bull', it won't matter how cute or sympathetic you are, as a victim. Virtually no one will care, especially the media.

I remember one outspoken resident of a city that passed a 'pit bull' ban after one...yes one...'pit bull' (out of the city's 10 or so), attacked a cat. This particular woman was outraged that the city acted so swiftly and so restrictively, when her own cat had been killed by a Cocker Spaniel not long before, and no one cared. Officials certainly didn't move to ban all Cocker Spaniels, based on that one attack, or even the dozens of bites attributed to Cockers.

I like E.B. White, for the quotation:

"Prejudice is a great time-saver -- you can form opinions without having to get the facts."

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