I have an opinion on this that no one is going to like but...I love pitties. I think they are sweet and can be awesome dogs. They usually are even. But they are still being used in fighting and are still being allowed to do what they want and they seem to be the new "fad" dog with teens because they see them in the news and think they are badass. I feel so badly for the families that are losing their pets, I would die if someone tried to take Sunny from me. But I wonder if it wouldn't be best for these people to keep their dogs and just have all current pitties fixed, then the breed would just die off gradually and there wouldn't be a pitbull to ban. Think of all the hate people have towards these dogs. It's not fair to THEM. We're focusing on helping a breed that I think is so much more difficult to defend. Why not focus on finding homes for all of the potentially good family dogs that get passed over by no-kill foster programs because they AREN'T pitties or pittie x's . Animal enthusiests seem to be obsessed with pitbulls. WHY? I mean, yeah, sweet dogs, nice personality but so is a lab. It's unfair that they are singled out as people killers since it is generally not them that does the killing but sometimes it IS and they CAN be deadly since they are sooo strong. The sports they are used for are cart pulling and strenght based activities. Dogs are family pets. Shouldn't a family feel safe having a dog around. Even if it is just the idea that they can't trust their new adoptee since it might have pitbull in it, isn't that a negative experience for the dog? I just don't know. If I had a foster kid and the whole neighborhood HATED him, threw things at him, yelled at him, threatened to hurt him because of who he was, not because he was bad but they percieved him that way, I would do everything in my power to have him moved to somewhere he was SAFE no matter how much I loved him. It would hurt but would be the best and safest for him. Shouldn't we afford the same for a dog who has little control over his living situation? Move them to where they are safe, even if that safe place is the rainbow bridge. I'm sorry, I've kept silent forever on this but this is my opinion on the matter and I really felt I should share, popular or not.